My review of the Hyatt Regency Amsterdam is long overdue. Business brings me to Holland often and I have stayed several times at this excellent property this year.
As a Globalist member of the World of Hyatt program, I have a perfect record of scoring suite upgrades at this hotel (five stays). Never have I had to use an upgrade cert and I routinely wind up with a nicely-size Regency Executive Suite.
The hotel lobby feels like you are in Indonesia or Singapore than in Holland. I like the style very much, especially since I typically run into cold, gray weather when in Amsterdam.
Hyatt Regency Amsterdam Regency Executive Suite
The Regency Executive Suite is spacious and contains a large living room, walk-in closet as well as a large bathroom and bedroom. Unfortunately, the room has no guest toilet.
The furniture is classic modern, if that juxtaposition makes any sense. The artwork and colors are modern, but the couch and tufted chairs are timeless (at least by my taste).
While the bedroom was nice enough, I loved the bathroom. It had a huge walk-in shower, bathtub, separate toilet, and dual dink.
I also appreciated the oversized closet and espresso machine.
Hyatt Regency Amsterdam Fitness + Spa
The ground level fitness center itself was on the small side: equipment included mostly cardiovascular machines with limited resistance machines and free weights.
A locker room featuring a sauna, steam room, and superb (huge) rainhead shower with all softs of nifty modes was located one level below, accessible by stairs inside the gym.
Hyatt Regency Amsterdam Regency Club
I rarely have time for the Regency Club here, but each evening there is a decent spread of appetizers (cheese, cold cuts, fruits, small hot items) along with complimentary beer and wine.
During the day, light snacks like rice crackers, nuts, and cake are available.
Breakfast is also served in the lounge, with both hot and cold options.
Hyatt Regency Amsterdam Food + Bar
If I start early and work late, the last thing I want is to go out to a restaurant late at night. Thus, I’ve ordered my fair share of room service at this hotel. What I like is that prices are the same as in the restaurant (reasonable for Amsterdam), food is tasty, and I don’t have to leave my room. I can recommend the lamb chops, steak, and pasta.
One night the hotel sent up a complimentary bowl of berries and cake: a very nice touch.
I enjoyed breakfast each morning in Mama Makan Restaurant, a fusion of Dutch and Indonesian food for lunch and dinner but a fairly standard European breakfast buffet in the morning. The buffet includes a wide selection of juices, fresh fruit, bread, pastries, muesli and other cereals, and hot items like frittata, scrambled eggs, mushroom, and tomatoes. Omelets and waffles can be ordered.
I have taken up intermittent fasting this year, which means I am no longer usually hungry in the morning. Even so, I have enjoyed various dishes including omelets, muesli, yogurt with nuts, and surprisingly good croissants.
One evening we were hosting a client and had a cocktail in the bar. I felt like something with lavender and asked the bartender to surprise me. She had a great attitude and whipped up a great cocktail. The coffee here is also better than in the restaurant.
The lobby also includes a refrigerator with food and drinks meant to be taken up to the room or enjoyed on the go.
Hyatt Regency Amsterdam Location + Parking
I would not call this hotel particularly convenient if you wish to be in the tourist heart of Amsterdam. On a cold night, it is far too long to walk. And the Uber drivers are stoned and drive horribly…be warned. But the hotel is in a quiet area and there are many decent restaurants within walking distance.
Since we usually have to travel outside of Amsterdam, we will rent a car (in the city, not the airport) and keep it for a day or two at the hotel. I’ve never paid for parking, always finding free parking behind the hotel. Speaking of paying, this hotel often runs in the 200EUR/night rage, which is a very good price for a (European) five star hotel in Amsterdam.
I’ll compare the Andaz Prinsengracht and this property in a separate post. There are things I like about both. But I do recommend this property. In fact, I have nothing negative to say about it.
> Review: Hyatt Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht