We stayed with Rolfe and Carlos last weekend and have to say, it exceeded our expectations. We had booked the Red room but unfortunatly when we arrived, Carlos told us they had a problem with the roof and we unfortunatly couldn't stay there. I have to say we were initially very dissapointed as we were looking forward to staying in such beautiful surroundings but the alternative room they gave us was equally stunning. I think it's called the sun room - for good reason - ceiling to floor windows across the whole of the front wall and looking straight out across the Canal. We were very lucky with the weather and woke up each morning to a room filled with warm light and surrounded by beautiful ornaments & wonderful furniture. The room also had it's own self contained corridor with separate bathroom so it was like having our own mini apartment.
The breakfasts were wonderful, Carlos prepares some excellent fresh fruit yoghurts followed by eggs, ham, cheeses and a variety of wholesome breads juices & tea / coffee. Very tasty as well as very healthy !
The weekend was a joint celebration for us - a combination of my 40th and our 12th wedding anniversary and Rolfe very kindly took us for a tour of the canals on the Saturday evening in his boat. We started off at 8.00 pm and didnt get back till 10:00 pm having seen pretty much all of Amsterdam from the water while the sun went down (Sunset over the Amstel - wonderfull) and the lights came up. Rolfe, we can't thank you enough for taking the time to show us such a beautiful side of Amsterdam, the memory will stay with us forever and made our weekend very special indeed. Thank you very much from both of us.
We would highly recommend Sunhead B&B if you are looking for somewhere very special to stay right in the heart of Amsterdam. A definate breath of fresh air compared to the usual soulless hotels !
Simon & Elly
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sunhead of 1617 is located in the heart of the wonderful 17th-century canal district. Built in 1617, it is one of the oldest heritage monument buildings of the Herengracht. The Herengracht is the most beautiful and prestigious canal of lovely Amsterdam. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sunhead Of 1617 Hotel Amsterdam