We booked this apartment for a week end break based on the reviews and pictures on trip advisor, the booking process was straight forward, with plenty of information provided prior to arrival.
The apartment is in a lovely quiet area but within walking distance of the city centre, we were met at the property by the owners Simon and Gisele, from here it is best to approach the review with pro's and con's
Location, location, location close to everything but lovely and quiet
Comfortable beds with clean linen and towels
Some quirky furnishings and original features, high decorative ceilings, steep and narrow stairs.
Dirty and dated stairway carpet to apartment,
Stale and musty odour inside
Kitchen flooring, stained, uneven and very squeaky, work surfaces cracked, damaged and stained, I have never seen a bread bin like it, rusty also with a bad smell
Kitchen drawer with dirty utensils, rubber bands, old sweets, crumbs, couldn't touch it
Poor security -the upstairs room had a basic padlock to secure the door, the apartment is open to the neighbour below, the door handles of this room where loose.
The downstairs had a bath and shower, the shower head was disgusting, green and heavily scaled
The upstairs bedroom had a shower unit just balanced on the floor it wobbled when standing in it, the shower floor was stained yellow with a rubber mat which didn't fit to cover it, there was no other word for it but grim
No smoke alarms, fire escape was via a vertical ladder in the roof with no obvious means of escape
Ceiling in front room, peeling paint very dilapidated, open wires coming out of the walls and over loaded plug sockets
We received an email to ask us not to complete a review on here as the Amsterdam authorities are trying to cut back on privately rented accommodation
However at £200 per night one would expect a certain level of cleanliness