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Nova Apartments Amsterdam
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nicolaas Maesstraat 72, 1072 RC Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)   |  
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Ranked #40 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
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“Great stay in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I stayed in a Nova apartment in Amsterdam for two nights in February, 2014. The location couldn't be better for museum going- just a couple of blocks from Museumsplein and the Concertgebow. The studio apartment was comfortable: good bed, modern bath and modern fully fitted-out kitchen with fridge and dishwasher, strong Wifi, close to restaurants, bakeries, supermarket, and the fanciest shopping street in Amsterdam. Excellent transportation options, including a bus (#197) that goes to and from Schipol airport, for 5 Euro. I found two small problems with the apartment: the wall clock ticked loudly and the curtains were not room darkening enough. The apartments are connected to the Nova Hotel via telephone and that staff was responsive. I personally did not need to consult a hotel front desk on tourist matters, but for someone who needs more guidance in a foreign city, an apartment without front desk staffing may not be the right choice. I would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We stayed in over the new year and it was clean and spacious with a nice kitchenette and modern facilities. The best thing about this apartment was the location. It is just down the road from the concert hall and the museum, about a 5 minute walk. We wanted to be central but away from the hustle and bustle of the centre. This was a great base for sightseeing and about a 10 min walk from leidesplein. There are some really nice bars, bistro's, and restaurants on the door step and the centre is a short tram ride away. It is about 25 mins on bus from the airport, you get off at Museumplein.
all in all I would definitely stay here on a return trip to amsterdam

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Stayed in a 1st floor apartment here at end of January for 4 nights. Just 5 mins walk away from Van Gogh and Rijksmuseums. In lovely, elegant 19th century house in a collection of similar streets. #5 tram away from Central station and rest of Amsterdam Centrum. Highly recommended; a good calm, clean, attractive and quiet place to return in the evening; fully equipped (minus corkscrew!) for self catering if you want. Warm, comfortable, quiet and calm in a "nice" area- just what we wanted. (And were able to leave bags in sister Nova Hotel on leaving day, close to Central Station). And it means you can get an early start at the museums before hordes rush in!

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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Great place to stay! Away from most of the central areas and very easy to commute into the centre from. Close to Museum Square (Museumplein) with the Van Gogh Museum, modern art Stedelijk museum, Concertgebouw and Rijksmuseum. There is also a nice deli on the corner and a supermarket close by at Museum Square. It is in a residential district and about 40 mins walk from central station - best to take a tram and get off at the Concertgebouw (Opera House).
The room was spacious and the bathroom was great. Be sure to bring an umbrella to Amsterdam!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

The Nova Apartments was comfortable and clean. We stayed in a smaller room but it was set up well for our two night stay. The units have a refrigerator, stove and dishwasher and are well set up for self catering. The reason I only rated it a "3" is because there is no reception. You get buzzed in from someone sitting at their other location the Nova Hotel which is downtown. So if you want to ask some questions or get immediate assistance there is no one around

The location is very good with the Rijks Museum and Van Gogh Museum within three/four blocks, Leidseplein is within about seven blocks, and four blocks from Amsterdam's mini Fifth Avenue - P.C.Hooftstraat. The trams to Amsterdam Centraal stop two blocks away There are many good restaurants in the neighbourhood.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Nicolaas Maesstraat 72, 1072 RC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museumplein
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#44 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#78 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Nova Apartments Amsterdam 3*
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