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Hotel Synopsis
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Nieuwe Keizersgracht 22-A, 1018 DS Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)   |  
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Ranked #74 of 323 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Surrey, UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“Beautiful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

A wonderful house--lovely place to stay--It is nothing like staying in a hotel.3 rooms all beautiful and the owner is a lovely charming lady--Wonderful bathing accessories--Book early as it is one of the best places in Amsterdam

Room Tip: All 3 are different and all wonderful
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  • Stayed May 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed 3 nights at the Synopsis and concluded that this has to be one of the best bargains in Europe. The room we stayed in (#2) was equal to, if not better than, most bedrooms in a regular house. It was spacious, modern, decorated impeccably (Martha Stewart quality). The bath had accessories and amenities we have never seen in our travels. Add to that a very compact kitchenette tactfully hidden in a recess behind a door, bathrobes, slippers and not only a tv but a separtate stereo system for your music, we could hardly believe this was a 3 star hotel. The breakfast (included) was over the top. You order each night from a menu that has about anything you could want including items cooked to your specifications (eggs, for example). It is located on one of the prettiest canals in Amsterdam in the historic center. The owner is a delightful person who takes every effort to make you feel like you are a guest in her home, including a lot of information about things to do and places to eat in the city. Book ahead as there are only four rooms.

Room Tip: We stayed in room number 2 which is the largest and the one on which our review is based.
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  • Stayed September 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

My fiancee and I spend the weekend here and we were SO happy from the minute we walked it!

A gorgeously presented home (really is a home!) awaited us with a magical little garden in the back (where we had a fantastic breakfast!)

Elizabeth (the owner/manager) was charming, attentive and really made us feel at home.

The rooms were perfect, comfy bed, very nicely done bathroom (with HUGE walk in shower).

I cant speak highly enough of this place! The location is perfect, right on Amstel river.

Every detail was well thought of (from the in room PC, good wireless coverage throughout the hotel)

Dont hesitate, go check this place out!

Room Tip: With only THREE rooms, we had the best! First floor, overlooking the garden with a patio where we co...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Stayed in hotel for 4 nights over last weekend. What a charming hotel. It is central and within easy walking distance to a lot of sights, but at the same time it is situated in a quiet area, good for evening time. The breakfast was lovely, a good varied choice. The room was very clean, well equipped with a TV, computer and had a small kitchenette including fridge, kettle, tea/coffee etc, a nice bathroom could not fault it. Elisabeth was friendly and welcoming throughout our stay, very knowledgable for the local area, & highlighted different sights/attractions to see. Would not hesitate in going back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Leigh-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Really comfortable room, very helpful accomodating proprietor & staff. Great breakfast! Just around the corner from the Hermitage Museum where you can catch the Canal Bus - a 48 hr ticket to jump on & off of this is a great way to see & get around the city. Couldn't ask for a better base for a city stay.

Room Tip: We didn't look at other rooms so can't advise on those but the Courtyard Room was lovely. A...
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Skipton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here last weekend and found the accommodation and proprietor to be very comfortable and welcoming. The courtyard room was clean and modern, with a large bath tub allowing a long soak! Everything was provided as per a hotel stay but with more of a b&b feel.
Elizabeth was welcoming without being intrusive, we would recommend Hotel Synopsis to anybody.
Location is also very good, you are just away from the bustle but close enough to enjoy all the city. We hired bikes independently but a previous reviewer states Elizabeth also has some for hire. This is by far the best way to explore the city.
Dank u wel.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Synopsis Hotel is in the heart of Amsterdam, and 100 metres from the city tram. Elizabeth, the owner / manager is warm and welcoming without being intrusive. I stayed at this hotel 4 years ago in the courtyard room with my husband and this time I stayed in the garden room on my own. The garden room is located on the 1st floor and is accessible via a narrow, steep set of steps. If you are elderly, I would not recommend this room for you. Also, if you are travelling with heavy luggage, be prepared to lift it up the stairs. Once in the room, it is medium size, comfortable and has all the luxuries one needs for a comfortable stay. The bathroom is lovely and modern with a shower, toilet and basin. Just within the door forming part of the hallway is a small kitchenette. A lovely touch providing tea and coffee making facilities together with a small fridge stocked with drinks. Stepping in the main area of the room, you find a wardrobe, two chairs and a small desk with a desktop laptop for use for free. This was very convenient, allowing me to immediately make contact with my husband in Australia to let him know that I had arrived safely. The queen size bed is lovely and comfortable. The garden room has double doors that open out to an outdoor sitting area, which is also a nice touch. Breakfast is fantastic. Everything that a top 5 star hotel is on offer here. You have the choice of breakfast in your room or in the lovely garden. Since my last stay, Elizabeth has added bicycles to the list of things on offer. I hired one of the bikes for the day at Euro 10. The bikes are brand new and the price was very reasonable. This is definitely a fantastic addition. Once again, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I would not hesitate to recommend Synopsis Hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Address: Nieuwe Keizersgracht 22-A, 1018 DS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Binnenstad
Hotel Style:
Ranked #74 of 323 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Synopsis 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Synopsis Hotel, established in a state classified historical canal house, is located in central Amsterdam's top-location. Situated on a quiet canal, Synopsis is surrounded by museums, theatres, restaurants, shopping centers, parking lots and public transportation. Synopsis offers two comfortable studios which are fashionably decorated with modern design furniture. In addition to the already comprehensive standard amenities extra services are possible; for example a full gourmet breakfast can be served in the room. Synopsis creates an oasis of tranquility in elegantly decorated rooms with guaranteed privacy and excellent services, in the midst of the hectic city life. ... more   less 
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