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“Wonderful Gay Stay!” 4 of 5 stars
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Anco Hotel
O.Z.Voorburgwal 55, 1012 EJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)   |  
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Ranked #100 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
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“Wonderful Gay Stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I stayed at the Anco as a solo traveler in late-July 2013. I had a wonderful five-day stay there, and an amazing sleep every night I was there.

It is an all-male hotel, so if you like a cruisy gay atmosphere (which I do), it is perfect.

The shared shower and toilet were also never a problem; they were always available when I needed them.

Overall, this is a perfect hotel for the gay male visitor to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Came here for 4 days in summer with my friends and the owners were very hospitable and friendly. Great location close to all the bars and coffeeshops in the area as well as shopping areas. Split a room with a friend so it was cheap and the rooms were nice. They were overbooked when we arrived but gave us a nicer room than we booked which was very nice. Over all great place!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This place was fantastic on service.
I stayed at the hostel room. I got the feeling of a bed and breakfast because the owners and employees were sooo helpful and nice. If I come back to Amsterdam I will definitely be staying here again.

The shower needs a bit more ventilation and having a TV in the room is kind of a downer taking away from meeting other travelers.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I recommend the Anco to all gay travelers the staff are fantastic and they serve you extremely well. The other guests are friendly and the atmosphere is great. I will be staying here on my next visit to Amsterdam. I had the biggest room in the house overlooking the canal and it was excellent. The location is great right in the heart of the gay district what more do you want?

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Stayed in Dam twice now, both times at a gay hotel. THE ANCO IS AMAZING. We just returned from four nights in the studio apartment at Anco. We can't wait to go back ASAP and stay there again, While we were there we met a chap who has been staying there 23 years, I hope we could do the same. VERY FRIENDLY HELPFUL staff. I read a review of someone complaining about no sugar in the room.... GO AND BUY SOME, LIKE I DID. (2 euros) ha ha ha. This hotel looks after you, the sense of humour in the staff is genius. the room was spotless clean, nice toilets, clean shared facilities. I would happily choose a room here with shared shower and toilet, I have seen them and they are nice. so either way the rooms are nice, the location is amazing for the red light district. Every day our room was checked to see what we needed, the boss sat and had a beer with us and took that we had missed breakfast. if you are gay stay here. if stairs are an issue, the stairs here are among the easiest to climb but if you have a room at the back of the hotel, you will have a lot of stairs to climb after hours, you could easily write an email to see if rooms 33,32 on the top front, or 22,21 on the front mid floor, or the studio, room 14 that we stayed in are free. other rooms need a lot of stairs after hours, but as I said, these are good stairs... stay here and have a great time, me and tris will be back there VERY SOON xxx. yes a room at the front in the red light district is noisy and we didn't get hours of sleep, but we were coming home at 5am. if you want your sleep, go stay in Eastbourne or Bournemouth

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Location: Party Place
Facilities: My perception meets my expectations as per website.
Services: Friendly Staff. They cook eggs for breakfast.
Cleanliness: Not consistent in cleaning BUT they will surely replace your towels daily.
Security: Security system in place.
Price: Good

I will recommend this place to solo travellers especially for those who wants to party all night.

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed 6 nights at the Anco Hotel at queen's day 2013, guys - don't think twice !! Book now ;)
The stuff are so welcoming and worm like a family, felt like home (was so hard to leave though)
The rooms are nice and clean (took a double bedroom) .. Don't worry about the shared facilities - its very privet though..
Will defiantly book again ;)

Shai,
From Israel

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#56 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Anco Hotel Amsterdam

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