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“Comfortable and conveniently placed” 4 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Leeuwendalersweg 21, 1055JE Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #156 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
March, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Comfortable and conveniently placed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Convenient and quiet, located near Bus and Tram for easy city centre access. No 7 Tram for Spiegelgracht stop for Rijk and Van Gogh museums, No 14 Tram for Dam Square and Red Light Dist and No 21 Bus for Central Station. Also convenient for train to the airport - No 15 Bus to station nearby.
Snack Bar close by which opens early if you are room only. Overall very satisfactory for a visit to this vibrant city.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 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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  • 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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Maesteg, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The hotel was good, staff excellent, very helpful and as with most of the Dutch, spoke perfect English. I was on 10th floor for so had a good view of the area. Room v good, very clean, had problem with the safe but that was fixed quickly by the helpful staff. Some areas of the hotel looked a little tired. Breakfast was hectic to say the least, must have hit it at peak time because there were no tables free and the staff flat out. The hotel is quite a way out of the city(20 mins or so) so it's a tram ride in and I had bus back, that could put some off. The tram and bus stop were just around the corner though.There were no noises in the hotel during the night so I had a good nights rest. For me, if I went to Amsterdam again, I would find somewhere nearer the city, it's all about location. John jenkins

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I stayed for a couple of nights at this place. Very close to the public transport and just 30 minutes from Schipol airport. Visit if you want a good nights sleep in a clean hotel. You will not regret your decision!

Room Tip: Dont take a room in the 11th floor. You need to climb another floor via stairs. Elevator till the 10...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Spacious (executive) room with a bathroom having large windows to 2 sides of the building. Magnificent city view! Comfortable, clean room. Good (free) WiFi. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Also quick check-in and out routine. Good and complete breakfast for a reasonable price(€10) . Good parking facilities direct to the hotel, and also very reasonable (€12 a day in large (&safe) parking garage) Not directly to the center, but good public transportation is very close. The area can be intimidating for some. In the evening there are lot of groups of youngsters hanging around with a bit threatening attitude. But overall a very pleasant stay at location what's not called the best part of town.

Room Tip: Choose an executive room at one of the top floors. They are spacious and have magnificent views to...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Very dated rooms but very nice furniture. Beds were comfortable and it was clean. The bathroom was spacious and comfortable and clean. You get a nice view on the top floors. The neighbourhood is a bit creepy and full of suspect people but there is a little convenience store next door. I personally am not a fan of Deutsch food so that was a bonus. One member of staff was rude and very unhelpful but the rest were very nice. The tram stop is outside, number 14 tram takes you into central Amsterdam, conveniently for Anne Frank Huis. There is also a bus that takes you directly to the Main train station. I would not stay at this hotel again personally purely because of the rude staff member.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights. Reception was extremely friendly! Gave me lots of useful information for getting around Amsterdam. The room was compact with everything you could possible need. Had a really good nighrs sleep on the bed, extremely comfortable. The bathroom was clean and luxurious. Overall a great short stay. Definitely recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are more spacious.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Groningen, The Netherlands
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136 reviews 136 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

3,5 stars if possible

+ clean, comfy beds, good AC, pretty nice view on top floors
- lots of weird people in neighbourhood and hotel guests, check in en out process was slow due to one person staffing and answering calls first

Room Tip: get a room on higher floors, view is pretty good
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 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 Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#81 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Blue Tower Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 186
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