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Hotel Seven one Seven 4.0

Canal Ring, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Pros

  • Centrally located on the scenic Prinsengracht canal
  • Set in a beautifully restored canal house mansion
  • Elegant rooms with separate living areas, period antiques, and artwork
  • Rooms include rainfall showerheads, minibars, flat-screen TVs, and DVD players
  • Library with fireplace, lounge, and courtyard patio
  • Free breakfast included with in-room delivery available
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • In-room spa treatments and babysitting available on request

Cons

  • Guests don't have a key for the front door and have to ring to get in
  • Street noise can be a problem in canal-facing rooms
  • Steep stairs can be a challenge for some
  • No on-site restaurant or bar
  • No on-site pool, spa, or fitness center

Bottom Line

Hotel Seven one Seven is an upscale hotel with an exclusive ambiance located right on the Prinsengracht canal. It occupies a beautifully restored canalside mansion dating back centuries. The nine guest rooms are tastefully decorated with period furniture, original artworks, and objets d'art, and feature seating areas, minibars, flat-screen TVs, DVD players, and free Wi-Fi. The atmosphere here is more like a posh private residence rather than a hotel. Notable extras include a cozy library with a fireplace and a free breakfast. But the hotel's intimate size also means it's missing several of the usual upscale amenities, like a full restaurant or bar. Another luxury boutique hotel worth considering could be the Canal House, which has swanky and spacious rooms, and an on-site stylish bar. 

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Romantic atmosphere in a canalside mansion

Hotel Seven one Seven is a lovely four-story canalside house with a facade of tall, narrow windows, located on Prinsengracht, one of Amsterdam's three main canals. This was once the home of a wealthy sugar trader who lived here in the 17th century and opened a sugar mill in the rear building. Centuries later in 1997, Hotel Seven one Seven opened. Today, the atmosphere here is more of a romantic bed-and-breakfast than a hotel. Past the front door (which is opened by a member of staff), the interiors reflect a posh personal residence. The entrance hallway has elegant marble floors and the walls are decorated with oil paintings. Rooms on the ground floor are public spaces where guests can relax and mingle. The charming library is a beautiful room with tall ceilings, a large bookcase, fireplace, and hardwood floors, filled with period furniture and antique-style objects. The hotel's romantic atmosphere makes it especially popular with couples, who make up most of the guests staying here.

Location

On Prinsengracht canal in central Amsterdam

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The hotel is located on Prinsengracht, one of the three main canals of the inner canal ring. This is one of Amsterdam's best-known streets lined with beautiful canal houses. Neighboring buildings mostly house residential apartments and businesses. This is the heart of the city center, with many bars, cafes, and restaurants within easy walking distance. Many of the city's most popular museums and tourist attractions are also within walking distance, like Anne Frank House, the Rijks Museum, and Van Gogh Museum.

  • Seven-minute walk to the Rijks Museum 
  • Seven-minute walk to Vondel Park 
  • 10-minute walk to Amsterdam Museum
  • 13-minute walk to Van Gogh Museum
  • 15-minute walk to Anne Frank House
  • 15-minute walk to the Royal Palace
  • Nine minutes to Dam Square via public transit
  • 12 minutes to Central Station via public transit
  • 13 minutes to Jordaan neighborhood via public transit
  • 17 minutes to Rembrandt House Museum via public transit
  • 29 minutes to Schiphol Airport by public transit and train

Rooms

Elegant rooms decorated in a classic, timeless style

The nine guest rooms at Hotel Seven one Seven are named after famous composers, writers, and artists, like Stravinsky, Tolkien, and Picasso. Rooms are spacious, with the smallest room, Mahler, covering 430 square feet of floor space, while most rooms are 538 square meters, and the largest rooms are Schubert and Picasso, at 753 square meters. All the rooms are decorated in a similar style, with walls painted in soft tones of gray, beige, or ivory, and sofas and armchairs upholstered in complementary colors of taupe, brown, and navy blue. The classic and elegant look is further enhanced by elegant period furniture, paintings and objets d'art, and many lamps providing soft mood-lighting. All the rooms have sitting areas, and are equipped with flat-screen TVs, DVD players, free Wi-Fi, and minibars. The bathrooms are spacious and luxurious, with rainfall showerheads, and Chopard toiletries. Most feature walk-in showers, while two guest rooms have shower/tub combos -- and in some rooms, the toilets are separate from the bathrooms. Some rooms have windows overlooking the canal -- but these rooms can also experience ambient street noise.

Features

Free continental breakfast, library, lounge, and courtyard patio

As a smaller guest-house-style hotel, Seven on Seven is lacking some of the usual upscale amenities, such as a full restaurant, spa, or gym. But little luxe perks are in generous supply. The free breakfast is continental but also includes hot egg dishes on request, and is served in the pleasant breakfast room overlooking the courtyard patio. During the summer months, breakfast is served outdoors, and guests can also request for breakfast to be served in their rooms. The library and lounge on the ground floor are elegant rooms featuring a cozy fireplace and books. The library and the outdoor patio are the only places where smoking is allowed, and the breakfast room and library can also be booked for special events and meetings. Guests are free to borrow CDs and DVDs from the library to enjoy in their rooms. Staff can also assist guests with booking in-room spa treatments, restaurant reservations, tickets for the theater and museums, private trainers, and babysitters. The free Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the hotel. 

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Address

Prinsengracht 717, Amsterdam, North Holland Province 1017 JW, The Netherlands

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