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“Our home on prinsengracht” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Toren
Ranked #2 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Rome, Italy
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61 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Our home on prinsengracht”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

Location, location, location.. Going for a romantic long weekend to amsterdam i knew I wanted to stay on prinsengracht, and was happy to try the toren, having stayed at canal house hotel many years back, before its price and decor went through the roof.. If you walk out on prinsengracht when you step from the door you get to love and savor even the biting cold and the rain, it is such a magical area. The toren provides you with a slightly aged but very cozy and super comfortable accomodation, and you quickly start saying let's walk back home when you want to go back after your visit to a museum or the like. We were in one of the smaller rooms, still lushious and well equipped. Perhaps a bit overdone with all the black ando gold and showing some wear and tear as i said. But is very silent in the night and romantic and just a very god choice especially for a couple. We loved the late and wonderful breakfasts. I guess it could do with some freshening up in some areas. The good service, breakfast, the comfort and the somewhat decadent decor - and the location - make up for everything

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 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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1 Thank thominhk
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Toledo, OH
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

Exceptional service, luxurious rooms, fantastic location. I will stay here again and again. Favorite things: bar staff and reception staff were super friendly. Bed was easily the most comfortable I have been in, ever, period. No exaggeration. Nespresso, mmmm. Chandelier above the bed in our room. Giant whirlpool tub for two. I miss this place already.

Room Tip: Splurge for the whirlpool for two. Ours had lights and programs and a remote!
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2012

I stayed at The Toren for 2 nights in June as a "pit stop" on a business trip in the Netherlands and it easily turned out to be the best experience of my trip. From check-in to check-out the gracious staff was so helpful. They offered me great advice on all the best local attractions- Anne Frank house (it's right around the corner!), Heineken Experience, canal tours, shopping, etc. The hotel is within walking distance of many other attractions as well as charming cafe's, restaurants, and coffee shops. The staff made me feel right at home in such a large city. My room, although on the small side (they even emailed me before my arrival and warned me of the small size), was just the right amount of space. From the beautiful, rich colored linens to the heated bathroom floor, the room was decked out with high-end quality finishes. The history of the building definitely added to the old-world charm. Basically, I loved everything about The Toren hotel and will definitely be staying there on my next trip to Amsterdam-- and you should too!

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary
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58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2012

I booked this hotel on the recommendation of a friend and the experience exceeded my expectations. The hotel is beautifully decorated and the first impression was very positive. This was further enforced by a seamless check-in experience where front desk staff were very warm, knowledgeable and helpful. My room was gorgeous and had an incredible bathroom with a claw-foot tub. The weather was cold and rainy whilst I was in Amsterdam, but my room was incredibly cozy, right down to a lovely down duvet on the bed - which was also top-notch in comfort. The hotel bar was also a delight, with moody lighting, a nice selection of wine, and a wood burning fireplace. I could have sat there for hours. Overall - everything about this hotel has made me want to come back...next time as a romantic vacation! This time, I was on my own but the ambiance of the Toren is very romantic and sexy.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karen K
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Muscat Oman
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57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2012

The hotel is located in a silenced area. The bell of the Westertoren is enhancing a romantic atmosphere with its ring sending the echo over the canals.... We stayed in the Royal Bridal Suite which has view to the hotel back garden giving you more intimacy and small connection with the nature. The suite is elegant. The romantic purple, dark red and golden fabrics colours are combined with black and capucino wood colours. There are two levels: at first one is the bed-living room and below the bathroom. This concept allowed comfortable space for both rooms. The bed was fantastic soft. The bathroom is offering a relaxing tub with jacuzzi in a purely romantic mirrored surrounding. The staff is helpful and wellcoming. Jordaan district lies a stone’s throw away and within less than a 5-minute walk lie the Dam square with its Royal Palace. It is easy to walk to Amsterdam Central Station, Rembrandt square, Leidseplein. If the sun is shinning over the sky you can get warm enjoying the seats in the coffee shops and restaurants all over the city. ...and it's true The Toren is Design to charm you

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

The Toren lived up to its reviews starting the moment I made the reservation through an online booking agency. They immediately sent me an email, describing the room amenities and alternatives. I had to make changes in my reservation a couple of times and they immediately responded, informing the online booking agency of the changes themselves, saving me the hassle. The location is great: Peaceful neighbourhood, overlooking the canal, in the middle of (3-10 min walking distance) to almost all that matters in Amsterdam. The staff were all very exceptionally friendly, the room size was very adeqaute although it was the smallest type they offered, with a big nice bathroom, a free nespresso machine with good stock of tea and coffee, interesting touches in decoration and a room entertaining system you normally have in 5 stars. The details were surprising: The Amsterdam guide booklet in the room giving all important material details (like how many choices one had to get to the airport, at what time, comfort and price), how long the reception took to identify the best route to the conference venue I would go the next morning-instead of just circling it on a map, the in-hotel dining option from a Michelin-star restaurant (and for reasonable price), the umbrellas they keep ready for customers, and on the last day how they helped me dry up after getting a bit of soaked in rain although I went back just to get my luggage. The bar area has a warm glamour and the guests are invited to join personally. Overall it feels like you are a dear guest rather than just a customer. Good job, the Toren!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2012

Not just the most gracious hotel in Amsterdam, the most wonderful hotel I've ever stayed in anywhere! Starting with the staff who trip over themselves to respond to every request and question, the beautiful views in the front of the hotel, the plentiful breakfast, the terrific location and rooms that are hard to leave this hotel makes you want to move in. Don't consider staying anywhere else. Just do it! Stay here and you will fall in love with Amsterdam. We stayed in both the main building and the annex. The latter has the advantage of an elevator. You never feel forgotten over there. Service arrives in seconds. The main building has proximity to the staff and lounge. Our room was not as spacious in the main building but we were grateful that the staff was able to arrange an extra day for us there at the last minute.

Thank you Mr.Toren and your wonderful staff.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Toren
Address: Keizersgracht 164, 1015 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#2 Luxury 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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