Dikker & Thijs Fenice Hotel
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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!
Great cosy hotel
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.
Great View, Giant Room
Stayed there for Memorial Day Weekend, 2003 with my girlfriend. The view outside the window was great. The bedroom was unbelievably large.
There was enough room to fit like a party of 50 people in our room comfortably. The bathroom was nice and clean (even the bathroom floor is comfortable to sleep on when you're flying high). The pay TV was a little silly, but really how much TV are you watching in Amsterdam? The only bad thing about the hotel was the hallways outside the room. The hotel itself doesn't look so great, but the room was definitely super nice. Also, I should mention that this was the only actual hotel in Amsterdam I'd stayed at. But I've stayed in city hotels before, and like I said, it's no 5-star hotel, but the room and view is definitely worth it. Before that was the Flying Pig and the Shelter City (what a nightmare that was!).
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.
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... the bottom so every time you have a shower the bathroom floor floods and saturates your clothes. After the bathroom floor floods, water seeps up through the floor in the bedroom. Not fun at all!! Especially when there are no towels in the room! But either way a hot shower and a lay down was exactly what we both needed. We both fell asleep around 4:30-5pm and woke up about 2am. We then slept until about 7am. We really needed the sleep!
The next day we woke up, flooded the ...
... from supper so we snacked and enjoyed French wine! It is so very lovely here, and the weather has been cooperative. While we are enjoying our time in the Dordogne/Lot regions with Balls and Viehls, we want to see more of France, as we are not likely to get back here.We will leave Puy on Wednesday morning toward Albi and Carcassonne. 10/6 Puy L'Eveque -- Yesterday we drove north to see the castle forts at Beynac and Castlenaud. Both were very impressive. It is hard ...
... it ham and salad and fresh pineapple for dessert.
The next day up and ready to to tackle the Hop On and Hop Off bus we managed that without any problem these buses are certainly a great invention and great way to see and learn about the city you visit. It was also decided to do a boat cruise along the many many man made canals in Amsterdam. There are so many canals you can certainly get confused as to which ...
... water and also seeing the stables of the still active Heineken Draught Horses.
Another tip from our booking agent was to head upstairs at the end of the tour, €8.50 gets you a beer and a burger and also one of the highest views in Amsterdam, not having had lunch the burger was perfect and being the only people up there the staff were more than willing to offer us a locals perspective on Amsterdam as well as keeping our cups very full ...
... The remainder of the time we spent looking at the middle ages and Renaissance art. The Rijks includes a floor also for more modern art and some Van Gogh, but we skipped those.
We bee-lined it to the Night Watch by Rembrandt. Like people say about a lot of art and buildings: they're always much grander in person. It's a massive painting. All around the gallery floor were cards that broke down all the elements of the paintings. They discussed the history and motivations behind a ...