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.
- 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