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“Amazing Boutique Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Dylan
Ranked #22 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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4 reviews
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“Amazing Boutique Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

I stayed with my mother for 2 nights at The Dylan, and we wished it was longer. You can't fault it!! The service is outstanding and the ambience and location are fantastic. We stayed in the Deluxe twin room, which was very quirky. It's in a quiet neighbourhood, but so easy to walk to everything. The Restaurants in the Hotel are excellent, so need to look anywhere else, although there are plenty of others around to try. If you decide to stay at The Dylan, you'll not regret it.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

We stayed here one night on our way back from Ibiza and we in Room 25. This room is one of the most unique and quaint rooms I have ever stayed. The location of the hotel is in a very convenient location and you can really experience Amsterdam from a locals perspective. Vinkles was fantastic and I would highly suggest the 7-course dinner because you really get to try everything the Chef can throw at you.

The coffee shops and a local cafes were a lot of fun.

Room Tip: Room 25 is really unique and a lot of fun.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

So I hesitated to book this hotel as it is only 4 stars but its part of the AMEX fine hotels and resorts so I checked out their website and it looked cool so I went for it (and not the least because of the other reviews of it on here). How happy I am that this is where we spent the end part of our Europe trip (and my boyfriend's birthday). We have stayed in more 5 star hotels around the globe than I can remember but I will place the Dylan in the top three of city hotels we've stayed at. Why? Super friendly and professional staff - there's only 40 rooms so they actually have time to care about you, and they do. Super cool and unique rooms, think contemporary luxury with a home feel to it (we had a loft suite, it was amazing but im sure their regular rooms are fab too). Super comfy beds. Amazing location right in the heart of the "boutique shopping" area and walking distance to everything else. Lots of great restaurants close by. Great breakfast buffet (including prosecco for mimosas and eggs to order - and no crowds). They do not have a gym (although a fitness room with good cardio machines) but they work with a local gym (for a small fee) that is only 5 min walk away and which is great (like Equinox). Very gay friendly although the entire city is like a rainbow flag so not very surprising. All in all an amazing stay that did not fall short of any expectations we could have had. Would absolutely stay here again and recommend to anyone going to Amsterdam!

Room Tip: Room 23 is amazing, I think it's referred to as a superior suite.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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René B, General Manager at The Dylan, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
Dear Guest,
First of all thanks so much for sharing this experience and for writing such an enthusiastic and positive review! This is how we like to be seen by our guests, so we are very glad you experienced it this way! Your review is shared with the team. Thank you for spreading the word and we do hope to welcome you back!
The Dylan Team
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Naples, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

The Dylan is located right in Amsterdam within walking distance of nearly everything while being in a quiet neighborhood on one of the many canals surrounding Central Amsterdam. If you like small, boutique hotels, this one is a standout. The staff is solicitous but not intrusive, just always there when you need them.
I especially liked the outdoor courtyard for dining and/or drinks. There is also a charming small bar just beyond the reception area. Opposite this bar is a large sitting room of dark paneling and comfortable chairs with a continuous fire burning to add to the ambiance.
Breakfast in the rear dining room was visually interesting with a tall brick wall into which were set two ancient, iron doored, baking ovens - a carry over from when there was a bakery in that part of the building. It's a beautiful restoration of several old properties turned into a charming hotel.
Our room was very nicely appointed and overlooked the courtyard. The bathroom had attractive modern fixtures and a large walk-in shower.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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René B, General Manager at The Dylan, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this very positive review!
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, and especially the location and the room so much. I will thank the team for the service they provided you as we expect it. Whenever you return to Amsterdam, we would be pleased to welcome you back.
The Dylan Team
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

If you are going to Amsterdam, and you want to stay in a boutique hotel, this is it. We loved the place the staff is over the top, with there service and there attention to your needs.

Now, Amsterdam is not a lot of bang for your buck. It's a sleepy city, with not much to do but people watch. If you are not visiting the so called Coffee shops, then I would go somewhere different.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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René B, General Manager at The Dylan, responded to this review, 9 August 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences!
Much appriciated.

We wish you a lovely day and hope to welcome you here on your next visit.

Kind regards,


René Bornmann
General Manager
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

The Dylan is well located and the staff are excellent. The hotel is well appointed with a nice bar and nice decor. We were able to walk to almost everything. What really makes this place is the staff. They are all friendly and professional. The only drawback is that some of the bathrooms do not have a walk in shower (is a soaking tub that you must shower in - not so easy to get in and out of and good luck getting the water on without a good soaking). So, I would totally recommend the hotel, just be sure to request a bathroom with a separate shower!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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René B, General Manager at The Dylan, responded to this review, 8 August 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review.
Your comments are much appriciated.

We hope to welcome you here on your next Amsterdam visit.

Kind Regards,


The Dylan
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Chester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

This is the third time we've stayed at the Dylan, and it won't be the last.
The hotel is charming - great location - easy to walk everywhere and its just a stones throw from the lovely boutique shopping area and yet close enough to walk to the more hustle and bustle parts of the city too. The historical building is wonderful.
We had a canal view suite - and was spacious and airy. We had breakfast in the room, which was excellent.
The additions of the new coffee machines and complimentary high speed wi-fi were great.
The staff are friendly and welcoming - and the hotel bar has a convivial feel to it.
We enjoyed a superb meal at Vinkeles during our stay which was incredible.
All in all, another wonderful experience - a very welcoming place with a great atmosphere - utterly professional but without any stuffiness. Hope to be back soon.

Room Tip: Canal suites are superb - light and airy with wonderful views.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Phil R
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René B, General Manager at The Dylan, responded to this review, 8 August 2013
Dear Guest,

Great to hear that you enjoyed your third visit with us!
It is much appriciated that you shared your very thoughful review!

We are looking forward welcoming you next time!

Kind regards,

The Dylan
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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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