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Anco Hotel
Ranked #180 of 372 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 August 2012

This is a hotel for gay men. A single room is small, and just adequate, with a shared toilet in the hall, and a separate shared shower in the hall. There was a sink in the room. This is nothing fancy at all, but adequate, and if you choose this not expecting anything upscale, it's OK. This is about 10 minute walk from Central Station, and very close to the red light district. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

I don't recommend this place to stay. The rooms are very basic, no confort at all. The stairs very narrow. The Hotel workers no always willing to help you. If by any chance you get a room in the top floor, you better have a light carry on, nobody will help you with your luggage. The bathrooms are old and outdated. Very expensive for the horrible service and lack of quality. One positive thing, Great location.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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4  Thank L E
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

We stayed here on a recent excursion to Brussels, Antwerp and finally Amsterdam. I was not dissappointed in the least! David, the host, was a perfect gentleman who has a great knoledge of the city. He is funny and very accomodating. We stayed in the apartment which has it's own kitchenette and private bathroom. It also has a great view over the canal and is worth the extra Euro's. The Anco is perfectly situated in the Centrum area of Amsterdam where literally everything you could want is out you doorstep or a way to get there always available. They even have private boat canal tours for 17 Euro. I could go on and on but by now youe probably guess....we LOVED the Anco and will definetely be back!

Room Tip: Get the Apartment...1st floor!
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Neil P
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

Staff were very friendly which I wasn't expecting. Location is perfect and the room was 3* level clean tidy and adequate for my needs. Hotel is a stones throw from the centre of the action. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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4  Thank glenparish
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

Hotel Anco is ideally located for those wishing to do touristy things or for sampling Amsterdam's nightlife. Set in the red light district it is near several gay bars and clubs.

The hotel itself has recently had some refurb work done and is good overall. I arrived early and this was not a problem at all. The receptionist Denis is hilarious and I got his humour straight away. The hotel were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. I had originally booked a dorm but ended up sharing a twin with another guest which was ideal.

Breakfast was fine and ample and drinks are available both in reception and at a drinks machine. Beds were comfortable and toilet and showering facilities were clean.

The only negatives were that it can be noisy as walls are thin and that at night you have to walk up to 3rd floor and come down all the stairs at the back if you are staying at the back of the hotel. The stairs are quite steep but typical of Amsterdam canal properties.

All in all an enjoyable experience. Perhaps a little overpriced but ideally located. Will definitely return again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the front of the hotel to avoid having to go up and over at night.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank Aliv1979
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

Recently refurbished rooms have pushed this hotel right to the top of anyone's list who wants a downright friendly, superbly located, excellent value b and b right where its at in Amsterdam. Already planning to return.

Room Tip: Try to get double room 22 on 2nd floor
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank manormen
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

I have stayed here many times and always will. For a gay hotel it's in a perfect location. Within walking distance of so much and close to train station. Free Breakfasts. Friendly staff. Rooms aren't high class tho acceptable. After all you only need a clean place to sleep and shower as you'll be out sightseeing.

Room Tip: Any room will do. Single rooms are small. Stairs are steep.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank pezdisney
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Additional Information about Anco Hotel

Address: O.Z.Voorburgwal 55, 1012 EJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#40 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range: £38 - £121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Anco Hotel Amsterdam

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