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“Sumptuous, cozy, great staff. Best hotel we've had in Amsterdam.” 5 of 5 stars
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The Toren
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Keizersgracht 164, Amsterdam 1015 CZ, The Netherlands   |  
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“Sumptuous, cozy, great staff. Best hotel we've had in Amsterdam.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

As travelers to Amsterdam know, hotels tend to be pricey and you don't always get quality or comfort (or courteousness) for your money. This has often been the case whenever we have taken a getaway weekend in Amsterdam. Thankfully Toren was different.

The Toren's location is perfect--on a quiet part of a canal street, in easy walking distance of attractions or tram stops.

We were so pleasantly surprised by the appearance of the hotel. Situated in an old canal house, the decor is baroque. A bit over the top in some parts, but the overall effect is far more luxurious and visually satisfying than the concept-less, bare bones style of many other places we've stayed. The standard double room was a bit small, as most hotel rooms in Amsterdam tend to be, but it was SO comfortable! A complimentary in room Nespresso machine was the perfect amenity after a day of walking the city. The bed was so comfortable to cuddle up in that one afternoon after being caught in the rain we came back to change and got so comfortable that we cuddled up, ordered room service, and watched a movie instead. The bathroom was new, modern, immaculate.

Above and beyond that, the staff were friendly and courteous--also not typical in Amsterdam. They even surprised us one day with a chilled bottle of champagne, and martini glasses filled with chocolates and strawberries.

We will definitely be staying at the Toren on our future trips to Amsterdam. I can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2010

The location is fantastic if you want to be in a quiet area within walking distance of the main areas. The hotel is great for a european city centre hotel, staff very helpful, rooms are the small size you get in europe but the rooms in the annex (the 'other' building which is about 20 meters from the main hotel building) are a bit larger. There are several veeery good restaurants within 5-10 minutes walk.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

we spent 4 days /3 nights at the toren hotel this summer me, my husband, our 6 years old daughter and our 17 month kid, the hotel is very close to central train station it cost us 10 euro for taxi , the decoration is really fantatsic , very fast check in , the hotel staff are very helpful , the hotel is divided between 2 buildings we were niot staued in th emain building, our triple room has a very resonable space , they provided cot for free as well , th ebeds are comfy , though the bathroom was small but it was spotless and clean , thr room has a nice view over the canal and the hotel was with a walking distance to all main sites , I defenitely recommend it for all travellers and cannot wait to stay here again

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

Ahhh...this hotel - i am getting goose bumps when i remember Toren...the hotel is soo cozy, "old style luxury hotel"...definitely THE BEST BED I TRIED IN MY LIFE...the soft pillows...great bar...great bathroom..Toren is a bit pricey but it's great value for your money..

There is just 1 bad thing about this hotel, actually the room we stayed in - it was extremely small so my advice is: BOOK THE DELUXE ROOM! next time i'm in Amsterdam - i know i definitly will..

Would definitely recommend to anyone (maybe not to a family with children)..enjoy !

  • Stayed March 2009, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

The Toren is the only hotel you need to know if you are staying in Amsterdam! It is centrally located, overlooking one of the many canals. It consists of two beautiful buildings on Keizersgracht. My wife, two young kids and I spent 5 nights / 6 days at the Toren. Everybody we dealt with, were extremely helpful, courteous, polite, efficient and most of all, warm and friendly - from the cleaning staff to the owners. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the whole hotel is totally different from the bland, clinical norm. Service was top class. Food was fantastic, all at value for money. I really mean it when I say my wife and 2 children, aged 5 and 1, would simply not consider anywhere else in Amsterdam. It is a rare place that combines top class professional service, with charm and warmth. We will return to The Toren very soon!

  • Stayed August 2010, 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 August 18, 2010

This is a really great hotel. Located in a nice area of Amsterdam and is within walking distance of everything you need - shops, bars, cafes, museums etc. Great staff service. Would highly recommend this hotel and I will be back there again!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

So, when you check in at the Toren, you quickly glance at your reservation to be sure you are not paying 500 euros a night. You do this because the feel of the hotel is very high class, and the staff jump to help you. When you make your way from the reception to your room, you will likely get a tour from one of the young men who will help with your bags (don't forget to tip!). The hotel is modern and relaxed. It looks like a mix between a high-end nightclub and a model agency. But, at the same time, not pretentious.

The room was large, with a decent view. The bathroom was good, if a little small. The staff was very helpful and had plenty of recommendations on restaurants and nightlife.

I will be staying here again!

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 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
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Address: Keizersgracht 164, Amsterdam 1015 CZ, 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 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#2 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#12 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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