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“Perfect location, great service” 4 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam Jewel
Singel 235, 1012 WE Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Aloft Amsterdam) (Dam Square)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 173 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
Sydney
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85 reviews 85 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Perfect location, great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights at this apartment. The location us more than great, it's oetfect for us. Right at the heart if this very lively city, close to supermarkets, restaurants and great attractions such as the red light districts. Centraal station us around 15 minutes walk and trams are just meters away. Marten and Jojo are very helpful and at the same time not intrusive as they both are very busy people themselves.

The apartment itself is larger than standard hotel room, comes complete with fridge,electric stove and oven, kitchen utensils, etc. There is no airconditioning but the hot summer weather only affected us for 1 day.

What people may find a bit undesirable will be the very steep and narrow canal houee staircase. Marten had to help us with our luggages as the climbing up can be a daunting experience. Another thing is the bathroom being very small with very little space for the basin. Those who are not used to wet bathroom may not be too thrilled to use it.

To summarise, perfect location, bigger than usual apartment, and great services.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Igualada, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

An unforgettable stay.
In mid-August we spent six days in Amsterdam and we stayed at the Pearl apartment.
We'll remember this trip as one of the most fun and enjoyable we've lived, and definitely staying in Pearl has a lot to do with this.
We can only define Pearl with good adjectives.
Comfortable, very clean, spacious, quiet, perfectly equipped. Perfect location, just between the hustle and bustle of Dam Plein and the calm and peace of Jordaan. Lovely views, especially at night. Excellent hosts, completely helpful and discreet at once.
We felt as a part of the city for a few days.
It has certainly exceeded our expectations, which were already high.
100% recommendable. Albert & Mari
Thanks Martin and Jojo.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Beautiful building offering so much for the traveller.Everything on tap a real joy and highly recommended.Spotlessly clean and warm we shall stay here agin hopefully very soon.Amsterdam is a very cosmopolitan city and this is a great base.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

We loved our stay in this fully furnished apartment. We stayed for 4 nights in the Amber room. The apartment overlooks the Singel canal and has a loft style bedroom. The apartment was spacious and the bathroom was modern and clean. Free WiFi was provided in the apartment and the kitchen came equipped with basic cooking needs (oil, salt etc.). Marten was very nice and even assisted us in carrying our bags up the very steep, narrow stairs. Great location, we walked everywhere and it took us 20 minutes with suitcases to walk from the main train station.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We totally enjoyed our 3rd floor spacious studio apartment overlooking the canal as the sun streamed in through the enormous windows each afternoon.Everything you need has been thought of and Marten the owner is very helpful and unobtrusive.The place is warm, the cleaning lady attentive and location perfect.Two minutes to supermarket and The Dam, there is a great little cafe next door or book a canal dinner cruise with Marten. Flower and flea markets and numerous cafes and restaurants all within walking distance, just watch out for the bicyclists! Would definitely book again.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Amersham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Have just spent 3 nights at Amsterdam Jewel in Pearl apartment, very cosy and a great location. Lovely setting and close to everything you need. Supermarket just behind for all your needs but generous supply of coffee by the hosts, which is much needed as you arrive!. I have visited Amsterdam before but have always been in a hotel, this is much nicer as you can relax looking out of the window whenever you please and dont feel like you are stuck in a hotel room, although this is not much bigger, it is great to be able to do your own bit of breakfast and even supper if you dont wish to go out. Looking forward to coming again.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Athens, Greece
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Best people, perfect location and great service. Thank you guys we will come back for sure. We spend 4 days and combined both leisure and buisiness. That was the best accomondation in any sense even the steep stairs...

  • Stayed February 2012, 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: Singel 235, 1012 WE Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Aloft Amsterdam)
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Dam Square
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 173 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two beautiful canal view apartments in a monumental canal house located in the center of Amsterdam, just behind the Dam Square at walking distance (10 to 15 min) from the central station. ... more   less 
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