I booked B&B Sleep with me for 2 nights from the 19th-21st July 2014 for my boyfriend's 21st birthday. Before we'd even arrived I got the impression that Antoine would be a brilliant host; offering to bake for my boyfriend on his birthday! I was right and, throughout our stay he was helpful, welcoming, could not do enough to help and his sense of humour was brilliant! True to his word, on my boyfriend's birthday he included a delicious apple tart complete with candle with breakfast… A real personal touch that made us feel completely welcomed and at home.
The breakfast was absolutely delicious and different every morning with two courses including, on one of the days, eggs, toast and smoked salmon followed by a kind of blueberry cake which I completely forgot to ask how he made! Alongside this was several different options of cereal, toast (a different type of bread each day) with butter and homemade jams (another warm, welcoming touch), orange juice, coffee and several different options of tea. This was all enjoyed in the cosy little breakfast room with the most relaxing music playing in the background (i had a Patsy Cline cover in my head the whole weekend!)
To be honest, the hosting and breakfast was so good that even if the room itself had been horrible, this would still be a rave review. However, it was not. We stayed in the Dinard room and it was beautiful. Big, comfy double bed, light and airy, kettle and various types of coffee by the bed so we could make coffee in the morning without even moving, a flat screen television that showed English and Dutch channels and a shower room!! As sad as it may be, I cannot rave enough about the shower! The room, and the B&B itself was decorated beautifully (I wish my house looked that good!), it felt classic and true to it's 15th century roots but at the same time modern, light and immaculately clean. The only thing I will say, and others have already mentioned it, is that the stairs are very steep. This is, however, typical in Amsterdam and wasn't an issue at all for us, although it may be for older customers.
The location was perfect. Right around the corner from the beautiful canals and pretty much central to everything, however far enough away to avoid the Red Light District and any noise.
We were incredibly sad to be leaving as we had felt so welcomed, comfortable and at home at B&B Sleep with Me and will not stay anywhere else should we return to Amsterdam! Thank you Antoine for making our trip so perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In central Utrechtsedwarsstraat (we truly can not help you pronouncing that!) you find this stylish, comfortable and luxurious bed and breakfast. The charming townhouse was completely renovated in 2011 retaining authentic elements and adding today's luxury and comfort. Most sights are within walking distance and you'll find a variety of fabulous bars and restaurants in every price range on your doorstep. Very typical of these Amsterdam house are the steep stair, which make it unsuitable for those with a physical handicap or for small children. ... more less