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“Amazing, only stay in this hotel in Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
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Canal House
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Keizersgracht 148, 1015 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
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Ranked #29 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
london
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Amazing, only stay in this hotel in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We have just come back from a 3 night stay at this hotel. We went for a weekend break for my 30th birthday, and are both thrilled we stayed at this hotel. We arrived exhausted and early and we were greeted by a friendly helpful young man. He took us to our lovely room at 10am, which had been cleaned and made ready early. When we came back down again he showed us how to get to a few attractions and booked us a taxi to our dinner reservation later that night. When we got back to the room we also had a cd wishing me happy birthday, plus the mr and mrs smith gift of the gorgeous hand cream. Listen to their restaurant recommendations, and you can't go wrong.

Massive recommendation while in Amsterdam go to Winkel 43 for apple pie, perfect!!

On our final mornign our flights got cancelled, the guys at reception ran around to sort out a different way for us to get back home and were just prefect. We never felt worried ot stressed.
The staff are what make this place so great.

Also the bath products smelt like proper spa products and we loved them.

We honestly can't say enough about how great the hotel and staff are. They helped make our stay even more special and really did help when things went wrong, they sorted it out with a smile and never made us feel stressed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in 2 different rooms. The layout of the rooms were very similar, but we moved from the first room as we had asked for a room overlooking the garden and it actually looked over the light well. They were very good and moved us to a great room with a small patio overlooking the garden for a very small charge, less than the actual increase stated. The second room was slightly bigger, but the bath was still in the room, which was fine. THe decor of both rooms was modernistic, dark (everything black except the white bedlinen) with great bath products in the bathroom area.although the room is dark, the lighting is good, so reading etc not a problem, but you do need the light on even on a bright dayThere is a small separate toilet, with a door, and a small fridge in the bath area too. The bed was very comfortable, with really good duvet and bed linen. Breakfast was very good, although the down side is that it can be noisy as guests checking out from several of the rooms have to bring all their luggage through the breakfast area! The actual breakfast is a good choice of juices, cereals, meat, cheese and breads and coffee is ordered through the waiter.
The location is good, only a 2 minute walk to trams and a 7 minute walk to Dam square.
I would recommend this as a good base, with most things very positive about the hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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22 hotel reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Canal House on a brief trip to Amsterdam on September 5, 2012, and we wished we could have stayed longer at the hotel. The staff were all fluent in English, which helped, and everyone was extremely helpful. Our room was relatively small and decorated in black, with a very contemporary/modern design, and it opened onto a private terrace and garden at the back, which was very peaceful. The breakfast room managed to combine a sense of grandeur with intimacy, and it too looked out (on a higher floor) on the garden. Finally, Canal House's location on a canal near the center of things in Amsterdam was just fantastic.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

My friend and I stayed at the hotel only one night and found the staff very accommodating helping us with everything we requested. Beautiful high ceilings and tasteful decor. The only negative was that only the toilet was private, very deep bathtub and double sinks were in with the rest of the room, which would be great for a couple but not just two friends. Garden in private courtyard was very quiet and calm in the middle of the big city of Amsterdam.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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madison, wi
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We stayed at the Canal House for three nights and booked a "good room" the least expensive of their rooms, but we found the room to be great. While a bit small, it was clean and tastefully decorated with a great shower. The bed was super comfortable and the soundproofing was superb. Location is fantastic with easy walking to restaurants, shops and canal taxi stops. Nice bar within the hotel and a really good bartender by the name of Martin. The staff was outstanding - very helpful, efficient and friendly. They made great suggestions on places to dine and helped us secure reservations at some top restaurants in Amsterdam. Would definitely visit again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

It was a special trip and I am so glad I chose the Canal House - it looks like any other house along Keizergracht but once you enter its doors - it's different. The main entrance wall was filled with artwork on both walls and then you enter the Reception - mainly black with purple lighting which doubles up as the bar lounge behind - with mirrors of all shapes & sizes to lighten up the seemingly dark rooms - very mysterious like! The Canal Team were excellent host/hosteses from arrival to departure. We arrived on a very early flight and they took care of our belongings whiilst we traipsed off for apple pie at Noordemarkt. When we returned, bags were in the room already. A couple of short flights of stairs up, past the elegant Breakfast Lounge with lovely views of the garden courtyard, up the elevator and down another short flight of stairs probably into a different building next door and voila! our "better" room where we stayed for a week. Lovely comfy room with blackout curtains and everything you need from bath oils to DVD player to wonderfully fragrant hand lotions. We enjoyed the warm hospitality of our breakfast server daily and anniversary champagne. Location was excellent - within walking distance of Dam Square and most places and if walking is too much for your tired legs, get the multiple day pass and hop on & hop off the tram/bus or canal boat just 2 blocks away. A wonderful holiday! Thank you! We'll be back.......

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

This is a very stylish hotel situated on quiet beautiful canal. The hotel was so peaceful you could imagine you are the only guests. The oasis garden is a treat. The rooms spacious and really comfortable.
We were looked after by attentive and kind staff in a quiet and thoughtful way.
Its a lovely place for peace, space and true relaxation.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Canal House

Address: Keizersgracht 148, 1015 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#22 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#29 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#38 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Canal House 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Canal House offers boutique-style rooms in the Grachtengordel-West district, 290 yards from Westermarkt tram stop. This design hotel features free Wi-Fi and grounds with summer house for private dining.The rooms at Canal House feature sumptuous décor with dark woods and luxurious fabrics. Each room has an open-plan layout and includes a flat-screen TV, minibar and work desk.The Amsterdam Tulip Museum and Anne Frank House are less than a 5-minute walk from Canal House. Amsterdam Central Train Station is less than a 15-minute walk away. ... more   less 
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