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“Lovely little Hotel in a good location” 4 of 5 stars
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Canal House
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Keizersgracht 148, 1015 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #30 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
Basel, Switzerland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Lovely little Hotel in a good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We went to Amsterdam in early spring 2013. The "Canal House" was recommeded by a Swiss newspaper - and it was totally worth it. the hotel is in a lovely neighbourhood next to one of Amsterdams famous "Grachten" - but then everything is....
However the hotel is very small and quite pricy, but ti's worth it. Great breakfast and helpful staff make the hotel a good choice for a 2-4 days trip to Amsterdam!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We came here for 2 nights on our honeymoon. We ummed and aahed in our decision making process of where to stay but this was a great choice. We opted for the "Better room" which is slightly bigger than their standard room. Great decision! Breakfast was included as well which is always a score at European hotels. Sadly no eggs on offer but cereals, toast, fruit and cheese was more than adequate.

The hotel is located quite near (by bicycle) the nine streets (for local shopping) and around the corner from the Anne Frank museum.

The beds were super comfy which is always a bonus after a long day of exploring :)

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  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Very nice hotel and friendly staff, but air condition is not operating for fourth straight night making it impossible to bear the humidity! Rooms are nicely decorated but extremely small ! Friendly staff is the only thing that makes u

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We had a great stay at the Canal House in Amsterdam. The property was recently remodeled and the rooms are very nice and comfortable. We really enjoyed the beautiful garden which was a good break from a full day of seeing the city. The hotel is well located in a very nice section of downtown with easy access to tourist attractions. Finally, the staff was very friendly , and assisted us in everything we needed from dinner recommendations to transportation.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Canal House for three nights in the Best Room, from May 20-23, 2013, a truly unique and wonderful experience for us. The service, the room and the amenities were truly outstanding and the staff exceeded, at every occasion, what any guest could expect. We particularly enjoyed the size of the room, the complimentary items in the room which were beyond the quality normally found in five star hotels and the breakfast served in the grand salon, overlooking a beautiful garden. The weather was poor but we hardly noticed it because of our enchantment with this hotel. See you soon!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 May 17, 2013 via mobile

One night business stay over. Impressed with unique design, helpful reception staff. Rooms well done, a little dark but it has what you need. I liked the breakfast area - very relaxing and attentive kitchen staff. Hotel nicely located to give you feel for a piece of Amsterdam and restaurants and shops without putting you into middle of major section of the city. I'd stay again.

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Positive points:
- friendly welcome by Waan who was very helpful throughout our stay
- tickets purchased for us on arrival for Rijsmuseum and help with dining reservation
- good central location, very near the trams and Anne Frank museum and canal boat trip
- nice view of garden from our room (number 09)
- reasonable buffet breakfast, good that breakfast and wifi included in room rate
- excellent bed, very comfortable
Negative points:
- we stayed in a "great" room overlooking the garden. This was quite small when you take into account the fact that the bathroom was fully in the room apart from a small claustrophobic toilet. On a romantic weekend away not necessarily a great idea.
- the website gave the impression of the rooms being more historical/Dutch art based but in fact the room was very modern. I would have preferred the decor to have looked more like the rooms on the internet with some more traditional art on the bedroom walls to give a sense of place
- I prefer small toiletries to take away rather than large bottles for use at the hotel
- we made the mistake of driving to Amsterdam and then parking in the World Fashion Centre park and ride. This is a horrible park and ride which is difficult to work out and then a walk (with luggage) to the long tram ride which is not signposted. When you have just driven a long journey this is not what you need on a short break. There is an expensive car park 10 minutes walk from the hotel. The hotel needs to work out a way of helping people who arrive by car either by offering to park the car for them, having a temporary space outside to offload or by giving better advice. Either way it was a stressful start to the our short break.
- only limited room service but hotel near various cafes and restaurants
Overall I would stay at the hotel again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#21 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#23 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#32 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#33 Romantic 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 meetings.The rooms at Canal House feature sumptuous decor 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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