Hotel Seven One Seven

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Address: Prinsengracht 717, , AMSTERDAM, 1017 JW, The Netherlands

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.3

Ultra-luxurious guesthouse in an historic canal house.

If I wanted somewhere discreet for a romantic weekend in Amsterdam and money were no object, this handsome, double-fronted house dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries and overlooking the Prinsengracht, would be my first choice.

Location
3.9
90%
Eating/drinking
4
90%
Leisure facilities
3
90%
Service
4.1
90%
Value for money
3.5
90%
Bedrooms
4.8
90%
Public areas
4.5
90%

Location

Good that it's on a canal. But being picky, I'd say that a place like this would ideally be in a more out-of-the-way spot - it's just off busy Leidsestraat, up from the raucous Leidseplein area.

Bedrooms

The eight bedrooms are vast (even those labelled as "rooms" as opposed to suites), elegantly proportioned, and come with large, inviting sofas, brass beds, antiques galore, and period and modern fine art in abundance. With drinks from the minibar, plus use of CDs and DVDs, included in rates, you may well feel inclined to head on back after dinner to make the most of your accommodation. The Picasso and Schubert suites are the biggest (and priciest) options, and are the only ones to overlook the canal, through multiple windows.

Public areas

The pair of communal sitting rooms and the library are, like the bedrooms, furnished with antiques and art, and endless objects and curios - from classical busts to African statuary, and beautiful vases to fascinating little pots. Downstairs is an elegant breakfast room.

Eating and drinking

Many guests take the highly regarded breakfasts in their rooms (they all have big tables), and in summer outside on a little suntrap, communal patio. House wines and nibbles, and afternoon tea and biccies, are included in the rates, and served with aplomb in the lounges. Bear in mind that there is no restaurant.

Leisure facilities

In-room spa treatments can be arranged.

Service

Staff are efficient and quite formal - they are dressed in pinnies rather like housekeepers.

Who stays there

Couples seeking, and willing to pay for, the finer things in life.

Price advice

Though expensive, rates do include breakfast, afternoon tea, drinks and city tax.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Romance
  • Special occasions

Pros & Cons

  • Lots of "extras" are included in rates
  • Good service
  • Elegant and beautiful bedrooms
  • Intimate surroundings
  • Location lacks seclusion
  • Five-star hotel prices without the range of facilities in a five-star hotel
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