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“April city break”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of TownHouse-Inn

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TownHouse-Inn
Ranked #72 of 328 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“April city break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

my girlfriend and i decided to get away from London for a couple of nights. we've never been to Amsterdam so was an easy choice. i came across townhouse-inn reviews and booked a room. i'm totally glad i did. Christian was superb at meeting our every need and his breakfasts were on point. he was even kind enough to check us in earlier than usual. he's quite knowledgeable too so we were able to visit some great sites at his recommendation (especially the best apple pie in Amsterdam which was beyond delicious). this B&B is modern, clean, and comfortable. the spiral staircases were a bonus; although steep they are a nice touch in design. lastly, the rooftop terrace is great in the evenings for a little relaxation. if you're looking for a nice B&B that's close to the city center, is next to a cool neighborhood, has a healthy tasty breakfast and exudes modern comfort, look no further and book a room now.

Room Tip: note, the hotel is just outside of the major tourist area. nearest coffeeshop is a couple blocks ove...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Super-clean, modern and charming inn located in a wonderful neighborhood just 15 mins from the city center. Plenty of local restaurants nearby(remember to bring cash though as most don't accept credit cards) as well as the zoo & Dutch Resistance Museum just steps away. Christian the host couldn't have been more friendly and helpful - I walked his suggested itinerary and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I'll be traveling several times to Amsterdam this year and have definitely found my new home away from home.:-)

Room Tip: My room was on the 2nd floor facing the street - wonderful view, no noise - very cosy.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

We were in a lovely room on the 1st floor with a small balcony which was an unexpected bonus. Well appointed room and bathroom. The proprietor was friendly and helpful, making our first visit to the city that much more enjoyable. Check in was simple, we were forwarded door codes and all other information was provided to us in a handwritten note from the owner on arrival. Breakfast was very enjoyable, fresh breads and the daily offer of cooked eggs and as much fresh coffee as you can handle being the highlights. Excellent location too, a short walk from the centre of town but with plenty of attractions nearby to explore. No complaints at all and I would happily book again.

Room Tip: If you are unsure on steep narrow stairs then lower floors will be better.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Barcelona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

I just have good words for this place, they take care from me from the beginning and they were honets people.

The negative points are like in the other Inns in historical houses in Amsterdam... the steps if you are not fit forget about this... but they tell in the web.

TIP: If you come late they will give you a code to enter and a cell phone just in case (I did not use at all) very easy. When you arrive you can take a taxi from Central Station it is realtive near 7-10 euros or use public transport...
TIP2: Address sais 12 A, but on the door you will see 12 (you do not find a big signal it is just indicated in the interphone)

Toilet is small but the room is big and nice, and bed cozy. TV have plenty of Channels and Iternet is fine in the room

Room Tip: Ask for the biggest rooms they are maybe more expensive but they have a nice view to the Channel and...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

The hosts are very friendly and helpful and they welcome you in their modern, clean and well furnished B&B. The room is not that big, but has a very nice view on the canals. In the morning you get a delicious and various breakfast in the kitchen of the hosts. It was a very pleasant stay and next time when we go to Amsterdam we will try to book in this lovely B&B again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Since this guesthouse is located in a typical Amsterdam house the room and the bathroom are not that big, but nevertheless it's modern, clean, well furnished and very welcoming. Breakfast is served in the dining room downstairs, with a nice variety of food to choose from along with a great cup of cappuccino or espresso. The owner was very friendly and gave us some useful advice on what to do during our trip. The only issue is that the shower head is affixed to the wall and is somewhat awkward to use. Note that the steps are quite steep, so it might take a little time to get used to.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Phila, Pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

We were two couples---one European the other US, meeting for a mini-reuinion. We chose Townhouse-Inn for a six-night stay. We found it on Booking.com which seems to dominate online reservations for Amsterdam and much of Europe. TH-Inn was one of the top rated B&B's in Amsterdam on Booking.com with over 120 reviews, so we felt very comfortable with our choice.

Location: You come to find this is an outstanding location. It is a 15 minute very safe and very scenic walk (or two stops on two different bus lines) from the Central Station. It is across the harbor from Nemo, a spectacular science museum on the water that looks like a cruise ship. It is within 10 minutes by peaceful walk of the Dutch Resistance Museum, Jewish history Museum, Zoo, Rijksmuseum and several other museums and sites. It is 15 minutes to the Red Light district/Chinatown, Flower market, etc. It is across the Centrum from the Anne Frank House, which we walked to in less than 30 minutes.

It is also in a beautiful calm residential neighborhood. You face the canal (if you are in the front facing rooms) which is just off the harbor so we saw a lot of interesting boats coming up the canal---none of the noisy tourist boats. Within footsteps there were 5 very good restaurants and a few cafes. We ate and drank there for 3 meals and recommend the cafe just down the block and the Kaffiehas across the canal. The guidebook also highly rates the small restaurant next door to the TH-Inn.

All around, and having walked through many of the more touristy sections at night, we were grateful to find the peace and quiet of our section. I should add that many evenings we did not get back to the Inn until 1:00 am and we never felt unsafe on our walk back.

Inn: The Inn just went through a complete restoration. Everything is brand new. And it was done right. Top quality and cleverly designed, the most is made of the space. We're usually 4* and 5* hotel travelers---but the added costs and amenities would have been lost, and frankly the experience would have been less immersive.

Our room faced the back---there was plenty of light, a small balcony with a table and plenty of quiet. The other couple had a canal facing room with large windows to maximize view. With triple-pane glass you didn't hear street noise and with black-out curtains you got light only if you wanted it. The pictures on the website are very accurate. Everything was clean, very clean, and cleaned every day/. Pristine. The room is well thought out, the bathroom small but very ample. We never wanted for more space. A must for us---good fast internet---was excellent.

A small refrigerator held our water bottles, cheese, wine and other perishables we picked up at the very good, small, fairly priced, local supermarket around the corner. There is a roof-top deck with 3 tables where we had a couple of picnic meals and great conversation under the stars.

Our Host: Christian is wonderful. Warm and deeply caring. We were busy so we only saw him in the morning, when he hosted a very delicious breakfast each morning in his first floor apartment. It was spacious---at times it was just us, other times some other very nice guests, too. Christian had suggestions, travel guides, overviews of the city---and a very large knock-out fantastic espresso machine that made us, each morning, bleary-eyed from late night dinners and drinks, double espressos, cafe americain, cappuccinos, etc.

We would not hesitate to stay here again, we felt the value, location, pleasant surprises and local experience are what every traveller longs for...

Room Tip: 1. When we went to book online the results showed no availability for one of the nights. A note to T...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: TownHouse-Inn
Address: Schippersgracht 12A, 1011 TS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Plantage & the East , Binnenstad
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Ranked #72 of 328 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
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Number of rooms: 3
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