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Double bedroom 1 (picture 1)
Amsterdam
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

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trv62
Rochester, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Stay at Casa Nuova”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Our family of five stayed at Casa Nuova for eight nights in August. The apartment is exactly as pictured; it is nicely decorated and is much more spacious than a typical Amsterdam hotel would be (you could never fit five people in a typical European hotel room). And the ability to cook comes in handy if you do not want to spend a ton of money eating out for every meal since that will add up quickly.

One thing you will understand after staying in this apartment is what life is really like in Amsterdam. There is a reason why people in Amsterdam are in great shape, and are not overweight. If you climb stairs in the average Amsterdam apartment a few times a day, you will be in great shape. Everyone bikes and walks everywhere too (watch out for the motorbikes/scooters which now ply the bike lanes if the rider is helmetless). The stairs for this apartment were typical of those you would probably run into in an average Amsterdam apartment, but they are somewhat steeper than an American would ever run into. Another thing you will note is there is a reason bathrooms are called "water closets" in Europe. The bathrooms are very tight, and in the US they would be in a room we would call a closet.

The apartment has a washing machine, and a dishwasher, and we made use of both. It has a cook top, but not an oven, which may limit the food options you want to prepare. I should also note it has a single cup coffeemaker, which was very handy. As for the neighborhood the apartment is located in, it is very nice. There is a restaurant called Cafe Toussaint that is just a few steps away; we ate there twice for dinner and it was superb. There are a couple of other cafes on the street, and there is also a bakery nearby (great Pane Au Chocolat). The apartment is also located fairly close to the museums and the outer canal ring. You can walk to Central Station in around a half hour or so.

The best feature of the apartment is the landlord - Karin. She is just great to work with, and she will treat you like family. Other notes: the WiFi worked great and the cable television was handy since we caught coverage of the London Olympics via BBC and also a Dutch station.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Sleeps five
Liked least: Bathrooms are very small
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Edinburgh
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
4 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
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A romantic getaway Luxury-minded travelers
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Switzerland
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
4 of 5 stars Value 4 of 5 stars Rooms
4 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indoca
Kildare, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Classy apartment in great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012 for a stay in April 2012

This apartment is huge! It's very comfortable and beautifully decorated and furnished. The kitchen is well equipped with kettle, microwave, gas hob, loads of utensils etc.....Although it is within walking distance of the main sights as well as restaurants and supermarkets, the apartment is really quiet and therefore sleep quality is great (good mattresses also help.) Karin was very quick to reply to my queries in advance of our trip and was only downstairs if we needed to contact her during our stay. (We didn't!) As one expects in Amsterdam, the stairs is quite steep but is only one flight and my mother (in her sixties) managed it. In the toilets, which are separate to bathroom,space is very limited so tall people might have an issue......However I would have no hesitation recommending this apartment to anyone looking for a classy place to stay within walking distance of all Amsterdam's main sights.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property 5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses
5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils 5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities 5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: decor, space, balcony, location
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Brussels
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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Barcelona
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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paris
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012 for a stay in December 2011
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
4 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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