The 'Anco Hotel' is a gayhotel located in the red light district of Amsterdam. The location is great for gays as a base of operation to visit clubs, bars ...
It's a little less suited if you're in Amsterdam for (regular) tourism or business. My room was located at the streetside, right opposite a very busy street full of bars and brothels, so I had a lot of noise all night long.
The great thing about the 'Anco' is the friendly and relaxed attitude of the managers and staff. They are extremely nice, respectful and always there to help or have a chat with.
And they are upgrading their hotel all the time... just when I left my bed was going to be replaced by a new one with spring-mattress. And a lot of rooms already have a flatscreen tv.
There's really nothing bad to say about the 'ANCO', you just have to accept that when you choose this hotel you're not going to have a quiet holiday.... but I don't think that those who select this hotel are very concerned about having a good night rest ;-)
It's a basic hotel, the prices are very reasonable, it's located nearby the central station (I walked to the station in less than 10 minutes), you get a good breakfast (with fried egg), everything is clean and the owners are lovely guys ...
Yes, I would recommend this hotel to any gay travelling to Amsterdam!
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