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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2009

The Good...Check in staff member was very friendly, location excellent and the reception and communal areas very nicely decorated. Bed comfortable and room clean. The Bad...Room had a tiny, cell-like single window that was also filthy dirty, allowing very little natural light in. Showering was difficult because the shower partition was broken and half missing, allowing the bathroom to become... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2009

Chose this hotel for its very good price and stylish all-white rooms. We spent 3 nights here in February 2009 and were highly satisfied with the service: staff is friendly and helpful, breakfast (7,50 €) was very good, fresh and abundant. At any time of the day and night, you can go to the lobby for a free cup of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2009

We stayed at Chic & Basic from Good Friday to Easter Sunday 2009. We'd booked based on various reviews but also due to what we saw on the hotel website. The rooms are sold as modern and comfortable. The fact is that not all of the rooms are like this. We had booked a medium room via easytobook.com When we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2009

My roommate and I went to Amsterdam for a few days, and since this hotel was about the same price as a hostel we stayed there. It's in a great location a short walk from Central Station, and on a very quiet street. We stayed in one of their medium modern rooms, which had a giant canvas photograph as the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2009

The Chic and Basic hotels in Spain and Amsterdam are my favorite places to stay. With its minimalist but very stylish design is inspirational. The rooms may be small for my taste. The staff are courteous and welcoming. The bathroom toiletries are unique. Even there, the designers applied their creative zest for fun. I asked for extra soap bottles and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2009

I love stay in this hotel, the staff were grait. The breakfest was perfect, lot of delicious cheese and all we need !!! aple pai, chocolat kakes, yumm plus plus.I have been two time already in Amsterdan cause I was invited for back with a group of friends, and we stay in diferent hotell and both were grait, but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2009

2nd time I stayed on a business trip. Love the location and canal side atmosphere. Staff are very friendly, efficient and laid back, rooms quite small but very clean and comfortable and the best automated latte I have come across. Sets you up nicely for the day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2009

i booked this trip as a surprise for my boyfriends 21st birthday. chic and basic took my fancy as the hotel to stay in as it was a good proce and in a very good location for the station and center etc, however when we first arrived we were told that the room i had requested on booking was no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2009

I stayed recently in this hotel with my husband for a couple of days and it was a very good experience. We enjoyed a lot the modern style and I specially liked that I could go to the lobby at any time and get myself a cup of coffee or tea for free! The lobby was a nice place to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2009

I’m usually not one to take the time to write reviews ;-) but this hotel is worth making an exception. Recommended by a good friend of mine my sister and me stayed for a weekend at chic&basic at the beginning of our trip visiting family in the south of Holland. We had no trouble finding the hotel with some help... More 

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Staying in Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Max Brown is situated in three monumental Amsterdam canal houses with an amazing 300-year old facade, at the corner of Amsterdam most famous canals, the Herengracht & the Brouwersgracht. You’re in Hipsterdam the moment you check-in when you pick up your key from the guy or girl behind the impressive bar. You can choose to go straight up to your cosy room or to take a seat at the living room bar. Or at one of the comfy tables, chairs and sofa to gather around with a drink and some delicious bar bites. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Max Brown Hotel Canal District

Address: Herengracht 13 /19, 1015 BA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly chic&basic Amsterdam)
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Price Range: $139 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Max Brown Hotel Canal District 3*
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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#116 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
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