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“You can do better elsewhere” 2 of 5 stars
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O.Z.Voorburgwal 55, 1012 EJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #99 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“You can do better elsewhere”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2005

I had a local tell me not to stay at The Anco in the days before my stay there, but I proceeded to visit the hotel anyway - and I wished I had listened to the advice I had been given. The Anco is not good, the rooms are basic, and the staff could not have been less helpful or inviting. Would it kill Will on the front desk to smile or be at least a little friendly? There is also no such thing as room service, with the bed left unmade during my entire stay. If you also like guys cruising around the hotel at all hours of the night, looking for an open door and a willing fellow guest, then this place is your idea of fun. It wasn't mine and I would never return here. It is also in the midst of the red light district, which is an awful, noisy area. For this price, you can do much better in Amsterdam. Keep shopping for somewhere better. The Anco is not terrible, but I would not call it good.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2004

The Anco was recommended by friends. It is a very basic hotel and clean. There is only one room with private facilities. The staff are friendly. The guests are like anywhere else - it depends on the effort you put in. Mostly leather guys and skinheads go there so if that's what you're in Amsterdam for, great. It's also very close to the leather bars.

The only problem we had was with noise. As it is in the red light area, there are prostitutes all around and these attract gangs of noisy young straight guys, some in cars with music pounding. There are also lots of drug dealers. Personally I didn't feel all that safe walking back to the hotel.

In the hotel, there's a lot of movement with guys cruising each other - any room with an open door can attract attention and so be prepared for very little sleep.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2004

Just got back from Amsterdam and a few days at the Anco. Really great experience. The hotel is friendly, clean, serves a good breakfast daily and has some hot guests. Will, the manager is one great guy! Recommend it highly.

  • Stayed March 2004
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2003

Just back from four days at the Anco Hotel. Clean, charming and exceptionally well managed by Kees and Robby. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome and make your visit as much or as little as you want it to be. I can't wait to return. Paul

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2003

The hotel is simple but very nice with a really cozy atmosphere and a great location for the obnes who enjoy the leather scene of Amsterdam. Lots of good moments spent there!

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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
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:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#69 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Anco Hotel Amsterdam

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