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BEST WESTERN Blue Tower Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Leeuwendalersweg 21, 1055JE Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #183 of 356 Hotels in Amsterdam
ROMFORD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Easy very early check in
Enormous room and bathroom - both well equipped
Helpful and friendly staff
Nice bar area and efficient staff
Out of town location - approx 20 euros for taxi, although tram only 5 minutes away
Plenty of local shops,cafes and a C&A's in the market !!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London
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91 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The hotel itself, whilst clean with modern communal areas, could do with a make-over; furniture in rooms a bit dark & oppressive but defintely not an issue for a couple of nights.

The location is not glamourous, but interesting, with lots of local Turkish / North African eateries and a small shopping centre next door.

The tram ride into yhe centre only takes 10/15 minutes, passing lots of lovely streets & canals on the way.

The journey to & from the airport is also very easy.

We did not eat in the hotel but the hot breakfast was varied & tasty.

I would recommend for a few nights in Amsterdam.

  • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Stayed here with two mates in a triple room (three single beds).

Staff were friendly and the hotel was very clean. You are a short tram ride into the centre of Amsterdam - maybe 15 minutes. The tram stop is a very short walk from the hotel. Seemed like a friendly and safe neighbourhood. If you're out for a drink, the night bus can take you to right outside the hotel, if you can find the right bus to get on..

If you're on a tight budget, I'd give this a go. In Amsterdam you don't want to sit around your hotel. There's not much by way of bars etc near this hotel and you have to travel in. It's well connected though, I didn't need one taxi in my five nights in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

One woman at reception had an attitude for no reason (not just towards ourselves, but others also). She never wanted to help. For the amount we paid the stay wasn't worth it, at all. There was also a surprise tax fee we paid extra on arrival. If you like a good breakfast buffet, this is not the place to get it. Only plus side is we were close to a supermarket. I'll be a fool to return

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The hotel is situated half an hour from the airport and 15 minutes from Central Station. The hotel has excellent connections to all public transport with 16.80 euros for a 3 day travelcard bargain! Hotel was clean and the hotel staff were incredibly helpful and allowed us to check in early. Definitely recommended if you are on a budget.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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 April 22, 2014

Hotel clean and tidy. Hotel staff is very courteous and professional. Good breakfast with excellent food too. Good transport to the city center.Great base just outside city centre with no noise. Definately would use again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights at end of March 2014 as 2 couples. Hotel was a 15 minute taxi from airport. Easy check in and rooms we were given were massive! Plenty of toiletries and tea/coffee facilities in room. Very little noise. Breakfast choice was plenty with cereals, pastries, meats, cheeses and cooked choices. Tram stop at rear of hotel took us into city centre in 15 minutes and was 7.50 euros for a 24 hour hop on hop off card. Great base just outside city centre with no noise. Definately would use again.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: Leeuwendalersweg 21, 1055JE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#88 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Blue Tower Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 186
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We wish you a warm welcome at the BEST WESTERN Blue Tower Hotel. The impressive four-star BEST WESTERN Blue Tower Hotel is located next to one of the most vibrant outside markets in Amsterdam, the Bos en Lommerplein. This dynamic area, characterized by its small neighborhood shops and cozy restaurants, is located on the edge of the city center. Due to the excellent public transport system it is easy to reach the heart of the city. Here you can enjoy all the famous sights and attractions Amsterdam has to offer, like the Canal District, our world-renowned museums and our exciting nightlife. The BEST WESTERN Blue Tower Hotel offers the perfect starting point to an unforgettable visit to Amsterdam! The BEST WESTERN Blue Tower Hotel was established in 2007 in the former District office and Customs office in the district Bos en Lommer, one of the greenest districts in the city of Amsterdam. Eleven stories high and covered from top to bottom in blue glass, the BEST WESTERN Blue Tower Hotel is an imposing presence in Amsterdam. The towering hotel has 188 rooms and the trendy Chinese-French Restaurant Saffron. The BEST WESTERN Blue Tower Hotel is a four-star hotel. This qualification is key to all facets of the hotel, ranging from the tastefully designed, modern interior of the rooms and the varied catering services, to additional facilities like a bike rental service. Our friendly staff will be at your service 24 hours a day to ensure your stay is as satisfying as possible. ... more   less 
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