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Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Ranked #27 of 371 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This was my favorite of the four hotels we stayed at on this trip. I loved this hotel!

First of all, all of the staff we came into contact with were wonderful and helpful. They made us feel like they wanted us to be there.

The rooms were awesome. Ours was a good sized standard room with corner view that included 2 pretty huge floor to ceiling windows, a large flat screen television, Nespresso machine, a comfortable club chair and separate tube and shower. The bed was comfortable and the internet was fast. I loved the nightly turn down service. Honestly, I was sad to leave.

The location could have been better as it is in a very quiet neighborhood and took 10 - 20 minutes to get to the heart of the city. But there is a tram stop very near the hotel and with a little practice we were able to get around Amsterdam very easy.

The hotel has a lot of great restaurants and we in three of them which I will review separately.

Needless to say, that this hotel will be on the top of the list the next time we are in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

In Amsterdam for big convention at RAI and business meetings and party at hotel. All of the staff were very nice, professional, and accommodating in the planning stages of our events and to all of my "spur of the moment" needs. Within walking distance to RAI, to museum district, and other parts of the city. Easy access to train to get to older part of town. Very nice location on one of the canals in a quieter part of the city -- not the hustle/bustle noisy part of the central city, which makes it a great place to relax after a long day at the conference. Room was one of the nicest I have ever stayed; service was great. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Amsterdam on business or pleasure.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

The room was decorated beautifully and was cleaned twice a day. The ability to open/close the curtains, lights with the ease of a button was indeed helpful. The bathroom was "SPA" like with all the amenities and towels. The staff exhibited the ultimate professionalism at all times. The staff took the time, patience, and helpfulness in making my stay at the Hotel Okura Amsterdam a wonderful experience. I can't wait to return to Amsterdam and stay at the Hotel Okura Amsterdam.

Room Tip: Rooms are decorated beautifully, with the ultimate cleanliness and with access to WIFI
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

This is a wonderful hotel, somewhere between a high-end business hotel and a luxury resort. With it's Japanese and Dutch influences, it's more practical than luxury hotels in Paris or London, but it's also more practically priced. I thought my room and hotel experience here represented excellent value and should have cost twice what it did. Free internet, water at turn down, and a really well equipped and well staffed gym.

The amazing aspect of this hotel is it's restaurants, the 2 star french restaurant in particular. It's amazing and is reason enough to stay here. Everything about my meal was exceptional.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Stayed here as part of a group, with a conference at the RAI, which takes about 10-15 minutes on foot. There isn’t an easy way to get there by public transport, by the time you’ve walked to the Number 4 tram, you’d be just about there anyway. The Number 4, however, is very useful for getting into town.

For a five star hotel, I was completely amazed at how shambolic the breakfast was on our first morning – one of our group ordered tea which didn’t arrive for over 20 minutes, after many nudges to the waiting staff. My coffee was also forgotten on the last day, until I reminded them. Having said that, the range and quality of food was what you would expect from this class of hotel, and the miso soup is certainly not to be missed, nor are the little pots of fruit salad. I didn’t have too much of the hot food as it wasn’t always particularly hot, especially the potatoes.
One morning, the main restaurant was too busy, so they opened the restaurant overlooking the canal, which was far nicer and the service exceptional. Coffee/tea came very quickly, as did any special requests from the main restaurant. I ordered pancakes with bacon, but was rather disappointed to get French style crèpes, rather than Dutch style pancakes.

We weren’t given an option to upgrade, so our room (803) was fairly standard, yet hardly basic – however, the rain shower was particularly nice and the bed very comfortable indeed. Unfortunately, time didn’t allow us to go to the 23rd floor for a drink or a meal. It was nice having a Nespresso machine (a kettle would have done the trick also!) Our coffee pods weren’t replenished one day, and only reappeared in the evening, despite ringing for them and being told they would be there immediately. 30 minutes later, I made a cup of tea instead – luckily I don’t take milk in my tea (or coffee), so didn’t mind this not being provided. Wifi was good (and free, as long as you didn’t want to download too much), but the television didn’t have an alarm or snooze function which was a little bit of a nuisance. Obviously you can ask for a wake up call from reception, and I suppose there’s a way of doing it on the phone, but didn’t check that out as we used our mobile phone.

The room is on a corner, giving two nice big windows, one side gave a partial view of Museumplein in the distance, the other was to the south, so you could see the RAI in the distance. Space is at a premium in Amsterdam, so, although not large by American standards, you can find much smaller rooms around the city! I slept on the side towards the door, so could occasionally hear the lift dinging, which was a huge surprise in a five star hotel – apart from that, the room was very quiet. The hotel is set away from the road, so there is certainly no traffic noise, unlike hotels nearer the centre!

In the evening, there is a turndown service, always a bit of a pointless exercise in my opinion, especially as there wasn’t a biscuit/chocolate on the pillow!

I also made use of the spa, but was surprised to be charged €15, especially as there was only a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna area. With the hotel having a Japanese style, I was surprised that there wasn’t a Japanese style bath, rather than a European one.

Would I stay here again? Well, as much as it was fine and its location was certainly great for the RAI centre, if we were in Amsterdam for leisure, then there are better located hotels giving the same level of comfort.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Very Asian flair but absolutely wonderful 5 * hotel! We were upgraded to jr suite with the LHW priority (paid annually) which was one of the top 10 rooms I have stayed in anywhere. Everything new and comfortable. Nespresso machine in room nice touch. Two free bottles of Evian - warning the bottle opener is tiny and sliced my finger when opening. I told front desk this needs to be corrected. Very pleasant staff.

Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We will never forget our very pleasant stay in Hotel Okura. Excellent room, charming service, delicious breakfast, elegant and artistic furnishings, impressive lounge with a nice symbolic decor, including sculptures of cranes and Ginkgo Biloba leaves, et cetera. In sum: real Japanese perfection! A traditionally Japanese dinner in the Yamazato restaurant made our happiness complete.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Ferdinand Bolstraat 333, 1072 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > De Pijp
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Spa Hotel in Amsterdam
#17 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#18 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#22 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range: £152 - £393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Okura Amsterdam 5*
Number of rooms: 300
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Okura Amsterdam is one of the finest five-star luxury hotels of the Netherlands and part of the Japanese chain Okura Hotels & Resorts. With 300 comfortable rooms, including the largest (485m2) and most luxurious suite of the Benelux Countries, the hotel offers unrivalled high-class accommodation facilities. For wining and dining, you are spoilt for choice with four restaurants that have all been awarded by Michelin. Nagomi Spa & Health offers guests the opportunity to slip out of the daily routine and to take a moment of relaxation by means of a workout or treatment. Located alongside the Amstel Canal, in close proximity of the cultural heart of Amsterdam, Hotel Okura Amsterdam is one of the finest five-star luxury hotels that you will find in the Netherlands and exclusive member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’. The hotel is conveniently located in proximity of Schiphol International Airport as well as major tourist attractions.With 300 comfortable rooms, including the largest (485m2) and most luxurious suite of the Benelux Countries, the hotel offers unrivalled high-class accommodation facilities.For sport and leisure you can visit our Nagomi Spa & Health. Meaning ‘calm down’ in Japanese, ‘Nagomi’ offers an opportunity to slip out of the daily routine and take some moments just for you. An exclusive selection of facials, massages, manicure and pedicure and body treatments is offered. With these treatments dedicated to restoring balance to the mind and body, Nagomi Spa invites to linger just a little longer. In addition to a treatment at Nagomi Spa you can also enjoy the facilities of Nagomi Health (1000 sq.m.) which is located next to the spa. Nagomi Health is an oasis of tranquility where you can exercise and relax in total privacy. The gym is equipped with Technogym machines, combining cardio and weight trainings. Personal trainers give you personalised advice and supervise your exercising during a professional one-on-one workout. Nagomi Health also features various relaxation facilities, such as a Jacuzzi, saunas and a swimming pool. ... more   less 
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