06/03/14 mark20100102 Manchester, United Kingdom
Me and my wife have just returned from a weekend break at the La vie en Rose Amsterdam & had a fab time, great location, the apartment is clean & has everything you need, coffee machine/kitchenette/ TV etc etc, beds are very comfy, all bars restaurants & museums are a short walk away & 5 mins from central station, we met our host Christa on arrival who was very pleasant & helpful on places to visit, thanks Christa. I would definitely return
"Beautiful apartments, wonderful people!"
05/19/14 scullyboyle Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
There are two apartments, one above the other, and the owners live on the top floor, which made it a perfect place to stay as you have the independence of your own place with the help and security of the of the owners being on site. Christa and Yvon gave us a wonderful welcome, friendly and informative and always available for more information and communication by text. They provide up to date maps and leaflets and have gone to the trouble of drawing their own diagram of the area with recommendations which they update regularly. The apartments are both beautiful: or friends might write a review of theirs, which was on the first floor. We were on the second floor in the one described as a studio, though in reality, you do feel as though you have a separate bedroom as it is a completely separate area from the wonderful, light-filled living room. (See photo) The whole place is immaculate and so very comfortable: we felt at home in the city straight away. There are beautiful original art-works on the walls, fresh flowers, healthy and well-loved plants. I loved the antique chest at the foot of the bed, and the wardrobe was also a lovely antique piece. (This is really not a place for children - I am puzzled why anyone would think this was a good place to stay with a small baby!) The beds were sooo comfortable with pristine white cotton bedlinen and lovely comfy pillows. The seating area has great big picture windows which open in two ways, allowing a lovely breeze to waft through the apartment, and the double-glazing is astonishingly effective, enabling us to have a well-earned siesta above the busy streets. You really are perfectly-placed here: only 5 minutes walk or a short tram-ride from the station, near to Dam Square and yet only two minutes walk from the beautiful canals and in easy access of the nine streets. There are really excellent restaurants in easy walking distance, and plenty of shops to pick up your Prosecco! The kitchenette is equipped with a great coffee machine and the owners even supply plenty of coffee and tea of top-quality. The bathroom is great too, with a wonderful big walk-in shower and a counter-top basin which I now want to buy for my own bathroom! All-in-all, a perfect stay in this fantastic city.
"Enjoy the heart of Amsterdam"
05/03/14 Bvparker Long Beach, Washington
We stayed three nights and it was a Great place to stay. Located in the heart of the city. Close to Dam Square and Royal Palace. Great market close by for groceries. Wonderful people who will make your trip special.
"Excellent location, great apartment!"
We stayed here for 4 nights and after reading the other reviews we had high expectations and were not disappointed at all. This is a great apartment in the heart of the city, walking distance from Dam Square and Centraal station with a tram stop just outside. We were impressed by the size and layout. Great living area overlooking one of the main streets. Christa was great and gave us a lot of local information about the old part of amsterdam which was very helpful and also helped with other requests. We would always stay here when visiting Amsterdam.
03/20/14 Silvia448 Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Spent a night with my girlfriend at this gorgeous B&B. The apartment is amazing, tastefully decorated and very clean. The beds are super comfortable and the owners are so friendly and available to help you with any question you might have. I highly recommended it as the location is also fantastic, everything is close by and easy to reach. Thank you Chris and Yvon, for a wonderful stay!
"Poor standard - not recommendable"
01/20/14 Coccoa_11 Munich, Germany
We stayed for three nights during my husband's business trip with our little baby. The apartment is run by a female couple without children and is situated in a rather dodgy and not very nice area. The booking via booking.com gad to be cancelled and booked directly, a price reduction was not offered though. Rather poor standard of the apartment. At first glance it seems clean but then you notice a horrible smell coming from the toilets and the run-down state of the furniture - not acceptable at the price of a 4* hotel. Also it will not be cleaned during your stay. Instead - and that was the worst for us - the owners come to inspect the apartment during your absence, leave notes and remove items - complaining that our little toddler was doing a mess, crawling around and throwing their leaflets on the floor. We did let our baby which was in crawling stage play with the advertisement leaflets (e.g. for gay bars or sports bars) on the floor and thought it was no problem to leave them on the floor. When we came back there was a long letter from the owners threatening us to charge our credit card because of the baby's mess. Additionally they had removed half of the (already run-down) interior from the apartment. All in all everything was extremely unpleasant for us an we did not feel at home at all during our entire stay which was very stressful. There a far nicer and more comfortable places to stay in Amsterdam.
12/08/13 Nicki B
This apartment is ace! Right in the centre so everywhere is only about 5mins away. The stairs are steep but that's what makes it quirky. The owner christa makes you feel really welcomed and gives you tips where to go etc We will be back next year thank you.
10/12/13 Anastasia_J_D Leeds, United Kingdom
My boyfriend and I stayed here for just two nights in the summer. Christa and Yvon left us a personalised map with recommendations of restaurants, bars and sights to see, and directions to all. The apple pie place was fabulous, we loved the oldest bar recommendation, and breakfast at Greenwoods did not disappoint! This is in a perfect location, I don't think you could get better. Beautiful apartment - do not hesitate to book - we would go back in a heartbeat!
09/17/13 liza c Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
This cute apartment is perfect for a few nights in the Dam. It's centrally located and easy to get to all areas by foot. The owners were very welcoming. The apartment was clean and quiet. The only downfall is there are two singles pushed together instead of a double bed,and steal stairs to climb ( but that is everywhere in Amsterdam. The apartment is nicely decorated as well.
"Perfectly located for exploring Amsterdam"
07/25/13 NED541287 Belfast, Northern Ireland
We stayed in the upper apartment for 2 nights in mid-June. At approx £130 a night not cheap - but, for some reason, all accommodation in Amsterdam seems to be expensive. Breakfast was available as an optional extra, but we chose to fend for ourselves and bought in food from the supermarket just a few minutes walk away. The small kitchen area was well laid out with spotless plates, glasses, cups and cutlery provided, along with plenty of tea and coffee. The apartment itself was beautifully furnished and great for watching the world pass by outside. Not suitable for those with a mobility problem - stairs were very steep and narrow. The location of La Vie en Rose is perfect for exploring this lovely City - an easy 5 min walk from Central Station and close to all the sights. Good restaurants and several bars selling a wide selection of Belgian beers all within a short walking distance too. We only had one issue - more a safety one than anything else.....it was impossible to regulate the temperature of the shower. The water is not heated within the shower itself but comes from another source and, within a very few minutes, became scaldingly hot. I note that no other reviews mention this, so I have to assume that it was a one-off. However, it happened on both mornings. I left a note to this effect as we departed. So I hope the problem, whatever the cause, was corrected without delay.
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