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“Best Room in Amsterdam”
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Hotel Synopsis
Ranked #144 of 331 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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“Best Room in Amsterdam”
Reviewed 9 June 2004

We stayed with Elisabeth at Synopsis May '04 for 2 nights, which was a week too short!! I was amazed by our room. We opted for the canal room (there are only 3 in the hotel) and it was INCREDIBLE! Elisabeth the proprietor has done a wonderful job in decorating her hotel, which is more like a B&B. Our room had a typical European bed which consists of two doubles pushed together with sumptuous linens. Superb. And you can still cuddle if you're careful. The bathroom was my favorite. A massive comma shaped tub which comfortably fit my 6'2" 240lb self more than generously. It took nearly 30 minutes just to fill it. A shower was also in the tub. Soft towels and even liquid soap and shampoo. We had the feeling we were staying in a very wealthy friend's home. This is nowhere near your typical tiny European hotel room. This was a suite. Good cable tv with several channels of the delightful BBC. Naturally most channels are in dutch, which is a fun sidebar. Do not stay at synopsis if you are rowdy. We barely heard a peep during our two nights and didn't want to be the noisy ones. I even took to tiptoeing round the rrom out of deference to the quiet. A great respite after taking in the delights of liberal Amsterdam. The street is on a canal and very close to the magere brug, or "skinny bridge". Within walking distance to a good Dutch pub and a "coffee shop" for those interested in such pursuits. Synopsis is also within a couple of blocks of a subway stop which will take you quickly to the Centraal Station. Worth every penny. Be sure to ask Elisabeth for directions to the nearest Indonesian restaurant and treat yourself to "Ricshstaffel" (rice table). An unbelievable culinary delight. Try patats oorlog also, french fries buried in mayonnaise, curry peanut sauce, onions and ketchup. YUM. We look forward to staying at sysnopsis again.

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Reviewed 24 February 2004

My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon in June of 2002. Let me tell you, after spending the first 5 days of our trip in London (notorious for tiny rooms), the hotel Synopsis had the BIGGEST rooms we've ever seen in Europe. The place was beautiful. Nice furnishings, excellent garden patio, breakfast served every morning in the room, the location was great, I just cant say enough about this place. The owner/operator seemed a bit 'quirky' but very friendly.

To sum it up, you will not find a nicer, cleaner, more conveniently located hotel in all of Amsterdam for this price. It's as simple as that.

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Property: Hotel Synopsis
Address: A Nieuwe Keizersgracht 22, 1018 DR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Plantage & the East , Binnenstad
Hotel Style:
Ranked #144 of 331 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Synopsis 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Synopsis Hotel, established in a state classified historical canal house, is located in central Amsterdam's top-location. Situated on a quiet canal, Synopsis is surrounded by museums, theatres, restaurants, shopping centers, parking lots and public transportation. Synopsis offers two comfortable studios which are fashionably decorated with modern design furniture. In addition to the already comprehensive standard amenities extra services are possible; for example a full gourmet breakfast can be served in the room. Synopsis creates an oasis of tranquility in elegantly decorated rooms with guaranteed privacy and excellent services, in the midst of the hectic city life. ... more   less 
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