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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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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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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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Fowey, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Sunhead of 1617 in March 2015. The traditional Dutch House is ideally situated for walking to all the major art Galleries and is in a friendly neighbourhood with plenty of Cafes, bars and restaurants. Carlos and Martyn are very helpful, advising on cafes for Breakfast and restaurants for the evening. They booked us into... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This hotel is not only well located but on a very nice and quiet canal. The surrounding area is beautiful with good stores and restaurants nearby. The owners are very courteous and helpful if you need restaurant tips or tourist advice. The cleaning service could use some manners, she was pushy the day we were checking out, wanted us to... More 

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

Dear guest from Sao Paulo, Our help is really a very nice person. She was only hurrying you because she wanted to prepare the room for the next guests. She is really a very nice person. We have known her for a very long time. She apologises for the misunderstanding. We always bring the luggages up for our guests if... More 

County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at night so the first real impression of the country was Sunhead1617 and we can tell you it was a breath of fresh air from our room in the attic overlooking the canal to the steep windy staircase and friendly staff the whole place had a genuine Amsterdam feel without trying to hard....great value and the only thing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Location is really good. Room was lovely but unfortunately mine had no view (and I knew about it, so I was not disappointed). Bathroom was clean and had a cleaning service every morning. The only thing was the stairs (what is unavoidable in any old Dutch canal house). We were on the third floor, but Rolf kindly carried our bags... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great place. Old high ,narrow Dutch apartment. Room was at top and well appointed. No tv nor radio nor wifi-wonderfull! Great en suite and friendly owners who gave great restaurant and attractions advice. Book now! Downside-you have to be able to climb stairs but as long as you can go up a flight -you can cope, and it's worth it.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a long overdue review as my husband and I stayed at Sunhead in May 2013! However my parents just asked for the name of the b&b and it reminded me I never left a review of this wonderful place! The b&b is in a perfect location on the canal near the centre, anne frank museum and lots of... More 

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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Sunhead is a beautiful little place with an excellent location - close to lots of amenities but not too close to the red light district. The room was very cosy and individual with a real eye for detail. The owners were very welcoming and informative and always on hand to give information and recommendations. I particularly enjoyed meeting the owner's... More 

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Bristol, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My wife and I stayed here recently at very short notice for two nights. We had a very nice room (the Tulip Room) right at the top of this very narrow house, literally in the rafters, overlooking the canal. We had a very nice welcome from the a housesitter and the owners were lovely when they returned from a trip... More 

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