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“3 star hotel with stratospheric prices” 3 of 5 stars
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Bilderberg Garden Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Dijsselhofplantsoen 7, 1077 BJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #97 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Banbridge, Co Down
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
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“3 star hotel with stratospheric prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This hotel promised much but delivered disappointment. A stratospheric price to match the 5 star rating but in reality no better than a 3 star. To charge such prices without providing free wifi is way behind the times, especially given the business clientele targeted. The executive suite had a whirlpool and this was eagerly anticipated after a tough day yet had to be switched off as soon as it went on because the motor was so noisy my partner likened it to a helicopter landing nearby. The air con matched it for disturbance so was a choice of noise against a too warm room. Location was perfect since it was a short walk to the office. I certainly would have been able to find better for less had it been up to me to book.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Just spent 3 nights here, considering this is supposed to be a first class hotel I thought it poor that you are asked to pay €10 per day to use your IPad .
Surely it's time that hotels matched small/cheap cafes and offered this free.
Next time I go to Amsterdam I will look for an hotel with free wifi

Room Tip: They are pretty much the same, stayed here several times and possibly the last
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Metz, France
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

What to say about the Bilderberg Hotel experience in Amsterdam ?
It was . . . (wait or it) . . . MAGNIFICENT !
We've been there couple of time the last 3 years with my fiancee and we're planning to go there in July.
The room, the breakfast, the bartender, everything was perfect.
The bartender also gave us all his recipe and we're using them since then.
The hotel is close to the center (10 min walking) and the walk is charming.

I highly recommend this hotel to anyone who want to have a great time.
Really good value.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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west midlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

If you do not want to stay in the busy city centre then this hotel is ideally situated.
It is far enough away from the hustle and bustle but just a short tram journey away from it all, and the hotel is just 3 or 4 minutes walk from the tram stop itself.

The hotel is very clean and the staff are very helpful; however, I do not feel the hotel deserves a 5 star rating.
The room was very basic. In my opinion a 5 star hotel should be excellent - this hotel is good but not excellent.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Although a bit off the beaten path, excellant public transportation more than compensates for this. Located in a quiet, upsacal residential area close to aforementioned transportation and an easy walk to the Rijksmuseum, the hotel is very neat and clean with very helpful staff. Rooms were well appointed anthough our room seemed to be split off from a suite with foldout and rollaway beds yet still quite comfortable. Would absolutely not hesitate to reccommend or stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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327 helpful votes 327 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I booked an executive room, which is really small with a very small bathroom.
Such room has more than the normal ones but these should be standard in all rooms, like umbrella, coffee machine, desk. The CD-player (a very old one with audIo tapes) did not work.
On TV there was Radio 4 (classical) which was great but Classic FM was not although in the list and no film channels.
Jacuzzi in bath but you dont get to feel very much,
Reception staff is friendly but that is all I can say about this very disappointing hotel.
I now understand why it it is the cheapest 5 star in Amsterdam. Because it is actually just a 4 star hotel. They dont even have a pool. A big mystery how this got 5 stars, a huge mistake..
The room manual with info contains a lot of errors in English and even a big one in Dutch so they are pretty careless.
Easy to reach, tram 5 from Amsterdam RAI or Central .

Room Tip: There are no good rooms, not for a 5 star hotel at least.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The hotel is easily reached from Schipol. Simply take the train to Zuid and then catch the tram (number “5” or “24”). The hotel is no more than a 5 minute walk from the tram stop.

The hotel itself isn’t the most attractive from the outside. Internally it is smart and looks the part. The room was a good size, clean and modern. Comfy bed, with a proper double mattress and great pillows.

Staff at check-in were friendly and helpful, as was the concierge. You can buy tram tickets at the hotel if you want to.

The location isn’t the most central but it is in a beautiful residential area with a number of great bars and restaurants near by. But it is easy enough to walk to many of the museums and parks. And if you want to get into the very centre, it is very easy on the tram. I would recommend taking either the numbers “5” or “24”. You can also take the "2" if you want to.

Overall, I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Dijsselhofplantsoen 7, 1077 BJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#56 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#63 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#70 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#72 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bilderberg Garden Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 124
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