Sylvia and Ebert were delightful, warm, welcoming hosts. After a long, cold day of cycling in the rain, their lovely penthouse room with views of the canal and the municipal hall were a delight. We were very comfortable in the room and enjoyed looking at the rooftop terrace with chaises longues, even if the rain prevented us from using them. The upper level was well furnished, with a comfortable bed, an intimate dining table and chairs for two people, a sitting area with futon, and a small supply of toiletries in case anything was forgotten at home.
Breakfast in the morning is abundant and good: eggs any way you like them, a heaping basket of breads and croissants, cold cuts, cheese, jam and butter, tea, coffee, and fresh fruit. For two cyclists about to get back on the trail, breakfast was hearty and perfect.
The only caveats are: this B&B is not in the center of Utrecht. For those who are coming to Utrecht on a bike from the north (say, from Amsterdam), having a B&B just outside (and before!) the city is a blessing. If you are interested in being in the very center of town at all times, this is probably not the ideal location. And, as with many Dutch houses, be prepared to go up some steep stairs. If you are confident in your ability to manage some stairs, you'll enjoy your stay here.
We highly recommend Sylvia and Ebert's hospitality and their B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- B & B Vechtoever is directly located by the beautiful River Vecht on the edge of the city of Utrecht. From your room as well as from the roof terrace you can enjoy a splendid view of the River Vecht and the surrounding countryside. Within 15 minutes cycling and you are in the centre of the city of Utrecht. The B & B is located in a modern private house attractively arranged with all comforts provided. The house was designed by Architect Frits van Dongen, whose design was rewarded in 1999. It is situated beside the former Municipality House, Zuilen and the Garden designed by architect Leonard Springer. It is an ideal place to stay and relax and enjoy nature. Utrecht is an interesting and friendly city and you are most welcome to come and enjoy. ... more less