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What We Love

  • A central location unbeatable for exploring Amsterdam by foot
  • Gorgeous secluded courtyard
  • Magnificent collection of art and curios
  • The attentive but not obsequious staff

What To Know

  • A city tax of 5.5 percent of the room cost, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
  • Seven One Seven is a charming nine-room property, not a cutting-edge boutique
  • Guests are permitted to smoke in the communal library and on the patio
  • No on-site restaurant but there are plenty of options within walking distance
  • Passes are available for a local gym, a five-minute walk from the property
  • No spa, but in-room treatments are available and passes for a nearby spa are offered at reception

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
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Overview

The Review

At the nine-room Seven One Seven hotel, nothing seems to be too much trouble for the small team of immaculately starched staff. Breakfast in the candlelit courtyard-side salon is a similarly sumptuous affair, with an immense spread that starts with tropical fruit and ends with a decadent entrée (and a little nap, if you follow our advice).

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Aside from the in-room comforts, the hotel doesn’t offer much in the way of on-site activities. But that’s no matter, as the location is superb. Visible from the hotel’s upper reaches, the Rijksmuseum, an art museum chock-full of Dutch paintings from the Golden Age, is but a short stroll away, as is the gaudy gauntlet of neon-fronted eateries just off Leidseplein.

How to Get There

Hotel Seven One Seven
Prinsengracht 717
Amsterdam, 1017 JW Netherlands

Reviews

A canalside gem in Amsterdam
boutiquetravels

Our time at 717 was a thorough delight. The property itself is gorgeous. Its story is fascinating and representative of the historic canal district of Amsterdam. 717's service is quietly delivered and truly second to none. Nothing is too much trouble for the concierge staff. And the breakfasts are definitely not to be missed. We woudn't stay anywhere else in beautiful Amsterdam!

Perfect family stay in Amsterdam
GLPreviews

Hotel 717 is a truly wonderful hotel. It is perfectly located for the museums, the Jordaan and the centre. From the moment we arrived the service was impeccable; attentive, chatty and helpful. We were staying with our two children so we took the Schubert suite which was enormous and accommodated the kids on comfortable put-you-up beds in the sitting room. There was a heavy curtain to pull across between our bed and the sitting room which gave the feeling of being in separate rooms. Breakfast on the first morning was such a pleasant surprise and great value. It was plentiful and delicious; ham, cheese, fresh juice, pastries, toast, fruit...and then a menu offering pancakes and eggs cooked however you like. One evening we came back from dinner, the children went to bed and we and had drinks in front of the fire which was lovely, the hotel is beautifully decorated and really feels like a home away from home. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, Vincent and Stan were always on hand as well as the others whose names I unfortunately didn’t catch. The children were made very welcome and the whole hotel (which is only small) felt a perfect mix of being grown-up and adult whilst still being wholly suitable for the children (who are 7&9). We we’re so sad to leave and will 100% look to come to Amsterdam again and stay at Hotel 717. My son has a jacket which coincidentally has a logo on it with the numbers 717; it will now always remind him and us of Hotel 717 and the fantastic staff. We can’t wait to come back!

Simply Wonderful!
termon

We stayed for three nights (Sunday-Tuesday 20th-23rd October) in the Liszt Suite (Room 9) and were hugely impressed by all Hotel Seven One seven had to offer. As our booking was part of a package weekend deal with BA, our flight arrival into Amsterdam was really early (9am) and check-in wasn't until 2pm. Having emailed ahead to ask if it was ok to drop our bags off - we had a very quick response - 'no problem'. The hotel even offered on online advance check-in, which was very civilised. On arrival with the bags, it was lovely to be offered coffee and a biscuit and lots of advice on what to see and where to go and there was no sense of urgency for us to go or that we were in the way during a busy change-over. Instead this was all managed with a smile and great bonhomie. I wish I had asked the name of the blond gentleman on check-in (and departure) as he should be praised for being a great host and ambassador for the hotel. He has it just right.
On checking in properly, we were delighted with the room and thought it a real bonus to have a separate sitting room that overlooked the canal. Hotel Seven One Seven has been furnished thoughtfully and tastefully, yet still retains an individual, bespoke feel. Towels were replenished without asking and service was discreet but attentive. What more could you want? Any time we needed help the team were there with suggestions and were very happy to share their knowledge and suggestions. It was just perfect. We even sat one evening upstairs in the Drawing Room by the fire and felt very relaxed and at home. It really is like borrowing a little piece of history for the duration of your stay. We loved the decor and the uniqueness of it all and would have no hesitation on returning.
On our last day we had the breakfast and again were not disappointed. We started with a lovely melon smoothie, freshly squeezed orange juice and a generous helping of freshly prepared fruit. Including fresh coconut and pomegranate in the mix made it super-delicious and a lovely twist on the usual fruit offering. An assortment of freshly toasted breads came next with a variety of cheese and ham and we followed it by a cooked breakfast and good coffee. The Dining Room was well appointed and service was flawless. Yes, you might think breakfast is a little expensive at 25 euros, but I can say it is well worth it and was absolutely delicious.
Hotel Seven One Seven is without doubt a superb hotel. Being small (nine suites) it has totally got it right for a five star individual attention experience. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they went the extra mile to serve their guest. The staff were superb. We will definitely return.