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Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Ranked #27 of 368 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Enschede
1 review
“lovely romantic stay for the two of us”
Reviewed 3 February 2010

Wonderfull stay special day fot the two of us
go to the museum, tour on the canals

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam
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Reviewed 2 February 2010

A perfect stay in a beautiful hotel in the middle of amsterdam where you can eat in fine restaurants and drink something in a cocktail bar on the 23 etage looking over the city. The rooms are comfortable and very beautiful...you can't compare them to other hotels

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 27 January 2010

Great location...beautiful ..nice rooms..great views..nice workers.

Stayed August 2009, travelled with friends
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Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 January 2010

Went with my partner in 07 for our aniversary. The place doesnt look that special from the outside, i looks like a hotel in the 80s which hasnt been renovated!
It is far from the truth.From the moment you enter you feel pampered. The staff at front desk is uber polite and professionnal,door man, bagage porter...The bathtubs are huge as well as the beds. I have to say my partner was a bit disappointed at the size of the room as he expected it to be bigger but I wasnt bothered.
The breakfast is fantastic ,varied and hot and both japanese restaurants are amazing.

It is a bit away from the very city center but if you re not in the mood for crazy partying in the red light district, then this area is definitely for you. I recommend it for couples as it has a very romantic atmosphere.

  • Stayed December 2007, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 10 January 2010

While the hotel is a little out of the centre it is an easy tram ride (number 25 which are at least every 15 mins) and is walking distance to the Museumplein. The hotel lobby was vast with plenty of staff on hand to help with bags. We received a warm welcome and were shown to our room. This is where things went very bad.

We were allocated a room on the 10th floor, the room was small, shabby and dated, I would class as a poor 3 star. We were very disappointed in the room for a supposed 5 star hotel with a great reputation. However, the main problem was the renovations taking place above us. The noise was so bad we could hear them drilling and ripping down walls; even the porter who brought up our bags commented on the noise and rang reception on our behalf to complain. This was 11am and we were told they would finish at 4pm; after a long journey we were tired and after 10 minutes of noise we requested to be moved. After a short wait we got to meet the Guest Relations Manager - she was excellent and agreed to move the entire party (3 rooms) to another floor and to upgrade the rooms. Her handling of the problem is why I score the hotel 3 out of 5 and not lower.

Our new room on the 4th floor actually resembled those on the hotel website. The room was large and modern with separate work area. The bathroom was huge with a massive window overlooking the water.

The overall impression of the hotel is of a dinosaur living off it's old reputation as a 5 star hotel; perhaps when the renovations are complete it will meet expectations. A couple of small things surprised me in a hotel of this type: ridiculous high charge for internet access in the room - this should be free in a business hotel; not replacing used toiletries every day; turn-down service where all they do is turndown the bed (what's the point!). But the main problem is the fact they were allocating rooms that were clearly not up to standard. Also while we were there the 23rd Floor champagne bar and restaurant were closed due to the renovations I assume; the business centre was also closed the the holidays.

We did not eat in the hotel so I cannot comment on the food. For breakfast I would recommend Le Pain Quotidien about a 5 minute walk away (over the bridge on the left as you head into town).

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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The Hague
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Reviewed 29 November 2009

I offered to my husband a weekend at the Okura for his birthday, we had already a positive Okura experience in Japon and wanted to test the Okura in Amsterdam.
Well, I must say the true, Okura was wonderful, relaxing with excellent service.
As I had informed them of my husband's birthday we had been upgraded from deluxe to executive room, with delicatessen and sparkling wine in room and each member of the staff we met during the stay had congratulated my husband for his birthday.
The room was big, with all electronic gadgets (from curtain opening to other details...), the bathroom was great too with bathtube and separate shower and the toilet had the TOTO system.
We had dinner at the Yamazoto restaurant food was excellent , the best japanese food we had (outside Japan), we had also a drink at the bar on the top floor very nice te view and the service was great.
We used the heath center, good gym and wonderful spa; if you have to stay at the Okura don't miss it.
This is the perfect hotel for a relaxing week-end or a pleasant business trip.
We will definitely go back to this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled on business
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hoorn
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Reviewed 27 November 2009

In a weekend in oktober we went to visit Okura hotel in Amsterdam during a city trip. A great place with terrific rooms, nice view of amsterdam and a perfect service. We enjoyed the cocktails in the upper bar under the star roof while looking over amsterdam by night. The breakfast has different choices for everyone and everything was so nice we didn't know wat to eat so we ate way to much ;-). The staff is really nice and helpfull. Next time in amsterdam we will definitely stay in the Okura hotel again.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Okura Amsterdam
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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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