$121 Avg/night
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Chic and Basic Hotel Amsterdam

3 stars
Herengracht 13-19, Amsterdam, 1015BA
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
17 reviews
Excellent Hotel!

This hotel was just what I was looking for: 1. clean 2. easy walk to the train station (~... See full review

  • gpm614
  • Oct 15, 2012
Very good location and excellent value

Location is great - at intersection of two canals one block from main street and three blocks from... See full review

  • Alex Boston
  • Sep 1, 2011
Chic&Basic Amsterdam combines its contemporary design with the typical architecture of the city in a building with a 300 years old facade. This combination promises a unique experience. The modern and comfortable rooms are distributed on 3 floors and 3 buildings. The be_ yourself area invites to relax, have a coffee, surf in the internet and "be yourself". New Amsterdam Hotel is located in one of the most quiet and charming quarters of the city of Amsterdam. The property is positioned on the border of the Jordaan, which used to be a residential quarter, later transformed into a very popular destination, brimming with cafes and restaurants. Within a short walking distance from the hotel, you can find most of the major tourist attractions. The attentive and friendly staff will guide you, arrange sightseeing schedules and also ensures your stay is enjoyable.

Hotel Map

52.379 4.8921
Area served
Amsterdam.
Nearby airports
Schiphol (AMS) 11.8 km, Rotterdam Airport (RTM) 56.0 km.
Area description
A new concept of hotel located in one of Amsterdam’s most attractive districts, Jordaan, at one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful canals, Herengracht.

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Chic and Basic Hotel Amsterdam Rooms

Rooms
Our room categories are M, L and XL. The difference between the room categories is not its size, as it seems to be, but its location in the building and the view (canal view). The guest rooms are brand new, modern and at the same time comfortable. With our light system (LEDS) you can change the illumination according your mood. Due to the architecture of the building, every room has its own shape and character. The rooms are equipped with a TFT screen, Internet high speed connection and bathroom.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Services
In-Room Safe
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • The narrowest house: 0.1 mi
  • ArTicKs Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • De Rode Hoed: 0.2 mi
  • Noorderkerk: 0.2 mi
  • Recycled Bicycles: 0.2 mi
  • Noordermarkt: 0.3 mi
  • Het Huis met de Hoofden: 0.3 mi
  • Sex Museum: 0.3 mi
  • The Whale: 0.3 mi
  • Berlage's Stock Exchange: 0.3 mi
  • Central Station: 0.3 mi
  • New Church: 0.4 mi
  • Appie Baantjer Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Magna Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • Amsterdam Tulip Museum: 0.4 mi
  • The narrowest house: 0.1 mi
  • ArTicKs Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • De Rode Hoed: 0.2 mi
  • Noorderkerk: 0.2 mi
  • Recycled Bicycles: 0.2 mi
  • Noordermarkt: 0.3 mi
  • Het Huis met de Hoofden: 0.3 mi
  • Sex Museum: 0.3 mi
  • The Whale: 0.3 mi
  • Berlage's Stock Exchange: 0.3 mi
  • Central Station: 0.3 mi
  • New Church: 0.4 mi
  • Appie Baantjer Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Magna Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • Amsterdam Tulip Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Single: 0.4 mi
  • Condomerie Het Gulden Vlies: 0.4 mi
  • Old Church: 0.4 mi
  • De Bijenkorf: 0.4 mi
  • Church of St. Nicholas: 0.4 mi
  • Dam Square: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Palace of Amsterdam: 0.4 mi
  • The World Peace Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Gassan Dam Square: 0.4 mi
  • Anne Frank House: 0.4 mi
  • National Monument: 0.4 mi
  • Homomonument: 0.4 mi
  • Moooi: 0.4 mi
  • Erotic Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Red Light District: 0.5 mi
  • Absolute Danny: 0.5 mi
  • Schreierstoren: 0.5 mi
  • Galleria d'arte Rinascimento: 0.5 mi
  • Herengracht: 0.5 mi
  • Shan He Hya Temple: 0.5 mi
  • Ertoic Discount Centre: 0.5 mi
  • National Museum of Spectacles: 0.5 mi
  • EYE Film Institute: 0.5 mi
  • The Chocolate Factory: 0.5 mi
  • Fluorescent Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum: 0.5 mi
  • The Jordaan: 0.5 mi
  • Waag: 0.6 mi
  • Singelgracht: 0.6 mi
  • Nieuwmarkt: 0.6 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (17)

Ratings and reviews for Chic and Basic Hotel Amsterdam

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 17
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.5

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Chic and Basic Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
gpm614
Phoenix
Oct 15, 2012

Excellent Hotel!

This hotel was just what I was looking for: 1. clean 2. easy walk to the train station (~ 7minutes) 3. reasonably priced 4. quiet neighborhood The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was small, but who cares? I didn't go to Amsterdam to hang out in a room. Would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Chic and Basic Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mightymia
New York, NY
Jun 7, 2011

Loved it!

The hotel was great. Extremely clean and away from the red light district but close enough to everything else. The staff was friendly, bi-lingual and ready to help with everything. My room needed a fresh coat of paint, but the letter on my bed apologized that my room was not up to par. I can't wait to tell everyone about this hotel and experiencing this hotel again in Amsterdam and in Spain.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Chic and Basic Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Grid Walls
Wheaton, IL
Mar 28, 2011

Great Location

Were very pleased - room was small but clean - had the best shower we'd had in 2 weeks. Location was great close to all we wanted to see.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Chic and Basic Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Grid Walls
Wheaton, IL
Mar 28, 2011

Great Location

Were very pleased - room was small but clean - had the best shower we'd had in 2 weeks. Location was great close to all we wanted to see.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Chic and Basic Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
First time Europe traveler
Newark, DE
May 30, 2010

Good stay

Hotel is in an excellent location on a canal, a 10 minute walk from the railway station, Amsterdam Centraal. It's close to resturants on Haalemmerstraat and maybe 15 minutes from the Anne Frank house. Amsterdam can readily be covered by tram or on foot- the Dam is maybe 20 minute's walk from the hotel. Rooms are very clean and the beds very comfortable. Staff was friendly, helpful on several occasions. All spoke English and one spoke Spanish as well. Laundry service is available for 7 euros. Wi-fi is free but a new access code needs to be obtained every 10 hours from the front desk. A desktop with internet is also available free of charge. No breakfast is available but there is free water and coffee at all times and free toast with jam provided in the morning. Small safes are available in a separate room; they're large enough for a laptop and camera. Prospective guests should make sure they're ok with the decor. A bench shaped like a giant set of lips isn't for everyone! Decor and items are odd but amusing (i.e. the soap is labeled as being the cutest soap you will ever steal from a hotel room). My biggest problem with the room was not that the primary light source is a weird backlit photo of a couple staring at you, but that this light was rather dim. The lounge however is well lit, comfortable, and a lively gathering place of guests in morning and evening.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Haalemmerstraat has a lot of resturants. Good upscale casual Stout is less than 5 minutes away north of location by foot.

Review of Chic and Basic Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
First time Europe traveler
Newark, DE
May 30, 2010

Good stay

Hotel is in an excellent location on a canal, a 10 minute walk from the railway station, Amsterdam Centraal. It's close to resturants on Haalemmerstraat and maybe 15 minutes from the Anne Frank house. Amsterdam can readily be covered by tram or on foot- the Dam is maybe 20 minute's walk from the hotel. Rooms are very clean and the beds very comfortable. Staff was friendly, helpful on several occasions. All spoke English and one spoke Spanish as well. Laundry service is available for 7 euros. Wi-fi is free but a new access code needs to be obtained every 10 hours from the front desk. A desktop with internet is also available free of charge. No breakfast is available but there is free water and coffee at all times and free toast with jam provided in the morning. Small safes are available in a separate room; they're large enough for a laptop and camera. Prospective guests should make sure they're ok with the decor. A bench shaped like a giant set of lips isn't for everyone! Decor and items are odd but amusing (i.e. the soap is labeled as being the cutest soap you will ever steal from a hotel room). My biggest problem with the room was not that the primary light source is a weird backlit photo of a couple staring at you, but that this light was rather dim. The lounge however is well lit, comfortable, and a lively gathering place of guests in morning and evening.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Haalemmerstraat has a lot of resturants. Good upscale casual Stout is less than 5 minutes away north of location by foot.

Review of Chic and Basic Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 28, 2009

Great Location...Rooms Not So Great

Check in was easy, staff were friendly. We checked into the first room and it was the loudest room we've ever experienced....no sleep that night. We moved to a new room the next day, but our second room had the bathroom down a small spiral staircase which was not convenient or easy at all. The rooms were stuffy with the only window unreachable...it could only be opened by staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Buffet van Odette en Yvette restaurant at Herengracht 309, just blocks from the Chic and Basic hotel. Great food, lovely little place with a stellar canal view and wonderful food at super fair prices.

Review of Chic and Basic Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 28, 2009

Great Location...Rooms Not So Great

Check in was easy, staff were friendly. We checked into the first room and it was the loudest room we've ever experienced....no sleep that night. We moved to a new room the next day, but our second room had the bathroom down a small spiral staircase which was not convenient or easy at all. The rooms were stuffy with the only window unreachable...it could only be opened by staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Buffet van Odette en Yvette restaurant at Herengracht 309, just blocks from the Chic and Basic hotel. Great food, lovely little place with a stellar canal view and wonderful food at super fair prices.

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