Ambassade

Herengracht 341, Amsterdam, North Holland, 1016AZ, Netherlands

Friday's book market on nearby Spui Square lends a literary ambience to these 10 connected, stylishly decorated 17th- and 18th-century houses, where the recently renovated guest rooms are decked out in rich fabrics and colors, with striking details (wood-beam ceilings, elegant chandeliers). and modern 20th-century paintings. The canal-side rooms are spacious, with large floor-to-ceiling windows, and service is attentive and friendly. Two lounges, functioning as a breakfast room and a library, are beautifully decorated with Oriental rugs, chandeliers, clocks, paintings, and antiques. At the time of this writing, a dinner-only restaurant and a bar are scheduled to open soon.

PROS

  • great atmosphere
  • some guest rooms overlook a picturesque canal
  • hub for literati

CONS

  • canalside rooms can be noisy
  • though hotel has an elevator, narrow stairs required to reach some rooms
  • no in-room coffee or tea facilities

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 020-555–0222

HOTEL DETAILS

51 rooms, 6 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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