My family of 2 adults and 2 children stayed in Hotel Fita for 1 week while visiting Amsterdam. This is an owner run boutique hotel with about 15 rooms, spread across 3 floors. The location was convenient, being located in a quiet residential neighborhood in the Museumplien, makes it an ideal place for family. Directly in front of the hotel is an elementary school and adjacent to the hotel is what appears to be a youth hostel, catering primarily for budget travelers (noticed many young backpackers going in and out of the hotel).
There are several museums within the vicinity, namely the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum and Concertgebouw are all within minutes of walking. Just behind the hotel is the tram stop of Van Baerlestraat (Tram 2 and 5) and further along Museumplein (Tram 16 and 24), which will easily take you to city center within minutes. There is also a supermarket Albert Heijn behind the hotel, next to the Stedelijk Museum. One street in front of the hotel is the famous and upmarket street P.C. Hooftstraat where many designer label shops are located.
The owner, Roel is a young and friendly man. Always smiling and willing to accommodate every request. We had communicated with him prior to our trip that we will be arriving early. He was very accommodative and offered to store our luggage and provided us with coffee and hot chocolate upon our arrival.
We had booked a double room (the biggest room available). The room was sufficient and was able to accommodate 2 extra foldable beds; which meant that we could all be together in 1 room. The bathroom was big enough to accommodate 1 bath/shower. The water pressure was great providing a nice relaxing shower after a day of exploring this exciting city. Our room was cleaned every day and the housekeeping service was efficient during our stay.
Atypical of any Dutch buildings, the staircase was very narrow and steep. Luckily, there was a lift albeit big enough to only fit 3 people at a time. The hotel also provides free wi-fi and you can get access within your room. There are also 2 common PC and a printer for use.
Breakfast was included as part of the room rate and was served at the basement floor. We wake up every morning to the smell of brewed coffee, cooked bacon and freshly made Dutch pannenkoek (pancakes). There were also cereals and juices; bread and rolls with homemade berries jam and a variety of cheeses. What a way to start your day …
The only minor concern we have is regarding the thickness (or rather thinness) of the walls between the rooms. We were sometimes awoken by the sound of toilets flushing and water tap being turned on from neighboring rooms. However, that is only a minor comment considering all the other positive aspects of the hotel and service.
Would we come back and stay here again? Hell yeah ... Decent hotel, excellent service, friendly people and quiet/safe location. What more could you ask for.
Thank you Roel, Rita, Queenie and the entire Hotel Fita team for an excellent stay.
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