Location: Amsterdam – The Netherlands
Classification: 4 star hotel
Official website: movenpick.com/…m/hotel-amsterdam/overview
Located right at the IJ, The Mövenpick is a unique four star hotel in beautiful Amsterdam. It is only located a few minutes from the city center and Central Station. It offers unique views over the river IJ and Amsterdam’s stunning buildings! The hotel looks brand new, although it opened back in 2006. Today, it still looks great and trendy which means they maintain the hotel in a brilliant way!
The hotel is pretty large and has 408 rooms. The stunning lobby area is bright and spacious. We were welcomed by a very friendly guy who gave us all the information we needed to know about the hotel and its facilities. The keys to our room were handed in just seconds. As said, the Mövenpick Amsterdam is located near the Central Station and the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to the Central Station. Just call the concierge and they will be happy to arrange the shuttle.
We stayed in an executive floor on the top floor of the hotel. The rooms at the Mövenpick Amsterdam are spacious and beautifully decorated with warm red/brown colors. The comfy chair in the room was a bonus! By the way, the television in the room was one of the best I have seen in any hotel. You can even record your favorite programs and watch them whenever you want. Since we stayed at an executive room, the drinks in the minibar were complimentary. Other facilities I appreciated were the Nespresso coffee machine, oversized working desk and a spacious bathroom with tub. The room was immaculately clean and the view we had of Amsterdam was amazing!
The executive lounge is located on the 2nd floor and was the best executive lounge I have experienced in Amsterdam! Complimentary soft and hot drinks are served here all day long and from 5pm – 7pm, alcoholic drinks and light bites are offered as well. The lounge itself is very cozy, very classy and the service was top notch! Again, they all seem to work here with great pleasure. In fact, I could have spent here for hours, meeting other people, having drink together, etc. Loved it! In the morning, you can have breakfast here. The small buffet at night is just wonderful with several nice food options: shrimps, dim sum, cheeses, bread, etc.
Another plus: the spa area with fitness center and wellness. After a busy day in Amsterdam this is the best place to come at ease and have some me-time. Again, every is so well maintained here with plenty of fresh towels. Bathrobes and slippers can be found in the rooms. The wellness area has two sauna’s – a Finnish and Bio – and a relaxing area.
Later that night, we had dinner at the Silk Road Restaurant, located on the 2nd floor, which presents a creative, international cuisine in a relaxed and tranquil environment. The three course meal we had here was delicious! As soon as you enter through the long corridor, you’ll see the open kitchen and great décor of the place. It’s obvious this restaurant was fine dining. The food looked really fresh and everything we ordered was very well prepared. From the sea bass to the most yummy dessert, I loved every bite! Did you know that Mövenpick has its own ice cream and chocolate? Definitely try it yourself, you won’t be sorry 🙂
The next morning I enjoyed a full breakfast. To be honest, I didn’t need to eat any more that day after such a great breakfast. The buffet was amazing and the cheese and ham omelet was lovely and prepared within a few minutes.
I truly appreciated the friendliness of the staff. I felt at home from the moment I stepped into the hotel which is unique! Every staff member served us with a smile. The hotel is a true jewel near the center of Amsterdam. Comfortable rooms, great food and top notch service… the Mövenpick Amsterdam is definitely one of the better four star hotels in Amsterdam! Highly recommended!