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“Mineral Water 8 euros!” 3 of 5 stars
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Maxime Boutique Hotel & Restaurant
P.C. Hooftstraat 63, 1071 BN Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)   |  
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Ranked #218 of 305 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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“Mineral Water 8 euros!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

I visited this restaurant for lunch on Sunday the 8th September, the place was fairly busy, but this is no surprise given the restaurants location in P C Hooftstraat, which is full of designer shops, and I have to say there are some beautiful and expensive shops in this street.

Having said that, Maxime is not that special. Tables are so close together you really can't get in to sit down and the service, if you can call it that, is slow.

We sat for what seemed a long time before someone actually brought us the menu. The menu is fairly basic and expensive for what you get. We ordered soup, and then to follow we ordered the club sandwich. Well, it all appeared at the same time and the club sandwich which usually consists of the sandwich with ham, egg, chicken, cheese etc was no more that a cheese and ham sandwich served on its own, there was no side salad, no fries or crisps that usually accompany this dish - so basically a very expensive sandwich!

We had asked for a bottle of mineral water, a 75cl of San Pellegrino duly arrived that you can buy in the local shops for around 1.5euro, when the bill came, we were shocked to see the price for this was 8 euro! This in my opinion is a complete rip off, to charge this much for a bottle of water is shocking. Beer on the other hand was cheaper!

Maxine's lunch was around 50 euro and really not worth the money. It was not a peaceful experience, the place is small and very noisy, staff seem to be running around but not doing that much. They seemed to be spending more time checking their mobile telephones.

All in all in terms of quality and value for money this place failed on all accounts. Save your money and eat elsewhere, it may have once been the place to eat but now I have experienced this place I know to avoid it in the future.



Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

We were two couples to visit Amsterdam two weeks ago. We stayed at the hotel for two nights. It was only 2 months after having booked the hotel and 2 weeks before our trip that we realized what a poor review this hotel got so far. So our expectations were quite lowered and we feared for the worst. After the weekend, and knowing that we are used to a certain standard, I can only say that I am seriously wondering how this hotel has so bad reviews. Okay, it's a small hotel (what could also be considered as charming), and arrival is not so easy, since a waiter from the restaurant had to open the door to us to get to the reception. But the receptionist was nice and and had the initiative to give us a map and indicate us the places to see. The room was really nice, the bed comfortable, and everything was clean and cleaned every day. The only negative things I could say about the room are the lack of accurate air conditioning and the fact that there is just a kind of a door between the room and the bathroom. Moreover, breakfast is not included in the price, has to be taken at the restaurant of the hotel and is rather expensive. But in sum, our impression of the hotel was rather good. I would recommend it if you are searching for a place in a nice area and not planning to stay at the hotel for the whole day.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

After reading the bad reviews about this hotel, they told me they would do their best to make it a nice stay ! WOW ! Never had an experience alike , Despite the fact that the hotel room was sort of a coffin, with window panels, the lights of the room did not turn OF ! NO manager, or someone to help, we had to go to the Park Hotel a bit further in the middle of the night. As the Park hotel had no rooms free, (and phoned various other hotels in the city, )we had to go back next day to that miserable place and fix ourselves the lighting, as the manager of the hotel was just watching. I can go on and on, but just be very aware, that the other reviews are very true after my experience. NEVER BOOK MAXIME !!!!!!!!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I stayed here for one night a few weeks ago.The location was great, the bed comfortable but
thats about all that was good.The room was not air conditioned and it was like an oven with no windows to open but they did have a fan.Then I went into bathroom to find toiletries half full and and a bar of soap with a hair on it.The staff that completed the check in was snotty and when complaint made about bathroom, they didnt seem to care at all.For te price I would stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is the second time in Amsterdam,the first was too way expensive,this time we stay at Maxime hotel,its a small boutique Hotel,the staff was ok,the only think i can complain about it its its too hot even with the gardinen closed,the window open so little so was too little fresh air you have in the night.In the middle of designers shooping area,and museums really close actually arround the corner...we will be back at this hotel for sure,i recomend this because the price its good (not easy to get something like this in Amsterdam)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Nice boutique hotel, very good position... but never seen a quality hotel so dirty!! dust everywhere in the room (for the whole 4 days of our stay!)... also the laundry was horrible with broken and holed towwels!! very pity!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Evert-Jan v, General Manager at Maxime Boutique Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Dear Zen,
Thank you very much for your comments. We always value guest comments good or bad highly. After investigating the matter our conclusion is our linnen procedure was not executed well by our laundry service. Orders are to take out all linnen of a bad quality. Obviously in your case this was not done properly for which we do apologize. The week after your departure we have changed our entire linnen stock to "Witte Littaer". A brand only used by 5 star deluxe properties from all over the world. Concerning the dust problem, It is a problem, but cannot be resolved because of our dark furniture. There is no more dust then in any other hotel, it's only more visible. A room can be totally free of dust and the moment you close the door it is there again. Dust is not the same as dirt. We put a lot of effort in cleaning and are convinced all rooms are cleaned in a proper way. Hopefully we can welcome you again in the future and prove to you your experience was an incident. Thank you again and kind regards, Cas van Lieshout,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

After reading the reviews I was slightly worried but when we arrived we were impressed and happy with the room! Amsterdam is expensive regardless and this was good for the money you paid. It is a small boutique hotel where the cafe staff appear to run the hotel reception - no biggy they're all friendly. If you want a hotel with lots of staff waiting on you this is not your place... if youre all about exploring the city but wants some comforts i would stay here (im used to staying in back packers so this was perfect). The Cafe is also cool... quite shabby chic and the location is in a cool fashionable/rich part of the Dam... equivalent to bond st in London and only mins away from lots of attractions.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: P.C. Hooftstraat 63, 1071 BN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museumplein
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Ranked #218 of 305 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
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