The Fusion Suites - A Pure Delight.
We usually stay at large corporate 4 & 5 star hotel chains whenever we travel, but chose to stay at the Fusion Suites--a cross between a B&B and boutique hotel--based on TripAdvisor reviews posted by other travelers. We have never posted a review ourselves since joining TripAdvisor in 2007, but felt compelled to share our wonderful experience at Fusion Suites with others.
First we would like to say our hosts, Sharmila and Alex, are warm, sincere, cordial individuals and yet non-intrusive. They made our stay in Amsterdam a pure pleasure, providing travel, sightseeing and dining advise which was right on target.
The Location - The Fusion Suites is located in the museum district adjacent to Vondel Park and within a few blocks of the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum. The Central train station and "tourist central" area were only a 20-30 minute walk away, which we found to be a huge positive because we were able to escape the hustle and bustle, returning to our quiet sanctuary each evening. The neighborhood is warm and inviting with local cafes & markets available.
The Facility - The Fusion provided us with a large suite, very well appointed with sitting area, computer (yes, a computer IN YOUR ROOM so you don’t have to trudge down to a shared “business center” unit or haul your own laptop along!) & desk, entertainment area (TV, stereo, and DVD player), a well stocked complimentary mini-bar (sodas, beer, wine, and snacks), and coffee station. Alex & Sharmila also left us a bottle of champagne and fresh fruit with a personal welcome note on our first night. The en-suite, huge by European standards, included a claw-foot tub, separate stall shower and a full accompaniment of fine body care products. The room and bath were spotless and well maintained. There is a small elevator available in this charming 125 year old home for those who don’t want to navigate the stairs after a long day of sightseeing. Our luggage was delivered to our room and Alex even carried our luggage to the taxi when we departed.
The Breakfast - A bountiful feast was provide every morning along with a warm welcome. Fresh fruit, yogurt along with a choice of freshly brew coffee/latte/cappuccino/tea and freshly squeezed orange juice kicked off the feast. Available was a large assortment of breads, rolls, and muffins with butter and jams. A meat/cheese plater, fresh cooked bacon and hot pancakes/crepes were provided along with the offer to prepare eggs to your liking. Sharmila and Alex attended to our every need, providing stimulating conversation as well as private, quiet time for us to enjoy our meal which fueled us up for the day and carried us through to dinner.
To sum up our stay at Fusion Suites, Sharmila and Alex were the perfect hosts making our 8 day stay a pure pleasure. Based on our research on TripAdvisor/Expedia/Travelocity the Fusion Suites is a great value (all inclusive, one price gets it all) compared to other hotels in Amsterdam. We made the right choice and would recommend it highly!
Thank you so much for a wonderful time, Pete & Cindy.
- 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