$131 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 31, 2014 Check-out: Sep 1, 2014

Swissotel Amsterdam

4 stars
Damrak 96, Amsterdam, 1012 LP
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
79 reviews
Brilliant Hotel Couldn't have asked for more

From being greeting with the Red Carpet entrance to leaving the following day everything was... See full review

  • whiteleyspark
  • Jul 16, 2014
Amsterdam

Wonderful stay. The staff were the best I've experienced for a very long time. Only smiles and... See full review

  • Bright Days
  • May 13, 2014
Swissotel Amsterdam arguably boasts the best location in town, right at Dam Square in the very heart of the city centre, close to the city's major sites and shopping areas. Amsterdam Central Station is only a short walk from the hotel. Behind its 19th century historical facade, Swissotel Amsterdam offers appealing, modern-styled, soundproofed and air-conditioned guestrooms, which provide a calm, comfortable oasis of quiet amidst the hum of bustling city life. All guests have free access to the modern Swissotel Amsterdam Fitness centre featuring state-of-the-art cardio vascular equipment. Swissotel Amsterdam offers complimentary use of internet in the Business Centre. Facilities include 3 workstations, a colour printer and copier, scanner, DVD/CD player and burner, multimedia card reader (compatible with different sizes), USB access and photo editing software. A 5.5% city tax is to be paid at the hotel. Swissotel Amsterdam is 100% non-smoking. Kids till 12 years old can stay free of charge in existing bedding. If you guarantee your reservation with a credit card, all cards are verified by means of an authorization on the day of arrival. Please note that we hold the right to cancel your room reservation after 4PM should the credit card be invalid.

Hotel Map

52.3735 4.8935
Area served
Amsterdam.
Nearby airports
Schiphol - 11.5 km, Rotterdam Airport - 55.6 km.
Area description
20 kilometers from Schiphol Airport, 800 meteres from central train station, 55 kilometers from The Hague-home to the Dutch government and the Peace Palace, 5 kilometers from RAI exhibition center. In the heart of the financial district of Amsterdam short stroll to the exciting night life of Amsterdam most tourist attractions at walking distance from hotel Public transportation stops in front of hotel.

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Swissotel Amsterdam Rooms

Classic Room
This room type offers one king size bed or twin beds. The bathroom features a bath, shower, toilet and a hairdryer. In-house movies on demand are directly linked to TV, and all rooms feature mini bar, a Nespresso coffee machine and an in-room safe. Two telephones with voice mail capability are provided and LAN and wireless connectivity are also available at a surcharge.
Premium Room
This room type offers one king size bed or twin beds and is tastefully decorated and well appointed for your comfort. The bathroom offers a bath, shower, toilet and a hairdryer. In-house movies on demand are directly linked to TV, and all rooms feature mini bar, a Nespresso coffee machine and an in-room safe. Two telephones with voice mail capability are provided and LAN and wireless connectivity are also available at a surcharge.
Junior Suite
This room type offers one king size bed and is prominently located on the front side of the hotel, overlooking colourful Dam Square. A highspeed wired LAN connection is offered free of charge. Wifi at a surcharge. These spacious rooms also provide a comfortable lounge area with sofa, foot stool and coffee table and feature a large bathroom with a hairdryer, separate shower and toilet. Junior suites also feature flat screen TV's, a DVD player, a separate CD music player and in-house movies on demand are directly linked to TV, and all rooms feature mini bar, a Nespresso coffee machine and an in-room safe, an iron and ironing board and a bathrobe and slippers are also provided. Three telephones,all featuring voice mail capability, are provided.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • De Bijenkorf: 0 mi
  • Dam Square: 0 mi
  • National Monument: 0.1 mi
  • Gassan Dam Square: 0.1 mi
  • New Church: 0.1 mi
  • Condomerie Het Gulden Vlies: 0.1 mi
  • Royal Palace of Amsterdam: 0.1 mi
  • Magna Plaza: 0.1 mi
  • Berlage's Stock Exchange: 0.2 mi
  • Recycled Bicycles: 0.2 mi
  • Single: 0.2 mi
  • Ertoic Discount Centre: 0.2 mi
  • Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Red Light District: 0.2 mi
  • Old Church: 0.2 mi
  • De Bijenkorf: 0 mi
  • Dam Square: 0 mi
  • National Monument: 0.1 mi
  • Gassan Dam Square: 0.1 mi
  • New Church: 0.1 mi
  • Condomerie Het Gulden Vlies: 0.1 mi
  • Royal Palace of Amsterdam: 0.1 mi
  • Magna Plaza: 0.1 mi
  • Berlage's Stock Exchange: 0.2 mi
  • Recycled Bicycles: 0.2 mi
  • Single: 0.2 mi
  • Ertoic Discount Centre: 0.2 mi
  • Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Red Light District: 0.2 mi
  • Old Church: 0.2 mi
  • Absolute Danny: 0.2 mi
  • Appie Baantjer Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Erotic Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Wonder Wood: 0.3 mi
  • ArTicKs Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Amsterdams Museum: 0.3 mi
  • National Museum of Spectacles: 0.3 mi
  • East India House: 0.3 mi
  • Sex Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Herengracht: 0.3 mi
  • Shan He Hya Temple: 0.3 mi
  • Hans Appenzeller: 0.3 mi
  • PGC Hajenius: 0.3 mi
  • Kalverstraat: 0.3 mi
  • Waag: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences: 0.3 mi
  • Allard Pierson Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Begijnhof: 0.3 mi
  • Nieuwmarkt: 0.3 mi
  • English Reformed Church: 0.3 mi
  • Het Huis met de Hoofden: 0.3 mi
  • The narrowest house: 0.3 mi
  • Begijnhof chapel: 0.3 mi
  • Zuiderkerk: 0.3 mi
  • The American Book Center: 0.4 mi
  • Book Market: 0.4 mi
  • The Whale: 0.4 mi
  • The House with the Waterfall: 0.4 mi
  • De Rode Hoed: 0.4 mi
  • Maison de Bonneterie: 0.4 mi

Dining

Dam Plaza
The modern styled restaurant Dam Plaza is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. * After breakfast, the restaurant is open till midnight and offers a variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, fish and meat dishes, and pastas. * Besides a bite to eat, you can also relax while enjoying a cup of coffee or a nice glass of wine. * This year is the first year you may find terraces all year round in Amsterdam. In Summer enjoy a refreshing drink on our terrace, while in Winter time you may keep yourself warm with a hot chocolate while enjoying all the activities on Dam Square.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (79)

Ratings and reviews for Swissotel Amsterdam

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
79 out of 79
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Swissotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ralph and Linda
Atlanta, GA
Dec 31, 2012

Great staff and location

This hotel has an excellent staff that really go the extra mile to provide really great service. The location is perfect if you want to explore Amsterdam.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a great Italian restaurant very near the hotel. It is called Ristorante Savini. Great homemade pasta.

Review of Swissotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NomadicGuru
Business
Washington DC
Jan 20, 2013

Good size room for Damrak area

Booked the room via online travel site where this review is being written but they did not provide any information to hotel. They need to ensure that if they sell prepaid room reservation, then hotel should actually receive the information. It took hotel staff few phone calls and some workaround to find me a room. This is a way better than typical Central area hotel but not as par with same brand hotel in other location. The wireless (or wired) internet connection is extra. Room window was right in front of Burger King and McDonaland so it was bright but nothing which curtains cant hide.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Fastfood places and restaurants are right around the corner.

Review of Swissotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
el amsterdamo
Arizona
Sep 10, 2010

Great stay

Great get away; traveled all over Amsterdam, great viws, food and people.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Comedy Club

Review of Swissotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ralph and Linda
Atlanta, GA
Dec 31, 2012

Great staff and location.

The staff at this hotel really go the extra mile to provide excellent service. The location is perfect for exploring Amsterdam.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a great Italian restaurant a short walk from the hotel. It is called Ristorante Savini. Great homemade pasta!

Review of Swissotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MEMO50
EGYPT,CAIRO
Jan 27, 2013

Our trip to Amsterdam

REALY NICE IN EVRYTHING. LOCATION,SHOPS,FUN,CASINO AND SO ON

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Swissotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Amsterdam business traveler
Business
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 8, 2009

Swissotel Amsterdam - a good choice

Location of the hotel is ideal. We especially noticed that when exploring different areas - where we were was perfect. You can walk to anywhere of interest - we never used public transportation. Came from the airport into town with the train, and you can easily walk to hotel from Amsterdam Centraal Station (main train station). Hotel rooms are pleasant and clean, comfortable beds, super clean bathroom with granite tile flooring and granits sink surround. Conveniences we're used from the U.S. that you often don't find in European hotels. Some nice added touches like warmed towels as the towel rack is a towel heater at the same time. Grohe shower fixtures where you actually set the desired temperature (yes, its in Celcius, not Fahrenheit). Nespresso machines is great. Small fridge in every room - intended as minibar but you can use it for a few items yourself. Safe is big enough to hold even larger size laptops - that was important. 1st floor (which would be called 2nd floor in the U.S.) has a convenient room with 3 PCs for free internet access (if you want wireless from your room, it's 15 Euros per day). Didn't take their breakfast as 20 Euros per person is overpriced. Couple of bakeries are a good option as they sell good coffee as well and have a few tables where you can sit down. I've read reviews where people complained about the water pressure in the shower: that's not due to the hotel, but it's the European way to conserve water. Showers are more like a 'soft rain' rather than a water massage :-) The hotel staff was extremely friendly - you don't see that much in many hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Across the street is a upscale department store called Bijenkorf - comparable to Harrods in London, or Bloomingdales in the U.S. On 5th floor is also a restaurant that's convenient with high quality food items and all fresh made juices (Jamba-Juice "like").

Review of Swissotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Fife, Scotland
Sep 10, 2012

Excellent location.

Hotel staff couldn't have been more helpfull and very friendly. Location at Dam Square perfect. Room was very clean with complimentary coffemaker supplied. Would definitely return to this hotel at the next opportunity.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Swissotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
carrottop
germany
Aug 15, 2011

What a wonderful time even in the rain

Everthing was just wonderful. The only little thing I did not really like was the buffet breakfast. It was suppose to open and available till 11 but when we got there at 10:45 there was nothing left and nothing was being replaced. We were not told there was a menu available. But other than that it was wonderful. We had dinner there and it was great. Will be back next year.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Swissotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jersey professional
NJ
May 9, 2010

Great Location, Solid Service.

Wonderful location, very central to the old city. Easy to stop in for a break and then go out again to explore the town. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms are smaller than what we have in the USA, but were a good size for Europe. Location was key!! Easy to get to the sites, restaurants, and shopping and public transportation too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Swissotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
OH, USA
May 21, 2011

Great location

Great central location close to all the major attractrions and night life.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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