Good Hotel Guide Review
A long-time Guide favourite, ‘it has to be one of our favourite hotels in Europe’, this hotel is spread among ten 17th-century gabled houses on two of the city’s finest canals (Herengracht and Singel). One returning visitor told us: ‘I forgot to endorse your listing of the Ambassade which we have just returned from. We must have stayed there intermittently for 25 years or more. It is a small miracle that it stays just as good as ever – one of the best city hotels.’ Its beautiful location is quiet and peaceful, yet within walking distance of Amsterdam’s major attractions. The canal houses have been carefully restored to maintain their authentic character and all rooms and suites have been stylishly furnished and decorated. Each room has its own unique character and specific charm. The ‘super-efficient, friendly’ staff offer a ‘seamless service’ (regular guests’ preferences recorded; umbrellas, bicycle hire and city maps provided). The Ambassade Hotel has an extensive modern art collection with the avant-garde Cobra movement as its focal point. Public rooms have been recently renovated by the renowned Spanish architects, Cruz y Ortiz. The newly renovated library/bar showcases a collection of more then 5,000 books, all first editions signed by authors who have stayed at the Ambassade Hotel (Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie, Umberto Eco, etc). There is a unique float and massage centre “Koan Float” nearby. Other features include 24 hour room service, tasteful lounges where guests can relax as well as a 17th century style meeting hall. Breakfast (7 until 11 am; 11.30 at weekends) in the brasserie is lavish. Many good restaurants nearby; however the Ambassade Hotel also has an excellent restaurant, the French-style Brasserie Ambassade.
00 31 2055 5022 2
3 suites, 19 superior rooms, 25 classic rooms, 6 small standard rooms, 3 family rooms.
Lifts. Lobby, 2 lounges, breakfast room; two meeting rooms; library, Internet facility, library bar, Brasserie Ambassade. Free wireless internet. Float & Massage centre nearby. Bicycle hire (€17.50 daily). Unsuitable for disabled.
Yes, family rooms and cots available.
Amex, Master, Visa, JCB.
Room: small standard €185-€285, classic €285-€325, superior deluxe €385-475, suite €5-€550. Breakfast €22.50. A 10% discount on room rates and a 22% discount on breakfast for direct reservations made on the hotel's website.