Keizersgracht 164, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1015CZ
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Honeymooners, Romance
Best for Romance - Expert review of The Toren
Great canalfront location, lovely old building (dating from 1618, used to be a prime minister's home, and part of a university), top-notch service...There's lots to enthuse about with The Toren. But its prime attribute, in my humble opinion, is that it's a really rather sexy place to stay.
Fantastic: on the tranquil western canal ring, just a couple of minutes' walk from the Anne Frank House, the Noordermarkt (colourful outdoor markets twice a week), and the charming Jordaan district.
Individual, bijou and - particularly the "special deluxe" rooms and suites, which come with double whirlpool baths in the main body of the room - romantic. One suite - the Garden Cottage in the garden - also has its own private terrace. Throughout all 38 rooms, expect chandeliers, ornate mirrors, comfy beds, and good mod-cons such as Nespresso coffee makers. However, note that cheapest rooms can be small, and some rooms are in an annexe eight houses along the street.
A rather opulent bar/lounge - all purples and golds, with chandeliers, elaborate dried flower displays, and candles. You can also sit out in the garden courtyard.
Buffet breakfasts, eaten in the bar/lounge, are good value for Amsterdam at 12 euros. The Toren also has an arrangement with a nearby, upmarket restaurant called Christophe, for meals to be delivered to the hotel - you can eat them in the lounge or your room.
Excellent: the hands-on Toren family have been here for four decades, and they and their staff are smiley, upbeat and professional.
Mostly couples, of all nationalities.
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- Keizersgracht 164, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1015CZ
- Business Centre, High-Speed Internet, Pets Allowed, Room Service