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“Central, sofisticated, comfortable, quiet, good value!” 4 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 #28 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Taunton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Central, sofisticated, comfortable, quiet, good value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We stayed here with friends to visit the newly renovated Rijks Museum and the Van Gogh museum. The first was magnificently restored and presented a wealth of art etc in a very relaxed but clean and available way.

The second was more traditional, had more security - metal scanners and wardens but again had a very interesting way of showing his art. Paintings,drawings, technique and materials on different floors.

As for the hotel inquestion, very convenient in the hart of old Amsterdam and overall great!!

Room Tip: chose the rear, e.g. room 10. Rooms are not big but beds and pillows are worth stealing!!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I went there to spend the night of my birthday. The location cannot be better, for someone who doesn't like Amsterdam that much, this area made me enjoy the city. The rooms' color are very dark so make sure you take a room with big windows so you dont feel claustrophobic.
The service is very nice and kind, the bed and pillows are very comfortable, although the hot tub is a bit small.
Breakfast is really nice, although if you want omelettes or something like that, you have to pay more.

Room Tip: They give you a wifi code that everyone use, that one is slow. They have a very long password that i...
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  • Stayed October 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This was our second trip down to Amsterdam this year. Our first trip we stayed at the Conservatorium Hotel, which was a lot more expensive and a lot less amazing. The area the hotel is in is charming and great to explore. The views are also amazing- right on the canal. The staff was great, extremely friendly, and we got an upgrade on arrival. Great location, great price, and great staff. What more can you ask for?

  • Stayed August 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sedona, Arizona
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I would like to hire their interior decorator! From the moment you enter these restored 17th century canal houses, you cannot help but be impressed by the way the original details have been retained, while adding modern elegant touches. The rooms, the entire hotel for that matter, are striking and romantic. The hotel bar is beautiful and offers a wonderful menu of bar food. We discovered it our last evening or would have done larger lunches in the city and come back there for the evening. It's also very quiet and the staff is wonderful.

  • Stayed October 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 Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Canal house was absolutely fantastic. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming - especially the manager Kristell. The room was luxurious and comfortable. The hotel helped to organise tickets for an outing and the location is perfect for museums, restaurants, independent shops. Breakfast was also very, very good.

Room Tip: We stayed in a 'better' room - it does not have a canal view but we enjoyed the added seclus...
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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Hong Kong, China
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stayed here 3 nights for a friends wedding in late June and I feel in love with the toiletaries that they stocked - which they also sell at the front desk (prices are not for the faint hearted). From memories it was about €35 for a candle.

PROS:
Service was faultless, we arrived close to midnight and they had all our paper work ready and check-in was very smooth. Our very efficient concierge / reception staff quickly showed us to our room, explained the lights, facilities and left us to rest.

Bed was nice and soft, just the way I liked it. The room isn’t big and neither was the bathroom but it was well designed and adequate for a 3 night stay with a big suitcase to share.

Breakfast which is included in the room rate was fresh and filling – service again was excellent. Attentive but not intrusive.

CONS:
There are a lot of stairs and corridors to this hotel. Perfectly ok for a young bridal party who had fun trying to locate rooms but may be challenging for people who prefer larger common access areas and with more lift access – although we were able to access our rooms via a lift but it’s not directly at the entrance - you need to take some stairs first.

The toilarties are not individually wrapped - they all come in large bottles and are refilled by staff, which some people may find unhygenic . The hotel is not cheap to stay at and it would be good to see them upgrade the toiletaries so it's single use (not very environmentally friendly though!)

It was a lovely stay but definitely wasn't the cheapest hotel in town. Whilst we enjoyed our stay very much and found no faults, I would need to be honest and say that I would stay at the Sofitel over Canal House when it's charging around the same price.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We recently stayed at Canal House for five nights and it was a really wonderful experience. We had a "great" room on the top floor overlooking the garden at the back of the hotel, so it was generally quiet and peaceful - only interrupted by the bells of the Westerkerk every 15 minutes - something we strangely got used to pretty quickly. The room was really great except perhaps a little too hot, even for Amsterdam. The staff were particularly great - friendly and very helpful. We found the area extremely convenient - easy access to trams if you did not feel like walking and within walking distance of most attractions. There are also many restaurants in the immediate vicinity with good choices of cuisine and price. We would recommend this without reservation and would love to return there on any future visits to Amsterdam. Would suggest that a room facing the garden would be the best choice.

Room Tip: Garden facing room and perhaps not on the top floor for the heat.
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  • Stayed October 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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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:
#19 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#22 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#27 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#32 Family 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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