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The Toren
Ranked #2 of 368 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
New Delhi, India
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fantastic Boutique Hotel !”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

Stayed here for 3 night for a short holiday and loved it. Unlike the big chain hotels this place has character and charm to it. The staff is welcoming and very forthcoming in seeing all your requests get taken care.

Rooms are nicely appointed and the size appropriate considering where you are ! I had booked a Deluxe double with Canal View and the room was quite big but bathroom was quite small. My room was not in the main hotel building and a 1-2 min walk in the 2nd building.

Breakfast was good and service prompt. I ordered room service once which was delivered promptly but sans the cutlery.

Location of hotel is very good and in Jordan area which hosts lot of restaurants and cafe's. Dam square and the shopping street are 5-10 min walk away.

Overall a very good hotel !

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stayed at the Toren twice - once as a couple and the second time as a family and every time we stayed here we had a great experience. The first time we stayed in the main building - the staff is very friendly and helpful - always cheerful. They even remembered us on our second visit. Our room in the main building had a tub in the open plan bathroom - the room was very plush and rich - think velvet and a sort of tasteful gothic style - perfect for a couples getaway. The location is great - right on the canals and walking distance from most places - i like staying here because its not too close to Dam square which can get a bit noisy and touristy.
The second time we stayed here we were put in the neighbouring building - there was a king sized bed and a single bed for our 10 year old. The theme was also rich but a little less gothic. The rooms are not huge but it was just for one night and we knew we would be out for most of the day so it didnt bother us. We never had breakfast at the hotel - since theres a lot to see, do and eat in the neighbourhood.

Room Tip: They have triple rooms - always check with the hotel - rooms in the main building felt a bit more sp...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Not suitable for a business traveller. Noise from other rooms, slamming doors after 11 pm. Lots of flash decor but lacking on towel and furnishing quality. Perhaps ok for holiday - but if sleep & reasonable comfort matter, find a different location.

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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NY, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2014

Wonderful location, accommodating staff, beautiful rooms, excellent breakfast, lovely bar/lounge area made for a most enjoyable stress free four days. You need not look at any other boutique hotel in Amsterdam as this is the real deal. Everyone was professional and genuinely interested in making our stay as pleasurable as possible. As we had to leave on King's Day and transportation options were very limited, the head concierge went above and beyond the call of duty in providing us with options to make our train to Paris. Every night when we returned from dinner we took a few moments to admire the canal houses adjacent to the hotel that to us became our lasting memory of the beauty of Amsterdam.

Room Tip: Stay in the main house and ask for a room with a jacuzzi. Don't fret about not having a canal vi...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Meister
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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2014

Having just returned from 3day break the toren is a classy elegant hotel and the staff are amazing nothing to much trouble and the most cozy beds ever we had a room overlooking canal what more could you want also the breakfast is wonderful .even the cold weather didn't spoil our trip.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed at The Toren during the King's Day Celebration so we doubly appreciated the outstanding service, the beautiful room, and the location (central to the city and yet on one of the quieter stretches of Keizersgracht). The reception staff was unfailingly helpful and welcoming; the cafe is lovely, relaxing, and also with a charming staff; and breakfast was very tasty. The atmosphere of the hotel is emphatically old world from a sensory point of view but relaxed and informal though highly professional, like the city itself. Our room was superb - very beautifully decorated. It was in the annex which is another beautiful old building about fifty yards from the main hotel - and it is equally charming (the cafe is in 164). One is on the quieter edge of the Centrum but shopping, clubbing, cafes, restaurants, museums all start right around the corner (for instance, Anne Frank House and the Tulip Museum are very close by). Price-wise it is by no means a "bargain" but it did deliver value comparable to other hotels of its quality and for our weekend stay, combined with a longer stay in a local apartment, it was perfect. It is simply a lovely place to be and hanging out in the room felt very much a part of the Amsterdam experience. We didn't avail ourselves of the garden, though our view of it from our rear window showed it to be quite charming. And again, I'd second other comments about the outstanding customer service, which is, as they say, priceless. Lovely, lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 5, 2014

We have stayed here three times over the past few years. It is a beautiful hotel and I wouldn't stay anywhere else than the Jordaan district. The rooms are clean, quiet and have everything you need for a comfortable stay.
For a hotel of this quality I would expect the front of house to know that we are repeat guests and not insist that we are shown the facilities and room. A small niggle in what is otherwise a beautiful hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Toren
Address: Keizersgracht 164, 1015 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#2 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#3 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#4 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Toren 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Allow the award-winning hotel The Toren to charm you with an unforgettable, unique and memorable experience in Amsterdam. The Toren offers an elegantly designed interior and a warm welcome; this combined with the beautiful surroundings of Amsterdam's central canal area creates a special atmosphere and a safe haven for guests 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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The Toren - Hampshire Classic Hotel Amsterdam
Toren Hotel Amsterdam
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