InterContinental Amstel

InterContinental in Amsterdam is a very unusual InterContinental. Most InterContinental hotels is for business travellers looking for 5 star services, but Amsterdam is not only that. It’s an experience for the passionate luxurious traveller. A very classical hotel with a history back to the 19th cencury.

I stayed in a Junior Suite and it quite special with it’s beautiful classical design. It had separate sitting area, Flatscreen Tv, very comfortable bed and a lovely bathroom. The internet is complimentary for low speed while high speed costs 25 euros pr. 24 hours. The low speed was very slow while the high speed was some of the fastest I’ve ever had.

With only 79 rooms I had high expectations for the service and it didn’t disappoint. It was personalzed and the staff remembered me all the time. If you think InterContinental hotels tend to be too business orientated you have to try Amstel as it’s have the feeling like the other “Grand” hotels in Europe.

Food becomes more and more important for city hotels and I was happy to see La Rive had a 1 Michelin star restaurant called La Rive. I had a great lunch there and the one star is definitely deserved. I especially liked the attention to detail and service which was truly Dutch.

Overall a really great experience in a very classical hotel. This is by far the best InterContinental I have stayed and it doesn’t feel like an InterContinental hotel. It’s much smaller than the other InterContinental city hotels and that can be seen in both service level and details. It’s highly recommended as the place to stay in Amsterdam, but make sure to bring your wallet.

My opinion: Great+ experience.