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Xaviera Hollander's Happy House

2.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   17 Stadionweg, Amsterdam 1077RV, The Netherlands
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Ranked #105 of 301 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

We chose to stay at Xaviera's B&B because my partner had read some of her books and wanted to meet her. We stayed during the very cold snowy spell but were beautifully warm in 'Goliath'. The house is colourful and full of worldwide momentos and a landing full of scarves.... We had excellent continental breakfasts and were pleased to be... More

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Madrid, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

My newly wed wife and I stayed at Xaviera's and discovered an extremely disorganized utterly repulsive home. The filth of the home was an outcry to any persons standards. I walked to the bathroom in the morning and discovered dog feces on the way to the bathroom. She would not let us cancel our last two nights, so we booked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

A friend of a friend recommended Xaviera's B&B, and I booked a room on my most recent business trip. The house is located on the outskirts of central Amsterdam, 10 minutes walk to the Rijksmuseum area or the canals that make up the historic heart of the city. It's a large, imposing building, very quiet, and it feels like home.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011

I specifically chose to stay ay Xaviera's Happy House when she was there because I am a big fan of hers. She is definitely a people person as well as her wonderful husband Phillip as well as Arnold which runs the place. A highlight was the dinner I had with Xaviera for a small fee but well worth it for... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2011

This was my third trip to Holland, and I have always stayed at the private residence of legendary author Xaviera Hollander & her gracious husband Philip, who have resided in the same fabulous home for 25 years. Once a hotbed of socialites, celebrities & glamorous 1970's parties, but now a peaceful bed & breakfast hidden gem known by only by... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2011

When I read the earlier comments I was a bit afraid of our booking- but sometimes you have to take risks and we both were very happy with our decision later on. Xaviera was already waiting at the doorway to invite us in. She and Philip, her husband, are wonderful people. They are real storytellers and whether it's about life,... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

We booked a two-night stay for mid-August at this hotel. It was a very busy weekend in Amsterdam because of the Tall Ships event in the city. I booked via easyjet.com, gave my credit card details, got a booking reference number via email in which I was warned about penalties if I cancelled with less than 7 days. Not a... More

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Management response:

i am so sorry to read about what happened to you. I am Xaviera Hollander, the owner of this Happy House and was abroad for a few weeks. There was obviously an accidental double booking I was not aware of. Please accept our humble apologies and we offer you another stay of one day for FREE at our bed and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2010

Hello from Berlin Me and my colleagues stayed in Xaviera's Hollander B&B in may , i just want to share my experience staying on this particular bed and breakfast . Me and my friends stayed in all the rooms chalet David and Goliath the beds were confortable enought to have a good sleep , maybe the david is a litle... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2010

Xaviera's website depicts a B&B that is tastefully, if somewhat eccentrically decorated, clean, homely and professionally run. While this was probably true when the website was put together, it was not totally the case when we visited her Happy House last week. The ex-madam and her husband were apparently in Marbella where she is involved in a theatre project. Running... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2010

When we arrived at the 'Happy House' I thought we were in the wrong place it was very untidy with bags of clothes/towel in the hall and lots of washing draped all over the furniture. By the looks of things Xaviera has not been at home for a long time. We were told that she was at her villa in... More

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Address: 17 Stadionweg, Amsterdam 1077RV, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Xaviera Hollander's Happy House 2*
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Luxurious Bohemian villa of legendary author Xaviera Hollander, in the heart of Amsterdam, with airport pickup provided as well as personal chef on request, ideal for couples, honeymooners, gay friendly, animal friendly, and meet the author herself if she is in town! ... more   less 
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