The Hoxton, Amsterdam
Herengracht is just one of Amsterdam’s most desired addresses, along with the resort’s prime location overlooking the canal places the very best attractions in walking distance, by the Anne Frank House into the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. Central Station is 20 minutes away.
Style & personality
The industrial-chic layout and Modernism-meets-contemporary decoration of this Shoreditch and Holborn possessions is in signs, especially in the public spaces, where black timber, autumnal-hued subway and upholstery tiled-walls are set aglow by huge windows and also a glass-topped courtyard. Battered leather couches, classic light and Fifties Danish furniture populate a lobby created for lounging. Regrettably the building’s many previous incarnations (most recently as a somewhat more humdrum hotel) mean there is little to remind you that this once-ornate mansion positioned the Mayor of Amsterdam in the 17th century. Yet it is cheering to see tasteful interiors that live until the grand facade.
Service & amenities
Front of house staff are efficient and friendly, and you may just about differentiate them from the both stylish young guests with their own wardrobe, courtesy of local designers Each Day Counts. Guests have access to a fitness center, TrainMore, only around the corner Singel, along with a fleet of bikes are available free for guest use. In addition to the reception bar and Lotti’s, an Italian-inspired restaurant, personal functions happen in the Apartment, another bar/courtyard area; on our trip Vice magazine were holding a celebration there. There is an achingly trendy roster of art exhibitions, film screenings and workshops courtesy of their events group at Hoxtown.com.
Five room classes vary substantially in size, from ‘Shoebox’ into ‘Roomy’. Designed by neighborhood insides duo Nicemakers, the 111 rooms provide manly dark wood herringbone flooring, a Fifties-styled Danish desk and chair, and wood-panelled walls using a flourish of Vermeer blue. It is from the bedrooms the designers’ sensitivity to legacy is the most clear: that the ‘Monumental’ rooms on the ground floor have tasteful painstakingly-restored ceilings, and exposed beams exude loft rooms with comfy canalside atmosphere.
Food & beverage
With dining and drinking choices modulated by Soho House Group, anticipate expertly-crafted cocktails (such as the #6 Soho Mule, sweetened using homemade ginger syrup) plus a crowd-pleasing menu in Lotti’s. It is a rather broad all-day menu which intends to cover all bases, from easy Mediterranean starters like burrata, tomatoes and salsa verde into diner fodder such as poshed-up hamburgers, hot dogs and macaroni cheese, along with more complex mains such as the lettuce and lettuce broccoli, that had been the struck dish of the evening. Guests get a ‘breakfast tote’ out their bedroom door every morning, with yoghurt, orange and lime juice. More substantial fare, like cherry and poached eggs on toast can be found from Lotti’s.
Value for cash
Double rooms from70.50 ($89) low season (to get a ‘Shoebox’) ranging to #316 ($399) in large (for a few of those bigger rooms) such as a breakfast bag (granola, yoghurt, orange juice and a banana). Free Wi-Fi.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities?
Yes; many of those ‘Roomy’ rooms (i.e. the priciest) are wheelchair accessible.
Interconnecting rooms and cribs are offered, and also the enthusiastic employees enjoy anything in their stride, but families may find themselves outnumbered by young professionals.
More hotels in Netherlands .