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The Toren
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Keizersgracht 164, 1015 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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“Wonderful hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We returned last night from a two day trip to Amsterdam and stayed at The Toren. The hotel is beautiful, the staff so helpful and understandably proud of their hotel. Its very close to the city centre, just around the corner from Anne Franks house so perfectly located. Would thoroughly recommend a stay here and would return without a shadow of a doubt to this city and this hotel. Just as a note of advice, the waiting time for the Anne Frank house is much longer than indicated on the signs, don't be fooled!!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The people at the Toren seem to be very nervous about the "room for one person" as indeed it is quite small. There are actually two of them, one in the main building and one in the annex. I would suggest the one in the main building even tho the annex one is slightly bigger. The annex is about ten houses away, and that makes it more distant from Breakfast and the tram system. And the room in the main building has a lift opposite so there is no climbing stairs with suitcases.
So in addition to all the good things that others have said about this wonderful hotel, don't be afraid about booking the small room for one (if there is only one of you) as it is fine for the job (yes it is snug) has a comfy chair and an industrial Nespresso machine. And good value

Room Tip: If just one of you, maybe the "small" rooms will suit
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is the best hotel I have ever stayed in!
Do you remember when you were a child and would imagine sleeping in a cloud? well that is how comfortable the bed was.
The room was beautifully decorated and super clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful
Breakfast was great too.
Its close to the centre of Amsterdam but still in a quite spot.
I loved my stay here!

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Perfectly placed in the old centre of the city on one of the main (residential) "grachts"; located in several old merchants homes on the canal. Our room - in a separate building was lovely - furnished in a gentle/old-fashioned/yet fashionable/comfortable style with lots of rich fabrics, colours and wall coverings. Hospitality was outstanding; staff were delightful. Excellent breakfast. A real gem in the city. Why would anyone want to stay in a big chain hotel when you can stay here??

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If you take the train into Amsterdam you can walk to The Toren, if you don't mind dragging your luggage over cobblestone streets for a few blocks. We found it to be rather charming, and it gave us an up close and personal view of the canals as we walked to the hotel. It is on a residential street in a very quiet neighborhood. The staff is extremely friendly and attentive, almost too much so if you like a little alone time. The second floor room we had was gorgeous, with a nice whirlpool tub and a great coffee maker for the morning. The only negative we experienced was not being able to use the outdoor courtyard after 10 PM, because we were not on the first floor. So if you like to sit outside at night, ask for a first floor room. They offered to rent bikes to us but admitted we could get them cheaper at the bike store down the street - so we did. They did say the next time we wanted to stay here, give them a call directly and they would give us a good deal rather than reserve over the internet - so think about that if you want to stay here. I would come back again.

Room Tip: Ask for first floor room with an outside patio to get most use out of courtyard at night.
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Great welcome and reception was well informed. Nothing was too much trouble by any of the staff. Rooms were clean and well presented. Decor interesting!
Hotel very central,not noisy . Easy to get to all the main sites and walking distance from the railway station..Even the taxi driver told us it was one of the best hotels in Amsterdam on the way there.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

From the moment we stepped into the hotel until the moment we left, we were treated well by all staff members. The hospitality we experienced was warm and genuine and we never felt that we were imposing on the front desk or dining staff with questions or requests. What I noticed was the fact that the staff felt at ease in taking time to chat with us. In some hotels, the workers are reluctant to stop work to be personable. It is clear that the owners allow their staff to feel comfortable during their working hours. All points of interest were within walking distance and we were very centrally located. I walked very early each morning and felt extremely safe. The Ann Frank House was just around the corner, all museums were easy to walk to and Central Station is just 10 minutes away. Although there is no full dinner restaurant service, the lunch and bar menu were more than adequate. There is a nice courtyard in the back and the lounge is quite cozy and comfortable. All in all a great experience. Just a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#1 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#3 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#13 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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Also Known As:
The Toren - Hampshire Classic Hotel Amsterdam
Toren Hotel Amsterdam
Toren Amsterdam

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