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“Perfectly located for exploring Amsterdam” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Vie en Rose B&B

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La Vie en Rose B&B
Ranked #35 of 219 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Belfast, Northern Ireland
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341 reviews
107 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“Perfectly located for exploring Amsterdam”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stayed in the upper apartment for 2 nights in mid-June. At approx £130 a night not cheap - but, for some reason, all accommodation in Amsterdam seems to be expensive. Breakfast was available as an optional extra, but we chose to fend for ourselves and bought in food from the supermarket just a few minutes walk away. The small kitchen area was well laid out with spotless plates, glasses, cups and cutlery provided, along with plenty of tea and coffee. The apartment itself was beautifully furnished and great for watching the world pass by outside. Not suitable for those with a mobility problem - stairs were very steep and narrow. The location of La Vie en Rose is perfect for exploring this lovely City - an easy 5 min walk from Central Station and close to all the sights. Good restaurants and several bars selling a wide selection of Belgian beers all within a short walking distance too. We only had one issue - more a safety one than anything else.....it was impossible to regulate the temperature of the shower. The water is not heated within the shower itself but comes from another source and, within a very few minutes, became scaldingly hot. I note that no other reviews mention this, so I have to assume that it was a one-off. However, it happened on both mornings. I left a note to this effect as we departed. So I hope the problem, whatever the cause, was corrected without delay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Christa H, Owner at La Vie en Rose B&B, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Dear guests, we are glad you have enjoyed your stay and the apartment!!!we thank you very much for your stay with us!
We are sorry you had a problem with the hot water...I am sorry you didnt come to us directly when you discovered the problem, as we Always mention at check in...we could have let it fixed right away and not after your stay...at the point we found out from your note.... We have fixed the problem right after your stay and thank you for mentioning it to us so no one else had to experience it...we hope to see you again in Amsterdam!
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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Porto Alegre, RS
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136 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Oh, what to say about this charming place without sounding cheesy? It is, without a doubt, the most lovely place I've ever been! It is not big or luxurious but has the most adorable atmosphere ever! Every little bit of the place seems to be thought to be cute. Yeah, cute is the word.
The host, Christa, is so nice and dedicated to their business.
They truly make you feel welcome!
Perfectly located, a few mins walk to Dam Square and all the other nice spots in the city!
Will stay again!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SamanthaVlassis
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Christa H, Owner at La Vie en Rose B&B, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Dear Samantha! We are so glad to read your lovely review! thanks for sharing it with us and the rest of the world;) Its been a real pleasure to read! We would love to see you back in Amsterdam !! all the best, christa and Yvon
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Cape Town
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

June 2013 - A wonderful place to stay. The hospitality and friendliness of Christa and Yvon made us feel right at home. Christa gave us some good tips and suggestions of what to do and where to go in Amsterdam. This is a great place to stay, clean, modern and located near all major sights and public transport. Will definitively recommend to anyone. Thanks again Christa and Yvon!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tania F
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

This was so easy to find from the Central Station (just trace the route on Google Street View before leaving) and not far to walk if you are reasonably fit. Transport links are fantastic (and on time) and there is a wealth of interesting things to do and sights to see.

The Architecture in the area is so Dutch and you really feel like a local when you stay here. There is everything you need within half mile square radius. The food in the Indian restaurant across the road was fantastic, try it! An apple turnover and coffee for breakfast in the bakery next door was a treat.

The apartment was so comfortable we had to drag ourselves out and I totally agree with the 11th April comments.

Christa and Yvon were the perfect hosts welcoming us even at a later hour, providing a hand drawn map of the best places to eat and visit and topping up the coffee, milk and sugar when we arrived. They offered help and assistance at any time but no intrusion for the rest of the stay unless we needed something (which we didn't). There was a wealth of literature within the apartment about the local area, DVD's and books.There is enough of everything in the apartment for a 3 day stay and we never needed to top up on anything and it was spotlessly clean and tidy. The position was great and I could have sat at the window all day long and watched the world go by!

The Jordan area just through the alley at the side of the apartment building is beautiful and we spent a lot of time there. There is a market on a Saturday just a short walk into the Jordan with amazing stalls full of bread, cheese, meats, fungi, objet d'art and fresh cooked food stalls (market Street). The bridges and canals were just what I expected to see, the streets were quiet and the houseboats lovely.

All in all we loved this break and apartment! Thank you we had a lovely relaxing 3 days even in this bustling city thanks to the hard work of Christa and Yvon and their lovely apartment.

Room Tip: I think I would try the upper apartment next time it looked very nice and the view might have been e...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KMMT1
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Antwerp, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

Beautiful, superb place. A warning though: you'll be feeling so nice here you are going to find yourself not going out for an evening walk. Also, you will stay in bed all morning and you won't care about the rest of the city. Why? Guess why.
Thanks to Christa and Yvon for the warm welcome, and congratulations for creating such a lovely place.

Room Tip: Two rooms only, one on the first and one on the second floor. You can't go wrong. The stairs are...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank k m
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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52 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

We absolutely loved our stay at La Vie En Rose. Very conveniently located for Centraal Station, we stayed in the most beautiful apartment just 5 minutes walk to Dam Square, and 10 minutes walk to Red Light District or Prinsengracht.

Located directly across the road from the Convent Hotel, you walk up a very steep flight of stairs to the apartment. It consisted of an open plan kitchen/dining room/lounge, bathroom and cosy bedroom. Very comfy bed and sofas, beautiful view out onto Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal and all the things we would need such as coffee, some milk, tour books, etc.

The hosts, Yvon and Christa, were absolutely lovely and treated us like old friends, even offering to keep our bags for us after checkout as our flight didn't leave 'til the evening. We would absolutely stay there again if we were back in Amsterdam - far better than getting a hotel!

PS The bakery next door does the most beautiful pains au chocolat!

Room Tip: Stairs are very steep - unsuitable for elderly, disabled or very small children.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank thetravelchick000
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

I had a wonderful stay at La Vie en Rose. It's location is great and the owner couldn't be more helpful. The apartment was very nicely furnished. It's little tricky to find however but that was probably due to my orientation skills. I'm sure that a quick call or email to the owner would have solved that very quickly. Overall I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lewis37_13
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Property: La Vie en Rose B&B
Address: Nieuwezijdsvoorburgwal 90 B, 1012 SG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 219 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Vie en Rose B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a historic town house, B&B La Vie En Rose offers comfortable, bright-colored spacious apartments with free Wi-Fi in the center of Amsterdam. Dam Square and Central Station are half a minute away. La Vie En Rose's spacious apartments have a private entrance and private bath room and a kitchenette.All necessary utensils are provided.The apartments have 7 huge Windows with great city views! Anne Frank House, the Jordan area and Flower Market and most main attractions are a short walk away from B&B La Vie En Rose ... more   less 
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