In my reviews I always try to give a response that I personally would want to read before staying at someone’s apartment: honest and to the point. Our party consisted of myself and 3 buddies, all in our mid twenties, some of us work full time, some are masters students. Having a comfortable space is very important to us. Our aim was to enjoy Amsterdam the best we could while having a nice apartment to come back to, and saving money by cooking meals at the apartment. Louise's place seemed like the perfect fit. It was in some aspects, but in others it was lacking. If I were to come here for a romantic weekend with my girlfriend, I would have been upset with the conditions, but since it was us 4 guys, it wasn't as big of a deal.
Louise was fantastic with her communication. She was out of town so she arranged to have someone meet us and show us the apartment. When requesting to have extra sheets for our air mattress, there was no problem at all. The apartment itself had incredible light from the sun, it is extremely bright during the day. The location of the place was really perfect, everything is located just outside your door and the trams 2 minutes away will take you wherever you want to go.
The not so good:
What I was very surprised about was the actual condition of the apartment. The pictures look like they were taken when the place was brand new, however the details and actual cleanliness of the apartment are not shown in the pictures. The entire place needs a good cleaning. There was dust rolling around in the bedroom, the windows were covered with something on the outside, and the bathroom was very sub par: look in the pictures: there's no shower curtain! The upstairs loft gets extremely hot. There is no oven, just a microwave that has sort of a function of an oven. The couch is no place to sleep, or even sit, it looks like it was left on the balcony during a rainstorm. The windows in the bedroom are very thin so if you are a light sleeper, bring earplugs. There's only cold water in the bathroom sink.
For the money and location, this place at first glance seems to be a perfect stay in Amsterdam. However, if you are looking to really "live" here for a weekend, use all of its amenities, and you personally appreciate cleanliness, then it may not be the place for you. Communication between Louise was great, but that only can go so far. Looking back on our trip, I wish I chose another place for us to stay. I found 4 other great places in close proximity for a similar price. We would not stay here again. To improve the listing, new pictures of its current state, and perhaps a reduction of price would be in order.
Sehr zu empfehlen, perfekter Standort, direkt gegenüber designer shops, das museumkwartier sehr nah, Kneipen etc, alles was man braucht.
Die Wohnung ist sehr schön, sehr gemütlich und komplett.
Dachterasse, Küche, TV, Internet, prima.
Aber - sehr steile Treppen und unter dem Dach !
Schlüsselübergabe letztendlich problemlos. Zwar waren sie nicht da, wo vereinbart, aber der sehr freundliche Untermieter löste das Problem.
Danke Louise !!!
Everything was perfect
One little attention for the arrival ;-) with plans and tips for visiting Amsterdam
Great neighborhood (classy and chic)
Highly recommended !!!
Ontzettend leuke loft met op de hoek van de PC.
Alle leuke plekjes in A'dam op max 15 minuten loopafstand.
Квартира понравилась. Соотношение "Цена-Качество" - Супер!
Вид из окна на Дерибасовскую многого стоит!! Жаль. так и не успели попариться в сауне... Елена - молодец, даже скидку в ресторан одолжила, за что - отдельное Спасибо!
I've visited Amsterdam on numerous occasions & must say this was by far my favourite place to stop. The apartment was beautiful, situated right near the park & accommodated all my groups needs. :D
Very nice guests to accommodate, Louise and her friends were very easy to get in touch with through all steps (booking, checkin, checkout), overall communication was smooth and quick.
They managed the flat with care and left it in good conditions. Definitely respectful and trustful people you can welcome anytime.