Dikker & Thijs Fenice Hotel
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Yes the end to our time in France ended badly......first of all the train to the main station shut its doors with a dozen or so people still on the platform, including Steve and I.......while James and Peter were on the train! Luckily there was only one stop and the boys managed to get off and wait for us, despite the very next train arriving on a different platform, which briefly panicked us. Stupid French trains!! On ...
... of clothes that they wore for up to two years until they grew out of it. They slept multiple kids to a bed. They attended school 6 days a week twice a day and had chores. Finally they ate 4 people to a plate of food! With 900 children this made for fewer dishes to clean. They stayed silent at meals while someone read from the Bible. Sounds like fun right?? The kids got a new appreciation for the comfortable lives that they live.
There were ...
... was also a field with cattle and a stork sitting in her nest. Because it is Friday evening and because tomorrow is the Kings birthday celebrations the traffic was grid locked so instead of a city tour we were taken along back roads. It was a very nice drive along the canal and passed some very nice houses, then through the suburbs back to the ship. Tomorrow everyone dresses ...
Today I went and spend a couple of hours walking through Ann Franks house. It was amazing. Although the furniture is no longer in the house, the built-in bookcase the hit the door leading to the secret annex is still there with the original books still in place. Best to get there early to avoid the line. They only let so many people in at ...
Today is our last full day on board the Avalon Panorama. We docked this morning in Amsterdam, a city teaming with bicycles everywhere and cars as well. I was so surprised by the number of bicycles everywhere, ones with baby seats and children's cargo carriers. They have their own lanes to use and beware not to cut in front of them!
After our breakfast this morning we had our included Canal tour and then visited a ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDikker & Thijs Fenice Hotel Amsterdam
so overpriced for what you get - which is nothing other than a bed...the service from the staff was non-existent, and you could hear EVERYTHING happening in the rooms next door and above and below...the condition of the hotel is pretty bad
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Historical Traveler Reviews Dikker & Thijs Fenice Hotel Amsterdam
Not a 4 star hotel for sure!!!
Is this place for really a 4 star? NO WAY! Really dark room, small indeed and the shower was just as dark. Very strange layout indeed.
Quite overpriced for what you get. Excellent location and possibly the best thing about the hotel. Hotel staff rarely smile and debited by credit card before even asking me to verify the information. Was wrong and I was in a total hurry to catch my plane.
I would have rated it average if it was classified as a 3 star hotel but when a hotel is supposed to be a 4 star, I expect and DEMAND more!
I went to stay over Valentines weekend with my Mrs, and I was a little wary as I had read some comments on this website. However, some were unfounded...The hotel is easy to get to from Central Station via a short tram ride. The tram stops literally outside the hotel- very handy if you are staggering back at night. Also hotel is close to museums and a big square which is very busy.My room was ver large, had a huge bathroom and overlooked the main street. Go foir a room with a bathroom as they tend to be bigger. Noise was not a problem for me and I didnt need ear plugs as the windows were thick enough. Staff were friendly, helpful and efficient.My gripes: Had a buffet breakfast, though it was continental style. Could have done with more hot items. No tea/coffee making facilities in the room- but there were plenty of coffeshops outside... hehehe.I booked this hotel through the NRC website which gave me the best rates for 2 persons, double room, B+B ?105 pn for us both. NB prices can go to ?280 during high season.
I read a good review from another website and decided to go here. When I arrived and saw the dumpy lobby, very unfriendly rude desk clerk, dark dank hallways, ugly room, no A/C (in the middle of summer), and more of the rude clerk, I LEFT. Go elsewhere.
If your room is on the street side of this hotel you will need earplugs to get any sleep, especially on a Saturday night. The room was fine, the breakfast was good and the staff were friendly but double or triple glazing is definitely needed.
Stayed there for Memorial Day Weekend, 2003 with my girlfriend. The view outside the window was great. The bedroom was unbelievably large.
Comfortable bu noisy
A very clean and comfortable hotel in an excellent location. Breakfast was very good.However constant noise during the night from the traffic outside spoilt our stay. Can I suggest double glazing.
Exceeded my Expectations
I was very pleased with this hotel and would stay there again. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. Believe it or not the room was spacious and quiet even though the hotel is conveniently located in a very active area. The windows are double paned.
Stayed there in October. Nice Quiet, clean rooms. Perfectly located. Everything's within walking distance and trams pass by every couple of minutes on the corner. Best kept secret. Don't tell anyone!
we had 3 rooms (5 people) staff are most helpful & we had a wonderful stay, rooms are spotless, spacious & welcoming & the food is great.