The Hoxton Amsterdam opened earlier this month on the Herengracht Canal, and is already one of the hottest spots in town. The third of Hoxton’s hotels, and the first outside of the UK, the Hoxton Amsterdam is located in five canal houses from the 17th century.
When I booked my room, the hotel hadn’t open yet, so I had no reviews to go off of. I am big on reading about others’ experiences, but I am so glad I went for it anyway, because I had a really wonderful stay.
The location is perfect! Located in the beautiful canals, enough away from the crazy crowds of the city center for it to feel a bit more calm and tranquil, but close enough that you can walk anywhere within a few minutes.
In the lobby is Lotti’s, a hip restaurant filled with a very stylish crowd, and plenty of comfy seating to hang out day or night. After a long day out and about in town, the convenience of Lotti’s can’t be beat, and everything that I tried was fantastic.
There are 3 different sizes of rooms; the shoebox, the cosy, and the roomy. I was in Amsterdam solo so I tried out the shoebox room. It was definitely small, but it didn’t feel cramped. I really liked it. In the room description it says that there is no room for yoga poses, but I am happy to report that I did yoga every morning with no problems whatsoever.
All rooms come with the Hox Perks, which are free water and milk in the mini fridge, free wifi, an hour of free telephone calls, and a free breakfast bag.
While not at all fancy, the breakfast bag is a great little snack to get you going in the morning. Each night you hang the brown bag on a hook outside your door, and indicate at what time you would like your breakfast. In the morning, your bag is filled with fresh juice, yogurt with granola, and a banana.
The bathroom has awesome copper piping as towel bars, a rainfall shower, and lovely smelling shampoo and conditioner. I appreciate that they provide large bottles in the shower instead of the wasteful, travel sizes.
Downstairs is a cool area called The Apartment, consisting of 5 different rooms and an outdoor patio, where meetings or private events are hosted.
Amsterdam is full of stylish boutique hotels, and beautifully designed airbnb apartments. But there are a few things that set The Hoxton apart. All of the amazingly thought out details. The fun vintage decorations. The Hox Perks. And my favorite- all of the cheeky humor interspersed throughout the hotel. Inside the rooms there is a little drawer labeled ‘crap’, that holds a pencil, a pad of paper, and a cute little accordion pamphlet with information about the hotel. The hair dryer bag says ‘hot air’. A sign on the stairs says ‘whatever goes up, always comes back down’. And doors leading nowhere say ‘dead end’.
I loved staying at The Hoxton, and would definitely recommend it if you find yourself in Amsterdam!
Read reviews for The Hoxton Amsterdam on: TripAdvisor
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