Inside the Penthouse Suite of Kimpton De Witt, Amsterdam
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I wrote a long review of IHG’s new Kimpton De Witt hotel in Amsterdam today.
As that review explains, I was upgraded to the Penthouse Suite as my original room proved to be unsuitable (ie rubbish).
Whilst I know that some readers will be interested to see a review of the Penthouse Suite, it wasn’t sensible to add all of these pictures to the main review. This is what you get if your upgrade luck is in, however, or if you decide to pay.
Note that – by the standards of hotel suites – I think the Penthouse Suite at Kimpton De Witt is fairly priced, as you will see below.
You go to the 6th floor, unlock your door and enter into a small hallway with this set of stairs ahead of you:
Your first sight is of this long dining room (a table for 8 was slightly wasted on me) and seating area. Behind where I am standing is the mini bar, a Nespresso machine (no posher than the one in the normal rooms) and a second wardrobe / dressing room.
This is how it looks when sat on the chair at the far end:
Walking through, the bedroom is off to your left – again, this looks similar to the bedroom in the junior suite I originally booked:
This is the impressive bit though – the bedroom had sliding patio doors which opened onto my very own private roof terrace. Unfortunately the weather was not co-operating.
The views were not outstanding but it was certainly Amsterdam from an angle few tourists manage:
The bathroom was substantially bigger than the junior suite, with double sinks:
…. and a large stand-alone bath (there is also a shower):
The desk was the same size as all of the other rooms though:
It was all very pleasant, although I was a little surprised that not everything had been upgraded from the standard rooms. They could have put in a better coffee machine, for example.
To be honest it was a little wasted on me. As my wife said when I sent her some pictures:
The Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam penthouse is not ludicrously expensive. For a random date in August, you can book it for €698 on an Advanced Purchase rate. This is not much more than what the InterContinental Amstel wants for a standard room on a busy day. Clearly it isn’t cheap either, but in a city where hotel rates are often excessive, this is not totally OTT.
The Kimpton De Witt website is here if you want to find out more.
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