Location: Amsterdam – The Netherlands
Classification: 4 star hotel
Official website: mgallery.com/…lery-collection/index.shtml
I was excited to experience and explore the INK Hotel Amsterdam, a hotel of the prestigous MGallery Collection. This luxurious 4 star hotel has impressed me! It is a trendy place with a laid back atmosphere. From the outside, it looks like a more traditional Dutch hotel but as soon as you enter you enter an upscale high class hotel with a top notch service. The reception staff was very accommodating and check-in went smoothly. Always nice to be welcomed with a smile, we felt at ease from the first second.
The building used to be the home of the Dutch newspaper “De Tijd”, it always has been a place where stories were conceived and let me tell you mine…
This life style hotel has gone a complete make over only one year ago. It now is totally up to date and will please every traveler looking for a pleasant upscale hotel experience. Every staff member I met served us with a smile, was friendly and kind without being over the top. From the outside you wouldn’t tell that this hotel is pretty large and has 149 rooms. They have several room types and suites. We stayed in one of their executive rooms and were very pleased with our room! It featured an oversized king sized bed, cozy sitting area and the most wonderful touches. It wasn’t the typical hotel room, I appreciated the trendy decoration and atmosphere. This hotel is located right in the middle of Amsterdam, so don’t expect the largest rooms ever, but the space they have has been used in a very practical way. Our room actually had a great size and an open bathroom with walk-in (rain)shower and separate toilet. Other amenities you would expect from a high class hotel: Nespresso coffee machine, bathrobes, etc. The room had everything we needed and even the hall way was fun to walk through as there are so many humoristic elements and quotes throughout the hotel.
After some shopping in beautiful Amsterdam, we went to the gym. I loved the wall…
Later that night, we explored the PRESSROOM – the bar and restaurant of the INK Hotel Amsterdam. We first enjoyed our yummie cocktails and light bites before we were escorted to our cozy table in the middle of the restaurant. They have this ‘tasting experience’ which is reasonably priced. It is a three course “sharing food” experience and we loved the concept and food! Of course, à la carte dining is possible as well.
Although the restaurant was fully booked, the service (again) was top notch and always with a smile! The laid back and informal atmosphere was great and totally in line with the hotel’s strategy. From the trout, to the coq au vin, every dish was delicious!
We had breakfast the next morning in the PRESSROOM and were happy finding out that there were many dishes to choose from! From the freshly baked eggs to several pastries, everything you would expect from a superior breakfast was there!
When you are looking for a unique and cool hotel right in the middle of Amsterdam? Do consider a stay at the INK Hotel Amsterdam! I definitely recommend staying here!