Firstly, I must say this was the only hotel available in the whole of Amsterdam last weekend, absolutely everything was booked up. It is miles out of the centre so it isn't the sort of place where you can pop back and get changed and then go out for dinner and come back later, once you are out in the morning, you have to stay out all day and go back at night. It's a long walk to the Overamstel metro station and anyone older or with mobility problems shouldn't even think of booking here. If you enjoy a walk along a dual carriageway under two rail bridges to get to the train station then go for it. It's completely different if you have a car. If you are staying here with your own transport it might be marginally better.
The photos others have posted on here show it all. It's tired and dated and shouldn't be a three star. I had to leave a deposit of 10 euros for a hairdryer. There's no soap, just tiny bottles of gel and shampoo. No shelf in the shower to put any bottles on, a small lip of about 2mm separates the shower from the floor so the curtain billows out and the whole floor is soaked and they don't give you a bathmat.
Air conditioning, tv, heating, mini fridge (switch off at night as it's noisy). Kettle and tea bags, instant coffee, sugar and powdered milk. Free wifi, decent quality signal.
My husband was here for work and I joined him for the weekend and he had one "meal" of pasta and a beer on one of the nights before I got there and it was over 20 euros and disgusting (he said). There is a petrol station next door where we bought a few things, drinks and snacks anyway but nothing hot. He told me it was the worst hotel he had ever stayed in (for business) so before I got there I thought he was kidding and really it was going to be lovely, but it wasn't. It was a very disappointing anniversary weekend. Customer service sadly lacking too.
Others have said "ignore the bad reviews" but this is my view of my three days there, my husband has now moved to a hotel in the centre now all the tourists have gone after the weekend and I know it will be better. The cost of the room was over TWO HUNDRED euros a night for something which was a room like a hostel but because it had wifi and a tv, fridge etc, they call it a 3 star hotel. It is not a hotel to use to visit the centre as a tourist using public transport. If you want a taxi back here at night it will be around 20 euros, I wouldn't come back here late at night on my own crossing a deserted industrial estate and walking along a main road under bridges, so if you are a single female tourist, I'd look for somewhere else. Check out on the internet how far out this place is. My husband got lost coming back on his own on the 1st night and would still be wandering round if he hadn't got gps on his phone.
For 200 euros a night I expected a LOT more, this was like a truckers' motel. Never again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bastion Hotel Groep stands for a personal atmosphere, hospitality, comfort and good facilities for an attractive rate. The Bastion Deluxe Hotel Amsterdam/Amstel offers a 24 hour front office, comfortable rooms and an extensive choice of dishes from the a la carte menu in the atmospheric restaurant. Guests are always welcome in the cozy hotel bar or smoking lounge. This lounge contains an LCD television, air conditioning and relaxing lounge chairs. The hotel also offers a fitness room which guests can use free of charge, air conditioning and free wireless internet. The lobby has a computer for guests; they can use the internet for free. Domestic animals are not allowed. Location / accessibility Bastion Deluxe Hotel Amsterdam/Amstel is situated near the A10, exit S11. It's close to the RAI and the Amsterdam Arena. The hotel also has free parking places. You can reach the historical centre of Amsterdam within ten minutes by public transport. Here you can find all the famous attractions within reach. This hotel is therefore ideal for business and leisure guests. Rooms The hotel has 120 comfort rooms, 63 deluxe rooms and 9 Quads. The comfort rooms are equipped with a television, a modem, a bureau, a safe, free coffee and tea making facilities and a bathroom with a shower and toilet. The deluxe rooms are extra equipped with a bathroom with bath, toilet and hairdryer. The Quads are more spacious than the deluxe rooms and are equiped with a sleeping sofa and a bathroom with bath, toilet and hairdryer. Food & Beverage The hotel serves breakfast on weekdays from 6:00 till 9:00 hrs and on weekends from 7:00 till 10:30 hrs. The hotel has an attractive restaurant with an extensive a la carte menu. The restaurant is open from 11:00 till 23:00 hrs for lunch and dinner. The hotel bar is open till 23.30 hrs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bastion Deluxe Amsterdam / Amstel Hotel Amsterdam
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