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“Good location, good sleep, very good service, crowded breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rusland 17, 1012 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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“Good location, good sleep, very good service, crowded breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I was in Amsterdam for a family reunion, altogether our group spent "16 room-nights" at the Radisson. The hotel is not cheap, but we managed to find a special offer to accommodate the whole family at the Radisson.

The location is very good, close to the Dam square and within reasonable walking distance to major museums. All public transport is 400-500 m away, however, so using a taxi is necessary if you can/will not walk.

The rooms were nice, not too small, well-equipped, beds very good, So all the basics of an excellent hotel were there. When hesitating about the rating, I weighed especially two areas:

The main problem was the breakfast space: it is absolutely too small for a hotel this size. In addition it is awkwardly arranged, with different levels and not very good logistics for the buffet. Sunday morning at nine was a chaos: people had to wait to get a table and the personnel barely coped with the clearing of tables and filling of plates. When the pressure grew untolerable, the lobby and bar were full of breakfast-eating guests.
Weekdays were easier, but the size and awkward shape of the room remained a problem. This prevented to me the rating as "excellent".

The stay was, however, made very enjoyable by the friendly and helpful staff. The lady at the front desk telephone was constantly busy, never hurried, always good-humoured and solved several little issues to us. Service at its best! Thus the rating will be "very good" but I would like to add a "plus".

Room Tip: The rooms towards the inner court do not have traffic noise but no view either.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at this property on a recent trip to Amsterdam. Going to an event at the RAI and having stayed at a RAI area hotel in the past decided for a more central hotel on this trip. Worked out well - only 15 minutes on the tram (€2.80 single) and much better value and location. Hotel is nicely furnished and very well presented. Ate in the bar - good food and very relaxing environment. Located a few minutes from Dam square, the location is very central. Only gripe was that the price on the Radisson web site was not the best on offer and I paid much less via a broker web site - unlike some chains the hotels own web site does not offer the best prices.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Overall not bad. Very much a business style hotel, good quality fixtures and breakfast was good. Rooms a little small and cramped. Location is very good and just a short stroll to almost everything. My room was a double but was only me staying and it was too cramped. Customer service good and the staff were overall pleasant. Nothing special though.

Room Tip: Try and specify a big room, otherwise you will be cramped!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I was here in September 2012 and gave it an excellent review at that time. I have nothing further to add...it was just as good this time as last. The hotel is in an excellent location, it is good value and high quality. If I should have the opportunity to visit Amsterdam again, I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Stayed with family for two nights. Great hotel in excellent location, right in the heart of the old town. Everything is within walking distance, yet it is on a quiet street. Excellent hotel restaurant too. Beds comfortable, rooms clean and well appointed. Very nice breakfast. Parking in the hotel's underground garage is a bit plus, not all hotels in the historic center have one. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My husband and me stayed here for 7 nights. Absolutely amazing place to stay. In the heart of city centre. Everything and every place is a few minutes walk. You cannot get a more convenient location than this. Its just a few minutes from Dam Square, central station. Rembrant Square, New Market Square. Taxis are freely available if you do not want to walk 5-10 minutes. The famous :Windows: venue is just behind the hotel and has hundreds of eating places and :coffee shops: around. The staff is very very helpful especially Iwona at the reception and Louis and Neijib at the Concierge. We arrived at 6.30 in the morning much earlier than the check in time. However, we were given a higher category room 402 in the newly furnished wing by 9 am by Iwona for the first 3 nights for a small payment of 20 euros. We left for Hague thereafter and returned after 2 days back to Radison and again didnt have to wait for a room. This time we stayed in the superior room. Yes the hotel is always full so better to do a reservation before you go. Breakfast at 25 euros is expensive but so many places to eat out. In the alternate, you can opt for coffee and toast at 3 euros which they are happy to give. I just loved the hotel, absolutely safe and convenient and above all beautiful location and fabulous rooms. They also have a taxi service wherein your taxi arrives in 2-3 minutes if required. Once again hats off to the absolutely amazing staff at Radison. When they say :100% satisfaction: they mean it!

Room Tip: Any room is good !
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Excellent, friendly reception staff who were very helpful. V good room with good facilities and in a good convenient location. Hard to fault this hotel really. Breakfast at 25 euros is expensive but you don't have to eat there as there are lots of breakfast places nearby.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Rusland 17, 1012 CK 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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#31 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#33 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#46 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique Hotel Complex incorporating 17th & 18th-century merchant houses with newer buildings. ... more   less 
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