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The Toren
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Keizersgracht 164, 1015 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #3 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
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“Mesmerizing! We will definitely be back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

Spent our wedding night in one of the special suites of this hotel (just a few houses down from the building with the reception). Larger rooms there, same vibe, just brilliant. Service in advance, during and after the stay there was sublime. The best hotel service we have received so far in hotel stays in general.

Kind enthusiastic staff making suggestions for things we had not thought of or were unaware of. Spectacular reception area and bar, all rich Rococo style. We got suite 406, with an equally spectacular Rococo style finish of the room: gold ornaments on the ceiling, a beautiful chandelier, fire place area, sitting area by the windows, antique desk next to the entrance. Lot of 'walking around' space. Wonderful king size bed which has the matrass as it should be: ONE large matrass rather than 2 x 1 pers matrasses with the break in the middle (don't understand why other hotels still do that). So Great!

Then downstairs... yes, split level. A bathroom beyond imagination. Upon entrance, against the right side 2 beautiful spacious sinks, to the left first a walk in shower with multiple showers, next to it a large jacuzzi and behind the back wall of the jacuzzi the toilet. The bathroom alone is just as big as some of the hotel rooms we stayed in in the past, excellent!

Concluding: the experience at Hotel the Toren really finished off an already magical day in style, actually extended 'Our Day' to the day after as well.

Extra compliments for the breakfast with champagne and all the dishes prepared for us, brought by room service. We spent an hour on the breakfast and still only finished half ;-)

A big thank you to everyone involved at The Toren, you really made the stay unforgettable for us and we cannot wait to return!

Recommended to everyone who would like to stay in Amsterdam in a luxurious environment. Located at the canal De Keizersgracht, in the Jordaan (one of the hot spots in Amsterdam), with everything right around the corner (the Dam, Anne Frank House, Flower Market etc) in the shadow of the Westerkerk.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

gorgeous hotel, very helpful staff..wonderful bed. staff were very helpful with all questions and recommendations

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

The Toren was OK. Although the room did overlook the canal, it was small, uncomfortable (beds, pillows), and overpriced. The staff was nice. They gave us directions to the police station after my wallet, cash and passport were pick pocketed on the #14 tram. They assisted me with some replacement cash becasuse most of Amsterdam does not accept American Visa cerdit cards. They recommended an over priced restaurant that refused to serve tap water with an $80 meal (example see Tempoe DoeLoe - as recommended by Toren staff). Once again, the Toren is OK - Amsterdam is not.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

Stayed in this hotel recently (16-20th july 2011) with my fiance. The hotel was absolutley stunning. I couldn't get over the size of the room plus we had a hot-tub which had lights that changed colours and a shower room with a power shower and a shower with a big head.The decore in the room was beautiful and there was everything in the room that we needed ie hair dryer,coffee machine tea etc. The lighting in the room was vey nice they had spot lights on the celling over the bathroom area and a chandiler above the bed. The veiw from the room was gorgeous as it over looked the canal. The hotel staff very extremly nice and friendly and would have done anything to make your stay more comfortable. They made us feel very welcomed in the hotel and helped us out with information when we needed it.The hotel also has a bar with gorgeous decore in it also. I could not fault this hotel at all apart from a little outside noise which was not from inside the hotel itself and it was def not a problem as we both enjoyed our stay here and were very sad to leave and we would def recommend anyone to stay there if they were travelling to Amsterdam. Fantastic hotel. :) :) :)

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

The Toren is a fin de siècle boutique hotel that provides a level of comfort and service rarely encountered since Edwardian days. It is in a prime location making it easy to wander in to the Dam or the Jordaan. Service was very friendly and extremely helpful. I had sketched a full-on programme for our five day visit, and reception facilitated everything I wanted to do perfectly, from pick-up at the airport, bikes, boats, tickets, restaurants, bars, taxis etc. A wonderful long weekend celebrating our Pearl Wedding Anniversary made extra special by the attentiveness of the Toren. Thank you all so much.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

I stayed at the Toren for 2 nights in early July. I was excited to check in and see the rooms, because from the pictures the rooms seemed pretty unique. In actuality, seeing the rooms first hand was much better. Everything was very well decorated and the big fluffy bed was extremely comfortable. My favorite part was the bathroom with all the marble and a lot of space for a small building. All of the staff were very friendly and gave us some good tips on nearby restaurants. Although I did not have breakfast in the hotel, we did get some drinks at the bar at night. The bar area was also one of my favorite rooms.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

Having read other reviews, I can agree that the uncollected rubbish around the canals was a bit surprising and disappointing, as we have never encountered the situation in Amsterdam previously. Perhaps there is some industrial action?
However, this in no way affected the sultry fun of the Toren. Better to stay in luxury when there is rubbish in the streets than in a hovel, I'd say.
The rooms are small- no doubt. We were upgraded to a canal deluxe and although we had to shuffle around the room with suitcases, it in no way affected the magic of the giilts, crimsons and blacks of the room. The breakfast buffet was more than adequate and served in a simply gorgeous room which owes more to Moulin Rouge than Van Gough. Sumptuous, splendid and a lot of fun. Reception staff were smiling, fun, helpful and a good introduction to the experience. A great place for a little fantasy for the real world.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Keizersgracht 164, 1015 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#2 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#4 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#11 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Toren 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience. Whoever wants to be treated to a unique and memorable stay in Amsterdam should stay at The Toren. The hotel's elegantly designed interior and warm welcome, combined with the beautiful surroundings of Amsterdam's central canal area create a special atmosphere and a safe haven for you to completely relax. The hotel has been designed with your pleasure in mind! Worldwide tourists and business travelers familiar with the hotel will discover it afresh. ... more   less 
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