Hotel Misc

Kloveniersburgwal 20, (Formerly Zosa Hotel), Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1012 CV, The Netherlands

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    A hidden jewel


    As a general rule, we only tend to go for hotels with a 3* rating or higher. However, this trip to Amsterdam was shared with a couple of friends, and so we all decided on the cheap and cheerful route.

    I'd seen Zosa hotel recommended elsewhere, as something that little bit different. After looking at their website: ........

    ....... I was hooked.

    There are only 8 rooms, and each is decorated in it's own individual style. We were in the Rembrandt Room, with a huge Rembrandy Reprint over the bed surrounded by a faux gilt frame. Bathrooms were newly refurbished, and very clean. The room itself was spotless, but looking a tiny bit tired - such as staines on the carpet. We had a lovely view over the river. All this for 80 euroes per room per night including breakfast!

    At night they have a watchman, to let you in if you return late (which we did) and he also served us a bottle of wine at about 2am!

    I'd really recommend this hotel as a quirky place to stay in Amsterdam. Try to get a room at the front of the building, because then you'll have a view of the river.

    Brekfast was yum - a continental style breakfast was included, or you could pay a few extra euros for an English brekfast.

    The location was spot on. Close to taxis and Trams. Surprisngly close to the red light district, but you'd never know it.

    Unique Quality: Every single room is decorated individually - a Rembrandt Room , a Zen room, a Lollipop room etc!! You can choose which one you want before you go and they'll try to accomodate your request.

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Little Gem

by TripAdvisor Member westcountrytraveller

We've just returned from the Hotel Misc and we had a wonderful time.

The hotel offers everything that a larger one could not. The personal service was brilliant. Rachel recommended restaurants that we otherwise would not have found and also made reservations for us.

The bar is really well stocked and Rachel has a really good bartending knowledge. After asking for a gin and tonic, Rachel offered me a cocktail made with the local genever, which was so good I bought a bottle to take home. Similarly she recommended local beers to my ale drinking other half!

We stayed in the baroque room and although it was one of the smaller rooms, there was plenty of space. The room had a complimentary snack bar filled with juices, fizzy drinks and snacks.

The location was great - just off Nieumarket providing a fabulous base to explore the city on foot.

The hotel has lots of books on exploring and eating and drinking in Amsterdam which came in handy. There are also umbrellas which you can use which were a life saver when it tipped it down!

The bar and breakfast area has a very Ikea like feel. It's trendy but, unlike some places, it still feels friendly and cosy.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Hotel Misc to friends and family.

Ideal place to stay

by TripAdvisor Member lad75

We recently spent 5 nights at Hotel Misc and cannot wait to return!

Rachel and Pepjin are wonderful - so helpful, kind and laid back. Not only did they give us great recommendations for places to go hear music or eat, but they were even kind enough to let us borrow a spare cell phone!

The hotel itself is exactly what we were looking for - fantastic location; spacious (by European standards), clean rooms and bathrooms; great breakfast; and reasonably priced. We stayed in the "Retro" room and loved having the quite garden view.

We were so pleased with our stay and would not even think of staying elsewhere for our next visit.

Laura & Ford

Wonderful Experience

by TripAdvisor Member bran99

My wife and I recently returned from a 2 week honeymoon to Europe. We started off our trip at the Hotel Misc in Amsterdam, and from the day we left the hotel we missed it. We stayed in the "Baroque" room. This hotel thinks about every comfort element, from comfortable bets, bathrobes and great waterfall shower. Every morning you are welcomed with a world class breakfest, fresh bread, fresh squeezed orange juice, home made jam and coffee that would make starbucks jealous. I could probably write about the breakfest alone for 10 minutes. Long story short, this is a wonderfull hotel, in a great location with even better hosts. If you are searching for the perfect hotel, you found it. Papiejn and Rachel, we cant waite to stay at your hotel in the future.
thanks again!!
Brandon and Erin

Not as good as expected - time for a lick of paint

by TripAdvisor Member miss-figgy

We stayed at Hotel Misc for 3 nights in the middle of June. We booked directly through the website and got one of the larger rooms (at the front, overlooking one of the canals) for 155 euros.
We thought the price wasn't bad for a central hotel with breakfast and a free non-alcoholic mini bar.

The hotel was easy to find and very central but we were a bit disappointed once we got inside the locked door (you have to ring, but then it only has 6 rooms, so you can't expect it to be manned all the time). The reception area was in a bit of a mess - lots of boxes of stuff and paperwork all over the place (this didn't change while we were there) - and after a brusque tour and a quick demonstration of the fridge and coffee machine we were left to ourselves.

The room was disappointing (we got the Design room on the first floor). It's seen better days and having the shower room separate to the toilet made both seem very cramped. The hairdryer in the shower room was broken (it heated up but didn't blow and so was rather dangerous, though a replacement had been supplied), there were a few cracked wall tiles near the floor, cracks in the walls and general wear and tear marks. The fittings were more Ikea than boutique design hotel and the feel wasn’t exactly luxurious.

Otherwise things were pretty good - comfy bed (albeit one of those zipped together twins with two single duvets), decent lighting and the fridge was stocked up daily with free cola, smoothies and water. The shower wasn't bad (when they say "rain shower" all they mean is a fixed rose, as the pressure's not up to much), toiletries were okay (no brands that I have ever heard of) and the TV had lots of channels.

There was a problem with mosquitoes, but I assume this is due to the recent hot wet weather and the closeness to the canal. There was a mosquito repeller plugged in in the room but it wasn't terribly effective (I got pretty good at swatting the blighters).

The breakfast was the highlight of the hotel. Fresh bread for toasting, a selection of jams and spreads plus cheese, ham and warmed croissants. On top of this, freshly squeezed orange juice, good hot coffee and eggs (however you like them) and bacon. Lots of guides and style magazines dotted about, plus brochures and maps of the area.

Rachel (one of the proprietors) was really welcoming and friendly and happy to chat when we came in and out (and she does mean scrambled eggs).
Pepijn just didn’t seem to be that warm. He may have been having a bad week, but he just wasn’t in to making conversation and I suspect is happier behind the scenes than out front dealing with people.

What else can I say? Overall it wasn't bad for the money but it is about time they had a revamp to get back to the standard that they show on their website and that lives up to the reputation they have built up here on Tripadvisor and that got them included in some of the hip hotel guides.

Spring Break-2007

by TripAdvisor Member bjm1962

My daughter and I were looking for something unstuffy, fun, laid-back and conveniently located for her spring break trip this year and found it here. Although each day we hit the ground literally running to see everything in town, we were always provided a huge breakfast (included in price) which included eggs made your way, hot baked croissants, cheeses, bacon, and fresh-squeezed orange juice among other things! It fortified us for the days of sight-seeing we had ahead of us. It is on the very outskirts of the red-light district but that shouldn't steer you away from choosing this hotel. It didn't have that "red-light" atmosphere at all. The location couldn't be better.
The stairs were indeed steeper than we were accustomed to, but not impossible. Our trip was enhanced by staying here at this hotel. The proprietors were helpful, not pushy, attentive, and above all just plain nice people! Say hello to the cat for us while you're there :)

Cosy And Enchantful

by TripAdvisor Member Paparajote

Went there for our anniversary which, incidentally, is on St Patrick's Day.
I had asked Rachel and Pepijn to prepare the room with a little fancy St Pat's decoration, which they did (check photos) very kindly.
Both Rachel and Pepijn were very helpful during our stay. We had nice little chats in the morning with our excellent and plentiful breakfast as we were in no hurry.
They answered all our questions about the city, what to see, when to see it, where to buy that excellent cheese we had for breakfast...
The smaller rooms (garden view) are a good size, and the larger ones (canal view) are huge, especially if you think about the size of everything else in Amsterdam.
We definitely loved our stay there and will most surely return when we go back to Amsterdam.

Love this hotel!

by TripAdvisor Member loupo

I have just returned from Amsterdam 8th May 07, we stayed at this lovely hotel. We arrived late on Friday evening, after getting a taxi from the airport (if you plan to do this book your taxi through the hotel to save approx 15 euro).

All rooms have themes, we stayed in the Rembrandt room which was lovely, very comfortable and clean, with a lovely view of the canal.

We found the breakfast superb, choice of breads, croissants, cheese, egg and bacon and fantastic coffee...all very filling and good value. (Rachael's home made jams are also a nice touch)

I would recommend this hotel to anyone, it is in a lovely area, great access to shops and local bars only thing wich may pose a problem for somepeople is the stairs, which are very steep and narrow, but we didn't find this a problem.

Would stay at this hotel whenever I return to Amsterdam!!

Excellent hosts !

by TripAdvisor Member sajx

We spent 3 days in this hotel with some friends. We were 8 in total so we almost used all the rooms. If you want to stay at luxury hotel with all the commodities this is not for you. However, if you want to really feel like at home, then this hotel is the one you're looking for. Rachel a Pepjin are excellent hosts, they recommended some restaurants and made the reservation for us and their extreme sympathy was the best thing. The breakfast was excellent and the rooms were clean, comfortable and nice. The only negative point is the mess in the reception and that the bar was not working. But, depending how you see it, it would be also part of his charm!

Faultless Experience

by TripAdvisor Member mcginnmichelle

What can I say that hasn't been said already? This is a fantastic hotel, individual hotel that made my girlfriend and I's stay in Amsterdam very special indeed.

We stayed in the romantic Baroque room which had an lovely view of the gardens; we would definitley recommend it for couples. The well stocked fridge and bathrobes were a really nice touch.

The hosts were superb (i'm running out of superlatives now :-) ) - breakfast was always delicious - fresh fruit, local breads, eggs, bacon, cereal, crousaints, ham and cheese - there really is something for everyone.

The location was well placed near the Central Station and behind the Red Light District.

We will definitely be returning!!!


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 Hotel Misc

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Address: Kloveniersburgwal 20, (Formerly Zosa Hotel), Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1012 CV, The Netherlands