In less than half hour from Schiphol airport I arrived at Hotel Fita, which is situated in a delightful area filled with art deco buildings in the Museum quarter. It was whisper quiet but with a huge selection of eating establishments close by (within walking distance) and the tram at the end of the street (approx 300mtrs and very easy to use). For those who love to shop at high end stores, they’re just down the street. Around the corner are these museums: the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh, Stedelijk and the Diamant. The Amsterdam Concert Hall is nearby as is Vondelpark.
Hotel Fita is an art deco, boutique size (15 rooms I think) family run establishment headed by Roel, who is an extremely capable, polite and helpful young man and his co-workers. I needed to change my bookings due to health issues and he was understanding and accommodating. He welcomed me as a friend when I finally arrived after 3 false starts. Mind by that time we probably were friends, so many emails had been exchanged! Booking was easy; direct with the hotel.
Hotel Fita lived up to Trip Advisor reviews, it was clean and comfortable. I booked a single room which although not spacious was more than adequate with a decent size comfortable single bed, single wardrobe, desk, chair and ensuite with shower (no bath) and toilet. Included in the room was a Nescafe machine for those who “do” coffee; tea making facilities were also provided. The room had a flat screen TV (although I really didn’t find out what channels were available), safe for your valuables, hairdryer and toiletries provided. Near the breakfast room is a small nook with a desktop computer (which I did use, this worked well) and an honour bar with drinks and snacks.
There is a lift from the top floor to the breakfast room, (mind the lift is tiny like 2 people and their luggage) but you don’t have to negotiate the treacherously narrow Dutch stairs :).
The breakfast room is tucked slightly below street level offering views outside without passersby realising that you are there. The decor isn’t ornate or flashy; it’s spotlessly clean and practical. Who needs flash when you have hosts like I did? I found the selection for breakfast more than adequate; cereals, toast, hot and cold selections, coffee, tea, juices, fruit, yogurt and probably other things I have forgotten. Everything was fresh and tasty.
If your require information for sightseeing or bookings to some venues just ask Roel and his team.
The clientele was a mixed aged group but probably more 50+ than younger.
I stayed July 2013 and 5 nights (including a weekend), vat, city tax and breakfast cost less than E570.00; I felt good value for money. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to friends.
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- Also Known As:
- Fita Hotel Amsterdam