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“Very pleasant surprise” 4 of 5 stars
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Canal House
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Keizersgracht 148, 1015 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Canal Ring (Grachtengordel))   |  
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Ranked #16 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Very pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I had read mixed reviews and was a little nervous about staying here. My husband and I were stopping in Amsterdam a few days to get over jet lag before meeting a group in Provence.
We couldn't have been happier. Although the room was somewhat "compact", it had everything we needed, was immaculate, modern and well-designed. The staff was absolutely superb -- every single person from the waiter at breakfast to the front desk was helpful and friendly.Would definitely stay here again. A special thank you to Lisa, who spent quite a bit of time with us plotting out our one day of touring.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Elin S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Stayed here for a long weekend and for a small price we were upgraded to a suite. What a room! What a hotel! Great location but we could have quite happily lived in our suite for the whole weekend!

the breakfast was nice and the staff were really lovely. I wish my house was decorated as nicely as the rooms.

Room Tip: try and get an upgrade. We paid 50 Euros a night for a room that was much more expensive.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed her for a couple of nights in the middle of a two week Europe trip and it was one of the highlights. The staff is extremely friendly. They are always available to help, but not in your way. We stayed in room #20 which I would recommend. Rain shower, big bathtub, very comfortable bed and a view out to the canals. Since this is a converted merchant house, the rooms up high in the house have some steep stairs. We loved this aspect as it added to the charm of the hotel and Amsterdam. This will always be my place (and room) when I return to Amsterdam. Well done Canal House!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I had some 4 days off before I had to attend tedious and long meetings at the Okura Hotel. My wife and I wanted to stayed close to downtown before moving to the Okura. After a long and deep research we booked at the Canal House. The Hotel is very well located, it is trendy, beds are very comfortable, but far most: very good, easy going and friendly staff. Possibly the shower was one of its weakest points. Try to book rooms that look over the rear part of the property and 2nd level up; these rooms seem to be quiet; as opposed to those overlooking the canal. Hope to stay here again.

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

We had a wonderful stay at Canal House. It is in a convenient location and walking distance to the central train station, Anne Frank house, and dam square. The room was well designed and comfortable. The bath products were fantastic so don't pack shampoo. Staff was very friendly.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed in an Exceptional room with Canal views from three large window. The staff is super friendly and helpful and seem to really want to help you have a wonderful trip. The breakfasts are nice but pretty standard with pastries, breads, granola, fruits, meats and cheeses. The hotel has no kitchen. Our room was very comfortable and spacious for Amsterdam. As American's we found it odd that the bath and shower were part of the living space, but we adjusted. The only real drawback was all the steep stairs to walk up to get to our room. This was taxing after a day of walking around the city. The location is convenient to most of the areas you would want to get to in the city. The tram is a few minute walk.

Very nice stay. I would go back,

Room Tip: Exceptional Room was very nice and spacious with a wonderful canal view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank shanna364
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We just stayed one night on our way to Africa. Arrived very tired after a long flight. The rooms are nice and quiet for sleeping and the curtains are quite heavy which kept out the sunshine. We had a "better room" but there was no view except that of another wall. I didn't mind too much because we were only there one night, but wouldn't have loved looking at it for several days. The inside of the hotel is a little bit of a maze and we easily got confused in the hallways. The outdoor courtyard is really lovely and quite unique for Amsterdam. Would be nice to sit and enjoy a glass of wine out there. We enjoyed the breakfast of cold cuts, cheeses, yogurts, croissants, etc. which is included in your room rate. The location is really good, in Jordaan district and close to some nice spots to eat or have a drink along the canals. We walked to the hotel from the train station and it was totally manageable, about a 15 minute walk. Wifi was included in the rate and worked fine. The staff were friendly, and offered us a cool drink when we arrived, showed us our room, and brought up the luggage. I loved the bathtub, one of the nicest ever. The price was not that cheap, but this is Amsterdam after all. Overall a nice stay. If I stayed again for a few days, I would definitely request a room with a better view.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Canal House
Address: Keizersgracht 148, 1015 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#22 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#24 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#33 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 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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