The praise others have heaped on Frank and Oki, and their outstanding B&B, is fully deserved in every respect. Even more so is the care, understanding, and flexibility they demonstrate when things do not quite go to the traveller's plan. My arrival in Amsterdam was very nearly not to be, courtesy of extreme winds in the UK, but Frank and Oki kept in close touch with reassuring emails. When I finally arrived, somewhat later than planned and after an extremely turbulent flight, their greeting was genuinely warm and welcoming, and, despite never having met them before, I felt instantly that I was in the home of close friends. Although my stay was initially for work, my partner was due to join me for the weekend. The next set of high winds in the UK thwarted that plan altogether. Frank and Oki were so sympathetic and understanding, which went a long way to making me feel better about my change in circumstances. They set me up with plenty of recommendations for walks and sights, and I had a truly delightful time.
I should add that the neighbourhood is pleasant and quiet, and yet still extremely conveniently located to both the heart of the city and the museum quarter. As a petite female, I am normally wary of walking around urban environments at night on my own, but the residential location of Le Quartier Sonang is reassuring.
I look forward to returning to Frank and Oki's care and having that romantic weekend get-away in the near future.
- 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