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“Zensational”
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The Dylan
Ranked #22 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Scarborough, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Zensational”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

A perfect choice for a romantic Valentine's weekend. We had booked a weekend including a boat tour of the canal on Sunday but this was cancelled because the canal was frozen for the first time in 15 years. Far from being a disappointment, this really enhanced the weekend allowing us to walk through Amsterdam on top of the water, with people skating past us. Wonderful! The hotel was well appointed and the staff were friendly and helpful. We booked a canal suite and this was lovely, on two floors with the Zensation white theme which was very relaxing and had every amenity you could think of including a sophisticated AV centre with DVD, iPod docking etc which was more than enough for anyone. The bed was huge and the view of the frozen canal was spectacular. On Saturday we dined in the Vinckles restaurant which is widely regarded as the best in Amsterdam and we find it hard to disagree, with the most sumptuous menu and an excellent accompanying wine list. We would definitely go there again. On Sunday we tried the 'high wine' evening, which was also well chosen and very enjoyable. Throughout both evenings the staff were friendly and courteous. The limo transfer from the airport was well worth it, with a friendly driver giving us a historical tour of Amsterdam on the way to the hotel. The hotel is sited just on the edge of the nine streets so perfect for shopping and coffee houses, and was about 20 minutes by car from Schiphol, so great for the quick weekend getaway. Overall we would thoroughly recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to enjoy a quiet and romantic weekend in Amsterdam.

Room Tip: We chose a room overlooking the canal - some people might find it noisy (particularly at night) beca...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Audry v, Director of Sales at The Dylan, responded to this review, 13 March 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review here on Tripadvisor!
You definitely have chosen the perfect weekend to visit Amsterdam and see the frozen canals, which are pretty exceptional!
We hope you look back on a memorable weekend and we'd love to welcome you again!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

the hotel is beautiful and has a great location. even if you don't stay here, stop by and check it out. the staff was helpfull... our room was very cool... the bathroom was upstairs! it was very nice, but i could understand some might find it impractical, plus there is no door to the toillet! many hotels are doing this and i'm really not sure why haha... my husband and i don't find it sexy haha. it is a bit expensive, but we got a good rate plus an upgrade.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Audry v, Director of Sales at The Dylan, responded to this review, 8 March 2012
Thank you very much for your kind review! We'd love to welcome you again!
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

Stayed one night.

Great location and very nice and helpful staff. They do not help with luggage but guess that is normal in Amsterdam

The duplex room was nice at Eur 275 but there is no door to the toilet! A bit too modern for my taste.

only the great service and superb consierge would make me come back

  • Stayed March 2012
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Audry v, Director of Sales at The Dylan, responded to this review, 5 March 2012
Thank you very much for your kind review.
We appologize that our concierge was not there to assist you with your luggage.
We hope we may welcome you again!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

My husband and I spent one night in the Dylan in Amsterdam. We live not too far from Amsterdam so normally we don't see the 'need' to spend the night there. We've only stayed in the Hotel de l'Europe before. This time we had something to celebrate so we decided to stay a night and I chose the Dylan. We like the location better than for example hotel de l'Europe. We really like the part of Amsterdam where the Dylan is located.
I booked a Loxura room and we were surprised how beautiful it was and so was the bathroom. All the furniture is very stylish and fashionable. I also booked a 'romantic package' (as a surprise for my husband) with the rose-leaves all over the room, the bed and the bath and a nice candle light was on when we came back from dinner. We really enjoyed that. Furthermore we liked the lobby with the nice places to sit and the chimney and all. The service is absolutely super in the whole hotel. We also went to dinner at Vinkeles which was great too. The food was really very good (beautifully served) and the service top. I really recommend this hotel. It is fantastic!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

Been using the dylan as my base for Amsterdam business frequently during the last year - a very good place this is indeed ... - before finding this gem have been in numerous other 5 * hotels in city - but Dylan exceeds them by far ... - main reason for that - besides their lovely rooms which do have charakter & luxury .... - is the team which really goes the extra mile to make your stay as comfortable and easy going as possible .... - Great backround ofice run by Carol, Bar headed by Pascal who does the best Belinins next to Harrys bar in Venice .. Jost as the Maitre `d .... - their signiture restaurant - the "Vinkels" is very very good as well ... - this also has a spill over to their bar menue which is soooo positivly different to the usual boring stuff you get everywhere else....

So highly recomendable ... - mind you it is not the cheapest option in town though ..

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Audry v, Manager at The Dylan, responded to this review, 30 January 2012
Dear Mr. Prokop,

Thank you for your very kind words!
We are looking forward welcoming you again soon!

Kindest regards,
The Dylan Amsterdam
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

Great cosmopolic atmosphere with very personal service. Room #25 was superb: cosy (like an attick - not very suitable for very tall people) and private.

Negative: the bed incl. the pillow isn't my thing. Not as comfortable as for example the beds used in the Sofitel The Grand (also Amsterdam). Also a quite noisy airsystem.

Final note: one of the most romantic hotels we've ever visited (and we've see a lot!).

Room Tip: If you're looking for romance, #25 is maybe the best.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 438 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

I am sometimes amazed at people's experiences and I think one or two of the last reviews have been off the mark. Yes The Dylan is not cheap. We paid over 400€ per night over a new year. The hotel is spotless, the rooms are FRESH, the service is aso excellent. We were there over New Years Eve and the champagne didn't stop flowing (complimentary) and all the staff joined guests at the front of the hotel for fireworks. Everything we wanted (transfers etc) was organized very efficiently. Downside might be the price but The Dylan is certainly not losing its edge.

Room Tip: We ad a courtyard room in the newer block and was nice and quiet
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Dylan

Property: The Dylan
Address: Keizersgracht 384, 1016 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#18 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#20 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#28 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Dylan 5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This boutique hotel along the Keizersgracht canal is situated in the heart of Amsterdam. The Dam Square is a short walk away. The Dylan offers rooms and suites with special themes. All have luxurious bathrooms, a bathrobe and slippers. There is free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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