We stayed in the Flower Room, so beware of the ridiculously steep, narrow spiral staircase. I'm young and healthy and it was still challenging. Rough towels but super soft bathrobe, which was a thoughtful perk. The bed is futon-level low with sharp wooden corners, but sleeping in it was comfortable enough. The room is huge by European standards and one wall is all floor-to-ceiling windows, which are gorgeous but there aren't blackout curtains (though there is a very light diffuser shade and white canvas curtains) so if you don't like getting up with the sun every morning, maybe look elsewhere. I did mention this to Rita (who is the most charming woman) and she said she'd look into getting thicker curtains.
The marble bath is tremendously airy and bright - it's really like a second room. Tea making facilities in the room were much appreciated. Rita's breakfasts are delicious if a bit overwhelming. She serves you way more food than you can possibly eat - the thick and creamy yogurts were outstanding, as was her omelet and her own apple pie.
The most amazing reason to stay at Vondel View is it's location on a quiet little side street leading into Vondel Park, the loveliest, most relaxing public space in the city. It's clean, well kept, faithfully patrolled, harmoniously designed, much used and loved by locals - it's where you will truly start to understand Amsterdam. We spent much time walking the park and its posh and peaceful bordering streets like Vondelstraat. And it's right in your backyard when you stay at Vondel View.
- 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