Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht
First reviewed by Willow
The design was fantastic and the location was great!
Fantastic hotel. Fresh, new and fun. The designer element was over the top but still worked for Amsterdam. The staff was perfect and the food was fantastic(and an amazing value).
The rooms were huge and the overall design was inspired.
Marcel Wanders outdid himself with the design of this fabulous hotel, formerly a dilapidated library on one of the most famous " grachten" (canals). Lots of superimposed items, as is Wanders' signature style, such as the gigantic bells / lamps over the " check in" area, which is more like a hangout place anyway, and the giant statues. The rooms show evidence of this style as well, with a giant wallpapered fish right over the bed, which looks quite real and not flat al all. There are many authentic Dutch touches all throughout the room, from a wallpapered Delfts Blue bathroom to the dressing table (in the middle of the room) inspires by the famous "Amsterdammertjes" which are concrete poles preventing cars to park in many places of the city. I can talk about the bed (fabulous), the location (in walking distance of many museums, prime shopping, the food etc., but it's all about the design of the hotel - in one word FANTASTIC.
location , design .
Decor, Ambience and Service