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Average visitor rating (8 /10 )
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Review by a Visitor
just ok, gone downhill recently
stayed here weekend of the 26th jan. booked via priceline for about 79euro a night. definatly got a priceline room, on a the noisy street. even with the windows closed you could hear everything. (rooms 220-280 have this problem). apart from the noise the room was fine and very new and under-used (wonder if people complain about the noise and get moved?). anyway my love affair with the rennaisance is over, will stay at the marriott on leidesquare next time.cheers.
Review by a Visitor
my 2nd stay...
my 2nd stay at this hotel and i didn't enjoy it. i reserved a smoking room, but received a non-smoking room. room was very small with cracks all in the walls, and ceiling. the front desk would not give me a room upgrade, nor any access to the lounge room on the 6th floor. i was very disappointed during this stay. i will not stay here again, but will try the crown plaza or marriott. i paid 129 euro/nt for my friday and saturday stay in january (not counting the 20 euro/day for internet access). it wasn't worth this price. this hotel does have nicer rooms, but i'm sure that comes with a much higher price. i was also disappointed in the way the front desk attitude was. when i'm in the us and stay at a hotel, the front desk is more than happy to give me a larger room, or a room upgrade for free if available. not this hotel (even though i'm a marriott club member).
Review by daniel
well we checked in to the citidel tiny rooms horrible place so we moved to the renassaince perfect hotel great staff and when i go back to holland thats where i will stay
Review by a Visitor
could be better.
i booked the room through this site and got a very low rate but that came with a very small room. not just euro small, it was 10'x 15'. when i complained to the weekday staff they said that i should take it or leave immediately. during conversation with the weekend manager he appologized and moved me to a larger room.
Review by drumdemon44
a very nice 4 star hotel close to all the major attractions
the renaissance hotel was very clean, and very comfortable. if you a looking for a nice place to stay that is close to all the major attractions i strongly reccomend this hotel. it is a little expensive, but it is worth it to know you have a secure safe clean room.
Review by jr
an ok hotel
i stayed 3 nights here in a double twin bed room. the hotel is clean, and staff are nice. but, the heater did not work as well as i thought it should. the bed and pillows were one of the most comfortable i've been in. the room we had didn't have a great view, but was just ok. booked air+hotel using priceline.com (~$700 including travel insurance from usa - 4days, 3nts). i would recommend this hotel.
Review by alf rulz
apartments are ok deal
i recently spent 13 days in amsterdam, stayed in a renaissance apartment for 4 days. the location is very good, the aparment was great too. got a 2 bedroom apartment. beds were 5 star!!!! the most important thing about accomodations while traveling is the bed. nothing else matters if you can get a good bed. there was no coffee in the room, but so what! there is a grocery store just down the street, and a cafe' accross the street too! this place was great! i will stay there again. i have been to amsterdam 3 years in a row now(total of 21days), and i liked this place very much.
Review by a Visitor
considering european standards, this was outstanding.
the room, service, club lounge was great. greatlocation and not far from all the highlights of the city. would definitely stay at this hotel again.
Review by dean devonport
great for 1st time visitors.
excellent hotel, only 5 minutes walk with luggage from centraal station. booked through channels.nl links paid 135 euro per night for deluxe double room. room was excellent, comfortable and very clean. the staff are very friendly and helpful. ideal for 1st time visitors. beware though mini-bar is expensive. one of the best hotels i have stayed in.
Review by chairman kaga
hotel rooms 5star, but apartments 2star
we stayed at the renaissance twice this past summer. our room was standard marriott fare, and priced less than most other 5star hotels. clean, comfortable, good selection of tv channels, excellent concierge, great location, and room service had a nice selection of both dutch and american food. however...a couple months later we stayed in one of the renaissance apartments (same hotel) and were truly disgusted. although the apartment was very spacious, the furnishings were ratty at best. there were so many stains on the big comfy couch and chairs that we seriously considered going out to buy sheets to sit on top of. the carpet was so alive with larvae that we never took our socks off. the shower floor was about one foot wide by two feet long on two different levels, so that you had to straddle with each leg on a different step. i would complain about it being so small that my ass kept touching the shower curtain, but there wasn't one. perhaps the daily errant spray accounts for the mouldy tile and sink. i think the apartments are probably meant for rich american college kids. i would have loved it ten years ago.
Review by somebozo
booked this place for Ãº51 a night! never pay the 335e published rack rate. great hotel, big rooms, air con, lots of international tv channels, big mini bar, en suite, big marble reception. staff are friendly and helpful. the only negative comment i have is everything so damn expensive, mini bar charges are just stupid. breakfast is 19e. you can eat for better close to the hotel. but the cleanliness and quality of the rooms make up for this. 3 mins to central station.
Review by cyberchuckie
very clean, staff accomodating.
i would stay at this hotel again. room was small, like most hotels in europe, but spacious. one disadvantage, there was not a vending machine to be found. staff was very friendly and accomodating. 5 stars to you marriott:)
Review by paul & donna
very nice hotel
we stopped here for a couple of nights and found it to be very good. the location was perfect, just a 3 minute walk from the train station and a couple of minutes to the livley parts of central amsterdam, yet the immediate area around the hotel is quiet. the staff were friendly and the rooms very clean and smart. we got a very good deal booking over the internet, where we got two different rates for the two nights. the deal we got we would have paid for a 3 star, in a worse location. quite a few other hotels wouldn't even accept us because we wanted to stop for only 2 nights! the hotel was very nice, but i wouldn't have classed it as 5 star, quite a few things in the room you had to pay extra for, eg drinks, snacks, etc. we would definitley return to this hotel again.
Review by cosmo g spacely
great place, mostly quiet centrally located neighborhood.
this place is great and can be had for a great deal if you book through the right source. we usually pay between $75-90/night for our rooms when in amsterdam at this hotel, even though the published rack rate is obscenely high. the staff is very friendly (although the desk staff seemed a little overworked, and therefore a little edgy.) the breakfast buffet is excellent, the 24 hour room service dependable and safe (stay out of febo, really!), and the food and service at the attached koepelcafe (albeit with an admitedly casual dutch atmosphere,) was also much better than usual in amsterdam. we like the central location and are glad to be coming back in november of 2002.
Review by a Visitor
a++ hotel. clean, great location.
the reniassance is a wonderful hotel in a fantastic location....which can be had for a good price if you bargain hunt. if i can get it for my price i book it on the spot. nice room service menu and pay movie selection. web tv and ps1 games as well for insomniacs. the live lobster tank in the lobby is also a nice touch. it makes me hungry every time.
Review by darren from scotland
nice hotel, good location
stayed in this hotel october 2001, and this is only me getting round to writing a review ;-) it would be a shame not to tell people about this hotel. it's very clean and the location is great, as it's situated only a short walk from the night life but the area surrounding the hotel is quiet. i kept an eye on the special rates before booking the hotel as we managed to get the rooms for almost half the normal rate. i don't think i would pay top dollar to stay here.
Review by siageah
pleasant all around
we just returned from a ten night stay here. eight nights were planned, two nights were courtesy of a bump. a very nice hotel in a location that can not be beat. the two different rooms we stayed in were both spacious and nicely furnished. rooms included well appointed bathrooms with all the toiletries, work desk with isdn connections, television with internet capabilities (for an extra charge), mini bar, chairs and side table, and a very comfy and huge bed. the staff was most gracious and accomodating, even having our check-in all ready after we called from the airport after our bump. the concierges were always available and helpful. housekeeping always did a fantastic job. i recommend this place heartily and we will certainly return again!
Review by canatra
i like this hotel
very clean, i felt very safe, professional staff. smoked whatever in room with no complaints. the maid cleaned the ashtrays and saved the roaches! great location. next week will be my second stay there. got a great rate on a single room (127 euros). my 6th trip to this city and i always check the rates at this hotel first. well worth it if you can get a deal. kind of expensive otherwise. if money is no object, get a room on the club floor, balcony, plush robe, private floor (room key required in elevator) and a lounge room with free coffee, beer, wine, and snacks (hot foods for breakfast lunch and dinner). we kept replacing the items we took from the mini bar with identical items from the lounge room.
Review by a Visitor
Always look forward to the Renaissance
The Ren is more reminicent of a business hotel than some others (I.E. more conf. rooms than lobby) but the rooms are a solid 4-stars for the price if you can get the businessman's deals or off season price. No shortage of concierge or doormen here.
Review by Mr D Brown
Over-rated as a 5 star hotel
The Renaissance Hotel is well situated close to Dam square and very convenient for all attractions.However the hotel is classified a 5 star rating which in my opinion is hugely over-rated. The hotel is more of a business hotel as indeed two large conferences took place during our 2 night stay.Although the hotel is quite pleasant, the facililities miost certainly did not meet my expectatins of a 5 star hotel; i.e. no tea/coffee facilities in room, milk served in cartons at the breakfast table etc. In addition, the leisure facility, (which partly swayed our choice of this hotel)was closed most of the time and in fact didn't open until 12 noon. I believe that there was an extra charge for the use of it too! All in all, after paying out a substantial amount of money for a 2 night bed & breakfast stay for two persons(approx Ãº700 including flights)we were very dissappointed. I would rate the hotel a 3 star rating. We shall not be using the hotel again.
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