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Funky Chicken
2.5 of 5 Condominium   |   Spuistraat 90, 1012TZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)   |  
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Ranked #36 of 174 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

If you are staying in Amsterdam and you are going to have soem fun, then get an apartment. Most of the hotels in Amsterdam are pretty shabby or really expensive. An apartment means you can come and go as you please and have somewhere to mong out...

We thought the Funky Chicken was fantastic, it's not the Ritz, but it is perfectly situtated near Dam square in a more quiet location with some great food next door and soem great coffee shops in the immediate vacinity. One of the coffee shops Grey Area is one of the best in Amsterdam and is just a 2 minute walk away.

Upon arrival we were given a great gift to get things underway, we smoked it all. We were amazed to see that there was a stack of smoking equipment availble in the room, things people have left over the years.

You get your own , towels, bedding, shower, cooking, bathroom facililties for each apartment so you are free to do what you want when you want...

We left carrier bags, so you can get some munchies from the supermarket just around the corner as you have to pay for carrier bags.

I have lived and worked and played in Amsterdam and this is the best place i have stayed in all those years, I wont stay anywhere else now...

I higihly recommend the Funky Chicken, you will love it trust me.

Room Tip: If you book a hotel in Amsterdam get one on the edge of the central city and dont use a hotel chain...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

I cant fault this place, a nice welcome by great staff, tidy rooms and a good location. i love it here.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

I stayed here during april with my mom and her friend, we had triuble finding a place because of queens day and when I found this place I was very happy.
The only thing I was a bit worried about was the smoke free policy - as I am a non smoker and so were the people I traveled with.
The payment transfer went smoothly without any problems, all of my questions were answered really fast by email and directions were sent to me on how to get there.
Upon arrival to Amsterdam airport, we took a train to Amsterdam Central (take notice the ticket machines take only creditcards and the irst option will offer first class sits - which is pointless so read well), you can use cash on the human stations in the corner of the huge place.
On the train I called that we have arrived (which was 10am), and were told we have someone waiting at the apartment.
The walk from the station was really fast and the directions were written very well.
The woman waiting there named Sonia, was very nice and let us leave our suitcases at her apartment while we went to discover the city. Everything is very close together, 5 minute walk to literally everywhere. We found a really nice place to eat too if you like mean - the Runch house I think it was named ( the toilets are up the scary stairs. all the way up).
After 2pm we went to the apartment, the one given to us was on the last floor and was made out of 3 floors!
Btw, when we first saw the stairs I think our hearts skipped a beat. After actually getting all the suitcases and going down and up without it was not so scary - warning - if you drink or smoke... just be carefull.
The one thing I must note is that it was quiet. We didnt hear the neighbours, and unless you open the door to the apartment itself - no smell of smoking - unless you are very sensetive to smells and then its not your place to stay.
The apartment itself (remember the top one) has the bathroom on the lower floor. then stairs - toilets and the living/sleeping area, on the attic (how cool is that?) 2 more beds and thats about it.
Very romantic btw to sleep under the rain in the attic and you can combine the 2 beds.
The apartment itself has everything you may want. which you can read about on their site or in other reviews.
Now when you order write to them directly - you will get lower rates then the lowest on the other sites.
When I will visit amsterdam again this place is sure on the list of first places to check if available.

And remember - No kids under 18 are allowed - probably why was so peacefull!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

The thing that struck me the most was the quality of the apartment, it was modern and classy with both gas hobs and microwave, a decent size fridge for the all important bacon & beer, TV/DVD, separate shower and a little present on arrival. 10 days is a long time to stay in any city and despite having a limited budget to go out we still had a ball as everything we needed for a chilled time was in the apartment
Sonia was so helpful, recommending things to do, places to go out for the night and some of the best coffee shops - all of these were extremely close by as you are only a 5 minute walk from Dam Square and 15 minutes from the two main districts for heading out on a night. She was also happy enough for us to have a couple friends over (before 11pm) for a few drinks before going to a club.The place was spotless when we arrived and after Sonia cleaned it halfway through the stay.
The only thing to watch for is the dreaded second step on the stairs which is a nightmare when you have a few drinks in you!
Really would recommend here for a young group of mates or a couple wanting a good time in Amsterdam looking somewhere chilled to base themselves. Had a great time and will definitely be back!

Room Tip: The top floor 'penthouse' is highly recommended
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

we had everything we needed and more, all facilities worked well and the apartment was spacious and well furnished and comfy beds and warm showers. Excellent location, 5 min walk to dam square and 5 min walk to central station with everything you need nearby. Smoker friendly for weed and tobacco. It was also a good place for a night in when we couldnt afford to go out. Sonia was so helpful and pleasant. Very steep stairs but thats typical dutch and it didnt matter. 100% recommend.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Funky Chicken

Address: Spuistraat 90, 1012TZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Dam Square
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 174 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Funky Chicken 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Smoker-friendly and very centrally located, we provide comfortable studio apartments equipped with kitchen and shower/toilet. The apartments have single beds, sofa beds, TV, DVD, DVDs, free wifi (with improved signal strength) smoking material, linens and more. We are a 3 minutes walk to Dam Square and a 10 minutes walk from Amsterdam Central train station. ... more   less 
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