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Crane Hotel Faralda

Netherlands / Amsterdam
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View the beauty of Amsterdam from a unique position - a stylish and award-winning hotel at the top of a former crane!

Crane Hotel Faralda is probably the most spectacularly original hotel you'll ever stay in, so if you're looking for an inspiring break that will have everybody talking for a long time to come...you've just found it!  

Set in a former harbour crane painstakingly renovated and refurbished from scrap, Crane Hotel Faralda is now a luxurious setting worthy of the prestigious Pieter van Vollenhoven Award for Restoration in 2016. The stylish hotel is positioned 165 feet above ground, on the scenic banks of the River IJ and overlooking the bustling centre of Amsterdam.

It's been known for several high-profile guests to pay this innovative hotel a visit from time to time, and who could blame them? Here you can discover a whole new world of unusual opulence, beginning with a Panoramic Lounge and a heated Spa Pool on the top deck...ideal for surveying an illuminated Amsterdam by star-lit night!

Meanwhile, choose from three stunning, air-conditioned suites to rest your head, all complete with individual styling, creative décor and of course, outstanding views.  

The split-level Free Spirit Suite overlooks the lake, and features soft-toned colours, pearlised walls, fine fabrics and plenty of stylish flourishes, including an indulgent Villeroy & Boch bath and a refreshing rain shower. Relaxation is mandatory here.

The Secret Suite is created from the crane's former machinery room, overlooking both the lake and the centre of Amsterdam. This inventive suite is filled with romantic surprises, including a separate ‘love nest' and a plushly furnished hangout in what was once the driver's cab!

Finally, the split-level Mystique Suite is opulently decorated in gold and black - including a stunning golden ceiling - with furnishings creatively styled from a former cruise liner.

Spend some chill-out time in your suite, meet new friends in the panoramic lounge, and enjoy plenty of bubbles in the spa pool...though if you prefer to go out instead, you couldn't be better positioned to take advantage of the vibrant city life Amsterdam has to offer. Amsterdam's Central Station can be found just across the river, for day trips slightly further afield.

If you find yourself developing a taste for heights, or you want to celebrate a special occasion in appropriate style, why not arrange a helicopter sightseeing tour from nearby Schiphol Heliport, and be taken right back to your hotel?

In short, Crane Hotel Faralda is the ideal setting if you're looking to take your holidays to brand new heights of scenic luxury. Just be warned: you may find it difficult to come back down to boring old Earth!

Things to note

No smoking permitted. There is a lift at the property taking guests to the Panoramic Lounge and suites. No children permitted to stay - this is an adult only property.

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The basics

Region: Amsterdam
Cost (from): £740 per night
Sleeps: 2 per suite
Bedrooms: 1 per suite
Bathrooms: 1 per suite
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 689

Facilities

Free Spirit sleeps 2, queen-size double bedroom, bedding & towels, private bathroom, Grohe rain shower, freestanding bath tub, bathroom amenities, hairdryer, bathrobes, mini-bar, tea & coffee maker, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, living area, armchair, egg chair, 2 plasma TV screens, spa pool access (at a supplement).

Secret sleeps 2, queen-size double bedroom, bedding & towels, private bathroom, Grohe rain shower, freestanding copper bath tub, bathroom amenities, hairdryer, bathrobes, mini-bar, tea & coffee maker, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, living area, day bed, hanging chair, 2 plasma TV screens, spa pool access (at a supplement)

Mystique sleeps 2, queen-size double bedroom, bedding & towels, private bathroom, Grohe rain shower, freestanding copper bath tub, bathroom amenities, hairdryer, bathrobes, mini-bar, tea & coffee maker, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, living area, refrigerator, armchair, hanging chair, 2 plasma TV screens, spa pool access (at a supplement).

Local activities


Helicopter tours, museums, galleries, cycling, Anne Frank House, amusement park, festivals, canal cruises, shopping, beer tasting, art house cinema, markets, tulip fields.

At a glance

  • A stylish, award-winning hotel converted from a former harbour crane by the banks of the River IJ, Amsterdam, offering three luxury suites ideal for romantic breaks.
  • Fly to Schiphol Airport, just 8 miles from the hotel.
  • Each suite (Free Spirit, Secret Suite and Mystique) is individually styled, luxuriously furnished and features free WiFi, a fridge and complimentary toiletries.
  • For a supplement, guests can enjoy the heated Spa Pool on the hotel's top deck. A Prosecco breakfast in bed can also be arranged, along with a private boat ride and a helicopter sightseeing tour.
  • The hotel is positioned opposite Amsterdam's thriving city centre, with a wide array of shops, bars and restaurants nearby.
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