We received this review on Tripadvisor:
(Translated from French by Google)
"Very good reception from Bjorn (the boss). Possibility to leave luggage for free even before the room is ready (14h) and in case of late check-out. He also tells us very kindly on any questions about the city.A restaurant (pizza) is located below the hotel and it's great! This is also the restaurant which serves for receiving the bed and breakfast. Warm, always smiling, ready at the right price / quality ratio (and a 10% discount for hotel guests on the first meal). The restaurant is only open at night. However, it closes early and does not cause noise nuisance at night.We booked a double room, on the 1st floor of the building. The room is renovated in a rather modern and tastefully (flat screen, coffee maker, safe, minibar). It is not very big but enough for a short stay. The bathroom is designed with electric towel and walk-in shower good size. Coffee and tea are available free in the room. Consumption of the mini bar prices are very reasonable (soft at 1.5 euros). Two umbrellas and an iron are also available. It is also possible to rent two bikes direct from Bjorn and tickets to the various museums of the city (who avoid queuing).The negative point is at the level of sound isolation chamber. Although the hotel is in a very quiet street south of the Jordaan (very good situation!), Our room overlooked the street and we heard loud enough what was happening (enough garbage truck early in the morning for example). However we did not go to the lie-ins so it does not bother us a lot ... Drawback that the studios have not because they are not on the street (and also come with a terrace).To summarize, we had a great time in bed and breakfast La Festa with an excellent quality / price (85 euros the double room plus taxes) and will not hesitate to come back!"
Stayed April 2012 Travelled as a pair
Starbucks concept store Amsterdam
At Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam Centre Starbucks recently opened its largest store in Europe. Instead of the uniform appearance of Starbucks shops all over the world, this new concept store has a local character. The store is full of references to the 17th century coffee trade in which the Dutch played a significant role. Starbucks calls its new store "the ultimate mix between the best coffee, design and the best of the local community".
Breakfast @ La Festa
From tomorrow we will be serving our "Breakfast La Festa" in your room for those who are interested. We had a folding table installed in the Standard toom while the Studio already had a dining table so it is possible for us to start serving the breakfast now.
The breakfast consists of three different types of bread, ham, salami, Dutch cheese, boiled eggs, butter, marmelade, chocolate spread, orange juice and coffee and/or tea. It can be serbed in your room any day of the week, any time of the day. The breakfast costs € 9 per person.
Our existing breakfast at the bakery around the corner (Vlaamsch Broodhuys) will also be available from Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am for € 10,50 per person.
So our guests can now choose between having their breakfast served in their room or going out for breakfast.
Lady Gaga in Amsterdam
Lady Gaga will be performing her "Born this way ball" on September 17 in Amsterdam's new Ziggo Dome. Tickets will be on sale from April 16. 10am through www.livenation.nl.
Do you need a room for this date? We just have one room left so be quick. Check our rates and availability on www.bb-lafesta.com.
The EYE opens – Amsterdam’s new landmark film institute
Amsterdam has a new landmark. It is the EYE Film Institute, formerly the Film Museum, which has moved to the up-and-coming northern bank of the River IJ. The futuristic building, designed by Viennese architects Delugan Meissl, is being opened by Queen Beatrix on 4 April and is destined to be an eye-catcher for generations to come.
Read the full article here: http://m.rnw.nl/english/%252Fnode/128442