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“Wonderful Apartment” 5 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 #22 of 176 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
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“Wonderful Apartment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

My husband and I stayed in, "The Emerald" for a week in May. The location is excellent, the host very friendly and helpful and the apartment clean and modern. The train station is a short walk and access to canal boats and trams is nearby. The grocery store a couple blocks away is large and offers a good selection. We loved being situated right alongside the canal. Being able to just run downstairs and do laundry was a big plus. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone. Why stay in a boring hotel room you can find anywhere in the world when you have the opportunity to stay somewhere special!!!

  • Stayed May 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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  • 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Excellent place to stay-much better than a hotel! We stayed in the Apartment which was lovely and over looked the canal.. Perfect for people spotting! The apartment was well equipt with kitchen items (not that we cooked) but perfect for a drink and breakfast.

One point to note, the stairs are very very steep up to the apartment..If you have a problem with stairs this apartments wouldn't be for you.. (And there are also stairs upto the bed mezzanine!)

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed in the Emerald apartment which is on the 5th floor of the building. The apartment was spacious, clean and being on Singel it was close to everything! 5 minutes from Dam square, 2 minutes to the heart of the Jordaan area and only a 10-15 minute cycle from the Vondelpark. We loved the apartment overall, with the only negative being that being on the 5th floor with no lift access, getting your luggage up and down the steep staircase can be quite the feet of endurance. Still, considering the amount we ate in the various nice restaurants close by, it's probably exactly what our bodies needed...

Overall, I'd certainly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Intervale, New Hampshire, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Stayed in Pearl, one of four Jewel Apartments on the Singel Canal in Amsterdam. Typical narrow Dutch staircase, but on our fourth visit to our favorite city, we just think of it as part of the overall charm. Our two hosts, who also own and run the Jewel Cruises, were so helpful and such nice people that they were also part of the overall charm. The Pearl apartment overlooks their antique cruise boat so it was fun to watch the sailing preparation and closing up procedures from the comfort of our apartment. The Pearl is just big enough for two, everything modern and set up to wisely use every inch of space so that while not large, it never felt cramped. Loved the pocket door on the shower room, so smart, so efficient. It's also a very convenient location, close to Dam Square but not so close that it was ever noisy, and it's located next to a cross street so it was fun to watch the bike and foot traffic from all directions. Would definitely recommend staying there if you're looking for a smart, reasonable, convenient apartment for two.

  • Stayed May 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

This apartment was legit. I would recommend staying in apartment amber on the top floor. Its a loft so the ceilings are about 20 ft high and the wall is all windows. Great view outside to the canal and cafe below. Added bonus was the low hanging bridge on the canal.. Fun to watch people party on their boats and secretly hope they dont duck in time. The apartment is walking distance to everything. Marten and JoJo were great hosts. If you went to Amsterdam and did not stay here, you screwed up

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I really can't recommend this place enough. Fantastic location, nice view of the
Canal outside the window and the guys couldn't do enough to help.

Actually stayed with a mate because the price was so good, but it'd be a great place for a romantic weekend-I think I might take the missus!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Absolutely loved staying in the apartment! Great location, close to everything you want to see in A dam. I highly recommend renting a bike and seeing the city on wheels. Only downside is little to no parking in area. If you can find alternate transportation into city, do this. Would love to stay here again sometime. Almost hesitant to post as it is a hidden gem.

  • Stayed April 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
    • 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 #22 of 176 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
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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