't Hotel

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Address: Leliegracht 18, Amsterdam, 1015 DE, The Netherlands

Star rating:
3 star hotel

4

Cute b & b in a 17th-century canal house in a prime spot.

Despite its name, 't Hotel is a b & b. Though not just a b & b: the reception doubles as the office for the Slovakian Tourist Board.

Location
4.7
90%
Eating/drinking
3.4
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.1
90%
Value for money
3.5
90%
Bedrooms
3.9
90%
Public areas
3.4
90%

Location

First rate: in the lovely western canal ring, on one of the city's prettiest canals, with bookshops and appealing cafés and restaurants as near neighbours, such as [node:169284] - one of my all-time favourite Amsterdam eetcafés. The [node:170219] is just round the corner.

Bedrooms

The eight rooms are tasteful and understated, with cream-and-brown furnishings, leather armchairs, Art Deco lamps, and neat grey-and-white bathrooms (some with baths, some just showers). They also come with tea/coffee-making things and free WiFi. Those at the rear are without a canal view, and cheaper. If you can cope with several flights of steep stairs, consider asking for numbers 7 or 8, which are charming attic spaces. Number 8 is a split-level family room sleeping up to five.

Public areas

Just the multicoloured breakfast room in the basement, which may strike you as jolly or garish, depending on your mood.

Eating and drinking

Buffet breakfasts - cold meats, cheeses, hard-boiled eggs, fruit, breads - are plentiful.

Service

Good: Slovakian owner Ingrid comes across as hard working, friendly and kind.

Who stays there

Holidaying couples in the main, especially Americans and Brits.

Price advice

Canal-facing rooms cost more. Breakfast is included in the rates. 

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Romance

Pros & Cons

  • Quietly pleasing rooms
  • Great location
  • Sometimes imposes a minimum three-night stay
  • A little overpriced
  • Steep stairs and no lift
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