Hotel TwentySeven Amsterdam
At the swirling middle of this city, on the Dam almost next door to the Royal Palace. The key museums are 15 minutes away by tram (25 minutes on foot), also it’s a 10-minute stroll into Centraal Station (one tram-stop) or into the key historic canals.
Style & personality
There are only 16 super-exclusive suites around the flooring above Amsterdam’s most august personal club, at a building that dates back to 1916. In the backlit onyx reception area into the lace scatter cushions onto the beds, anyplace is sumptuously decorated. When there’s an contrary to Dutch Minimalism, this is it. Each surface is draped, polished or decorated: damasks out of Rubelli from Venice, silks from Pierre Frey, lit by exceptionally contemporary sculpted lighting fittings by Brand van Egmond. The proficient control exercised by Dutch layout supremos Wim van den Oudeweetering and Cris van Amsterdam retains the impact daring, not vulgar; opulent with no glitzy. Stage features from the first construction (stained glass and ornamental tiling) have been restored or replicated.
Service & amenities
Each suite is delegated a butler, and also the easy-going, softly considerate, easily helpful attitude of the team actually does provide you with the impression that for once the promise that ‘everything is possible’ isn’t a false one. The team seem happy and to get on well with each other, which always contributes to a convivial atmosphere. There is a superb restaurant and cocktail bar, with a lavish guests-only VIP lounge connected to the pub, if it prove too occupied with hoi polloi. There is not any spa, but every suite has its own steam room and whirlpool tub, and gym gear can be offered.
Suites vary in size (from big to huge), and each is individually decorated in a likewise vibrant style to the general public places, although with variations in mood and color (cool blues and gray possibly, or wealthier bronze and red). Many have views of the Royal Palace, and a single boasts a sizable (heated) terrace overlooking shoppers around the Rokin. Quadruple glazing at the suites signifies that active lifestyle on the Dam below moves in complete silence — the general mood is one of national sanctuary. The mini bar is stocked with a fantastic assortment of spirits and wines, there is a top-range espresso maker, and a tablet computer controls mood-lighting along with other room attributes — though there’s not any dock or alternative audio center.
The art (curated with a local gallery) changes occasionally, and may not suit all preferences (my package sported a massive image of a tiger and a composite photograph of Jackie Kennedy, a Cadillac and a bottle of Chanel cologne).White marble baths have a large whirlpool tub, twin showers which twice as a steam room, and include Lanvin and Lalique products.
Food & beverage
Soft seats and rich cloths create the cocktail lounge bar a welcome escape from the frantic Dam. Cocktails are ingenious and top-rank (the miniature gin-and-lime Bee’s Knees is the ideal late-afternoon pick-me-up). Bougainville restaurant, overseen by starred chef Pascal Jalhay, is a gentle fantasy: on cozy chairs at around tables you are treated to a series of fine, finely educated dishes. Local goods and unalloyed all-natural flavours predominate, with a nod to the Netherlands’ trading ago: pork belly and langoustine, using various preparations of pumpkin along with only a waft of vadouvan spices. Launched sommelier Lendl Mijnhijmer utilizes his extensive wisdom and nice sense of experience to alight on wine matchings with pinpoint precision.
Breakfast includes a little buffet (upper create) and eggs of your choice created to purchase.
Value for cash
Suites from $500 (#443) in low season; and out of $1,200 (#1,063) at large. Breakfast not included (approximately $30/#27). Free Wi-Fi.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities?
Gear for babies and young kids can be provided, although the air is much more attractive to adults.
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