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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have just got back from the best weekend in Amsterdam. This hotel is a real gem. Carlos, the owner is attentive without being overbearing. He really goes to extra effort to ensure you have all the information you need to have a great stay. The hotel is gorgeous, small and just a complete delight. It is central to all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can not say enough great things about this place. Stayed 3 nights in August 2015. Rooms are small but comfortable but you are on a quiet street in a nice part of Amsterdam, yet very close to the Jordan area and more touristy spots. Happy hour every night from 5-7pm was a great way to meet other guests and share... More 

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights at Sunhead of 1617 and it was everything that the previous good reviews said is true. We got into town at 9am and Carlos welcomed us and let us leave our luggage so we could see the town right away. Carlos gave directions and suggestions for meals and things to see. Our room was at the... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

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 July 3, 2015 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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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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