Sometimes it is a mistake going back to great places a second time - because the second time doesn't live up to the first experience - or to one's good memories. That most definitely was not the case when I returned to Le Quartier Sonang recently, after quite some time. I have to say, I was expecting it to be just as good as before because Frank and Oki, the hospitable and caring hosts, are just those kind of guys, and it was a delight to be back. The rooms and bathrooms are sparkling, tastefully and newly decorated, large and very comfortable. The beds in particular are divine (how many bad hotel beds have you slept in?!). It is quiet, which is essential in my view, and the breakfast was fresh and delicious. The location is great: almost in the middle of Amsterdam and also close to restaurants, museums, transport, stores, etc. and we had a lovely dinner in a restaurant that Frank and Oki suggested. They are very helpful and available for questions and conversation, and also sensitive to the need for privacy - excellent hosts, in short. It is a superb B and B, great value for money and once again, I highly recommend it.
- 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