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“Fabulous Stay !” 5 of 5 stars
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WestViolet Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #56 of 330 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
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“Fabulous Stay !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Where do I begin? From the moment we arrived, Frank made us so welcome. There are two rooms at the property and both are beautifully presented. Unlimited hot hot water, which is great after a day pounding the streets of Amsterdam.

The West Violet is located in a perfect, quiet location for visiting all the attractions and there are excellent restaurants, cafés and bars within a minute's walk. We were spoilt for choice in the evenings to decide where to eat. Fortunately enough Frank was on hand to offer advice and recommendations.

The bed was so comfortable, I didn't want to leave it. Our room was really peaceful and had a lovely little courtyard garden, where you could hear the church bells chime. It was bliss!

My husband and I made good use of Frank's kitchen, which was always well stocked and Frank catered for our every need. We met some lovely guests from all over the world during our stay.

My husband and I have visited Amsterdam on several occasions and have opted for hotels. Never again after meeting Frank and his wee dog Lara Luna (who is the cutest little dog I have ever had the pleasure to meet). Frank's welcome and hospitality made us feel that we were visiting a close friend, however he didn't intrude at any time and was the soul of discretion. It was great to have a chat back and forth and Frank is really knowledgable, funny and interesting and our time at the West Violet flew by. We were really sorry to leave after our five day stay.

If you are thinking about booking the West Violet, I would recommend that you contact Frank direct as you get better rates than making your reservation through booking.com. His website is info@westviolet.nl and he usually responds immediately. We'll be back!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We loved Amsterdam and also going home to a welcoming West Violet each evening. The quiet, yet central location made it ideal and we walked almost everywhere as everything, including Central Station and the main museums and galleries were under a half hour walk. The B&B is on a quiet pedestrian side street, a minute's walk from a canal and an outdoor market. Lots of restaurants nearby. Frank House is just up the canal a block or two, where a canal boat stop can also be found.
Our host made us feel very welcome, was readily available, yet didn't intrude and allowed us to prepare what we wished at leisure in the cheerful, well-appointed breakfast room. He also got my husband prompt medical attention when he needed it, which was much appreciated. Our room was clean and very spacious and well equipped, with a comfortable bed. We loved coming home after a day of exploring and enjoying a glass of wine on our little balcony overlooking the central garden. We would have loved to have extended our stay, and recommend B&B West Violet.

Room Tip: The two rooms are both excellent: one adjacent to the breakfast room upstairs with a balcony, the ot...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Collingwood, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stay at WestViolet at least once/year and have recommended it to friends as well. Great rooms with a well stocked kitchen and great location. Super, friendly service from owner Frank including an unexpected drive to Centraal to catch our train on our last visit. I recommend WestViolet to anyone looking for a fabulous stay in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Stayed for one night at West Violet. Arrived extremely tired and frazzled after a fiasco with new train Fyra from Brussels. Came in late having missed a day of appointments! And then, soothing and caring Frank was there. All of a sudden, there was the intimate kitchen, the kettle, the tea, fresh bread, great cheese and ham, a big cozy room, great linen. I slept like a log and the next day Frank helped me to re-schedule appointments, organize local transport, get me maps and directions while making me divine coffee - he is charming, knowlegeable, worldly, cultured, funny and has an adorable pooch called Lara Luna! His little house is in a lovely area, shops and restaurants nearby. But the big attraction is...Frank!

Room Tip: My room next to kitchen was a bit noisy when other guests came in to have a drink. May just have bee...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We were more than happy with our stay at WestViolet and will recommend this place to everyone visiting Amsterdam. A perfect place to stay over a long weekend. The room - or more like a studio apartment with small garden - was nicely decorated, spacious and very clean. Frank, the host is such a nice and helpful man, he made us feel very welcomed. Nice breakfast with lovely fresh croissants. The location is perfect: I really recommend Jordaan if you want to see local way of living and avoid the more touristic city center. Cool and beautiful neighborhood with lots of restaurants, small shops, bars, cafés, farmers markets... You can walk easily to everywhere from here.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

This B&B is so comfortable and the breakfast arrangements allow you to get up and eat when you like. Very chilled out- like being at home! Great care to detail, friendly, helpful hosts and a great location in the Jordaan with lots of lovely bars and restaurants. I may have stayed here a few times!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This was an excellent choice of accommodation for our three night stay. We were made to feel really welcome. Our room was very spacious, spotlessly clean and with a comfortable king size bed. We particularly liked the informal and relaxed atmosphere and having the use of the kitchen whenever we wanted was a great idea. Frank was so friendly and helpful and made us feel very much at home.
The location was excellent, only being a short walk from the station and near to lots of interesting shops, cafes and restaurants. In spite of this, it was very quiet with no noise at all at night.
We would highly recommend WestViolet.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: WestViolet Bed & Breakfast
Address: Violettenstraat 4, 1015 NP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
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Ranked #56 of 330 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
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Number of rooms: 3
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