We arrived around mid-day and the apartment wasn't ready but we was able to drop our bags off in the lounge area next door to the apartment. We asked what time the apartment would be ready and was told house keeping should have been by four o clock. We went back to the apartment around five o clock and it had been cleaned but our bags had been left in the lounge area next door, which was locked, so we called the lady looking after us and within ten minutes we had our bags.
We only took hand luggage so did not pack a travel iron, past reviews had said there was everything you could need there so we just assumed there would be an ironing board and iron but there wasn't unfortunately, We did ask for an ironing board and iron but the lady looking after said she only had a big steam iron, she did kindly offer to do some ironing for us, but we felt we couldn't ask this of her.
After two nights we requested fresh towels and more toilet roll, and we did receive these, but it would have been better if these items were stockpiled in the apartment incase you need these before you manage to request them.
The apartment was nicely decorated and the bed very comfortable, but we was a bit suprised that there were some stains on the sofa and the floor cushions did not look like they had been cleaned for awhile. This is only a minor thing but it is something that we noticed and did not expect for the price of the accomodation.
Breakfast is adequate and when we had croissants and cakes these were still warm so that was nice.
The bathroom was lovely, with nice shower and steam room so this is good but the sinks are looking a little tired.
There is a good collection of DVD's available to watch.
We enloyed our holiday and it was a nice place to stay but we think it could have been a bit better considering the rate of 145 euros night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At The Flying Pancake B&B Amsterdam we offer you the choice of two spacious suites: B&B the Business Class Way, in a monumental house from 1730 in the city centre of Amsterdam. Both suites have their own sleeping area, sitting area with fireplace, TV, CD, DVD, bathroom with shower and steam room, and a pantry with minibar, espresso machine, tea, microwave, plates and cups. Wireless internet is free of charge. At The Flying Pancake we have a bit of a legacy to live up to. It is not enough that you enjoy your stay with us. Our goal is to have you thinking more along the lines of "I wish I could stay longer"... ... more less