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Sunhead of 1617

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Herengracht 152, 1016 BN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Sunhead for 3 days in July 2015. We were on the top floor in a delightful little room. The interior design was beautiful and tasteful. The location was ideal to see all the major sites. The hosts were so gracious and helpful in all ways. Each afternoon we were left wine and some small snacks. We also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! Our hosts were wonderful and so friendly - the owner was on holidays but his sister and niece were first class. We are inter railing around Europe for our honeymoon and are sure we will struggle to find a more welcoming place to stay! Although our room was small it had everything we needed... Iron, ironing board,... More 

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We stayed three nights in this beautiful house. It's superbly located for everything Amsterdam has to offer with rooms overlooking the canal. No breakfast - but this is very clear on their website - but several great breakfast spots 2 minutes away. The owners were on holiday so we were left in the very capable hands of two relatives who... More 

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Storrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Only two rooms but in a great location run by lovely people. No breakfast but a nearby cafe more than makes up for it. And they have Happy Hour at 5pm. Rooms are comfortable with everything needed to make your stay comfortable. You're really staying in their house but you have your own key and ready access. They let us... More 

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Eaton, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

First, the meaning of the title of this review. Sunhead is a bed and breakfast without the breakfast, which is okay because they make that very clear on their website and offer several suggestions for breakfast in the neighborhood. As Carlos, one of the owners, told us, after he turned 60, after more than 20 years in the business, he... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I booked Sunhead originally on the strength of previous reviews of its legendary breakfasts which alas are no more (but the booking was non-cancellable). It is perhaps expensive on the face of it for "just" an ensuite room, but then, Amsterdam is an expensive city and the Sunhead made up for this initial disappointment in many ways. Firstly, Carlos and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We enjoyed the hospitality and ambiance of the Sunhead Hotel. It is located in a great spot close to restaurants and tourist sites. Carlos has a warm and engaging character which you see in the decor and ambience of the hotel. The only drawback are the steep stairs, which will not suit anyone with limited mobility. There was always an... More 

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San Jose, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My wife and I recently stayed at Sunhead in Amsterdam... The place is situated in a very charming area on the Herrengracht (canal) in the Jordan district. The room was very clean, comfortable, and quiet with a view out over the canal. Although they do not provide a breakfast option any longer, the friendly hosts (Carlos & Rolff) were very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We just left the Sunhead. I only have extremely positive things to say about the accommodations and Roelf- Jan and Carlos. We stayed in the tulip room. Beautiful room, spotless, fantastic view and great location on a nice street. The street was quiet but also within walking distance of everything! The place is literally right around the corner from the... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Myself and my husband have just come back from a 5 day holiday at the Sunhead of 1617 in Amsterdam. The hotel is in an ideal location, very Central but on a residential canal street so it is very quiet at night. There is a fridge in the room and the view of the canal is beautiful. 5 minutes walk... More 

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