We picked Vondel View because of all the great reviews and definitely didn't regret it. We stayed here at the beginning of our trip to Europe and it was a great start to our holiday. We stayed in the Flower Room and it was so nice! The room is lovely and spacious and overlooks a very pretty garden. The bed was comfortable and the room was very clean and beautifully decorated. The separate bathroom was big, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed.
The location is quite good, it is out near the Vondel Park which isn't the very centre of town but it is a lot quieter which we preferred. It was very easy to get into town, we usually just hopped on the tram. It is very close to the Museum District, just a short walk away, and there are grocery stores and restaurants near by too.
Of course the best part of our stay was Rita, she really is an excellent host. We arrived in Amsterdam early in the morning after a very long-haul flight, and she was kind enough to have our room made up a few hours early so that we could check in early and have a nap! It has been said before, but her breakfasts were amazing. She would carry everything up the rather steep stairs each morning and serve the breakfast in our room at a time of our choice. It was all so carefully prepared and prettily presented, we definitely looked forward to getting up for breakfast each morning.
Keep an eye out for the very sweet ginger cat who lives there, he loves people and doesn't mind a pat! If you're not a cat person though, Rita is very good with making sure he isn't in the way.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Vondel View B & B to anyone, and next time we manage to get away to Europe we would love to visit again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- B&B Suite Vondel View in Amsterdam: unique in style and comfort and ideally situated in a quiet residential street next to the Vondel Park. Your complete private suite with living room, bedroom and bathroom. ... more less