This was a return to one of my favourite cities and staying in the Captain's Suite at The Flying Pancake, made it feel like a cosy, welcome home cuddle.
Prior to arrival, arrangements and payments were handled smoothly and efficiently. We were able to confirm our arrival time thus ensuring that Claudia was available to greet us.
As others have stated in previous reviews, yes, the location isn't directly on a canal and that is why we booked. With the Magere Brug nearby, it is a quick stroll to the nearby and lively Rembrandtplein, a plethora of eateries on Utrechtsestraat or the picturesque houses along Prinsengracht. Or walk up to Waterlooplein to catch the Tram or Metro to Centraal Station.
It was a treat to be able to laze on the sofa with the french windows open, listening to a selection of music or watching a TV. Much more preferable to noisy canal tours. For your convenience, there is an i-pod docking station, a CD player plus a DVD player if you don't want to venture out.
Wi-Fi was available thoughout our stay and the breakfast was substantial enough to set us up for our days of adventuring. Upon our return, it was a treat to try out the steam room. Bliss!
Would we book again? Yes!
- 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