Overall this was a very good stay.
Here is our experience
Location: Quiet location - 20/25 minute walk from the DAM (Centre of Amsterdam). If you buy a hop on/hop off bus then its 5 minute walk from stop 8. It is also 5 minute walk from a tram stop (1,2,5 trams). Trams are 2 Euro 70 cents each for 1 person for 1 hour of travel.
To and From Airport: From the airport, take the train to Grand Central (8 Euros 10 cents) station and the taxi took us there for 15 Euros. Total of 23 Euros 10 cents compared to 45 Euros from airport by taxi. On the way back there is a tram stop about 5 minute walk from the hotel and this takes you directly to train station for 2 Euros 70 cents each.
Breakfasts - Lovely fresh pancakes, lots of choice of pastries, eggs how you liked them, cereal and and a decent coffee. Could have done with a bit of variety as the same every day. Perhaps a waffle/toast or something to be a bit of different. Suggest you advise your hosts the time you want breakfast as they did not ask us.
Room - Very big with a four poster bed and a sofa, writing table and a computer as well. The bathroom was big with great shower and deep bath. The temperature of the radiators was determined by when they were switched on by the hosts. It was cool when we arrived but soon warmed through in the evenings after about 6pm. The TV was placed in a poor position as impossible to view from the bed, perhaps it could be wall mounted so that you could see it from the bed. TV channels are the standard Dutch channels no satellite TV but does include BBC1.
Stairs - The stairs up to the second floor were steep and tricky, there is a lift but it is very small.
Mini-bar - All the drinks were free which was nice but nothing to tell you it was free.
Information: No information in the room which would have been helpful as the hosts were not always at reception during the day. Information supplied said the flower market is open on Sundays despite being told otherwise, other markets are not open on Sundays. The hosts recommended Flo, we didnt enjoy it and was expensive at 100 Euros for two people.
Around Amsterdam - Watch out for the cyclists they are everywhere and do not seem to respect any traffic signs or conventions. Van Gogh museum is shut at present and located in the main city centre. Ann Frank museum is best to go really early and is about 15 minutes from hotel.
Overall a good experience but lacked small touches to make it worth the money you pay for the room per night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Fusion Suites, your luxury boutique hotel, situated in the best possible location in Amsterdam. Comfort, luxury, privacy and personal attention complement your beautifully appointed large suite. With only 4 suites available you will truly feel as our guest. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fusion Hotel Amsterdam
- Fusion Hotel Number40