Our stay at Le Quartier Sonang was indeed quite pleasurable. 5 nights of comfort thanks to the hosts (Oki and Frank), the offerings of the place and the perfect location.
The location - properly situated in a quiet residential area close to main attractions and transportation. The place is less than a 5 minute walk to almost everything: the tram stops, restaurants, and stores (both shopping and groceries). The location makes sites in Amsterdam easily accessible.
The place - the bedroom is perfectly sized for two people. We chose the room facing the courtyard - Kamar Bidadari - it was extremely quiet. We were very comfortable with the space. It is warmly decorated with tasteful flavor. Small fridge capable of holding bottled liquids, two chairs and a table, a lounging chair, flat screen tv, Nespresso machine. The balcony has sufficient room for two people - it was quite relaxing to sit outside during the cool October weather. The bathroom is one of the best my wife and I have seen - heated floors, very clean, strong water pressure, water temps adjustable to whatever you desire, fixtures up to date with modern flare - very nice! Breakfast is served promptly by Oki. A healthy tray of croissants, butter, cream cheese, jam, fruits, yogurt and juice, all these always properly adorned with fresh flowers in a vase. After a day's tour of the the town, a sweet surprise greeted us daily upon our return - pieces of chocolate on the very comfortable coco bed.
The hosts - extremely warm, very helpful and full of information on Amsterdam and the nearby areas. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Oki then by Frank, both of which provided plentiful information on good restaurants, access to transportation, maps, and brochures of Amsterdam. We mentioned what we wanted to do and they immediately had suggestions and recommendations on how to get there. My wife and I wanted to see Kasteel de Haar - a castle more than an hour away from Amsterdam. Frank provided accurate information on trains and bus number(s) to get to the castle. Each day, they would check if we needed anything for our next day activities. They would go out of their way to provide information - if they didn't know, they would find out. An example of the hosts' attentiveness to the needs of their guests - one evening we came home with a bottle of wine and some beer only to realize we did not have anything to open them with. The next evening, upon our return, wine glasses, and a bottle opener were provided - we didn't have to ask. Their hospitality is the best compared to all the other Bed and Breakfast places we have been to. We cannot express our gratitude for such a commendable job Oki and Frank did (do) as hosts. We arrived in Amsterdam as vacationists - we left feeling like we were leaving good friends. That's how Oki and Frank made us feel - welcomed to the utmost degree.
If and when we do return to the Netherlands and Amsterdam, we will surely stay here again - no doubts or questions asked!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ‘Le Quartier Sonang’ is a peaceful, quiet townhouse in the most popular district of Amsterdam. The two luxury mini suites at the first floor in this 19th century original townhouse are located in the middle of the museum, fashion and theatre district and only five minutes’ walk from the Canal Ring. The Canal Ring was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2010 and to this day, the city’s biggest celebrations such as King’s Day and Gay Pride take place on the canals. ‘Le Quartier Sonang’ is a true lifestyle B&B where hospitality does not spring from duty but only from kindness… We look forward to meeting you in the near future... ... more less