Following on from a hectic wedding in the UK, we decided to go with a small bunch of friends over to Amsterdam. Time was too short for a honeymoon and we had friends flying in from all around the world (including ourselves) we couldn't just expect them all to see us for just the wedding party so invited those who wanted to join along! Typical us, we pick a weekend in Amsterdam that is hosting a large conference and accommodation was scarce, or over inflated. We tried airbnb but to no avail. Then I happen to google B&Bs in Amsterdam and find Odette and Helmers B&B. We were going to be 5 so needed 3 rooms. Odette was always quick to respond and always gave very thorough information. All 5 of us work in the hospitality sector and can be very picky and fussy with service but I have to say, Odette shone through every step of the way. The accommodation was quite easy to find, only 1-2 stops on the tram from the centre (although we walked in most days). Rooms were well equipped, spotlessly clean and beds super comfortable. Rooms also had a mini fridge, TV, Tea/Coffee and aircon for the summer months. Breakfasts were freshly prepared by Odette herself and were different every day, she was also extremely chatty at the same time. She also had great knowledge of the area and provided a lot of useful information and maps etc. We had 3 of the 4 rooms and all were fantastic. A little too cold to enjoy the mornings on the roof terrace but I can imagine how lovely it would be on a nice sunny morning.
Odette I know you will be reading this so once again, many thanks for being an outstanding host for our party. We appreciated your attention to detail and the little touches that separate you from the competition. Let's get you up into the top 10! We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will look forward to visiting you again in the future.
Jamie & Woody.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bed and Breakfast Helmers is a family friendly B&B in one of the most popular areas of Amsterdam "Oud West." The B&B is in walking distance of the most interesting sights in Amsterdam, such as the Museum District, The Jordaan, the Canals, Leidse Square & the Vondelpark. All rooms have been decorated in a traditional Dutch style with a modern twist and include private bathrooms and a fully stocked kitchenette to allow you to prepare breakfast at your own leisure. As your hosts we look forward to providing you with a unique experience where comfort & luxury is complemented with personal attention & service. As your hosts we look forward to giving you our 'insider tips' on sights, activities and restaurants so you can experience the city as a local. Rates:Double Occupancy: from 110,- euro per night Single Occupancy: from 100,- euro per night*All rates are including breakfast and 5% tourist tax. ... more less
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