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“Good choice in the center of Amsterdam”
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Miauw Suites
Ranked #119 of 242 Speciality Lodging in Amsterdam
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We found this B&B online and decided to stay here after reading some positive reviews.
The rooms are beautiful, bright, modern and located in an old canal house in the center of Amsterdam. We could easily walk with our trolleys from Central Station and it was also a good base to explore the beautiful center of Amsterdam.
Although pretty expensive, this B&B is still affordable compared to the better hotels in the center.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

We needed to overnight in Amsterdam before a flight out early the next day, and we wanted to be in the city, not at Schipohl. We found this room at Miauw and decided to take it, based on the nice write-up and some decent reviews.

It was a nice enough room with a very comfortable bed, and had a nice large-screen Mac with wi-fi to use. This was perfect as I needed to hold a skype meeting that evening, but didn't want to lug along my laptop.

It's located on a cute little street with shopping and restaurants nearby, but if you are not used to urban living, you might not appreciate the street noise. We slept just fine, but are used to having a little noise outside.

The downside was the "wet room". Neither my husband nor I like this style of bathroom where the shower is open and everything gets wet and messy.

I don't know that we would choose this place again.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

I had two email exchanges with the manager/owner Analik, regarding booking two rooms in a few weeks, and then she suddenly stopped returning my emails. My guess is that she rented out the rooms to someone else (since Splendia no longer shows availability). That is totally fine of course but it would have been polite for her to send me a one liner rather than leave me hanging. At the end I am glad that I did not stay there - in this kind of small "hotels," if the owner/manager is not responsible or polite, things can quickly turn into a nightmare for the traveller if there are issues.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

My partner and I stayed here in October, we thought it looked amazing value , and the place look really fantastic!!
When we arrived it was, nothing like the pictures!! Very poorly furnished, pointless kitchen area!! Hob, but no oven? Dirty coffee machine, tiny microwave, and fridge drawers? No oven or even a toaster!!
The shower room was a wet room, and it did get soaked, shame we didn't from the pathetic shower!!
The big double glass doors into the bedroom, were lit up at all times of the night by other inconsiderate guests, I lost count how many times I got up during our 4 night stay to switch the things off (should be on a timer )
The guy in the flat above us was so noisy, coming and going at all hours of the day and night!! And unbeknown to us he actually lived there full time (no mention of this on the website) I had to get up a couple of times in the very early hours to shout "shut up and be quiet"
By the 4th day we were both dead on our feet through lack of sleep!!
My advice would be stay in one of the posh hotels!! It's cheaper and you get a breakfast!!
All in all a really bad experience, never again....

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed 8 December 2012

I stayed here with my partner in October 2012 to celebrate my birthday and meet up with my cousin who studies in Amsterdam. We were looking for somewhere cosy and special in a central location and came across Miauw Suites on TripAdvisor. We also looked at their own website which promises luxurious and modern accommodation, so we booked the White Suite via booking.com at €295 per night for four nights. A total of €1180 was not cheap but this was a special trip.

The Suites are in an old building on a corner in an 18th century canal house. We climbed the steep wooden stairs to our suite. Initial impressions were good and we had a lovely view of the Keizersgracht canal. You have to pay the full amount for your stay on arrival, which isn’t the usual practice in hotels and B&Bs, and then you’re left to your own devices.

However, this place is all about style over practicality. Miauw Suites isn’t a hotel. There’s no reception or concierge. No is breakfast provided, not even a welcome pack.

Unfortunately the flat above is rented out to a long-term tenant who works from home. And you’ll hear him stomping about on the wooden floors above at all times of the day and night. On most nights he went out at 11pm and would return in the early hours. One night he decided to play music so loud that my partner had to get out of bed at 3am and ask him to turn the volume down.

The wooden stairs are also noisy and you’ll hear every resident’s comings and goings. The main door to each suite is partially glazed in frosted glass. Unfortunately this is also the door that takes you directly into the bedroom. When someone turns the lights on the stairs, your bedroom is flooded with light. These lights aren’t on a timer so will stay on all night unless you get out of bed to turn them off, which we had to do every night – sometimes several times including in the early hours. As there are no curtains or blinds on the doors you’ll be woken several times each night.

If you do get any sleep you’re certain to woken by the refuse men emptying the bottle bank outside the building at 7am every morning.

We experienced four sleepless nights and were so tired by the end of our stay that we were struggling to stay awake in the early evening.

The ensuite wet-room has no natural light. The water pressure is low so the shower is very weak. Water goes everywhere even wetting the toilet paper. There’s a squeegee provided to try to dry the floor but it takes hours to dry.

In the kitchen, dining and lounge area you’ll find a mixture of old and tatty furniture that your granny would be proud to have owned. It’s not comfortable and an old CRT TV sits on the floor. The curtains don’t draw fully and the sash windows don’t close properly.

The kitchen is not adequately equipped to self-cater. There is a four-ring hob, kettle, microwave and coffee machine. However there is no oven or toaster so your cooking options are limited.

We complained to the owner Analik, and she met with us on the day of our departure. She offered us a stay in her cheaper Souterrain (basement) Suite as recompense, but we were expected to fund all the other components of another trip to Amsterdam. We declined her offer but after three weeks of emails she offered €145 (the price of their cheapest room) as a goodwill gesture, which we have accepted.

However I cannot recommend staying here. There are plenty of other options in Amsterdam, e.g. the five-star Pulitzer Hotel is nearby and is cheaper too!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Ivan G
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

My wife and I stayed in the "black room". The room design was very trendy with all new amenities. Room comes with an iMac and plenty of space to enjoy. The bed was extremely comfortable for European standards. very private feel to the establishment as there is no front desk or services, which we enjoyed. Location was superb with plenty of shopping and the main square within walking distance. We would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

according to Steve Jobs, in an interview in Wired magazine a few years ago. Some people think design is about something looks, but Jobs reckoned that deep down design is about how it works.

And that I'm afraid was the problem with our stay in the Black Room.

The room itself was too small for the large and very comfortable bed. Less than a metre each side of the bed meant there was no room for a bedside table or lamp. Black walls/floor and grey curtains were striking, as were the slate tiles in the bathroom but lack of adequate task lighting made it hard to put on make-up or read a book...but the piles of hip hotel guides on top of the closet, which also serves as a bed head, are all about looking at pretty pictures rather than reading the text.

The wetroom was stylish and compact but suffered from poor drainage - they supply a mop but you end up using your towels on the floor to avoid getting wet feet.

You do get a canal view if you stand in the large window. And this is a great location. But it is also surprisingly noisy (seems to be on the late night route back from the Dam Square area), to the extent that we couldn't sleep with the windows open. In summer that would be a nightmare without air conditioning. The painted floor boards look great but seem less attractive when the inhabitants of the room above return in the small hours...and don't realise that the hall lights are not on a timer switch and shine straight through the frosted glass bedroom door.

We didn't expect a hotel and we didn't mind about the steep stairs. But at the end of the day, anyone from a design background knows function matters as least as much as form. At €195 a night, Miauw was definitely not the cat's whiskers.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Miauw Suites

Address: Hartenstraat 34, 1016 CC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #119 of 242 Speciality Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range: £129 - £219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Miauw Suites Amsterdam is an evolving b&b boutique hotel, presented through two beautiful buildings in Amsterdam Centre. Conveniently situated in the "9 straatjes", a Soho-like area of 9 small streets housing quirky restaurants and shops. Directly between the charming Amsterdam canals. Quickly becoming the most wanted shopping district in Amsterdam. Miauw Suites has three suites located on the 2nd floor, 1st floor and the Souterrain. The Green Suite and the Souterrain Suite have kitchens and separate bedrooms. The Blue Suite is the most classical looking suite with an en-suite bathroom. For more info: Green Suite, Souterrain Suite, Blue Suite. In some cases we also have a standard room available: Black Room. To make a reservation: Please click here to fill in our contact form to make a reservation or request info. Miauw Green Suite This Second floor suite is with it's 60m2 our most spacious apartment with the most excellent view on King's Canal. The bedroom includes a king-size bed with a small office desk and a 17 inch iMac. It has a large separate living room with lounge area that allows for a 3 meter long sofa and a fully equipped kitchen. Ideal to relax, work or have meetings at the kitchen table. The bathroom comes with a rain-shower, towels, bathrobes and natural bath products. The living room working desk features an17 inch iMac computer with Television and free wifi. Cleaning service daily. Miauw Green Suite pricing (Second Floor): Rack Rate 2014 = EUR 245,00 per night (incl. 6% VAT & 5,5% Tourist Tax) - 2 Nights minimum stay - Due to availability Miauw Souterrain Suite Our Souterrain Suite is approx. 50M2 and gives you the feeling of having your own apartment with direct access to the Amsterdam Canal's. Just a few steps down from ground level, you land on a charming patio to enter the Souterrain Suite.. It has a large separate living room with lounge area and a B&O Television that allows for a 3 meter long sofa and a fully equipped kitchen. Ideal to relax, work or have meetings at the kitchen table. The bedroom includes a king-size bed and a small office desk with a 15 inch iMac/Television and free wifi. The bathroom comes with a rain-shower, towels, bathrobes and natural bath products. Cleaning service daily. Miauw Souterrain Suite pricing (Lower Floor): Rack Rate 2014 = EUR 195,00 per night (incl. 6% VAT & 5,5% Tourist Tax) - 2 Nights minimum stay - Due to availability Miauw Blue Suite Our smallest suite is approx. 32 M2 and has all of the features of an Amsterdam Canal House. It's wooden walls, classical ceiling and picture perfect view on the King's Canal makes it our most charming suite available. Situated on the first floor it includes a king-size bed, a bathroom, cozy living room and a working desk. The bathroom comes with a rain-shower, towels, bathrobes and natural bath products. The working desk includes an 15 inch iMac computer with Television and free wifi. Cleaning service daily. No kitchen included, but the Blue Suite comes with a small Fridge with coffee, tea and a water cooker. Miauw Blue Suite pricing (First Floor): Rack Rate 2014 = EUR 165,00 per night (incl. 6% VAT & 5,5% Tourist Tax) - 2 Nights minimum stay - Due to availability Miauw Black Room (*On request only) ... more   less 
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