Chic & Basic Amsterdam Hotel
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sweet memoryfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The people were very helpful. We were very satisfied.
Great location, great stafffrom sarah0000
Does not live up to expectations.from KatBrussels
The breakfast is pretty sub-standard and the staff both rude (no, we do not appreciate having someone swearing in Dutch expressing her hatred of her job or how bored she is when we are breakfasting; I guess it has not crossed people's mind that some guests are Dutch speaking and hence understand the comments made...)and inefficent (not bothering to clear the table for new guests and walking straight past an American couple who did not understand how the juice machine worked etc). You can see directly in to the dirty kitchen from the breakfast buffet and that was also pretty disgusting since there were used cups and plates all over the place.
Having been in Amsterdam many times before I would also like to add that most people in Amsterdam are very friendly and cooperative by nature, but the reception at Hotel New Amsterdam did not reflect this at all. It was not unfriendly, but very casual and rather bored.
When returning to this beautiful city next time I will not waste my time going to this hotel, but will be looking for a place where hotel guests are looked after better.
d recommend the Hotel New Amsterdamfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Wonderful small hotelfrom Jaytee49
The staff made All the difference!from A TripAdvisor Member
I was again reassured that this was the right place when I communicated with them via email and eventually on the phone. At first, they could not accommodate all the nights I wanted and when they found out how disappointed I was (as I was planning a surprise birthday trip), they went out of their way to “make it happen!” They even threw in a welcome bottle of champagne and arranged to have a bouquet of flowers in the room and help make dinner reservations – all before I even showed up! So naturally, by the time we showed up, it was like a reunion with a family we’ve known forever!
The location feels residential and is along a canal away from the main touristy areas, yet it is centrally located and a short walk to tramlines and Centraal Station (for trains to/from Airport).
For those of you not familiar with traditional “European standards”, and the HNA is no exception, rooms, beds and bathrooms are typically smaller (but ceilings are usually high), hallways are narrow, steps are all over the place and sometimes steep, elevators and A/C are rare (none at HNA). If you can look pass all that, you’ll have a GREAT time!
Yes, the complimentary espresso machine, the breakfast, fresh orange juice, water cooler, even the trompe l’oeil and resident labrador were all nice but at the end of the day, it was the people that made all the difference. You could tell that the owner Ron (and ALL the other Rons and staff) were committed to operating a high quality, service oriented and friendly establishment.
The Hotel New Amsterdam exceeded my expectation and I’ll definitely be back!
Loved the Hotel, the Staff, the Dog!from A TripAdvisor Member
A Nice Budget Hotel in a Great Locationfrom AFKH
The hotel itself had an adequate breakfast (though since we were there a week--it got a little boring). The rooms were small but completely sufficient. The staff made the place--they were helpful and suggested some great neighborhood eateries. Plus, one of them brought a gorgeous labrador to hang out in the lobby (who is also depicted in a mural), so that gave the hotel a relaxed and friendly environment. One minor quibble: we had a bit of a mosquito problem in our room and since there were no screens we had to close our windows at night, which got a bit stuffy. I would bring some bug spray if I returned so we could sleep with the windows open.
I would recommend this place to everyone and if I have to return to Amsterdam would stay here again. The location and the venue--an old canal rowhouse just made this an excellent choice for a true Amsterdam experience.
New Amsterdam Hotel : I love youfrom A TripAdvisor Member
nice small hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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Other names for Chic & Basic Amsterdam Hotel
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- chic basic amsterdam
- Address: Herengracht 13 - Amsterdam - 1271 DE - Netherlands
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