first thoughts to come to mind. Naturally, I wanted to spend part of my stay somewhere
right off a picturesque canal. Enter The Hoxton in Amsterdam. Not only is it a
canal-facing property, but also it’s situated off the famous De 9 Straatjes
(Nine Streets), arguably some of the prettiest canal streets.
seemed to be a hotspot for locals. Their restaurant, Lotti’s, and bar were
pleasantly busy while the lounge area seated dozens of people with coffee and
laptop in hand. We stopped by the bar in the evening and thought that the
cocktail program had some really compelling creations. The rooms themselves are
nestled above and away from the lively ground floor.
incredible view and lovely ambient noise when I left the window open. The room
was smartly organized, and I felt I had plenty of room. However, since we were
on the top floor, the beams slanted low at certain points in the room. The view
from the top is really lovely, so it’s a small note for taller guests to keep
provide you with a Breakfast Bag to opt in for a complimentary breakfast snack.
You leave the bag outside your door after marking your preferences for time of
delivery and number of people in the room and they come by in the morning to
drop off granola and yogurt, a banana, and orange juice. This program was a
great motivation to wake up early (you can request the delivery at 6 or 7am for
example) and to get our day started without any “h-angriness.”
fixture, mirror, and other furniture elements of the room felt playful and trendy
and were fun to photograph. It’s clear that the rooms are thoughtfully
designed, and the simple but elegant bathroom is a great example of that. The
rain shower in ours was a nice touch that allowed a more compact shower space
that still felt luxurious.
towel-hanging fixture and the box of personalized hotel stationary inside the
desk made my experience at The Hoxton feel luxurious and memorable. The room
had a lot of personality, and it was fun to be surprised by these extra
elements during my stay.
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