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.
- 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