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After dreaming of staying at the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht for years, my wish finally came true!
Ever since I heard that Hyatt was opening an Andaz in Amsterdam, I wanted to go there! I have visited Amsterdam a few times since the hotel opened, but usually stayed with friends.
Each time someone I knew stayed at the Andaz, I heard rave review after rave review. Well, this time I was traveling to Amsterdam for a long weekend with Won’t Run to attend a school reunion and I was determined to stay at the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht.
I really enjoyed the elegant yet kitschy boutique feel of the hotel from the moment I walked in the door.
Check-in was done right at some high tables at entry, and the agent brought us right to our room. We were on a tight schedule and had missed the wine hour, so we were treated to coffee martinis. It was Vodka night at the hotel bar, a sponsored party held monthly. I think the caffeinated vodka helped fight off my jet lag.
We proceeded up to the room. It was not a suite – but it was lovely. There was the fabulous fish spoon over the comfy king bed that I’d seen in so many photos. How wonderfully bizarre!
next to the bed, adjacent to the window were two golden egg-like chairs and a table.
We did not have a canal view, but we did have a courtyard view (I believe it’s called garden view) where we could see the famous Alice in Amsterdam mural. You see that’s the thing about Andaz hotels: every time you look, you see another detail you didn’t notice before!
Along with the free mini bar, there was some snacks out on the table for us.
At the entry to the room was the sink. Behind the mirror was the shower, and behind the door on the right was the bathroom.
Some more details and decorations all following a Dutch theme!
This is the bathroom or should I say WC or water closet? It was papered in a crazy busy but beautiful Delft-like wallpaper which told you everything you wanted to know about Dutch history. Clearly, there was enough reading materials there for many, many sittings.
Out in the hallway was this interesting bowing man with a crown statue. In fact, there were many more of him all over the hotel.
Won’t Run getting in on the action:
As a Diamond Gold Passport Hyatt member, breakfast was included. It was incredible – the epitomy of fresh and farm-to-table!! In addition to the buffet, we ordered the Shrimp Scrambled Eggs from the menu. It was great. (warning: do not look at these photos if you are hungry!)
There was another room where coffee and baked cookies (the Dutch love little cookies with coffee) were available all day and wine was served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. And this was an amenity for all guests. So, even guests without Hyatt status are still treated like queens and kings.
Do I recommend the hotel? Emphatically yes!
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