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“Not quite what you expect” 3 of 5 stars
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Truelove Guesthouse
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Prinsenstraat 4, 1015 dc Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Canal Ring (Grachtengordel))   |  
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Ranked #102 of 207 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Bristol, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not quite what you expect”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Don't book this accommodation based on where they say they are. You will probably be staying about 5-7 minutes walk away. The address to arrive at is the office and you are then told where your room is. We were a fair walk further on after having walked a quite a way from the station already. The room we stayed in was very basic. The bed was large and comfortable but the rest of the furnishings were worn and shabby. A few euros on decor and soft furnishings would make it feel and look more welcoming. The 'bathroom' was a tiny cubicle in the middle of the room with a toilet in the shower cubicle and washing at the kitchen sink - not very nice. A good view of a canal and houseboats in a residential area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Voss Municipality, Norway
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29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

First the positive: Very centrally located , overlooking the canal in the nice and quiet Jordaan neighbourhood. Only 2 min walk to the Anne Frank house, lots of bars, restaurants and minutes away from Haarlem.
Then the not so good: Our apartments were nothing like the pictures you see on their website..We stayed in the Prinsenstraat in two apartments, one in the basement and one on the ground floor. The apartments were very cold, had a strange mouldy smell and were not at all clean..dusty furniture, pubic hair in the shower, lots of dirt on the floor and the furniture were really shabby and smelly. None of the apartments had proper bathrooms. One had only a sort of a tiny transparent shower cabinet containing a toilet and a wallhanged shower in the middle of the apartment..No washbasin, and everything was flooded when taking a shower.
The Truelove guesthouse have many apartments in different locations in Amsterdam. ..from the positive reviews we read before we booked I guess we were just unlucky with ours, so make sure you don't get to stay in the ones in Prinsengracht!

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Beaumont, Alberta, Canada
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

We had our own floor in a room just near the train station. It was incredible. We felt like locals! It was such a safe neighborhood. It was quiet, clean, and cute.

The fridge wasnt cold enough though. Hardly cold enough for chilling a beer- dont recommend for food!

Laundry was right around the corner. Lots of restraunts nearby.

This place is great and a non sketchy option in a city where you could end up in a bad place easily!

Owners were nice. No complaints with anything really other than the fridge!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Edinburg, Texas
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175 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We stayed for a weekend in Amsterdam at TrueLove Guesthouse. After an extensive, last minute search for a B&B in the area (during the height of the tulip season), this was one place that had an opening. The owners are very friendly and helpful in booking, getting settled, and local resources. As I had read other Trip Advisor reviews, I knew that this Guesthouse had apartments scattered across Jordaan neighborhood in various locations. I think what they do is sublet the apartments, owned by others, to vacationers to the city. We parked out car on the outskirts of Amsterdam and rode a tram into Central Station. From Central, we walked about 10 minutes to TrueLove Antiques which is the reception for all of their apartments. Upon arrival (we were an hour late), we followed our host to our apartment location which was another 8-10 minutes away.

Upon arrival at our apartment, we walked up a typically narrow flight of stairs to our room on the first floor. Our apartment overlooked a canal and was in a quiet neighborhood. Only a few blocks away, there was dining, shopping, and weekend markets so we had no lack of places to eat. The apartment was clean but worn. I don't think a lot of money had been invested in the decoration of the unit. There was everything there that we needed though--a bed, a full bathroom, a small kitchen, and a view of the canal. I was a little depressed though with the decor of the place. The only other thing I would note is that when we were in the apartment, I spent a lot of time sneezing--something was triggering my allergies, but I'm not sure what it was. There was no room service included with the room nor breakfast as is typical in most B&Bs but we knew that prior to arrival.

You will note in our pictures that there was a laundry stand left up in the room. We assume these are the bed linens for the next guest. We were asked if it was ok that they were left there and I thought someone would come and move them the next day, but they were there for our entire stay. While they weren't terribly in the way, it would have been nice if they had been gone and added a little more passage room in the apartment.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Deb D
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Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Spent 5 days with my girlfriend at TrueLove Guest house and we were reasonably impressed with the room and everything. It's a perfect location for a couple. The room was nice an clean, and had everything we need. The location is very convenient, it's close to Central Station and all the central attractions. We meet Daniel in the morning, who kept out baggages safe until the room was ready. We freaked out a little when we heard him arguing on the phone with the person in charge of cleaning our room, about the readienss of the room, while we were already heading there, but eventualy the room was fine and everything in order, and everything went perfectly during our stay

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Would definitely stay here again. The location is brilliant. We had a ground floor apartment about 5 mins walk from central station and all the places we wanted to visit. The apartment was really clean and had everything you needed. My only criticism was that the apartment just needed a bit of tlc. The pillows and duvet had seen better days, and the bed was really uncomfortable. Other than that I have recommended this place to friends and can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Address: Prinsenstraat 4, 1015 dc Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #102 of 207 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:3 star — Truelove Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Truelove Antique and Guesthouse is located in the heart of the historic centre of Amsterdam, called Jordaan. All rooms and apartments have private en-suite bathroom and toilet, fridge, tv and free coffee and tea facilities. Truelove is just 7 minutes walk from the central train station and just minutes walk to Dam Square, the royal palace, Ann Frank House, local out door day markets and all major tourist attractions and night life. ... more   less 
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