The apartment was advertised as a 1 bedroom apartment but is only a small studio with the bed located in an area too small to accommodate even any bedside tables. The person sleeping closest to the window has to squeeze past the windows and curtains to get in/out of bed. When we expressed our disappointment about this the owner became aggressive and threatened to kick us out.
The apartment is in a very convenient location although on a busy road next door to a youth hostel on one side and a bar on the other.
The décor and overall ambience of the apartment is nice.
The shower had very poor and fluctuating water pressure and temperature and also water did not drain properly.
We were provided with 4 hand towels but only 1 bath towel making it difficult as we were a couple staying for 5 nights.
The toilet is badly stained and constantly drips.
There is no power point in the bathroom.
In the kitchen we were provided with only 1 tea towel, no bowls and 1 wine glass.
Most of the wardrobes are filled with the owners personal items or are locked.
The apartment is hot, stuffy and has no air conditioning and unless you want the apartment filled with smoke from the hostel and bar below, you cannot open the front windows.
There are extremely steep, narrow stairs and entrance.
There is poor sound proofing as we were consistently woken up in the morning by people walking in the apartment above us.
The apartment has poor, inadequate and faulty lighting with the lights constantly flickering and making it impossible to read at night.
Stayed here for 3 nights in November.
Location: Excellent. Approximately 10min walk from centraal station, 15min walk to Ann Frank House, 10 min walk to red light district area. Tram stop right outside.
Room:Spacious. Kitchen area has adequate facility for making breakfat, we made porridge and eggs every morning. Kettle and coffee machine present. Adjorning bedroom area very comfortable. Hairdryer in room. There is a Albert Hein supermarket near by to get supplies.
Only disadvantages are 1) the stairs are from the front door to the apartment are very steep in keeping with most flats in amsterdam. If you have difficultly climbing stairs I would consider staying elsewhere. 2) There is a youth hostel next door, we did hear music during the night on the friday and saturday night
Hosts: Very helpful
We did find it quite cold in the apartment and in amsterdam in general. Bring warm pyjamas for night time!
My partner and I had a one day layover in Amsterdam and this was the perfect spot - in walking distance to all sights and very convenient. The one bedroom flat was beautiful and in perfect condition. The owners are incredibly helpful and even when we accidentally left a small item in the room they promptly mailed it back to us. A great place to stay and one we will book again for sure in the future.
My wife and I recently stayed at La Vie en Rose. The owners Christa and yvon where very friendly and welcoming and greeted us with a glass of wine upon our arrival. They gave us plenty of tips on places of interest and where to dine.
The accommodation was comfortable, clean, tidy and extremely well presented.
The bedroom and bathroom are a tad compact, but then when you're visiting Amsterdam you don't need a big bedroom and bathroom! We would definitely stay again ☺
Apartment is lovely, great location and plenty of space within the apartment. I sent my partner to collect the keys from the owners on the first day they let my partner know about a joiner coming to fix a door the next day, which was fine. At this point she stated the house rules and was very strict on smoking policy, again fine and understandable. She made my partner aware also that while cooking we had to turn on the extractor fan and open the window, again fine we did as we were told.
On the day the man had to come to fix the door in the dining room the owner let the man in but as he was working she came to our bedroom door knocking persistently as well as coming into the room continuing to try and wake me up by saying "hello" over and over. Once awoken all she did was introduce herself and say ill see you later. No urgent reason or any need for her to wake me and I felt this was an invasion of privacy and did not feel comfortable from my first morning,
At the few points over the 3 nights i was there I was cooking dinner on the hob provided, and i also done as she said and turned the extractor fan on and opened the window. Each time either during cooking the meal or once we had sat down to eat, the owner again would barge in or knock first to ask if we were cooking. Again, another invasion of our privacy while trying to have a meal in peace!!
On the last day I was making lunch and again she barged in, this time to have a word with us. She said we made her feel unsafe because we left lights on one night. She also complained of the "explosion" created in the apartment, the "explosion" she was referring to was our suitcases sitting open on the floor and a packet of crisps left open beside our bed on the floor (there is no bedside table so your stuff has to sit on the floor) Another reason for this "explosion" was the cannabis sitting on the table neatly in bags which we left on the table to go to sleep.
Definetly will not be using this apartment again simply because of the owner. Apartment was great as well!! not worth having no privacy!!!!