Where do I even begin? Amsterdam Escape Apartments so exceeded any expectations I could have had that I know I won't find the words to say how wonderful the whole experience was from beginning to end.
Let's just start with the team who runs the place--Brandon, Emmett, Dee and Giuseppe. These people are the kindest, most helpful, just great all around hoteliers I've ever met. I can't even begin to go into how above and beyond they went to help us with anything that arose (and we seemed to have one of those bad luck vacations, lost things, sickness, etc).
Then there's the apartments themselves. We stayed in Amsterdam Hollywood. It was gorgeous, huge, stocked with any and every conceivable need, all brand new and renovated, bigger than my old NYC apartment. One of our favorite things was the fact that the apartment is filled with Emmett's Hollywood collectibles--you could just stay in the apartment exploring all of these fascinating objects! There's a VCR with a great collection of movies, a free computer in the hall with Internet connection (very handy!), and a stereo with music included.
The location was absolutely central, we could walk everywhere, and the view of the canal out of our windows was breathtaking. The area where the apartments are located are very luxurious, yet you're five minutes walk from the red light district (for those who just can't resist), five minutes from Dam square, and five minutes in every direction from some of the best shopping and restaurants in Amsterdam, including Chinatown.
I have never been so completely overwhelmed by value for price--these apartments are gems. My only regret in writing this review is that these apartments are bound to become more popular, but they deserve it! I have literally stayed in rental apartments all over the world (my favorite way to stay and act like a local instead of a tourist), and never before have I found a real gem like this. You won't be disappointed, and you may end up making dear friends out of the owners, as we did.
We will be back, very very very soon!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amsterdam Escape offers a selection of vacation rental accommodation with a difference. Live like a real Amsterdammer with the keys to your own luxury apartment or canal house. Catering for large or not so large groups from 1 to 50 people. If your escaping for a romantic getaway we have some of the most romantic places to stay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Amsterdam Escape Hotel Amsterdam