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“Fantastic Stay !” 5 of 5 stars
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Funky Chicken
Spuistraat 90, 1012TZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)   |  
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Ranked #36 of 177 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Derry, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Stay !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Me and my girlfriend spent a week here recently. It was recommended by a friend and the trip adviser comments gave us confidence so we booked it. Booked straight through official website and query's were answered very quickly and effectively.

Once we arrived we were delighted ! It was as advertised, easy to find, in an absolute BRILLIANT central location for no matter what your looking to in Amsterdam. (Bars, coffee shops, supermarket, prostitutes and more are all within 3 mins walking distance). I was also presently surprised by the size of the bathroom, everything in Amsterdam is so small but i was able to have a comfortable shower here !

Maya was extremely friendly, we really got the feeling you could knock on her door anytime and she would be more than happy to help you.

Cant really say enough just how happy we were with our stay, didn't want to leave and will definitely be back to the Funky Chickin !

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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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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Denbigh, Wales, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This apartment is a few minutes walk from train station and a short walk from Dam square. Everything you would want to see or do is just round the corner! Hostess provides all the help and info you need including a very helpful map!!! Apartment is lovely, clean and comfy. Steep narrow stairs as expected in a beautiful traditional Amsterdam home. We will definitely be returning here for our future trips to the Dam!! (Defo try the Burrito takeaway round the corner awesome!!)

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights and was very pleased with the facilities and location to the city centre. The apartment was clean, comfortable and a reasonable price, smoker friendly. Would recommend and definitely return.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Hostess (tremendous): from the onset declared the apartment to be smoker friendly (good o!) and made it known that should anything go awry if when sampling products well known to Amsterdam, to let her know to make sure we were ok.

The four of us had a fantastic time and would only have to walk a couple of minutes to Dam Square where we would usually start our day off.

If you are looking for a luxurious stay with internet access do not book.
However for room, location and value - do the Funky Chicken.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This was my 6th trip to Amsterdam and I usually stay in hotels, which used to allow you to smoke but as they don't anymore, I looked for a smoker-friendly place and found Funky Chickin.
I booked directly through their website, which was very easy and Lina answered my many questions quickly and thoroughly.
I was still a little nervous about it all, as I'd never booked a place like this. But there was really no need to worry as it was excellent.
Myself and a friend arrived at the apartments at 11ish in the morning (check-in time is 14:00)
I called Maya (property manager?) from downstairs and she came down and showed us around our apartment. She checked us in, gave us all the info we needed on the apartments: House rules, etc. The rules are very straight forward, they basically say you leave the place as you find it, don't make excessive noise after 23:00 etc, I think they're very reasonable, and how you should act wherever you stay.
Maya was fantastic, I had been to Amsterdam 5 times previously, but I think Maya gave us more info in 15 minutes than I had learned on my other trips. She gave us a very handy map, and pointed out some good coffee shops, restaurants, bars, clubs and how to get there. (Walking, tram numbers etc)
Maya also asked if we were smokers and gave us a nice little present, which was very much appreciated ;)
We stayed for 4 nights and found lots of 'quirks' in our apartment, although none of these minor things were enough for me to knock the rating down, as they added to the character of the place. Please be aware this is not a hotel where everywhere basically looks the same, it's a 350 year old traditional Amsterdam house.
The stairs are an adventure, you need to make sure you have everything you need before going in or leaving your apartment. You really don't want to be making an extra trip up and down them stairs!
Location is fantastic, right in the middle of all the action, without too much noise.
There is a big supermarket 5 minutes away behind Dam Square (Albert Heijn) that has everything you will need.
Maya offered to let us lock our bags in a cupboard in the apartments after we checked out, as our flight was later on. We didnt take her up on her offer, but could very useful for some people.

All in all, we were very impressed, this was exactly what we wanted. A good base to explore the City, and a comfortable apartment to chill out in, if we fancied it.
The next time I go to Amsterdam, I will definitely check if Funky Chickin is available before I check anything else.
I have put a video on YouTube if anyone wants to see the layout of the place.

Thanks again to Maya, very friendly, very helpful lady!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Spuistraat 90, 1012TZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Dam Square
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 177 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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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