£96.01 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 12 Nov 2014 Check-out 14 Nov 2014

M Gallery The Convent

4 stars
Nievwezijds Voorburgwal 67, AMSTERDAM, 01012
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
72 reviews
AMAZING

We had just spent 2 weeks in South Africa and then an 11 hour plane ride to Amsterdam. We arrived... See full review

  • JasonJoplinMO
  • 20 Mar 2014
Location is everything!

The staff were extremely professional and willing to assist with your every need! Location is... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • 1 Feb 2014
Rich heritage in a renovated hotel

The Convent Hotel Amsterdam (former Sofitel) is an elegant hotel located in the heart of Amsterdam and close to all the main tourist attractions, which draw people to the city from around the world. With a rich history, The Convent Hotel Amsterdam (former Sofitel) has at one time been not only a convent, but also a concert hall. A Vinotheque, library, Amsterdam's first Raw Bar and a brown cafe all await guests who choose to stay here, while the standard accommodation and service make it the perfect choice for discerning travellers.

3 Reasons To Stay:
  • Close to all the main Amsterdam tourist attractions

  • Recently renovated

  • Has its very own library

The Convent Hotel Amsterdam (former Sofitel) Rooms
All the rooms at The Convent Hotel Amsterdam (former Sofitel) have been fitted out to the highest standards during its most recent renovation. Guests have the choice of a classic room, superior room, luxury room, junior suite, prestige suite or opera suite, each of them offering the finest in modern technology and comfort to ensure guests enjoy a relaxing and stress-free stay. With state of the art music centre’s featured in many of the rooms, as well as the renowned Sofitel MyBed, which has been designed to ensure a restful night’s sleep, the rooms are the perfect place to unwind after a busy day working, sightseeing or exploring in this eclectic city. Canal and garden views are available from many of the rooms and they should be requested at the time of booking.
Things To Do:
  • Amsterdam Royal Palace (0.12 mi/0.2 km)
  • The Canals (0.12 mi/0.2 km)
  • Old Church of Amsterdam (0.21 mi/0.34 km)
  • Museum of Our Lord in the Attic (0.24 mi/0.39 km)
  • Brilmuseum (0.29 mi/0.46 km)
  • Bed Light District (0.43 mi/0.7 km)
  • Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis) (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Rijksmusuem (1.24 mi/2 km)
  • Maritime Museum (1.24 mi/2 km)
  • Van Gogh Museum (1.43 mi/2.3 km)

Amenities

General
Air conditioned
Room
Telephone
Mini bar

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Hotel Map

52.3755 4.8928
Area description
Shopping district

Nearby points of interest

  • Recycled Bicycles: 0.1 mi
  • ArTicKs Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • New Church: 0.1 mi
  • Berlage's Stock Exchange: 0.2 mi
  • Magna Plaza: 0.2 mi
  • De Bijenkorf: 0.2 mi
  • Dam Square: 0.2 mi
  • Condomerie Het Gulden Vlies: 0.2 mi
  • Gassan Dam Square: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Palace of Amsterdam: 0.2 mi
  • National Monument: 0.2 mi
  • The narrowest house: 0.2 mi
  • Sex Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Single: 0.2 mi
  • Appie Baantjer Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Recycled Bicycles: 0.1 mi
  • ArTicKs Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • New Church: 0.1 mi
  • Berlage's Stock Exchange: 0.2 mi
  • Magna Plaza: 0.2 mi
  • De Bijenkorf: 0.2 mi
  • Dam Square: 0.2 mi
  • Condomerie Het Gulden Vlies: 0.2 mi
  • Gassan Dam Square: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Palace of Amsterdam: 0.2 mi
  • National Monument: 0.2 mi
  • The narrowest house: 0.2 mi
  • Sex Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Single: 0.2 mi
  • Appie Baantjer Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Old Church: 0.2 mi
  • Het Huis met de Hoofden: 0.2 mi
  • De Rode Hoed: 0.3 mi
  • Red Light District: 0.3 mi
  • The Whale: 0.3 mi
  • Absolute Danny: 0.3 mi
  • Erotic Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Ertoic Discount Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum: 0.3 mi
  • National Museum of Spectacles: 0.3 mi
  • Herengracht: 0.3 mi
  • Shan He Hya Temple: 0.3 mi
  • Homomonument: 0.3 mi
  • Church of St. Nicholas: 0.4 mi
  • Amsterdam Tulip Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Waag: 0.4 mi
  • Anne Frank House: 0.4 mi
  • Amsterdams Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Noordermarkt: 0.4 mi
  • Central Station: 0.4 mi
  • Noorderkerk: 0.4 mi
  • Wonder Wood: 0.4 mi
  • East India House: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences: 0.4 mi
  • Nieuwmarkt: 0.4 mi
  • Kalverstraat: 0.4 mi
  • PGC Hajenius: 0.4 mi
  • Schreierstoren: 0.4 mi
  • Hans Appenzeller: 0.4 mi
  • Galleria d'arte Rinascimento: 0.4 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
12:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (72)

Ratings and reviews for M Gallery The Convent

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
72 out of 72
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.3

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of M Gallery The Convent

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mark Wombat
Business
Seattle, WA
4 Sep 2014

Great hotel in a central location

I had a long layover in Amsterdam and spent the night here. The location is great - a short tram ride from the Centraal station or the Museum district (where the airport bus dropped me off). If you don't have too much baggage it's easy to get to on public transport. Small room (expected) but nicely decorated and very comfortable. The hotel staff were very helpful and recommended a quant traditional restaurant to get mussels and fries for dinner, as well as organizing tickets for the Van Gogh museum. Breakfast in the hotel was decent (I chose the cheaper continental breakfast but they have a full buffet if you prefer). The hotel bar is a bit old-fashioned and stuffy, and was quite dead when I was there, so for a drink I recommend heading out to a pub/bar nearby instead. Compared to a previous night in a hotel closer to the Centraal station, this was much better and even cheaper. I'd happily stay again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

For traditional Dutch food, the Restaurant het Zwaantjie is a nice option. It's tiny, so try to get a reservation before you go. The décor and friendly waitress were what really made this stand out. Mussels were decent but a little bland. For a snack, beer and people watching, I'd recommend De Brabantse Aap. They have a great beer selection (some of their own house beers too), and decent food. Service can be slow or hard to flag down - make sure they know you're there and don't be shy to grab them if you've been waiting a while!

Review of M Gallery The Convent

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
hagie
Business
nl/gb
5 Aug 2014

surprisingly good

Great hotel. Good spacious rooms for ams. Luxurious down to the toiletries. Slow reception check in and out though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of M Gallery The Convent

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Merle I
Business
Tamap, FL
11 Jul 2014

MBI in Amsterdam

Great location, excellent staff but rooms are small and a bit shop worn. The rooms are definitely in need of some upgrading to warrant the advertised quality level of the hotel (presumed to be a 5 star property). I would classify the property as a 3 star at best. Dining is problematic in that the food choices are small and lean toward "a bite to eat if say the weather was inclement and one did not wish to go out" to eat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of M Gallery The Convent

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chetly
Business
Phoenix, Arizona
7 Jul 2014

great experience with a minor let down

Great location at a great price. Hot water was non existent on the last day of pur trip and housekeeping accused me if wasting their time because I woke up at noon every day (hey its Amsterdam!!!). Otherwise staff was great and attentive. Very polite. The beds and pillows were fantastic. I could not think of any more I could've wanted in my stay at The Convent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of M Gallery The Convent

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bryan and Elaine
Business
Carlsbad, CA
2 Jun 2014

Great Location and Friendly Staff

Perfect location for exploring the city and traveling by train or bus to other areas outside of Amsterdam. Very helpful and friendly staff. Room was a little small when compared to USA hotel rooms, but about average when compared with European hotels. Location was good for easy walking to restaurants, museums, and site-seeing locations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of M Gallery The Convent

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Having fun again
Business
Walnut Creek, CA
25 May 2014

End of Cruise

Based on the price, we expected the room to be a little more spacious, but it was stiil comfortable. Lobby and Dining Room were very nicely appointed, and the staff was friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of M Gallery The Convent

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JasonJoplinMO
Business
Joplin, Missouri
20 Mar 2014

AMAZING

We had just spent 2 weeks in South Africa and then an 11 hour plane ride to Amsterdam. We arrived to the most wonderful lobby and deskperson. We were early but she gave us the room and we loved it. Clean Bright Spacious and with robes and slippers. Close to everything as we only had a 24 hour layover. It made for a wonderful night before our 10 hour flight to Houston. WE WILL BE BACK!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of M Gallery The Convent

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Miami, Fl
1 Feb 2014

Location is everything!

The staff were extremely professional and willing to assist with your every need! Location is excellent , 1 minute walk to Dam Square- shops, markets, restaurants. Room very comfortable! Free wifi and business center.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of M Gallery The Convent

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
EmilyStrikesAgain
Business
Chicago, IL
19 Sep 2013

Good location, comfortable beds!

Was only here for 1 night but was pleased by how quiet the rooms were and how comfortable the beds were! It was honestly my best sleep of my weeklong Europe trip. Simple to get to and from the airport and convenient to many bars and restaurants. Pricer than I normally go, but everything less expensive looked shoddy and hostel-like.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

In de Wildeman is an excellent beer bar!

Review of M Gallery The Convent

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
RachelAB
Business
Chicago
8 Jul 2013

LOVED this hotel

The staff was wonderful. Breakfast was great (don't forget the special order included items). The room was very comfortable and clean. It was everything you could ask for in a hotel for travel for pleasure or business.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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