Amazing experience. Everything was superb, and the customer service was excellent...nothing was too much hassle and they could not be more helpful.Comment of W. Simon , United Kingdom the 2016-10-10
"Lovely Hotel and well positioned "
Stayed here for 3 nights (Fri-Sun) and what a comfortable and relaxing hotel this was. We were early for check in and as our room was not ready we were upgraded to a room that was, a great start. The room we had was spacious with great view from the 5th floor. Room had an exceptionally comfortable bed with sheets and linen changed daily. It was well stocked with mini bar, toiletries, dressing gown and slippers. Breakfast was buffet type with plenty of choice between continental and cooked with chef taking orders for fresh omelet, fried eggs, pancakes etc. Hotel is positioned within 10 mins walking distance (with cases) from Central Station, is very easy to find and surroundings area is peaceful. Hotel has adjoining bar with external seating and heating. Hotel staff were very pleasant and attentive with nothing too much trouble. Will be staying here on my next Amsterdam visit.
Building is old, shabby and cramped. Ceilings are hardly more than 2 meters high. Very claustrophobic. Poor soundproofing to other rooms and street so can be noisy. Furnishings and amenities are fine, bed very comfortable, but they can’t change the overall feeling. More Marriott than Renaissance. Wouldn’t choose to stay here again.
"Great location and comfortable rooms"
This hotel is well placed as a base from which to tour the Netherlands. It is very close to the Amsterdam Central train station, has a nearby supermarket, good restaurants and nestled in a quieter part of the center of town. The rooms are well appointed with everything you could need for your stay. Most bathrooms have only showers but you can ask for one with a tub as well if so inclined. The executive lounge is spacious and warm with superb service by the staff. The wine and beer selections are more than adequate although the snacks for happy hour might be more inspired. The bar downstairs is expertly manned by Pandelis or Leonidas who provide superb conversation, drinks and keep a full crowd happy. The only drawback is that the bar closes at 12 midnight.
"location, location, location"
Although this isn't the least expensive place you could stay, the fact that it is a very easy walk from central station and within walking distance of many sites is a real plus. The staff is so helpful - the Navigators (concierge ) are excellent! I have stayed here 3 times and am always glad I did. Some rooms are noisier than others, so if that is an issue, ask. I did not eat at the hotel so can't offer any info there but there are SO many nearby, excellent restaurants that food availability is not an issue !
"Formerly known as the Sonesta hotel - Good Lounge!"
The brand name Renaissance is especially famous in the United States and hence we are not surprised to find many American tourists in this 400+ room hotel. In the Netherlands is is also still known as the Sonesta hotel associated with the Sonesta Koepelkerk (Cupola Church), a former Lutheran church dating back to 1671, now used as the conference venue of the Renaissance. We had a very good stay, not in the least thanks to an upgrade to a nice suite with a separate bedroom and sitting room with sofa bed (see photo's). As Marriott Gold member one receives complimentary lounge access. This is definitely worth it with good snacks being served between 17:30 and 19:30, and alcoholic drinks even until 21:30. And a good breakfast also in the lounge!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM