We stayed in the Cook's Suite for a romantic weekend and were not disappointed - the place is fantastic and Claudia was brilliant!
First I'll get the potential negative out of the way... If you have mobility issues or enjoy supping on one too many beers then beware the steep stairs - especially the ones up to the bedroom! The buildings in Amsterdam are all the more charming for the steep, winding stairs, but it is worth bearing them in mind. Having said that we didn't have any problems, even after a few Duvels!! There was also some warping of the floor boards - Claudia is trying to get this sorted out asap but as long as you remember it's there then no problem.
The apartment itself is absolutely beautiful, and was very clean and welcoming. A lot of thought has obviously gone into everything, and it pays off. The entertainment system was great, with a large selection of dvds, cds and books. We stayed in most evenings as we wanted to make the most of our surroundings! The coffee maker was brilliant fun, and made great coffee, and the selection of complimentary drinks was a lovely touch.
Unfortunately the weather was nice so we didn't have chance to use the log fire - but we consoled ourselves with regular use of the steam room in the bathroom! Also one of the best showers we've ever used.
The bed is upstairs in the rafters of the building. We slept really well and the room had a very relaxing feel to it.
Breakfast is delivered to your door each morning in a basket. One word sums it up - delicious.
Overall: We had an amazing time in Amsterdam and loved The Flying Pancake, I would recommend it to anyone who fancies a bit of luxury in a quiet(ish) location within walking distance of pretty much everywhere!
- 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