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Hotel Chic & Basic Amsterdam - Amsterdam

2 star Hotel Amsterdam

Herengracht 13-19 - Amsterdam

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 124 .75
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Boasting a superb canal-front location in the heart of Amsterdam, the 2 star hotel Chic & Basic Amsterdam is located a few minutes from the central train station and the famous Anne Frank House. Chic & Basic Hotel Amsterdam is located on the Herengracht, one of the area's most beautiful canals. Also very close to Amsterdam's tram lines, the Chic & Basic Amsterdam offers affordable accommodations a few meters from all of the city's major attractions.

This hotel combinbes ancient and modern styles in a building with a 300-year-old facade and contemporary interior design. In addition to modern guest rooms, services of this welcoming Amsterdam hotel include a bar, a comfortable lounge area, as well as 24-hour reception. There is also a computer station with an Internet point and complimentary Wi-Fi in common areas. The staff can assist with tours and tickets, and luggage storage is available. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.8 Good
Based on 68 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Hotel Facilities at Chic & Basic

  • Bar
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Medical service
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
  • Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same hotel / stay dates).

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 45 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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8.3

Clean

9.0

Location

7.9

Quiet

6.1

Spacious

8.0

Service

Chic & Basic Hotel reviews

5.9 Ordinary
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • GB

I expected more for the price. I know loddging in Amsterdam is very expensive, but it would not have hurt to add a little cheese and ham, and boiled eggs at breakfast for example. Also, we asked three times for someone to take a look and repair the bathroom door knob and the bedside lamp to be repaired, but nothing happened during the five nights we stayed. Despite this, the beds were very comfortable, the room (second floor) was impecable and silent, and the furniture in excellent state. And the free wifi is a great asset.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Our room at Chic & Basic was very small and up a steep 20 stair staircase. With no elevator, it could have been worse and on the 3rd floor. That said, we look for location, cleanliness and value in most of our bookings. We got all of these, as well as very helpful service from the front counter staff. We tried to make a restaurant booking for a place recommended to us. The hotel called and found that the restaurant was full. They actually tried twice. The counter person then researched the web for similar restaurants in the area. After considerable effort, she found one, and then called for a reservation. We ended up having a great dinner. All in all, our stay at Chic & Basic was very positive. Al Bierce

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Improve wifi enviroment

5.2 Ordinary
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Hotel staff was very helpful and kind. It wasn't possible to open the whole window,you can just open it about for 15-20 cm by a piece of wood.our room was no so small , but the other was very very small, breakfast was quite poor, Finally, I think price is too much for this kind of property...

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

My wife and I were in this hotel for our honeymoon. They treated us very well offering a superior room at the same price. The owner is very friendly and helpful.

7.2 Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Bulgaria

Our only disappointment from this hotel is that we have booked 3 months in advance the most expensive type of room offered (large modern room)but on arrival we received a room that couldn't be smaller and had only 1 small window in corridor space viewing the opposite house wall. When we complained and requested to have at least 2 beds we received 2 days later a twin bed room with 2 windows plus balcony which was much nicer. So my advice is to book the cheaper medium modern room as there is no guarantee you will get what you have booked, at least that was our impression.

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

Lovely staff, quiet location, close to center, good prices. Apparently there was a mistake in our reservation and we were offered a bigger room (vintage) than the one we actually reserved (a modern one), for the same price, which we appreciate. We would definitely go back to this hotel.

6.4 Fair
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

1 young people 2 different kind

7.7 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

very nice hotel near the central station. Good choice for 3/4 days in amsterdam.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Good for those in good physical condition for climbing steep and narrow stairs. "Breakfast" is just coffee, toast and jam. Location very walkable from Central Station.

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • India

Clean, comfortable, functional, modern rooms. Location: 5-7 minute walk from the train station. Breakfast was meagre with only bread and preserves available. However, guests have access to the coffee machine all day long.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The steps are steep- but they all are in Amsterdam! The young woman at the desk could not have been nicer. Very helpful with where to/eat and what to see.

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

very nice hotel in the center of the town.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

This was a great place to stay. You do have to be fit though to get up the stairs and don't overpack... narrow stairwell. But the position was fantastic, the views from our room was just great, the internet and b'fast facilities were perfect, and the staff could not have been more helpful and just really cool (keeping a very straight face as my 57 year old husband asked where he could find hash cookies)....... I would stay here every time we go to amsterdam. Really made our experience that much more enjoyable.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

This is an excellent hotel, very friendly and capable staff, good breakfast, and excellent service. Chic & Basic is an extraordinary hotel for the price.

6.8 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

I booked the medium vintage double room (94€ per room per night) but it was very very small. Once there I discovered that the small room is the single room, so the medium room is the smallest double room you can have. I was very upset (94€ is a good price for a standard room, not for a very very small room) so they kindly moved us to a bigger room for the following days at the same price (very appriciated). In conclusion, they are very kind, you have a bar area with coffe machine for free (it makes a good cappuccino and i am italian so you can trust me) but it's a little expensive in relation to the spaciousness of rooms. If you want to be confortable and you don't care too much about the price, don't book the medium vintage room!

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Excellent accommodation for a 2 star rated property. Free WiFi, modern rooms, Great location on a beautiful canal, good breakfasts and a free coffee machine to use whenever you like.

7.7 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

I've rated the facilities rather low because the web page promised mini fridge and aircondition and that was not true in any room. Beside from that is it a very nice place.

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Poland

very nice and welcoming staff, delicious breakfast,coffee tea , water available 24 hours,perfect location,bikes to rent,

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Kazakhstan

Very nice hotel with comfortable location. The staff is very friendly and kind. Nice breakfast and free Internet in the room.

7.5 Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Foyer very sophicticated and staff very welcoming. Breakfast (not included) was very good quality and reasonably OK for value. Was given a larger room on arrival... only downside was that it was up 3 flights of steep stairs. Still, this was expected and is part of the fun of a canal house hotel. Fantastically located and staying here was effortless.

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

The hotel is very nice, it's very close to Amsterdam Central Station witch makes very easy to get to. The room was ok, but a little to small for my taste, also was a little bit too cold. If it were summer probably I would have give it a 10. I would go the second time.

5.9 Ordinary
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

We paid 140 avg for three nights and were given an attic room, which was reached by a ladder. There was little head room. In fact in Ireland the room would not pass building regulations to qualify as a room. We asked for another room but were told hotel was full. As far as I was concerned I thought we were paying for best available double room. I am very disappointed.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This was a magnificent hotel. I would certainly recommend it to anyone staying in Amsterdam. Probably the best price/quality ratio anywhere in Amsterdam. The breakfast was excellent and the reception area was superb. Our friends also stayed in the hotel and were equally happy, however, stay away from room 233 (IIRC) it's tiny with no windows. But nearly all other rooms have very nice with excellent clean interiors.

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Well away from hustle and bustle, but nevertheless it only 5 to 10 minutes from the central station.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Canada

Great location, close to central station, close to old center, great neighboorhood. Loved our stay in Ams, and the hotel had all to do with it!

7.8 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Not all the rooms are 'Chic&Basic' yet, but our one was still clean and nice. The hotel location is great and the staff were very helpful.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

Tolles, modernes Hotel in unmittelbarer Zentrums und Bahnhofsnähe. Die Zimmer sind klein aber fein und bei geschlossenem Fenster auch ruhig. Man kann vom Hotel Fahrräder leihen und auch sonst ist der Service excellent. Tolles, umfangreiches Frühstücksbuffet (Frühstück ist extras zu bezahlen aber zahlt sich in jedem Fall aus) und es gibt Kaffee zu jeder Tages und Nachtzeit. Wir kommen bestimmt wieder.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

My husband and I had a 15hr layover in Amsterdam so we decided to get out of the airport and get a hotel. For a short stay we would recommend this hotel to other people. If you want to stay for ,more than 3 days not so much. Our room was very small and only my husband was able to open the window. The air in the room was kind of thick. Beds were very comfortable and rooms were practicably furnished. The common areas were very nice! Free access to internet and free coffee any time of the day.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

We can recommend this address for a short stay (restricted room space and storage means), and will not hesitate to book again: good value for money, pleasant and well situated hotel, friendly personnel!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great Hotel but older people may want a ground floor room as there is no lift.

7.3 Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Serbia

7.9 Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

7.4 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

7.3 Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Portugal

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Finland

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

7.9 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hong Kong

7.7 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Denmark

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8.5 Excellent
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Venezuela

2.0
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

9.3 Wonderful!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Spain

7.6 Good
  • January 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

2.1
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.3 Fair
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

3.4
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

2.2
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

3.5
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Netherlands

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

5.7 Ordinary
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

6.0 Fair
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

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Room Details

Chic & Basic Amsterdam has 25 guest rooms. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with cable channels. Business travelers visiting the Dam Square - Central Station area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Additional comforts include free bottled water.

Microwaves and irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Extra beds
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Cable TV
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Hotel Chic & Basic

Noorderkerk - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Noordermarkt - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Berlage Stock Exchange - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
New Church - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Royal Palace - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Dam Square - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
St. Nicholas Church - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
The Old Church - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
National Monument - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Madame Tussauds - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Anne Frank House - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Westerkerk - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Amsterdam Chinatown - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Public Library - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Nieuwmarkt Square - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
The preferred airport for Chic & Basic Amsterdam is Amsterdam (AMS-Schiphol) - 12.4 km / 7.7 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.