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Max Brown Hotel Amsterdam

2.0 of 5 Herengracht 13-19, 1015 BA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly chic&basic Amsterdam)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars NEW

Before booking a room at the Max Brown Hotel I only briefly looked at the reviews on here and now I really wish I'd dug a little deeper, don't disregard the bad reviews like I did!! I was completely sucked in by their impressive website! The rooms in the pictures looked fantastic and so we booked a 'Superior' room for... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a small hotel where you can really experience Amsterdam. The steep stairs to the top floor only added to our enjoyment. The lovely young man who checked us in kindly offered to carry our suitcase, we were glad he insisted. We had a superior room with canal view, and it was so worth it. We were so lucky... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The good: quiet, cosy, great location in a canal house on the Herengracht and near station. Good shower. Cool reception area where drinks served all day. The bad: breakfast served buffet style in a room too small for guests. If you are tetchy in the mornings avoid it. Too many people milling around zombie fashion. Once you have queued behind... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel for one night but greatly enjoyed it. The room I stayed in was on the first floor (stairs are very narrow and steep) with a view of the Herengracht (canal). The room was impeccabily clean and the decor trendy. The Herengracht itself is pretty quiet at night (at least when I was staying there). The... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited The Max Brown hotel from the 29th of jan until the 2nd of feb, This hotel has a great location, with a very short walk to get to anywhere in the city centre, but is away from any city noise. It is situated by the canal giving it beautiful scenery. I loved the décor for both the rooms... More 

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing negative to say, other than the stairs.... Friendly staff, good breakfast, clean, lovely decor, perfect location for visiting Amsterdam. I would stay in this hotel again if I return. As a solo visitor I felt very much at ease.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have spent four nights at The Max Brown, when we booked we were a unsure if the price matched the reviews. For a low cost stay ypu receive fantastic customer service, clean rooms and a quiet retreat. Its close enough walk to central station and the centre but far enough away to be away from noise. Would highly recommend... More 

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138 reviews 138 reviews
39 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

6 of us stayed here from the 20th to the 23rd of December. 3 couples. 4 of us stayed in the main part of the hotel and the other couple in the adjoining part. Our room was amazing it had the bedroom with one of the comfiest beds I've slept in and a corner snug. you then went downstairs to... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Sister and I stayed here for a very short, 2-night stay just to ponder around the city. The hotel is quirky, friendly, perfectly located and friendly. The staff are helpful, the hotel is clean and beautifully decorated, the hotel is a few minutes strolling from the main centre, but not busy at all - along a peaceful canal. Would... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the website I was very excited about staying in this hotel. It looked quirky and was def the way I wanted to explore Amsterdam. The reception was fine but when I was put in my room i soon realised that the hotel wasn't as great as the images and reviews flying about the internet. My tiny room made it... More 

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Address: Herengracht 13-19, 1015 BA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly chic&basic Amsterdam)
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Max Brown Hotel Amsterdam 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Chic & Basic Amsterdam Hotel Amsterdam
Chic And Basic Amsterdam
Chic Basic Hotel Amsterdam

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