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Hotel Fita
Ranked #14 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great place to stay.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

Close to the museums and with very friendly staff. A really good hotel!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Armonk, New York
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

The Hotel Fita is located in a lovely part of Amsterdam, right near the Van Gogh Museum. It's easy to get to from Central Station (1 block from the #2 or #5 Tram stop). I later learned (from the hotel) that there is a quick bus between the airport and hotel - only 4 euros on bus #197 (or maybe it's #196).

The hotel was small and intimate - very nice and the owners were very friendly. A delicious breakfast is included in the room rate. My room (#16) was very small (I was traveling from the US to Munich on business and decided to spend the weekend by myself in Amsterdam.) but comfortable. The only downside was that the room was very cold - I needed an extra blanket at night. Clearly the radiator wasn't able to handle the unusually frigid temperatures (14 degrees Farenheit) Oh yeah... bring shampoo! They don't supply it.

Amsterdam is a very walkable city, and the Hotel Fita was within 20 minutes of all the major attractions. I'd stay there again, but would probably choose a larger (and warmer) room.

Room Tip: Room 16 was acceptable but very small. The room next door (not sure of the number) was much larger.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Bologna, Italy
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73 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

This is a perfect place especially for a couple wishing to spend a few days and see as much of Amsterdam as possible.
The staff (which is mainly the family owning the place) was very welcoming and eager to provide anything we needed, especially hints, suggestions and directions.
I think ours was the simplest double they have: to be clear, this is not a boutique hotel, but a no-nonsense, well-kept, family run old building which gave us exactly what we needed: a very clean room with a comfortable bed and spacious bathroom a the right price.
The buffet breakfast includes tea, coffee, pastries, fresh and dried fruit, cereals, juices, cheeses, and (freshly prepared) pancakes, scrambled eggs, and bacon... so tasty that we usually had enough to roam the city with only a snack for lunch.
The position is excellent, just outside the canal ring, very quiet, everything is within 15 minutes by tram (lines #2 and #5 just behind the building, #3, and #12 behind the corner, #16 and #24 just across the Museumplein); also it is directly connected to the airport by bus 197 (35 minutes, 4 euro, alight in front of the Rijksmuseum, then 200m down the hotel's street).
Could not think of a better place to stay!

Room Tip: Just remember that there is no automatic heat control, you have to manually open/close the faucet on...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

It was not difficult to find this hotel, well thanks to its amazing location! We took the bus 197 from Schipol airport and stop at Hobbemastraat near the Rijksmuseum. You can easily find the street name leading to this hotel, Jan Luijkenstraat.

We were greeted by Martin, the ever so friendly guy!While waiting for our room to be ready, he was so helpful by showing us the places we wanted to go, emphasizing on the shopping districts. We instantly felt at ease! =)

We got room no 14 and it was amazing to the top! Love the warm feelings of the room, clean bathroom (with rubber ducky!), wide glass windows and most importantly, Nespresso machine! How does these guys know I love coffee?? ;)

I will definitely come back again to stay at this hotel. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Room no 14. Wide glass windows and a lovely yard for a quick soak under the sun (or in our case, the...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank dihaamir
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San Luis Obispo
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67 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

My sister and I arrived early for check-in. Room was immediately readied and we were served coffee while we waited. Any question or request we had was answered immediately always with the warmest of smiles. Even though we woke after the official breakfast hour, we were encouraged to come down and enjoy a very tasty repast. Hotel is clean and every so welcoming. A real Amsterdam find particularly when you consider its prime location.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank amcglynn
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West Yellowstone, Montana
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

The staff was amazing. They were very helpful. The hotel location was so great, close to subway and walking distance to museums. The Breakfast was so great and varied. If you need samthing, it was delivered to you rapidly.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Catherine W
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Edinburgh
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57 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

I adore Amsterdam, and visit regularly--on my own and with my family (we have two young kids). I have, at last, found my favourite hotel in this charming city.

The Hotel Fita is located on a quiet pedestrian street within a stone's throw of the Van Gough and Rijksmuseum, and in the other direction, close to one of the city's exclusive shopping streets (perfect for window-shopping). The Concertgebouw is no more than 6 mins' walk; the stunning Vondelpark is within a 2-min walk, and Bus-197 stops very close by--so you can get to/from Schiphol in 15 minutes for 4 euros. Within 10 minutes of my arrival, the owner Roel had done the following: arranged for me to rent a bike (good idea); booked dinners are nearby restaurants (they were excellent and inexpensive); handed me an annotated map; had my speedy wifi working (no extra charge). Was I happy? Delighted.

What's unique about this hotel? First, this building is a typical charming canal-house that is _not_ typically cramped and awkward. There is a lift (if you're not keen on steep stairs), and the energetic family who owns the hotel has not spared any expense to ensure everything works, everything is spotlessly clean, and that the guests' needs are paramount.

Second, the rooms (I have stayed in two and seen three) are bright, newly-refurbished, and have Nespresso machines at our disposal. The showers are hot and powerful. The beds are new and the sheets are probably Egyptian cotton. The breakfast is excellent (eggs and pancakes in addition to cold options); the "honesty bar" is open 24hrs and has whatever cold drinks you can think of--for just 2 euros each. Yes, a glass of wine for 2 euros. Where else would you find that in Amsterdam? There is a large grocery store nearby. I should add that there are two primary schools nearby too--but that only adds to the neighbourhood atmosphere: it's nice to step outside and see kids running around. The street feels more like the Upper-West side in Manhattan than the stereotypical cold polish of an exclusive European quartier.

I will be back, and next time I'll bring my kids. That's another bonus: Roel says that he charges just a nominal extra kids' beds in their parents' rooms--this will add up to a big savings. In my experience most European hotels require a full second room at a full second price.

What a great stay. Go Fita!

Room Tip: I stayed in room 22 which was large and had a charming balcony. When I decided to stay for any extra...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Fita
Address: Jan Luykenstraat 37, 1071 CL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#14 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#26 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#29 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fita 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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