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“Great place to stay in Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Fita
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jan Luykenstraat 37, 1071 CL Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier))   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great place to stay in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is an excellent family-run small hotel in Amsterdam, in an ideal location for the museums and transport to the airport and city centre. Very comfortable and clean room and en suite (with shower, not bath;) staff were very friendly and very helpful with all our many queries about transport and where to eat locally. Breakfast was included in our deal, and was very good. The hotel is located on a quiet street which runs parallel to the street with the main museums, the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh, and the Stedelijk, so it is perfect for museum visiting, as they are only a few minutes' walk away. Also, the airport bus, the 197, stops at the Rijksmuseum, as do trams 2 and 5 which run to Central Station, and which we used to get to the city centre, so it could not be easier to get to the hotel from the airport, and then to get around the city. One thing to be aware of is that the lift is very small (max 3 people) and, like so many places in Amsterdam, the stairs are narrow and steep (we always used the lift as we were on the top floor) and the front steps are likewise quite steep. Overall, this is a very friendly, comfortable hotel in a great location, excellent value for money, and I will be recommending it to any of my friends who plan to visit Amsterdam.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The hotel is run by a team of cheerful and friendly young staff led by Raoul.
We were in room 32 which is on the second floor with a balcony overlooking a quiet street (after school hours!).The room was very clean and bright and the beds were very comfortable.
As mentioned by previous reviews, I would like to give a word of caution to those who have difficulty in walking. The stairs are very steep and narrow so be sure to ask for rooms on the ground floor. Even then, access to the hotel reception from the street level is via 7 steep steps.
When I was there I used the tiny lift all the time.
As for the location, for those who come to Amsterdam for culture: Rijksmuseum 5 minutes walk, Van Gogh 3 mins, Concertbegouw 5 minutes, Stedelijk 3 minutes.
Access to the transport network is equally convenient, tram and bus stops are a few minutes walk.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It was very nice to stay in small family style hotel in Amsterdam.
Very good service, friendly staff. Suitable location. Very clean rooms.
If you are in Amsterdam it is perfect place to stop, especially that the price is really good

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the Hotel Fita while spending four days in Amsterdam. The hotel is clean, pleasant and a great bargain. Our room was bright with large windows overlooking a street that was closed to car traffic. A local school allowed their kids to play in that space during the daytime...a very jolly place. The staff is very friendly and very helpful. The owner helped us organize our 4 days in Amsterdam, with maps and loans from a small library of books covering local sights. The public transportation system in Amsterdam is somewhat confusing (3 different bus companies, city owned trolley system, etc) but he was patient and helped us figure out how to get around.

Getting to/from the airport to the hotel was remarkably cheap and easy. For only 5 Euros each, we took a public bus #197 which stops just two blocks from the hotel directly to/from the airport. (There are other options like taxis, hotel shuttles, and more, but the bus worked very well.) There are numerous busses and trollies which stop within a 5 min walk of the hotel. You can get anywhere from there.

Hotel Fita is also located just two blocks from several major museums, including the Rijks Museum and the van Gogh museum (which we visited late on Friday night when the crowds had dissipated -- it was great.

This small hotel is a family-run affair. I would guess there are only a dozen or fewer rooms in a tall, narrow building located in an upscale residential neighborhood near the major museums (think brownstone if you are from NYC, or town house.) It is a quiet enclave in an otherwise noisy and boisterous town. Roel (maybe 28 yrs old) is the owner, but his father is the painter/carpenter/handyman who was helping to renovate several rooms while we were there. (They were active during the daytime only, and their activities never bothered us.) Breakfasts are included, of course, and the food was excellent. They have an "honor bar" where you can go in the evening and help yourself to a drink if you want. They also have a computer/printer for guest use, so you can print out museum tickets that are cheaper to buy over the internet (and save you from standing on long lines during the day).

I would caution that persons with mobility issues might have a problem. There are maybe 8 steep steps from the street to the front door that have to be negotiated. Once inside, there is a tiny elevator which can save you from needing to climb the narrow Dutch staircases. We had no problem with the steps, but I could imagine elderly or handicapped guests might struggle with them.

This is a wonderful place to call home for a few days. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If you are visiting Amsterdam, this is a perfect place. Minutes from the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh and Stedelijk, right next the Dutch Bond Street and Vondelpark, and trams to the centre. It's quiet, comfortable and very friendly now but will soon be even better after current additional rooms and makeovers.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The Holet Fita turned out to be just as described on Trip Advisor. Although it was comfortable and efficient, it gave the feeling of being a family guest. Room was clean, bright, and comfortable. Location was wonderful: short walk to Rembrandt and Van Gogh museums and to trolleys to the central city. The breakfast (with to-order crepes, and a buffet, was a lovely way to start the day. Small staff is appropriate to size of the hotel, and their eagerness to help made up for their small number

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Welcomed by Roel who gave us all the guidance needed for a weekend break. Very easy to get around. Breakfast was good and the pancakes very nice, all freshly prepared. Rooms were very quiet. Museums close by and so are the bus and tram stops. Had a great time.

Room Tip: The downstairs room was good and quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jan Luykenstraat 37, 1071 CL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#15 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#30 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fita 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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