This is not just any B&B, this is the top-rated B&B in Amsterdam! All the excellent reviews are well deserved and my husband and I are happy to add another after spending two nights here.
Easy to reach by bus from the airport and well located for the museums and the lovely 'Nine Streets' area, yet tucked away in a quiet residential street, you feel less like a tourist, more like a local.
What makes this B&B so special though, is the warm welcome of the owners, Frank and Oki, whose hospitality and thoughtfulness are outstanding. The attention to detail is apparent from the excellent website right through to the rooms themselves.
Our room, Kamar Bidadari, was bright, comfortable and spotlessly clean and had a balcony which must be a real sun trap earlier in the year. The beautiful bathroom is spacious with quality fittings, under floor heating and lovely, fluffy towels. There is a fridge, kettle and Nespresso coffee machine, so you can make your own coffee or tea to go with your breakfast which is brought to your room at a time of your choosing between 8.30 and 11am. Oki does the breakfasts which are so nicely presented - along with the freshly squeezed orange juice, dark Dutch bread and croissants there is thick, Greek yoghurt with fresh fruit, prepared and decorated with mint sprigs, and there are always fresh flowers on the tray - and in the room. When you return in the evening, curtains have been drawn, lamps lit, dirty cups washed and put away and chocolates left on the pillows. I did find that the bedside lamps were hard to read by, but the bed is so ultra-comfortable that you are asleep before you've turned a page anyway!
Frank and Oki give you all the information you need about their lovely city as well as recommendations for restaurants. We liked De Italiaan which is only 5 minutes away, and The Seafood Bar which is only a little further.
We love Amsterdam and we love Frank and Oki! Looking forward to our next visit...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 'Le Quartier Sonang' is a peaceful, quiet townhouse in the most popular district of Amsterdam. The two comfortable guestrooms at the first floor in this 19th century original townhouse are located only five minutes away from the Leidseplein, Vondelpark, P.C. Hooftstraat, all famous museums and the concert building. And after a day in the city, you are going to have the most exciting experience in you life. You'll be sleeping on a cloud! We have the best beds in Europe. ... more less