I stayed here during april with my mom and her friend, we had triuble finding a place because of queens day and when I found this place I was very happy.
The only thing I was a bit worried about was the smoke free policy - as I am a non smoker and so were the people I traveled with.
The payment transfer went smoothly without any problems, all of my questions were answered really fast by email and directions were sent to me on how to get there.
Upon arrival to Amsterdam airport, we took a train to Amsterdam Central (take notice the ticket machines take only creditcards and the irst option will offer first class sits - which is pointless so read well), you can use cash on the human stations in the corner of the huge place.
On the train I called that we have arrived (which was 10am), and were told we have someone waiting at the apartment.
The walk from the station was really fast and the directions were written very well.
The woman waiting there named Sonia, was very nice and let us leave our suitcases at her apartment while we went to discover the city. Everything is very close together, 5 minute walk to literally everywhere. We found a really nice place to eat too if you like mean - the Runch house I think it was named ( the toilets are up the scary stairs. all the way up).
After 2pm we went to the apartment, the one given to us was on the last floor and was made out of 3 floors!
Btw, when we first saw the stairs I think our hearts skipped a beat. After actually getting all the suitcases and going down and up without it was not so scary - warning - if you drink or smoke... just be carefull.
The one thing I must note is that it was quiet. We didnt hear the neighbours, and unless you open the door to the apartment itself - no smell of smoking - unless you are very sensetive to smells and then its not your place to stay.
The apartment itself (remember the top one) has the bathroom on the lower floor. then stairs - toilets and the living/sleeping area, on the attic (how cool is that?) 2 more beds and thats about it.
Very romantic btw to sleep under the rain in the attic and you can combine the 2 beds.
The apartment itself has everything you may want. which you can read about on their site or in other reviews.
Now when you order write to them directly - you will get lower rates then the lowest on the other sites.
When I will visit amsterdam again this place is sure on the list of first places to check if available.
And remember - No kids under 18 are allowed - probably why was so peacefull!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Smoker-friendly and very centrally located, we provide comfortable studio apartments equipped with kitchen and shower/toilet. The apartments have single beds, sofa beds, TV, DVD, DVDs, free wifi (with improved signal strength) smoking material, linens and more. We are a 3 minutes walk to Dam Square and a 10 minutes walk from Amsterdam Central train station. ... more less
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