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Chic & Basic Amsterdam

Herengracht 13-19, Amsterdam 1015 BA, The Netherlands
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  • Chic & Basic AmsterdamPro 2014
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    In an old Amsterdam house two steps away from the Central Station is the Chic&Basic hotel. Actually, it is located in one of the most charming areas of the city: the Jordaan District. Get lost among the canals and side streets, in a part of the city where there is no wrong or right direction. Also close by is the Harlemmerstraat – a long street with many confectionaries, cheese shops, boutiques, second hand stores, and more: really an eclectic mix. The hotel itself is all about simplicity – so don’t expect much more than your ‘basic’ accommodation. Downstairs there is a seating area, and some drinks and breakfast options are available, but for more you'll be required to look outside – where there are plenty of options to choose from.

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  • Chic & Basic AmsterdamAmbassadorPro 2014
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    Feeling more like a luxury hostel, this hotel is modern, quirky, and light-hearted. It is probably more suitable for the younger generation, or at least those who are seeking an active stay in Amsterdam instead of a relaxing getaway. Don't get me wrong: the rooms are comfortable and quiet (and the adjustable lighting is a really nice touch), and free coffee/tea and Wi-Fi are considerable bonuses - but the rest of the hotel holds very true to the "basic" in its name. While breakfast is free, it is virtually limited to bread and jam; however, there is an abundance of cafes and places to eat nearby. While the steep, narrow staircases offer classic Dutch charm, visitors who have difficulty with a potentially long climb should request rooms close to the ground floor. And make sure to ask for a few extra towels - you'll need them to lay down on the bathroom floor since the shower has no door. Other than that, the hotel has the unique combination of a central location (5 minutes from Central Station) but a nice, quiet atmosphere - a definite positive. If you're looking for simple and yes, basic, this is the place to go. Those seeking hotel entertainment and luxury should consider more elaborate options.

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  • Chic & Basic Amsterdam

    Great location, great price, good breakfast.

    Walking distance from the train station and the central part of Amsterdam, you won't go wrong dropping your hard earned dollars or euros here...and you won't have to drop that many.

    Situated facing the Herengracht in the Jordaan section of town, make sure you get a canal facing window. Also, beware, there is no lift, and some of the staircases in this 300 year old place is challenging!

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Reviews Summary

Good!1224 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this hotel for budget travelers.
  • Location
    100% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
  • Ambiance
    100% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Service
    96% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Hotel
    88% thought it was clean.
  • Internet
    Internet is average.
  • Price
    Price is tolerable.
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Description

This Amsterdam design hotel is near Noorderkerk, Nieuwe Kerk, Royal Palace, and Dam Square.

Features: The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Chic & Basic Amsterdam features a bar/lounge, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. Additional property amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby. This is a smoke free property.

Guestrooms: There are 25 guestrooms at Chic & Basic Amsterdam, all featuring adjustable illumination lighting (LEDS). Bathrooms feature hair dryers. Televisions have cable channels, DVD players, and pay movies. High speed Internet connection is available. Air conditioned rooms also include complimentary bottled water and electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request microwaves, irons/ironing boards, and hypo allergenic bedding. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.

Notifications: Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

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    3.5 out of 5
    3 members' reviews
    12 people visited Chic & Basic Amsterdam
    Good! - 76% of guests recommend
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      +1-888-271-2681

    Amenities:

    • Free Hi Speed Internet
    • Data Ports
    • TV In Room
    • Hair Dryer
    • Air Conditioning
    • Electronic Room Keys
    • In-House Bar
    • Wake Up Service
    • Safe
    • Continental Breakfast
    • Non-Smoking Rooms

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