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“Elegant and Cozy” 4 of 5 stars
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The Toren
Ranked #1 of 363 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
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“Elegant and Cozy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2010

I booked at the last minute and this was the least expensive hotel with a 4+ star rating that I could find. I knew I was getting the smallest room they had but since I was traveling alone and was only going to be there 1 night it was no big deal. When I arrived I was very pleased with the location and the charm this little hotel has. Reception was very nice and helpful. The small bar off the lobby is very welcoming and comfortable. Great place for a snack, night cap or just sit and relax with friends. The room was very small ( about the size of a large walk in master bedroom closet) but was perfect for my 1 night and very clean and comfortable.
The location was perfect and I found it easy to walk any where in the center. About a 10-15 min walk to the train station.
I travel through Amsterdam frequently and while I like to stay closer to the train staion this hotel was an excellent back up for me and I would stay again in a minute.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2010

Very comfortable hotel, well located half way between Centraal station and the museum district and while only 10 minutes from Dam square its slightly away from the tourism madness in a nice place on one of the canals.
The staff are exremely well trained, polite and helpful and the rooms are comfortable and stylish.

My only gripe is that there was a construction site next door and we were somewhat disturbed by noise one of the mornings but the staff handled my complaint very well and I could clearly see that the problem was not of their making

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Charleston, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

My husband and I stayed at The Toren for a long weekend and LOVED our time there! Very unique hotel in that it's purposefully decorated 'over the top.' Red velvet walls, shiny black furniture, glittery flower arrangements...You can't help but feel sexy! It's like a classy bordello, if that makes sense! The staff is very friendly- always smiling and saying hello. The housekeeping staff did an excellent job at keeping our room clean each and every day- which was very important since we were traveling with 2 dogs. Location is AWESOME. You're smack dab in the middle of all the districts and can walk EVERYWHERE. Comfiest best we've ever slept in while in Europe. Fridge and tea maker in the room were perks, too. Our only gripe was that the air conditioner didn't work very well- without the windows open, the room was unbearably stuffy. Internet isn't free and there's no parking, but that's the case everywhere you look...DEFINITELY stay at The Toren if you're looking for something classy AND different!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

We stayed at the Toren for five inghts during our first visit to Amsterdam. The hotel is SOOO charming and the staff are extremely personable and helpful. They made great recommendations for dinner. The hotel is perfectly located - on a peaceful street along a canal but within a few minutes walk to great activity. Cute bars and local restaurants right down the street. We were within walking distance of almost everything. The bar/lounge area is gorgeous and there is also a courtyard to have drinks in or to just relax and read.

By American standards the rooms may seem a bit small but the beds are huge with fabulous linens and pillows. The showers are great - tall and large showerheads with great water pressure. There is a Nespresso coffe machine in the room and television and internet. A/C worked very well.

We had a great experience at The Toren and hope to return. We highly recommend it as the perfect place to stay in Amsterdam.

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West Midalnds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

I arranged a short break at the Toren Hotel for my husbands 50th birthday as a surprise. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them. The room was nicely decorated and the bathroom facilities were fantastic, especially the shower. It was a lovely touch that the staff were aware of my husbands birthday and acknowledged this at breakfast with a complimentary glass of champagne. They also provided a birthday cake at my request. Great location, close to everything, but also quiet away from the hustle and bustle. Would definately staff there again.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

3 wonderful nights in this romantic hotel, canal view room was lovely our room was in separate building from reception but this was not a problem. Breakfast met our need are reasonably priced. Pre dinner drink in bar a must, great bar tender. Travel a lot and found this one of the better hotels we have stayed in. Staff extremely helpful booking museum tickets recommending and booking restaurants.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Chur, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Reservation was easy and uncomplicated. Requested a quiet room - and got it. Breakfast was excellent - especially the latte macchiato!
Location is perfect for sightseeing, for train connections, and for bike riding.
When steppiing out of 'The Toren' we liked the water in front of the house door, the people in the streets relaxing in the evenings, and the genuine Amsterdam rows of houses in every direction we started off for our walks.

  • Stayed August 2010, 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
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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