A nice, modern, clean and big bedroom with a big 2 persons bed and an extra bed for a third person. The batroom and toilet are shared.
The public transport that will take you to the central station in 15 minutes and (to the Leidseplein and Museum area) is on a 3 minute walking distance.
The neighbourhood is filled with places to eat and drink and there is a supermarket nearby.
Behave like you stay at your mothers place ;-)
This experience at Charu's place could have been better.
1/ First, we did not receive any notification or thank you email after our booking (we were staying for 3 nights, which was quite a significant stay), and there was no communication at all from the host before we arrived. I however wrote to Sakshin to confirm that we would arrive soon and asked if we could leave our luggages before the official check-in time, and the answer was no.
2/ It is not Sakshin the host, but his ex-wife Charu so you need to know this.
3/ We sent several messages to Charu, informing her that we would check-in at 18.00. We never got any reply. We arrived slightly earlier and tried to contact her with but no luck. We therefore went to a restaurant nearby and contacted Shakshin who managed to put us in touch with her. After the dinner, around 20.00, we finally met her but we got a pretty cold welcome. No excuses, no smile and signs of impatience. Charu took us to the appartment and showed us around. Things got a bit better afterwards.
4/ You need to know that you only have your room (which is bright and clean), toilets and bathroom at your disposal. The rest of the space is not really accessible (not possible to cook in the kitchen, no microwave, and the living-room is where Charu sleeps and receives family or guests so you don't really feel you can go there).
5/ The room is litterally next to the entrance door and your bed (and head) is next to the wall which directly communicates with the staircase (not as shown on the picture) . It is therefore quite busy and noisy as you often have people who come and go and the dogs are barking.
6/ Charu told us that she would celebrate her birthday and invite friends on the Friday evening and that the party would finish quite early. We got back that evening pretty tired and I was sick too, hoping that the party would not last too long. It did finally last until 3.00, the music and the people were of course loud and we had to wake up at 7.00 that morning.
7/ Charu could have warned us when we booked the trip that she was planning to do a big party, I would then have chosen another accomodation. Although she apologised at the end, I personnally hated being put under the fait accompli and not being able to sleep properly while I was sick.
8/ During that night, someone got into our room, and that was definitively something we did not enjoyed.
9/ The breakfast was nice but quite light. There are bakeries nearby if you want something more consistent (bread, pastries). You can prepare some fresh coffee in the kitchen.
10/ This experience looked more like a financial transaction than a human one, a real shame as the potential is great.
Wir konnten aus Krankheitsgründen den Amsterdam-Aufenthalt nicht antreten. Die Gastgeber-Kommunikation per E-mail war für unsere Begriffe zu dünn und unpersönlich.
We had a wonderful stay at Charu's! She was so hospitable and sweet! We loved the tea and daily breakfast with lots of choices and she helped us do our laundry! The bed was also so comfortable, we really felt at home!
Everything was perfect. The room is very awesome, Charu and her family (especially the dogs) were very nice to us and the breakfast delicious. Also the communication was fast and easy.
I would recommend everyone to stay here.
Wat een fijne plek om te komen. De verhuurster was vrolijk en vriendelijk en ons ontbrak aan niets. De locatie was fijn: heel dicht bij het centrum, tram praktisch voor de deur. We komen zeker dit jaar nog terug.
My girlfriend and I stayed here. The place and the hosts were very welcoming. We had our own bedroom with a table and breakfast set us for us. It was clean and in a great location.
Charu war eine super aufmerksame Gastgeberin. Ein Gefühl wie bei Freunden willkommen zu sein.
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