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Hoboken, New Jersey
Reviewed June 15, 2010

It's pretty basic. Is it Chic? Eh, well the lobby is but our room while spacious & clean, really wasn't. But that's OK, we didn't spend a whole lot of time in our room. The bathroom (we had our own) was nice. There was a shower but no bath. Good water pressure & temperature. Bathroom amenities were minimal: bar soap...

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washington dc
Reviewed June 6, 2010

Stayed here Tuesday and Wednesday, June 1-2, 2010. We payed a little extra for a room with a canal view. It was very small, but very clean. Nice view and extremely convenient to Central Station and anywhere you would like to walk. I would definately stay here again, but be prepared for the small size.

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Mumbai, India
Reviewed May 24, 2010

I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights earlier this month. It is an easy walk (about 5-7 minutes) from the Central station.....located in jordan....not right in the middle of the tourist ares at the same time not very far from them.The staff is welcoming and ready to answer all questions patiently. Based on the reviews here, I had booked...

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Hamburg
Reviewed May 17, 2010

Picked this hotel for its style/cost/location ratio and found it OK but hardly stylish or chic. Staff are very friendly and helpful and I appreciated being able to check in on arrival (around 11 am) rather than waiting until the 3pm advertised check-in (which is too late - hotels are pushing this time further and further out). Room and bathroom...

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Adelaide
Reviewed May 13, 2010

We stayed at the Chic & Basic in early May. This is a fantastic hotel. Their attitude is second to none. Breakfast is free - There is a kitchen & you make your own coffee & toast with choice of 3 jams. Internet access is free. Rooms are modern & clean. The hotel is very central, you can walk to...

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hong kong
Reviewed April 27, 2010

location: superb! close to city centre yet in a quiet region facing beautiful canal among well reserved netherlands old buildings. very good restaurant de belamel just right beside. 5 mins to main street w/ cafes, bars, supermarkets. very convenient. service: manager (we didnt get his name card) was very friendly and helpful. other staffs are so so compared to this...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed April 22, 2010

Puffy Heart is such a cute way to describe this hotel because it is in such an amazing location and really stand true to the style of Amsterdam CHIC & BASIC. The hotel is literally located 5 minutes walk from Central Station right next to the Herengracht Canal. Amsterdam can look spread out on the map, but from this hotel...

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Marietta, Georgia
Reviewed April 14, 2010

We booked this hotel based on its proximity to the train station and the website's description of the rooms as "...guest rooms are brand new, modern and at the same time comfortable". I can assure you that our room was nowhere near new (see pics). The walls were beyond overdue for a paint job...plain pewter or tan walls would have...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed April 3, 2010

Located a few hundred meters from the train station. Turn right out of the station before crossing the canal and walk across the canal in front of the Ibis Hotel, then under the major street, all on a ped/bike path. Avoid traffic! Five to ten minutes! Nice old hotel with small rooms and steep winding stairs and great canal views....

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Dubai
Reviewed March 22, 2010

The chic and basic hotel in Amsterdam was a great find. If you're going to Amsterdam, this is really the best place to stay, it's right in the center but on a quiet canal. Price was great, and we rcommend taking the breakfast. The rooms are very well kept and have just the right combination of decorations. Everything is clean...

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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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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: $125 - $264 (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:
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Chic And Basic Amsterdam
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#114 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
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“Ask to see the rooms as they are all different”
 of 5 bubbles W4582CWbrianm, 1 week ago | Read review
“Front rooms look over canal. Rear rooms quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles jonh399, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Room 404 is small but has lovely view over canal, and only two flights of stairs to negotiate”
 of 5 bubbles hobbit200, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“On booking, ask for a canal view if that's what you want.”
 of 5 bubbles HelenL551, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“We had a separate room with its own entrance, bright and comfortable, overlooking the canal.”
 of 5 bubbles EllaWynn, Oct 30, 2016 | Read review
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