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“Great Hotel In City Centre” 4 of 5 stars
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O.Z.Voorburgwal 55, 1012 EJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)   |  
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Ranked #80 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Bellshill, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Hotel In City Centre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Just back from a weekend in Amsterdam. Stayed in the ANCO hotel for the first time and its a great place to stay. Its right in the centre of the city, about 5 mins walk from Central Station. The rooms are very clean and the beds comfortable. Towels are change every day and breakfast is served until 11.30 if you fancy a long lye in.
The staff are all very helpful and couldn't do enough for you. The room rates are also very reasonable. Cant wait to go back !

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Izmir, Turkey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

This is a great place to stay for Gay Men. The staff are friendly the Breakfast is good and the rooms are clean. My room was small but I had a single so I knew what to expect on arrival. Same with steep staircases very common in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

I have stayed in hostels that are much better quality. Staff gave off a sense of indifference. Staff or friend of staff mocked my answers to their questions while smoking on the front porch. Rooms narrow and poor quality furniture. Very disturbing event one night when the fire alarms went off at 3 am due to someone apparently smoking in their room. On-site staff ferociously yelled at this person (room across the window from me) with a huge argument and threats to kick the person out on the street then and there, with very degrading language towards hotel guest. For the red light district the location felt safe. Shared bathroom smelled like mold and was minimal levels of clean. Should have been cheaper for this low quality.

Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Milwaukee, WI
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 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, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 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, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 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!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norwich
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84 reviews 84 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 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, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Anco Hotel

Address: O.Z.Voorburgwal 55, 1012 EJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#55 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Anco Hotel Amsterdam

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