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Anco Hotel

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O.Z.Voorburgwal 55, 1012 EJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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St Kilda, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Central location in Amsterdam. It is on the fringe of the (straight) red light district so be prepared for a lot of noise particularly if you are staying on the weekend. My studio view looked across the canal which was fantastic. Basic breakfast. An old building with charm. Staff generally friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

been coming here for over 10 years with my boyfriend who himself was first here in the 70s!great location,clean rooms,breakfast is good though we usually miss it because we stay out late.Friendly staff and good service all round just sad that its not a leather gay hotel anymore as we enjoyed the shenanigans in the old days.

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akron
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We have been staying at this hotel for over 25 years. We love the hotel- right in the heart of the city. 10 minute walk from the train station and 5 minutes from the main square (Dam Square). The hosts and staff are great and make sure you enjoy your stay. I could go on and on. The free breakfast... More 

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Kenora, Canada
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Considering the price I paid (79 Euro/night), I was very happy with the Anco Hotel. Just to echo everyone else's comments, the hotel staff are great (I was very appreciative of the front dest staff person who dragged my 23kg suitcase up 3 flights of stairs) and the proximity to Amsterdam Central Station/restaurants/bars/ shopping can't be beat (well maybe it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is in the perfect location! Red light district! In walking distance of plenty of food and shopping. Just a short 10 min walk from the Central train station. The staff and owners are are all very friendly and helpful. Our room was small but, big enough for 2. The restroom and shower are not inside the rooms however,... More 

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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great and helpful staff, clean room, good breakfast, great location from food and transportation. Not a problem for us, five over 60 years old people, even it is located in the red light district. Safe place to stay.

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akron
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We have been coming to the ANCO for the last 25 years. We love the location close to the Red light district and bars. Ten minute walk from the train station. The rooms are basic but clean. We don't spend a lot of time in the room - just to sleep and off we go into the city. The breakfest... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This hotel is in the perfect place - near the biggest shopping malls, near the lovely canals, near some of the nicest restaurants, near some of the best and warmest coffee places, and just a stone throw from the Red Light District if you're into it. Amenities aside, this hotel is pretty quiet, ideal if you're looking after a relaxing... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This hotel is a fantastic little find. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely book it again! I had booked the hotel as a surprise for my boyfriends 21st birthday and had also brought two of my boyfriends friends along. We had a little confusion with the rooms when arriving there as they thought we'd not booked but they... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I have been using this hotel for the past six or seven years and it has moved from being a men only leather hotel to one where straight couples stay. The move seems to be in line with other gay hotels and even gay cinemas, partly through people being more accepting and partly for economic reasons. The hotel is very... More 

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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