Amsterdam has always been on my bucket list. Finally, this year we got the chance to spend Easter break in Amsterdam.
I am a boutique hotel lover and while researching for hotels on different hotel booking websites and Instagram all hotels I liked were fully booked for the dates I wanted. So, I booked a hotel that was available for my desired dates. I wasn’t happy with the booking but we at least had somewhere to stay. We kept searching for hotels in the hope if someone cancelled last moment we might get something. To our pleasant surprise, we came across Hotel V Fizeaustraat in Amsterdam that had 1 room available as soon as I looked at the photos, it was everything we looked for and we instantly booked it.
Hotel V Fizeaustraat is in the suburban outskirts of central Amsterdam. There is a train station 8 minutes’ walk from the hotel which takes you to the central station in 15 mins. There is a tram station which can take you to the main museums in under 30 mins.
The stylish design of the hotel imaginative and thoughtful. It was a mix of quirk meets hygge. With wicker chairs, leather sofas and faux fur throws scattered in the lobby, bar and in the rooms. The colour palette of green and brown is quite consistent with patches of raw concrete.
The staff are very friendly and helpful as soon we checked in they suggested things to do in Amsterdam based on our interests.
We booked the premium deluxe room. As soon as I entered the room I fell in love with it. It was quirky boho style décor. Our room was a corner room with room garden view. The quirk meets hygge continued with wicker furniture, faux fur throws minimal wardrobe and desk area. One wall was just glass windows make the room very well lit. The bathroom was decorated in black and white tiles, what I loved most about the monochrome bathroom was it this massive rain shower.
Breakfast was included in our room price so we decided to go to the Lobby restaurant rather ordering room service. I was expecting a buffet style breakfast but to my pleasant surprise it was not a buffet but we had a choice on of sweet item and one savoury item. I chose eggs Florentine from the savoury option and American pancakes with blueberries. It was delicious although the first the pancakes were a bit too sweet as they soaked in maple syrup. The next day I asked for the same pancake without maple syrup and it was gorgeous.
This hotel is a boutique hotel lover or a blogger’s dream hotel, every area was Instagramable. We spent a lot of time taking photos in the room and didn’t get too much chance to take photos in the lobby which had an impressive massive open fire.
Do you like boutique or quirky hotels? Which hotel is your favourite?