Thanks to something called "snow", which Heathrow Aiport seems to have never dealt with before ever, I was recently stuck in Amsterdam after a business trip. Our boss kindly offered to put me and our colleagues up in a nice hotel rather than the hostel-grade one at the airport. We were lucky enough to get to stay at the Canal House, in a beautiful old canal house (no surprises there) on Keizersgracht in what I think is the nicest part of Amsterdam.
Overall impression is of a well-run, well-thought-through hotel staffed by people who actually like their job. Service was perfect - friendly but not over-familiar, helpful without being obsequious. The front desk checked us all in promptly, recommended a restaurant for dinner (De Belhamel, fantastic), and even arranged for us to have coffee ready for our super early wakeup to get back to the airport.
My room was called a "Better" room. It was pretty great actually. SIzeable, quality furnishings and finish, amazing huge deep tub and power shower. Thoughtful things like a box full of toothbrushes were a godsend for me, stuck with no change of clothes or toiletries.
Canal House missed five stars from me because my room, facing the canal at sidewalk level, let me hear every passer-by outside throughout the night - and there is no room service,
But overall a great place, and am already plotting to come back for a proper weekend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Canal House offers boutique-style rooms in the Grachtengordel-West district, 290 yards from Westermarkt tram stop. This design hotel features free Wi-Fi and grounds with summer house for private meetings.The rooms at Canal House feature sumptuous decor with dark woods and luxurious fabrics. Each room has an open-plan layout and includes a flat-screen TV, minibar and work desk.The Amsterdam Tulip Museum and Anne Frank House are less than a 5-minute walk from Canal House. Amsterdam Central Train Station is less than a 15-minute walk away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Canal Hotel Amsterdam
- Canal House Amsterdam
- Canal House Hotel Amsterdam