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“Amsterdam: What an odd place” 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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Ranked #50 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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St. Albert
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Amsterdam: What an odd place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This hotel is modern and clean but in an old building like most of Amsterdam. Inside it is nice, just like a typical Marriott but smaller. The breakfast buffet is very good. Small dining room with fresh hot and cold food. Outside, there is a red-painted "coffee house" just opposite which is really a modern day opium den where people smoke marijuana. Why the Dutch chose to legalize drugs is beyond me but a lot of European youth are drawn to it. If I went to Amsterdam again I would make a bee-line for a good Indonesian restaurant.I would avoid the restaurant on top of a shopping center that has a skyline view (unless going just for the view and a coffee). My burger there was raw and it was still raw when a second one was sent to me. I prefer sunshine and beaches nowadays but chilly Amsterdam was OK for a few days after a Viking River cruise from Budapest. I know people there and they took us to a good very old pub. Like much of Europe it has history. We did not get in to Anne Frank's house, The line was too long (and I don't think she was in anyway). The Radisson Blu is very central to the old town and you can do a lot of walking from there.

Room Tip: Not sure because most rooms have no view anyway. It does not matter.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for a business/pleasure meeting. The location is perfect if you arrive and then walk the city. But getting there by car means a long trip through busy small roads.
There are lots of things to do in walking distance and many great restaurants.
The hotel food is great and the bar is cozy (too bad they didn't know the ingredients in the "bitterballen") - so a friend had a slight allergic reaction.
The staff the front desk could be a little less curt in their answers but the concierge made up for this in leaps and bounds.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Briey, France
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Certainly the establishment the best situated in Amsterdam, quite meadows of the Centre, Rembrandtplein, the Red Light District, the Displeasure of the shopping Streets and in feet!! Brilliant!!Luxurious, flashy, beautiful with a nice and friendly staff, our room was great but the bed was a bit small, the bathroom, not up and a deposit is required upon arrival to the bar, not very wise .

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

We are fans of Radisson Blu's, and this was the first time we stayed her. It didn't disappoint.
Very comfortable bed, room was exceptionally clean and well appointed.
Lovely view of the canal. Location is walking distance to some good restaurants.
Breakfast was a terrific spread.
We would definitely stay here when next in Amsterdam.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank you for your positive comments. I am happy to read that we can welcome you back in the near future. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I booked this hotel as a surprise for my boyfriend's birthday and felt confident that the standard at Radisson Blu would be high - we were certainly not disappointed!
The staff at check-in and throughout the stay couldn't have been more helpful. We were able to check-in early and called down for a couple of extra pillows that were quickly delivered. the room was fairly small but pleasant and quiet as it looked over the back streets.
A canal view would have been even better but the room was great for a two night stay.
We decided to eat out because we wanted to explore so I booked room-only. We did use the bar in the evening. It's a small bar but very elegant, if a little pricey.
The location was absolutely perfect, a short walk from the main streets so it has the benefit of being quieter but you can be in the centre of town or the red light area in a couple of minutes.
There is a local tax to be aware of and ready to pay on check-out - it cost me another 40 or 50 euros which was a bit of a pain!
You can use the internet and computers in reception free of charge which is handy for booking trips and printing boarding cards.
I'd definitely stay again but would try to get a canal view.

Room Tip: I asked for a quiet room but this may be why we were at the back rather than over the canal at the f...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that your birthday surprise for your boyfriend workout well. We are looking forward to your next stay with us.
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Good hotel, clean, friendly staff and good food. The location is great with a short walk to most places to visit and hop-on tour bus etc. We stayed there three nights to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Lakeland, Florida
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230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Stayed two nights on a Viking trip. Rooms are clean and comfortable and the location is ideal, close to many attractions but on a quiet street. Breakfast buffet is large and diverse.. Plenty of hot water and great water pressure.. One note to travelers. There is a big difference between a standard and a superior room. We had a superior and friends had standard. The standard looks to be only about 2/3 the size of superior.

Stayed May 2014, 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:
#5 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
#28 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#28 Business 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*
Number of rooms: 247
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique Hotel Complex incorporating 17th & 18th-century merchant houses with newer buildings. ... more   less 
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