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Sunhead of 1617

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Herengracht 152, 1016 BN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

On the 2nd night of my stay, around 11.45pm, we experienced power failure in the room. We immediately checked the other units from the window and realised that Sunhead is the only one that no electricity. We waited in the room around 10 mins and hope that the owner can at least inform us what's going on. We dare not... More 

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Litoyc, Owner at Sunhead of 1617, responded to this review

Dear Jan, Thank you for your message. Sorry for the interruption of the electricity supply. This is a first occurrence in the twenty years we have this business. Until now we did not realize that our landline will not work without electricity. Indeed it is important that our guests can immediately reach us in such a situation. We now put... More 

San Diego, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Sunhead 1617 is located right on the canal in a very central and easy to get to part of Amsterdam. We came in by train and found it easy. Our room, on the second flood, overlooking the canal, was comfortable and clean. The bathroom and shower were spotless and larger than expected. There was a Nespresso machine and teakettle en... More 

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