We were only one night at the Hotel Fita, but the short experience we did have was enough to bring us back the next time we visit Amsterdam. After a long plane ride we were welcomed by Ruul, warmly smiling from ear to ear. Friendly, informative and accommodating, we were quickly checked in and shown to our room. Room #10 is located adjacent to the front desk, which I will admit made me fear the noise of every hotel guest's arrival, but we did not hear a peep due to an extra door that separated our room from the activity. The room itself was larger than we expected and sparkling clean. I appreciated the clean, sparse decor as it makes it easier to pack up and not miss a thing upon departure. #10 has a large window that presents a lovely view of the street and the school across the way. Though other travelers reporting on this site found the school to be noisy, we were not bothered by the children playing during their recess hour. The school is active only during the day and, of course, never on the weekends. We are accustomed to a king bed at home, but did not have much of a problem with the two twins pushed together, which seems to be very common in European accommodations.The bathroom was also large with a shower steaming great water pressure and long, comfortable tub for relaxing after a lengthy plane ride or for tired muscles after a day of touring; all white tiles and squeaky clean, blow dryer included. The street outside is well traveled during the day with walkers and cyclists, and the parking near the hotel is limited and expensive$ We had rented a car, so Ruul referred us to a parking structure nearby that was much less expensive with easy access. We parked for the duration of our stay and walked, pedaled. and floated our way through Amsterdam. After a fitful night's sleep, we awakened to walk downstairs to a cozy little area for the breakfast that is included in the price of the room. All the regular breakfast goodies along with great coffee (Douwe Egberts) and a pancake made to order. We were checking out that morning, but wished to stow our luggage for a bit while we took in the sights. Though it was not under secure "lockdown", the staff at the Fita had no problem accommodating our luggage under their watchful eye for our convenience. If you are looking for a party atmosphere, fussiness, or high chic, then this is probably not the place for you. On the other hand, if you are looking for wonderful service, comfortable and clean rooms, and an excellent night's sleep for a pleasant tomorrow, we highly recommend the Hotel Fita, an Amsterdam gem!
If the noise of children playing is a problem for you, then ask for a room situated toward the back...
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