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The Amsterdam Canal Hotel
Ranked #45 of 368 Hotels in Amsterdam
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56 reviews
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“Almost Perfect!”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

Spent one night at the Amsterdam Canal Hotel as I work around the corner and had an early morning the next day so decided to stay there instead of travelling back home for two hours.

I first stayed in room 11 and was pleasantly suprised nice spacious roombut I wanted a bath and had to pay 30 euros more for a bath (bit pricey) and was then moved to the ground floor in room 2.

The good points of this place is that the staff was very friendly (genuine) and attentive. i ordered food and when the delivery guy came they not only brought the food to my room but accompanied by a plate and cutlery 9not all hotels do that).

The mini bar was free filled with chocolates snacks and a variety of drinks.
Complimentary tea and coffee was also available.

The room was very clean the bed was heaven! (hastings)

There were however some minor points that would/could just make that extra difference if sorted out.

- There were no side tables
- Towels could be fluffier
- Jacuzzi bath did not work ?
- No phone in the room

These were just a few small things. I still am very happy with the room, service and the breakfast was great - no real complaints.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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North Ferriby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Despite the lack of a bar or restaurant, as a base the hotel provides a decent standard of accommodation in a fairly central position to explore the delights of this wonderful city. Learning about trams will ease travel.
Our room was on the ground floor with canal views through unusual shaped windows and had a wonderful bathroom. The only negative was access to the bed which was hemmed in by the room shape which was a shame as the beds are world class in comfort terms. The shower was fantastic but care was needed on the loo seat which was tight up against the radiator.
Breakfast was simple and more than adequate with lovely views of the canal from the outside terrace.
The stairs are steep but manageable with care. These access reception from the street entrance and the basement where breakfast is served.
Staff are young and helpful. Overall you get a good room for a reasonable price which includes free wifi and great coffee. I believe a bar will open soon but there is no shortage of bars and restaurants nearby.
Verdict, try it as we will return on our next visit.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Paphos, Cyprus
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

This was our first stay at the Amsterdam Canal Hotel but definitely not our last. We stayed there for just a night in room no. 34, with the canal view. The room was spotless, veeery confy king size bed, free mini-bar, free amenities, amazing bathroom with rainshower and jacuzzi. Location was also perfect for us, as the Hotel is very close to the Heineken Experience, Rijksmuseum and the Hop on-Hop off Canal boat trip station and is about 30min walking to the Central Station. Breakfast was fantastic, we felt like we were in a quality restaurant, with small selection of cheeses, smoked salmon, ham, fruit and juices.
The hotel is decorated very modern and stylish and is very well managed. All the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. We would recommend this hotel to everyone!!! Thank you very much for a wonderful stay!

Room Tip: Room on a higher floor with canal view.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

I am every month 1 week in Amsterdam for my work for 4 years now. I have slept in many hotels 2 3 and 4 stars. I must honestly say this was with a clear mile THE BEST hotel I ever stayed in, in Ams. Service level is on a very high level. Why?
Reception showed me the room , brought my luggage there , handed me slippers and a bathcloth of Hastings. The bed is of the same company and I can garantee you, its better then ur bed at home. U dont want 2 get out of bed in the morning :)))) full minibar with enough choice all free of charge. Nice espresso machine 2 make ur coffee . I am proud 2 say that I have found after 4 years my favourite hotel in Amsterdam. Do book the hotel on their homepage as u get the best price there.

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

We stayed in The Amsterdam Hotel for 2 nights on a short break to Amsterdam, Location was perfect for us, Trams outside hotel to dam square or a lovely walk, close by all attractions. We were in no 1 room which was spotless, free min fridge with juice and sweets, tea, coffee, hairdryer. free wifi with excellent speed. The Bathroom was amazing, rainshower, large marbel bath with jacuzzi. Staff where excellent, polite helpful. We would recommend this hotel to everyone. Even thought the breakfast was nice, we missed our english breakfast.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

I booked three rooms for a work trip to Amsterdam after finding the hotel on a booking website. We were all really impressed with the quality of the rooms and the friendly staff. The rooms were very clean and had lots of nice touches like a free minibar, wifi and a nespresso machine and the beds were very comfortable with good quality linen, duvet and pillows. We actually felt a bit sad that we only spent one night there as we all slept so well!

The staff are all really friendly and helpful, from the receptionist and cleaners, to the chef who greeted us at breakfast. This place is obviously well managed.

Don't be put off by the location as it's not right in the centre, you can easily walk into town or catch a tram.

This is a great hotel, we will definitely return. Recommended highly.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

I think that the quality of the place you stay has a lot to do with your first impressions of a city and, for me, this quaint little place was a perfect introduction to the city of Amsterdam. We stayed in a canal view room, which was beautifully clean and elegantly decorated. It was lovely to wake up to a view of the wintry canal and see the locals whizzing by on their bikes. The bathroom is well appointed with a very deep bath - perfect for a long soak after being out on the cold streets all day. The staff here are very friendly and will do anything to make your stay pleasant - the manager even offered us glasses on wine on our last night. And when we woke up after a long jet-lagged nap at 11.30pm on our first night (without having had dinner!), an Aussie staff member (forgotten his name) offered us a plate of pastries and croissants that he'd been taking home for himself.

I've stayed in a lot of five-star hotels around the world, and in many ways this adorable little boutique hotel trumps many of them in terms of service, breakfasts (delicious!) and interior design. Oh and if you like super soft beds, you'll find the beds here a dream.

Room Tip: If you can afford to pay a little extra, go for the canal view room.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Amsterdam Canal Hotel
Address: Weteringschans 253, 1017 XJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #45 of 368 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Amsterdam Canal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Hotel reinvents the urban hotel for the people who look for a quality visit in exciting Amsterdam. We crave experience more than hospitality clichés. We are curious about the historic buildings we inhabit and let them guide us to someplace both warm, fresh and authentic. We appeal to a broad spectrum of urban travelers, without reducing everything to the lowest common denominator. ... more   less 
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