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“Feel like a local in Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
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Petit Prince
Prinsengracht 232, 1016HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
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Ranked #23 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Feel like a local in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We just returned from a lovely stay at the Petit Prince apartment in the heart of Amsterdam's Little Nine Streets boutique shopping area. Pre-arrival communication with the owner, Charles, was good. Deposit was required to guarantee the reservation, with the balance due prior to arrival. No credit cards accepted; payment was made via bank transfer (which was easy.) We were met upon arrival by both Nick and Menno, who gave us an orientation of the apartment and local area, and handled our luggage (necessary, as access to the apartment is via two tight, curving, typically old Dutch staircases.) A cheerful fire, candles, and beautiful bouquet of orange tulips greeted us. The location is SUPERB. The Anne Frank house is 3 minute walk away, while the street directly ahead of the apartment leads you to the Dam/Palace in 5-10 minutes. The apartment has a compact, yet very efficient kitchen tucked behind cabinet doors; we ordered the deluxe package, so it came stocked with wine, beer, fresh juices, fresh bread/croissants, gourmet cheeses/meats/olives, eggs, milk, bacon, coffee, tea, etc. The perishables were restocked daily. We made breakfast in the apartment most mornings, along with the occasional sandwich. Nights were spent sitting on the sofa gazing out at the canal street scene, sipping wine and enjoy tappas. The apartment is not inexpensive, but the cost translates into good value when the meal expenses saved are factored in. In addition to the gourmet delights and location/view, other positives include: wifi, safety deposit box, washer/dryer, iron, a good quality hairdryer, robes, slippers, underfloor heating and heated towel racks in the bathroom, good bed, great pillows/bed linens, umbrellas, luggage racks, dishwasher, Nespresso machine, insta-hot, pots/pans, fresh flowers, candles, gas fireplace (!!), large, working windows in both front and rear of apartment, sofabed, and all lights on dimmers for great ambience. Bathroom is very good, with soaker tub, separate shower, two sinks, and toilet tucked behind a half wall. Flat screen television, with global channels, can only be viewed from the bed. (You should be enjoying the views of Amsterdam, anyway!) Housekeeping was provided once during the week (general cleaning/change of sheets), but someone came each day to empty the trash, restock the kitchen, and freshen the flowers. Apartment has small assortment of office supplies and maps of the area tucked into a small closet. Tram stop within a two minute walk. Charles has typed up an interesting list of suggested sights, restaurant recommendations, and other tips -- very helpful. He lists the number of a taxi service that is reliable and less expensive than general cabs; they will charge a flat rate to go to the Aalsmeer flower auction, etc. We used them to go to Schiphol several times, (picking up daily rental cars for excursions outside of the city.) Don't bother bringing a car into the city -- parking is almost impossible to find, and cost prohibitive. Although we rented a car from Schiphol each time, is is less expensive - (saves the 50 Euro airport surcharge) - to rent from the car rental agencies on the Overtoom (Europe Car, among others.) The negatives are that the apartment, while generally clean, lacks attention to detail (the laundry area was atrocious, with soap powder everywhere, old slippers/towels stuck on the side of the machines, etc. The actual soap dispenser was full of gunk. Being the type A person that I am, I cleaned out the debris and wiped the top of the machines, but it needs a good, deep clean. Also, the extra linens/sheets/pillows were thrown helter skelter onto the tops of the shelves. I refolded and stacked, but who knows if it will remain that way. Some of the towels need replacing, although others were fine. No soap provided. These are minor complaints, but addressing them would make the apartment faultless. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, feeling as if we had our own little apartment in Amsterdam. Charles, Menno and Nick were kind and eager to please. We will definitely book there again, and can recommend it without hesitation.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We have been home for just an hour (not even unpacked) and I feel compelled to write about our time at Petit Prince, it was so exceptional. We stayed in the apartment on the 1st floor (not the loft which is the floor above). From the moment we arrived and found Menno standing by the front door waiting for us, the welcome and service we received throughout our stay was superb. The apartment is gorgeous and so stylishly done. A sitting-room with dining area at the front (with roaring fire, Bose speakers, candles galore and beautiful fresh flowers everywhere) and floor to ceiling windows with amazing views over the canal and the chic '9 streets' area (read Greenwich Village but prettier). There is a small kitchen area with everything one could need and a fridge stocked with beer, wine, juice, Coke etc as well as copious amounts of delicious deli food + everything you could want for breakfast - fresh fruit, yogurts, milk, eggs, bacon, croissant, bread + a Nespresso coffee machine. The bedroom has plenty of cupboard space, an amazingly comfy 5'6" double bed and a large flat screen TV. Finally a very large bathroom with bath and shower and twin basins (with yet more orchids and fresh flowers everywhere) We are fussy customers but the owners had thought of everything and we just loved having a place of our own which soon felt like home. We were equipped with phone numbers in case we wanted anything (which we didn't) and Menno very unobtrusively checked in with us each day to ensure we were happy. We've decided we never want to stay in a city hotel again - this is definitely the way forward ! Did we miss having the services of a concierge, the forced smiles from receptionists, the bills every time we wanted a cup of tea or glass of wine, the turn-down service, housekeepers knocking on the door ?? NOT ONE BIT, we just loved the privacy, the freedom and feeling like locals.
The apartment is also located in possibly THE most convenient and delightful part of the city - you are right in the heart of things and we walked everywhere. There are stunning shops and restaurants within a stone's throw, it's 3 mins on foot from Anne Frank's house, 10 mins from the main shopping street and 15 mins from the Rijksmuseum (don't miss).
I would not recommend Petit Prince for a family - its very much a place for a romantic stay for a couple. The owner Charles has several properties in the city (they all look stunning) and when you email him to enquire about availability, he personally replies with full details about all his available properties and you can take your pick depending on your requirements. His approach to service and determination that you will have a perfect stay is extraordinary. Hotels around the world could learn a lot from Charles. We've never before stayed somewhere so perfect. Don't hesitate - just book it !

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stayed in the loft apartment as an anniversary treat and were not disappointed. The Location, service and overall experience was fantastic and we could easily have stayed longer. Olga and Meeno were very helpful and daily treats including champagne, cakes and a fridge stocked to bursting capacity were a welcome surprise! We felt truly pampered and hope to return again soon.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The owner of Petit prince sure know how to pamper their guests. The service is amazing and the attention to details like candles, fresh flowers and fireplace are really lovely. I ordered an apple pie for the breakfast which was excellent. The place is very clean and perfect. The location of the place is perfect with all the major places nearby. The selection of wines is also worth mentioning. I had a pleasant stay and I hope to return very soon.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I stayed with a boyfriend on the top floor Petit Prince apartment on a cold January weekend and I can not tell you how wonderful it was. I have already told all my friends to stay there when they visit Amsterdam instead of a hotel. We got all the information we could possibly need at checkin and then they left us alone except for daily check-ins when they left awesome baked goods for us. The apartment has tons of light but we also lowered the blinds and slept in a few mornings. Every feature was perfect from the flowers to the fireplace to the outdoor patio. The bed was totally comfortable and the kitchen was stocked with anything you could imagine. Most of all the apartment had an amazing romance factor that few places can beat. I would definitely recommend this place for any kind of special date or romantic event (engagement, proposal, reunion) for two people because the place just automatically lends to it. You definitely don't want to get out of bed or off the floor pillows.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Everything written is absolute truth! The room is very nice, the view is fine, chimney, fridge full of food and drinks, nice music...
Charles really puts great efforts to make you feel very welcome and comfortable! There were several very nice surprises like an apple pie or cheese cakes... In the end we thought, that Charles can read our minds, because anything we wished, was there the next day:)
One thing to know about the apartments - it is situated close to a church, which rings bells each 15 minutes. By times I wished it would stop ringing. That's maybe the only remark I can share.
We are really thankful to Charles and his colleagues!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Petit Prince is my all time favourite : a warm welcome by Charles, and a very comfortable place to stay. The apartment is on walking distance of all important museums and has very nice view at the park. It is really nicely and modern decorated, with a cosy fireplace, and has a fine, clean and neat shower and lovely soft bed. The delivered breakfast in the morning is a delicious and luxurious experience, I could get used to, even as all those tasty things in the refrigerator you may use. In Petit Prince I felt like a princess, it was perfect. I surely will come back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Prinsengracht 232, 1016HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#33 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 2
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