Carlton Ambassador Hotel
What We Love
- Old World Dutch coziness meets modern innovation
- Chef Edward Kreuger’s inventive, playful dishes using seasonal produce
- Traditional touches like high tea on the weekends
What To Know
- Expect a business-centered crowd
- Free WiFi
- Breakfast isn’t included in the rate and costs around $30 per person
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This townhouse-style boutique hotel exudes chic warmth, from its whitewashed exterior and jaunty striped awnings, to its cocktail hour, when you’ll be happy to settle in front of the lounge’s cozy open fire with an aperitif chosen from the “Moodbook,” an all-day menu of snacks, main meals, and beverages. In the Henricus restaurant, Edward Kreuger whips up fabulous tasting menus featuring luxe ingredients like pheasant and oysters, the perfect fit for the city’s well-heeled gastronomes. Retire to a suite that’s Old World without being fussy–think toile wallpaper, striped silk cushions, and bathrooms decorated with blue and white Delft tiles.
In the Area
Explore some of this stately city’s treasures, starting with Lange Voorhout Palace. Fancy something a bit more mind-bending? Visit the Escher Museum, devoted to the intricate, surreal works of Dutch artist M. C. Escher. Continue the cultural edification with Panorama Mesdag, a giant cylindrical painting by Hendrik Willem Mesdag that is housed in its own custom-designed museum. To digest all that cool art, head to Garoeda, one of the Hague’s most celebrated Indonesian restaurants–a legacy of the Dutch colonization of the Dutch East Indies.
How to Get There
A lovely hotel, traditional, but spacious and well equipped.
Our room was clean, with with a king size bed, stocked mini bar, and a sitting area. The bathroom had bath and separate shower cubicle.
Hotel staff were friendly and helpful, as is the norm in the Netherlands.
The hotel has a large, well stocked lounge bar. The restaurant was good for dinner (reviewed seperately under Restaurant Sophia), but the hotel breakfast was a little expensive, so we chose to breakfast in street cafés.
This is great address. The hotel has a warm and cozy atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and efficient. The rooms are confortable. The breakfast buffet is generous with fresh and high quality food. The hotel is located in a quiet street while still being within a few minutes from busy shopping areas and many restaurants.
The Carlton Ambassador is a charming hotel with very friendly staff. It’s located just a short walk away from Noordeinde Palace and many restaurants and bars in The Hague city centre. The decor in the rooms is a little dated and requires updating but all in all, the hotel provides a very pleasant stay.