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“A little disappointing....” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Toren
Ranked #1 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A little disappointing....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2009

Spent four days here in August for my Dutch husband's birthday. It certainly lived up to the photographs shown on Trip Adviser, but somehow fell very short of the mark in every other respect. We have stayed in some very exclusive hotels all over Europe, but felt this was very over priced and over rated for what it offered.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank gillydilly2016
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London
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2009

We had a wonderful stay at this hotel. We were upgraded to a deluxe room upon arrival. Chocolates and strawberries were waiting in our room that overlooked the canal. Throughout our stay, the staff at The Toren were extremely helpful and friendly. The breakfasts were great value for money and the coffee they serve in the lounge is divine (I also overheard another customer compliment the coffee whilst i was relaxing in the lounge). Although the weather was poor during our stay, The Toren is full of charm and perfect for a relaxing and romantic getaway. Anne Frank's house is also just a stones throw away and well worth a visit. Looking forward to our next trip to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TSVLondon
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Brazil
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218 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2009

We booked the hotel from internet, trusting the reviews I´ve read. When we arrived was first exciting and then disapointment. We payed for a standard room, but they gave us an upgrade to a canal view room. First, the room was very small, and for small I mean you will have to open the luggage on the bed. Second, the room carpets, walls and bathroom were not so clean as I expected .
But, we can say the location is really perfect. The neighbordhood is very beautiful, with lots of charming cafes and design stores, and near all the major atractions.
The staff is very friendly and atencious.
At the end, it was an average experience, but I would not stay there again or recomend to my friends.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank LUCIANAGS
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Bruxelles
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53 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2009

The Toren is nicely located on a canal.
I went on hotel.nl and could get a nice single room at 100 eur/night.
It worked perfectly for me with parking space in front of the hotel and charming staff that make you feel someone special. Small room but nicely decorated, quiet and perfect for a one night stay. The bed was really comfortable and you have a nespresso machine to get you the best morning cofee you can dream of.
I'll get back there tomorrow for another one night business trip! and might stay in a double room for the coming week end!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Topcruiser
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Hoegaarden
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2009

Very friendly and helpful staff. The breakfast was amazing for the price charged. The rooms are big and very cosy furnished. The hotel has a very good location nearby the city centre.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HupHoegaarden
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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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53 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2009

My husband and I went on a European vacation in October and our first stop was Amsterdam. We couldn't not have chosen a better place than The Toren. The location was great, easy to get to by city train and within walking distance from the drop off (and we had heavy bags - no problem). Robert was fabulous. We really enjoyed talking to him and listening to the history of Amsterdam and the local hot spots. He gave great recommendations for places to eat (Luwtze and Top Thai) and was very patient with our American naivete. The hotel staff was extremely courteous and helpful. The breakfast buffet every morning was perfect. Almost too much to choose from.

The only negative thing I have to say is that the rooms are smaller than I imagined. Pretty tight squeeze, but the ambiance and charm of the hotel make up for it. I definitely think the canal view is worth the little bit of extra cost. We spent a lot of time with the window open looking out over the canal in the morning and again at night.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jennifer Y
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New York, New York
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47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2009

The pros: terrific location, helpful & competent staff, comfortable beds & baths, wonderful & extensive breakfast at a reasonable charge.
The cons: not my idea of an effective interior decorating job -- all red & black and quite dark -- not for the claustrophobic. I guess it's trendy.
Still, the location's so good, and the rooms are perfectly comfortable ... if you get a good rate, you'll probably be very happy here.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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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
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#1 Romantic 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 Toren Hotel 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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