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“Not as bad as people made out.” 4 of 5 stars
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Maggy's Bed and Breakfast
2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Martelaarsgracht 9, 1012 TN Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)   |  
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Ranked #272 of 306 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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“Not as bad as people made out.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I was sceptical about our stay here due to other peoples reviews but we kept our booking and went.
I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived, we were welcomed by maggy who was extremely helpful and polite, the room its self was dark and not very bright lighting but after a night in the coffee shops it was perfect lighting :-)
The room was clean and tidy and so was the bathroom, there was a fridge im the room, kettle and free tea and coffee, the one down side when we first entered our room was there were two single beds instead of the double I thought I had booked BUT we just pushed the beds together so was easily sorted.
The only other thing to watch out for is the stairs, they are very steap and again after a busy night experiencing amsterdams fine coffee shops it was a slight challenge to climb them.
Considering its on the main street our room was very quiet and didnt hear much noise from others staying.
The location was perfect, couldn't of been better. Overall was a very pleasant stay and would stay again.
If your expecting a 5 star establishment then this is not the place for you, but if you just want some where to crash after a busy day then this will be perfect and reasonably priced for whats on offer.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

The place is not friendly. The owner is not really sympatic and not there when you need.
Everything is old and dirty. The location in the city is good but not enough for the soooooo EXPENSIVE price !!!!
The beds are like fakir's plank you cannot sleep !!!
TERRIBLE PLACE !!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Very close to centraal station,(under 5 minutes) Friendly Staff & Residents, Clean, Large rooms, recently decorated , Beautiful views from the front apartments, Quiet in the rear apartments, Stairs are a bit steep typical of most dutch houses (but nowhere near the worst !!!)

Maggy is very welcoming, warm and accomodating. We WILL be returning.Thankyou very much Maggy for a pleasant stay which We all enjoyed.

The italian next door is well worth a visit ;)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Awful place. Run by a total cow. Very dirty.
Location is really good but the b&b is minging, and i imagine quite a few people have met their death on the dangerlusly steep staircase.
They have a dog called Sergeant Stubby, really nice guy and a true hero. I kept in touch with him and he is currently in Afghanistan.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed in this hotel twice, it is not a bed and breakfast! . Location is great, they are really lax with everything - can smoke in the room etc no curfew. However no safe in the room and the room is really dirty, woman who runs it is really funny - she seems high as a kite, overall though it's not too bad - if you're going just to get stoned then this is a decent place to stay. If it's for a romantic or nice trip in anyway then maybe don't stay here! .

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Yes, there were 2 mice, or at least this is what we could see (i am sure there is a whole family there).

Brief:
- The room light is very faint you can hardly see in the night.
- The door is hard to open and close, there’s some pulling and pushing each time you do.
- There were 2 mice in the room the night we checked in, we had to run off with our entire luggage at 3 am, under heavy rain.
- When we wanted our money back the next morning, we had to hear a hell lot of “F you”’s. Even after that, we paid for this night, but we took the money we paid for the remaining days we had paid in advance.
- She has no VISA, she only takes cash.
- She takes all the money for your whole stay in advance (no wonder why).
- She takes 50 Euros just for the room’s key, so that if you lose it she takes the 50 Euros.

Details:
Our trip was in mid September 2012, we checked in around 10 pm, the stairs are ridiculously exhausting, they do not comply with any architectural rule, we spend a few minute at the room’s door to find out how you should push/pull it so that it will open.
The room's light was so faint; we could not identify the walls colors.
We went out for a walk, came back around 12am, we were very tired, we turn on the TV (which did not have a remote control, you have to get out of bed, and walk to the TV just to change the channel.
We just fell asleep while the TV was still one, ... , 3 am in the morning we walk up on the sound of something cracking and scratching, it was louder than the sound of the TV that it walk us up after a very exhausting day,
Anyway, we are still in bed and trying to find out what is this sound, finally we noticed the bag of potato chips is moving :)
and then when we had the shock of our lives, a small mouse had cut through the plastic bag into another paper bag, which contained some potato chips we brought with us that night, and it was having a very good time inside, stepping and eating...
I had to make a loud noise for the mouse to pay attention someone else is in the room, and that it had to get out.
After we were able to persuade it to leave, a few minutes later, while we were trying to relax from the shock, another mouse just ran out from under the bed, following his friend, the second one was the bigger one.
Then we decided we should leave before we have to meet the rest of the family,
It was 3 o'clock in morning, and it was heavily raining, we had no umbrella at the time, and we had to close all our bags and carry them all the way down again on the horrible stairs (the room was in the 4th floor).
Down in the street, running around looking for some empty room in any hotel, of course there were few that were opened at this time of the night, and fewer that had empty rooms.

The second day, we went back to this dump again to return the key and TRY to get our money back,
When we told the woman managing the place there were mice in the room, she said it was your fault that you left food out of the fridge (since she told us when we checked in that we should keep any food inside the fridge)
and she made us talk to "MAGGY" on the phone, whom was an absolutely impolite person, i even couldn't here anything from what she were saying because it was all yelling and swearing "F you, you brought your F garbage in the room, you F this F that ..." finally i could here "F you and your money, take your F money and F leave" :-S

Even then, we could only take the money of the remaining nights.

NOT ONLY WE HAD A NIGHTMARE, NO, BUT WE HAD TO PAY FOR WATCHING IT!!!!

Room Tip: - THERE ARE MICE IN THERE, do you need any more tips?!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

The room was very basic, but that's all we needed for this type of holiday. Was a bit pricey for what it is. It was a bit strange that we weren't greeted at the door or that the place didn't have a proper welcome desk. But the lady who worked there seemed friendly.

Good points about our room/bathroom:
Very clean
Smelled nice
Bed was comfortable
Had a TV with many channels, including Comedy Central at night - so that was good
Kettle provided

Not so good points about our room/bathroom:
The beds were very very close to the bathroom door, so it was a bit strange sleeping so close to the toilet, but if you or who ever your sharing your room with doesn't have any embarrassing toilet problems then its alright.
The bathroom could do with a window (like all bathrooms are suppose to have) but again, if you or who ever your sharing your room with doesn't have any embarrassing toilet problems then its alright.
Would be useful if the room had a suitable place to store your luggage, but as the room is quite small I guess that can't be helped.

They should really use a signage, as you can easily miss the entrance if your trying to find it for the first time. We didn't see any staff throughout our 4 nights of staying here and they didn't tell us which room we could find them if we did need help, which was weird. We didn't need anything anyway, but it would've been nice if they offered a bit more service such as giving us clean towels daily or emptying our rubbish bins. And to anyone who moaned about the steep/dangerous stairs - that's a common feature in houses in Amsterdam, so don't be too surprised if you find a hotel with such stairs.

The location was excellent, walking distance to train station and Dam Square. Really nice pancake bar next door that we went to 3 times, and a coffee shop called Resin very close by which had a vapourisor and not many coffee shops have vapourisors.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: Martelaarsgracht 9, 1012 TN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Dam Square
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Ranked #272 of 306 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Maggy's Bed and Breakfast 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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