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“Great place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Flying Pancake B&B Amsterdam

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Nieuwe Kerkstraat 153, 1018 VL Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)   |  
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Ranked #53 of 306 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Hampshire, UK
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The Flying Pancake was a great place to stay for a weekend break in Amsterdam. We had the Cook suite up at the top of the house; over 2 floors which was beautiful. The room had loads of facilities. The little kitchen had a great coffee maker; there was a range of teas. We got a list to choose our breakfast which was delivered to outside our door each morning and then we enjoyed a relaxed meal in our suite. TV, great music selection, selection of complementary drinks. Very convenient for tram and an easy walk in to the Niewemarkt and the Western Canal ring.

  • Stayed August 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed at the Flying Pancake during our stay in Amsterdam. Claudia was very accommodating and gave good directions from the central station as well as good restaurant information. Our room was very well equipped with everything we needed. We had 24 hour coffee or tea available and the room was divided into a sleeping area, sitting area and breakfast area. The shower and bathroom area was outstanding. The steam shower is a do not miss. The music system is very good and the selections of CDs is good. The room was very clean with lots of room to hang things up and places for our suitcases. The beds were comfortable, however, they creak when you roll over. The breakfast is delivered right out side your door with your order, which you fill out the night before. The Pancake is a little out of the main stream of things, but not a bad walk. Also a tram stop is just around the corner.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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14 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

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!

Room Tip: This is five storey building built in 1730, so expect steep stairs (which is part of the charm) to g...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

My husband and I spent our first two nights in Amsterdam at the Flying Pancake. Claudia was extraordinarily helpful from the moment that we made our reservations through checkout. The suite is spacious and the breakfast (delivered in a basket each morning) was the best we had on our vacation. While the property itself is off the beaten path (and therefore quiet at night), it is only a short walk to bustling main streets. A tram stop is also located across the street. If we return to Amsterdam, we would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

It was a good location, we felt as thought we were staying in Amsterdam not just in the tourist section.

we found the small touches were missing. We arrived at pm to drop off bags and said we would be back before dinner and we were assured the room would be cleaned and refreshed for us.

We couldn't notice any difference with the room, no milk, no soap, no firewood.

We were a little disappointed with small touched in there being no firewood as we had really looked forward to the fire on the one night wed assigned to being our stay in evening. (after we were explained it wasn't included. which should have been explained. and at $145 euro a night you'd think it would be included). Coffee machine which looked great, didnt work :( there was a cotton tip container with no cotton tips, small touches like this were unfortunately noticeable.

Otherwise we were happy with breakfast and our overall stay.

Room Tip: great couples room, lovely lay out and great to sit with the french windows open on the couch
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Leigh on Sea
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7 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

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.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Athens, Greece
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I travelled to Amsterdam for a professional meeting, but asked my husband to join me and we stayed also for the week end. We were very lucky to choose the Flying Pancake. The neighbourhood is clearly the best option if you want to stay near the center of the town. The building is a charming typical Dutch house. The ground and first floor is used as residence by the owners and the 3rd and 4th floor are two separate apartments for the guests. We chose the Cook's suite, with a nice speeping area in the attic and a large living space. Breakfast was great, served in time in a nice basket, which was left out of our door. The stairwell leading to the room is narrow, but if you know beforehand and do not bring large luggage, this will only add to the overall charm. Claudia, the manager, is an excellent host, calm and relaxed and very helpful in all aspects both during the reservation procedure, and during our stay. I owe her this review, for her contribution to a great stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Address: Nieuwe Kerkstraat 153, 1018 VL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Binnenstad
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 306 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
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 

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