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Bastion Deluxe Hotel Amsterdam / Centrum-Noord
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rode Kruisstraat 28, 1025 KN Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #190 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Brilliant !!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Hello,

This hotel is possibly the best hotel I have ever stayed at first of all il start with my experience.
me and my partner booked a 5 day trip to amsterdam in August and found this hotel on clever hotels to put us up for 4 nights. However when we got there they told us that there was no booking for us, after hours of searching they found out that this companyhad went into liquidation. We had received no email or phone call to tell us this and we where stuck in a country we have never been to before with no where to stay. To make it worse this hotel was fully booked. Luckily after hours of phoning hotels (to find them fully booked too) bastion hotel was able to make arrangements with us where we could stay there for the four nights. Although there was a charge this wasn't their fault. The woman at reception was fantastic with us, putting us first, translating phone calls that we couldn't understand and constantly on the phone to head office begging them to help us. Not many hotels would go out of their way to do that for us!

Onto the hotel, the room are gorgeous, very spacious and extremely clean. Maids come every morning and will even phone later on to see if you want your room cleaned if they couldn't get in previously. There is a kettle and working fridge in the hotel free of charge, however the safe does have a charge (all hotels charge though)

There is a smoking area in the hotel(tobacco only obviously) and a bar that serves till 11.
I cannot comment on the breakfast which is served from 6-10 because we never ate it but I did hear it was lovely.

It isn't in amsterdam centre but there is a bus stop right outside the hotel (number 32 or 33 to centre) which run from 6-12 every ten minutes then a bus (361 or 363) from midnight-6am, the bus takes 10 mins so is very close to the centre and a day ticket is 7.50 euro so cheap and that can be used on the trams too.

I would highly highly recommend this hotel to anyone, it's slightly on the expensive side at just over 100 pound per night, but it is worth it!

  • Stayed September 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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Bastion Hotel G, Owner at Bastion Deluxe Hotel Amsterdam / Centrum-Noord, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for the positive comments which you wrote on Tripadvisor. Such comments supports me and my colleagues to provide our guests a good service. The Bastion Hotel Groep strives to always meet and exceed the expectations of our guest.

I hope to meet you again in one of the hotels from the Bastion Hotel Groep.

With kind regards,
Maik Willems
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The hotel is located very close to the bus stop and only a 10 minute bus ride from the central station and the buses run frequently so the out of town location is no problem at all. The rooms are spacious and quiet.

  • Stayed September 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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Bastion Hotel G, Owner at Bastion Deluxe Hotel Amsterdam / Centrum-Noord, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for the positive comments which you wrote on Tripadvisor. Such comments supports me and my colleagues to provide our guests a good service. The Bastion Hotel Groep strives to always meet and exceed the expectations of our guest.

I hope to meet you again in one of the hotels from the Bastion Hotel Groep.

With kind regards,
Maik Willems
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

It is a basic hotel. Conveniently located near a busstation to explore Amsterdam with a dayticket of their public transport system. And: with free parking! (I guess that should be their selling point in Amsterdam).

Room is clean, bathroom small. Food is okay, not just breakfast options but real restaurant with enough options to please everybody.

Staff is friendly and makes the experience a little bit better. But all in all, the hotel itself (building and decor) can not be rated higher than average, especially when you see how much it costs.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bastion Hotel G, Owner at Bastion Deluxe Hotel Amsterdam / Centrum-Noord, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for the comments which you wrote on Tripadvisor. Such comments supports me and my colleagues to provide our guests a good service. The Bastion Hotel Groep strives to always meet and exceed the expectations of our guest.

I hope to meet you again in one of the hotels from the Bastion Hotel Groep.

With kind regards,
Maik Willems
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We arrived at bastion receptionist friendly but I felt for her she seemed to to running hotel with little help . Room was adequate but had a smell of stale cigarette smoke (I did tell the receptionist room was dark due to small window and hot ( although they did provide a fan)
dining area could have done with a clean dead flies and dirty tables. Prices were not cheap €17 for fish and chips. Overall staff were friendly and helpful but hotel could do with a deep clean and overall.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bastion Hotel G, Owner at Bastion Deluxe Hotel Amsterdam / Centrum-Noord, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for the comments which you wrote on Tripadvisor. I am sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. I assure you that I will take appropriate actions in order to improve our services. We regularly train our associates in assuring our perfect service and taking ownership.

I hope you accept my apologies.

With kind regards,
Maik Willems
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed the stay at Bastion Hotel, the deluxe room was clean, plenty of space and nice bathroom. 24 hr front desk, free parking and the frequent 24 hr bus straight to Central station makes this hotel very convenient.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bastion Hotel G, Owner at Bastion Deluxe Hotel Amsterdam / Centrum-Noord, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for the comments which you left on Tripadvisor. We try to meet the expectations of our guests and I believe we did achieve this.

I hope to meet you again in one of our hotels.

With kind regards,
Maik Willems
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We had a "deluxe" room, and all I can say is thank goodness we didn't have a more basic one. There was nothing remotely "deluxe" about it There was a smell of cigarette smoke even although it was a non-smoking room and parts of the carpet looked decidedly grubby. The bathroom was from the 1970s and the shower products were obviously the budget variety. There was not air conditioning in the room - just a fan. However there were some redeeming factors. The waitress at breakfast was the most helpful pleasant person we met in Holland. She made delicious omelettes to order, chatted to us about our day and went out of her way to advise us of what to do in Amsterdam. The other redeeming factor is the free parking.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bastion Hotel G, Owner at Bastion Deluxe Hotel Amsterdam / Centrum-Noord, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for the comments which you wrote on Tripadvisor. I am sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. I assure you that I will take appropriate actions in order to improve our services. We regularly train our associates in assuring our perfect service and taking ownership.

I hope you accept my apologies ,

With kind regards,
Maik Willems
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is my 2nd stay in this hotel now,i booked the trip through booking.nl which gave a fantastic deal on the room over 4 nights around 79 euro a night,which for Amsterdam is VERY reasonable!
The rooms are clean,and the beds comfortable,and there is a TV,desk and chair,telephone and mini fridge,also an ensuite shower/toilet.
The Hotel is situated in a quiet part of Amsterdam north,and buses run from a bus stop across the street every 5 mins or so (Take line 32 or 33 to Centraal Station) and takes around 8-9 minutes to reach the Centrum.
The Hotel is spotlessly clean,and the staff are always meticulous in appearance,and polite and attentive.
Breakfast is plentiful,at 14 euro,may seem expensive to some,but with the amount of food you can eat,this amount of breakfast CANNOT be bought for 14 Euro in the city(unless at another hotel maybe)so i think that 14 euro is pretty good value.
My Husband and i will be more than happy to stay here again next year,as there is free parking at this Hotel,and there is a police station over the street,with police making regular patrols around the car park,so you can safely leave your car here,with no worries.
There is also a smoking room in the hotel,which i didnt use,i chose to use the little smoking area outside that the workers from the building next door were using,so sometimes if the smoking room is used be aware that occasionally the smell of cigarettes will be evident in the lobby,but dont let that put you off,i would 100% highly recommend this hotel to everyone
thankyou again for a pleasant trip.

  • Stayed August 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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Bastion Hotel G, Owner at Bastion Deluxe Hotel Amsterdam / Centrum-Noord, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for the comments which you left on Tripadvisor. We try to meet the expectations of our guests and I believe we did achieve this.

I hope to meet you again in one of our hotels.

With kind regards,
Maik Willems
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Address: Rode Kruisstraat 28, 1025 KN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #190 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bastion Deluxe Hotel Amsterdam / Centrum-Noord 3*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bastion Hotel Groep stands for a personal atmosphere, hospitality, comfort and good facilities for an attractive rate. Bastion Deluxe Hotel Amsterdam/Centrum-Noord offers a 24 hour front office, comfortable rooms and an extensive choice of dishes from the a la carte menu in the atmospheric restaurant. To unwind after a busy day, guests are always welcome in the cozy hotel bar or smoking lounge. This lounge has a LCD television and relaxing lounge chairs. The hotel also has 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/ Centrum-Noord is situated in the area Amsterdam-Noord which is divided from the city of Amsterdam by the river the IJ. The hotel offers free parking places. During the day and at night there is a good bus connection with the city centre at a nearby bus stop (Waddenweg). The hotel can also be easily reached by car. You can discover Amsterdam with her historical buildings, the canals, museums and markets. Also a good pastime is the Zaanse Schans, where people can find crafts workshops, a few windmills and nice shops. Rooms The hotel has 24 deluxe rooms and 44 comfort rooms. 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 more spacious than the comfort rooms and are equipped with a television, a modem, a bureau, a safe, a minibar, free coffee and tea making facilities and a bathroom with bath, toilet and hairdryer. Food & Beverage At Bastion Deluxe Hotel Amsterdam/ Centrum Noord guests can enjoy an extensive continental breakfast buffet, on weekdays from 06.00 Till 09.00 And in weekends from 07.00 Till 10.30. The atmospheric hotel is openend from 11.00 Till 23.00 For lunch and diner. When guests have a very busy schedule they can ask the hotel staff about the possibilities for a lunch package. The cosy hotel bar is opened till 23.30. ... more   less 
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