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The Toren Amsterdam

Keizersgracht 164, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1015 CZ, The Netherlands
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Elegant with a Great Location & Exceptional Staff

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 12, 2016

During this trip we would be spending 3 nights in Amsterdam prior to our cruise to Norway, and one night after the cruise so I thought that presented a good opportunity to try two hotels. My choice for the first 3 nights was The Toren Hotel booked through Hotels.com. It is not an inexpensive hotel but it worked very well for us. When I travel, I consider a hotel as a large part of the experience of traveling and not just a place to fall into bed at night so I do not mind spending a bit more on a nice hotel. The Toren Hotel is full of character, has a lovely location on Kaizersgracht Canal, and an outstanding staff which in my book is worth the price.

When we arrived at The Toren, our room was ready and we were thrilled! As there were 3 in our party, our room was actually a double with an extra twin bed. The hotel staff contacted me several times and made certain I was aware of the fact that the room would be small and after I assured them I understood this, they also offered to include daily breakfast which saved us €14 pp. per day – a much appreciated goodwill gesture on their part which took me by surprise.

The Toren Hotel, composed of two canal houses, and our own elegant 4th floor room was in an annex located a few doors down from the main hotel building. Though our room had no view at all, this one deficit was more than made up for by other features. The staff had left us strawberries and chocolates as well as a voucher for a complimentary round of drinks at the Toren Bar. Our room came with three comfortable beds with excellent linens, a modern bathroom with plenty of towels and Rituals toiletries, a Nespresso machine, flat screen TV, mini-bar, safe, phone, closet with robe and slippers, and air-conditioning. There was even a delicate, glass chandelier which added an old-world ambiance. The room was completely quiet, and heavy drapes shielded against the lingering daylight later in the evening.

A large buffet breakfast was served in the main building where the lounge is transformed into a very charming breakfast room every morning – the buffet consisted of bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, mushrooms, baked beans, yogurt, rolls and croissants with butter & jams, cereals, cold cuts and cheese, smoked salmon with capers, juices, coffees, and tea. Beautiful tables and chairs are grouped into intimate seating arrangements for a very European flair. Breakfast is served from 7:00am to 11:00am on weekdays and 7:00am to 11:30am weekends.

We often returned here between our daily explorations to have coffee or tea which is served to hotel guests free of charge throughout the day. At night the ornate Toren Bar, then bathed in a lavender light, becomes an even more special place to end the day with a good range of wines, beers and cocktails offered for reasonable prices. With such excellent accommodations and friendly and very helpful staff, I found nothing to complain about and I would definitely stay at The Toren again.

After freshening up a bit, we made our first foray into the city by walking over to Dam Square.

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What a hotel should be!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 28, 2009

The Toren was recommended by others on another site and the comments are spot on. It is a boutique hotel that is really like an intimate private hotel. The decor on our floor was deep red and black.

We arrived a bit tired from 3+ hours on the Thalys from Paris and had a little bit of a hard time locating the hotel after getting off the tram. As it turned out the hotel was just a block and a half from the tram stop! When we arrived inside the hotel the reception was so welcoming that we were felt even happier that we left behind our Paris hotel (the awful Grand Hotel de l'Univers) for the night.

Our standard double room (#116) was small, however, there was ample room to move around the bed. There is also a sofa on the side by the windows. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom, while it was extra small (tub/shower combination took up half the bathroom) and there was no shelf space except for the glasses to hold toothbrushes it was very comfortable. However, one has to be careful as the granite floor gets slippery and dangerous when wet.

I highly recommend this hotel.

Unique Quality: The staff: Extremely welcoming and helpful

Breakfast and dining room: Buffet breakfast is ample with lots of breads, pastries, fresh fruit, cereal, egg, ham, sausage, herring, etc. Dining room is old-style cosy being that the hotel was formerly a private dwelling. There is a very nice antique mirror and fireplace that makes the dining room cosier.

Location: Hotel is located on posh Keizergracht Canal which is in a quiet part of Amsterdam so one is assured of tranquility yet it's just 15 minutes walk to the busier part of the city. The Anne Frank House is a block away as is the Westerkirk.

Postcards: There is a rack of postcards displayed at the reception desk. They are free. Just ask for one.

Rate: If you're lucky like we were you can get a really low discounted rate (more than 50% less). Our standard room normally goes for 350 euro.

Directions: After getting off the tram at the 3rd stop (Westerkirk) from Centraal Station turn and walk one block back then turn left on Keizergracht.

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Wonderful Place on Keizersgracht Canal

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 12, 2004

This hotel was a bit of a splurge for me, but I sure did like it! Our room overlooked the Kaizersgracht Canal and was very nicely furnished, and decent size. Very comfy indeed, with bathrobes and slippers, bath salts, and a mini-bar, to mention a few items. There's a great dark-wood bar across from the lobby, too.

The Toren's in an excellent location, very central yet quiet, on the canal. The people working here seemed eager to please, too.

In the mornings there's a buffet breakfast, but it's extra, not included in the price of the room.

Directions: near the corner of Kaizersgracht and Lelie Gracht, in the Western canal ring area near the Jordaan

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We stayed at Hotel Toren off...

by written on September 7, 2002

We stayed at Hotel Toren off of Keizergratct (sp). Around the corner from the Anne Frank house. Great place, friendly &helpful staff, pleasant bar downstairs. A little pricey for 3 bachelors running around, but it was worth it...

Unique Quality: Right along the canal, very nice part of town. The architecture is beautiful ...

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Address: Keizersgracht 164, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1015 CZ, The Netherlands

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