My husband and I recently returned from a trip to Europe where we stayed in a 2-bedroom apartment owned by Maes B&B. The apartment is 2 doors down from the actual B&B and office.
It's in a wonderful part of the city, away from the mad tourist rush. And so you get to see the city for what it is.
Vlad had warned me that the steps to the apartment were steep and he wasn't joking. But it would be better to say that these were almost like a carpeted ladder vs. steps!!! It was a steep climb and definitely not for an elderly couple.
Our apartment was split over two floors - the living room, dining room with an outdoor patio and one bathroom was on the first level and the two bedrooms and another toilet and bath on the second level.
The apartment was perfect for our stay. The furnishings are comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped with crockery and cutlery. The outdoor patio was beautiful - overlooking the rooftops of other houses. If you're looking for something posh, this is not for you. If you like something comfortable and homely, it is perfect.
Vlad was very helpful with his tips for the city. He recommended we use Bike city for our bicycle rentals which turned out to be very good. And he also recommended where we could shop for groceries and places to eat. Seasons, a restaurant a couple of doors down from the apartment provided a great meal. There is a small bakery just across the bridge which is also one of the few places that opens by 8 a.m. Wonderful choice of bread and cakes and good to get breakfast.
For the location, the price we paid was great value. Definitely an option if you want to see the real side of this wonderful city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cozy home ambiance... In the center of Amsterdam, located only minutes away from the all major sights and nightlife spots and within walking distance from the museums, yet in a quiet residential area: Maes Bed and Breakfast and Apartments. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maes Hotel Amsterdam
- Maes Bed And Breakfast