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From the canals of Venice to the canals of Amsterdam, it is wonderful to return to Luxury Suites Amsterdam. This hotel is all about family and friends. Meaning when you walk through the door it is like returning home from a very long holiday.
I am a big fan of small hotels as they are much more personable. First impressions for me is all about the staff that greet you. Here at luxury suites, it is all about that. If you are flying into Schipol, a complimentary private car pickup awaits you.
The champagne welcoming was a reason we are celebrating here at the Luxury Suites Amsterdam. The bar ambience is classy and the piano sets the tone of what to expect here.
The hotel is right in the heart of Amsterdam on a canal called the Oudeschans, next far from the very quirky Cafe De Sluyswacht, dating back to 1695.
Whilst walking through the house I had a chat with the Italian film crew. I am guessing there is a TV series unfolding about Italy and Holland a true canal love story.
Receptions are the heart and soul of any hotel. So when entering the hotel I was greeted by a very large chandelier. Whilst checking in I could sit drink champagne in a relaxing area where I could take in both the canal view and also the interior design. The hotel has a contemporary vibe to it, with elements of classic tastes.
I am all for opulent entrances and at 100,000 euro this chandelier is a great welcoming. As I would expect in Holland, fresh flowers around the reception area were wonderful to see and smell.
I am a big fan of the relaxing room where it’s nice and quiet and very comfortable sofas. I would come here in the morning to work and it was so quiet and relaxing.
As an overall luxury suite stay, this room is wonderful. From the moment I entered I just adored the space. The space is perfect for guests of up to four people, or like me with my two girls. The panelling on the walls when entering gives it a regency atmosphere. The neutral colours are why this suite has a lovely relaxing feel to it. The space is very practical and can hold an immense amount of luggage.
Next to this very cosey purple lounge, there is a wonderful view of the canal to take in. I love watching the locals sail and swim past. There were a couple of nice sunny days and the locals seem to be out on the water in full force.
Double Kingsize Beds
These double king size beds are ideal to host two girls as a family. The partition curtains are clever in dividing the two beds. It gave enough space for everyone to relax and get on with their own things. There were endless amounts of pillows on each bed, eight to be exact and it is why we all had a very cosy sleep. The bed linen is of high quality and the mattress is very comfortable to sleep on. The tufted bedhead is chic and the mood lighting was lovely.
When entering there is a massive bathroom on the side. The double door entrance to the bathroom is like an oasis welcoming. This bathroom has brilliant energy and a very large space to create my own wellness. The double sinks worked well with us all. And the very large bath was lots of fun for each individual. The large separate shower is a brilliant relaxing space after walking the streets of Amsterdam.
There are plenty of large fluffy towels and I am a big lover of the bathroom products from Loccitane.
Kitchen Dining Suite
This Suite concept is where you can have access to space for drinks, cooking if you wish and be able to sit at a dining table and eat. With kids, this is very important and creates a nice staying tone, whilst having a fabulous view of the canal. There is a microwave which is useful, so if you are hungry late at night you can have a warm meal. There is a large supermarket just around the corner from the hotel where you can pick up plenty of food and beverages. With all this comfort it was wonderful to just relax and also watch a movie on the massive TV screen.
If you are staying with children or even elderly people this concept makes anyone stays pleasant. With views over the canal, I experienced how the locals live and operate on a very warm Sunday. Once you come back from walking the streets of Amsterdam this suite ticks all the boxes for a chilled stay.
Breakfast is served in the rooms at the moment. But with all the facilities this is actually wonderful and very relaxing. If you have small children I would recommend doing so. Fresh fruits, fabulous presentation and hot meals served with having plenty of time to enjoy breakfast and watch Amsterdam sail pass.
I feel very welcomed here and part of the family. The location is accessible to parts of Amsterdam one may not be familiar with. The shops are not far at all and there are plenty of vintage stores to explore nearby. Luxury Suites offers a different stay to other hotels. The rooms are large, the service is cosy and the views are fabulous. You are in the heart of Amsterdam, but at the same time, I felt I was in my own place away from the very busy streets of Amsterdam This hotel is wonderful for business stays too. Easy to host a guest any time of the day.
- Room reviewed: Royal Suite
- Website: www.luxurysuitesamsterdam.com/en/
- Address: Oudeschans 75, 1011 KW Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Phone: +31 20 723 8300
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