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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Leeuwendalersweg 21, 1055JE Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #159 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Lanaken, Belgium
1 review
“Nice hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

“Nice hotel at an Excellent location -with or without car”
Reviewed 1 week agoNEW
The hotel is located at a 3 minutes' walk from the bus and tram stop to the heart of the city; with very frequent connections (we never had to wait more than 5 minutes).

Moreover the Park and Ride car park Bos en Lommer is right next door! With a door in the lobby giving direct access to the carpark, so extremely easy to get your luggage in and out the hotel.

The rooms are quite spacious, compared to what you get in the centre of the city.We had a look in romm 715 which was really nice with big windows. Unfortunately it had a double bed, so we changed to 718 , a less spacious but still ample twin room.

There are sufficient units to store things and the bathroom has a nice big sink top to put all your toilet articles on.

There are three elevators, so you never have to wait for the lift too long.

Breakfast is very quite good; with fresh rolls, yoghurt, fresh fruit and vegetables, scrambled eggs , bacon,...And breakfast is from 6.30 am till 11 am!
In the lobby there's always a bowl with apples .

You only have to check out at 12 am, coming in handy when you made it a bit late that last night in Amsterdam ;)

The only minus: the dustbins are not emptied every day and the banging of the doors by the hotel guests. But that's not really the hotel's fault , is it?

We'll definitely choose this hotel again when visiting A'dam next time!

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Good hotel chosen mainly for car parking in Amsterdam. Easy tram service to the centre of the city. Helpful caring staff who dealt well with power failure in the local region. Clean comfortable room. Good restaurant, offered good value for money but restricted menu and lacked atmosphere for dinner, we were the only people eating there one night. Good breakfasts.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed here July 6 - 9, 2014 with 2 adults & 2 children so we booked a quad room.

Upon arriving to our Room 920, the A/C wasnt working. We got moved to 1109 assured that A/C worked in that room. It did not. It never worked our whole stay. We complained next morning & the manager came to room. She saw that A/C did not work. Also 1 of the windows didn't open so we couldnt fully ventilate the room. Later, she offered us another room but it would not be ready for several hours. We told her we already moved once. We only had 3 days in Amsterdam...didnt want to pack & move again. Plus, we were meeting friends to go site seeing. Obviously when we returned the A/C wasnt fixed. They left us a fan to use.

Also, we were disappointed the elevator did not go all the way to 11th floor. We have 2 small children & carrying 2 strollers & gear each time to get to or leave room was not appreciated.

The water pressure changed frequently during showers to the point where water completely stops, then restarts. The water temp varied also some times being very hot & almost scolding our 4 yr old. She jumped out of shower crying.

The last night of our stay, we came in early to watch the World Cup Germany v Brazil. Our TV had no image. By the time someone from the front desk came to fix it, we missed almost the entire 1st half...missing 4 of the 5 goals scored...very upset about this.

In addition, our cousin who was visiting Amsterdam with us checked out of the hotel early because the 1st 2 rooms they were given had black mold in the bathrooms.

I asked to speak to the manager upon check out to voice my displeasure about our stay but I was informed that she was on vacation for 2 weeks.

Since then, the management has apologized & refunded our entire stay. However, with so many hotel choices in Amsterdam, I would NOT recommend staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Pros:
My children and I had an enjoyable stay.The hotel staff were friendly and helpful when we required assistance.The triple room was clean, and the beds were comfortable. Even though we were approximately 20 minutes from the centre, travelling on public transportation was pleasant. I did not mind travelling on the trams because it was a great opportunity for my children to explore the city.The area is surrounded by a market, local restaurants and two supermarkets, making it a cheaper alternative to purchase food. I actually liked the neighbourhood and found the local residents friendly and helpful.The latest we stayed out was 9:15 pm when it was still bright, and during this time, we did not experience any challenges. We felt safe and did not feel uneasy - as opposed to a few other reviews.

Cons:
The main complaint was being placed by the elevator. The doors slamming at night and early morning was a real nuisance. Maybe the hotel could look into some sort of door cushion that does not go against safety standards to help alleviate the banging of the door.Trying to sleep at night when others are going in and out of the hallway to access the elevator was a real pain - you could hear the vibration filter through the walls. I have seen other reviews refer to this, so maybe the hotel could look into this. This was why my overall rating was a 3 and not 4. Lack of sleep when one has jet lag does not help the overall experience.

I would definitely stay here again - as long as it it not near the elevator!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Iasi, Romania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

not quite 4 stars, but the price was motivating. staff ok, we didn't interact that much. quite far from the city center, but there are buses and trams which can get you there. cheap parking nearby 12 eur/day but there were times when it was full.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Excelente Hotel. Recomendamos!!!!!
Espaçoso (3 pessoas), limpo, confortável.
Restaurante Excelente, ótimo café da manhã.
Recepção excelente e simpática. Nos deram dicas de como se locomover na cidade.
Preço excelente. Melhor Custo Beneficio!!!!! Melhor que fiquei nessas férias na Europa!!!
Localização não é próxima aos pontos turísticos, porém possui Transporte na Porta. A Recepção te dá todas as dicas, com Mapas excelentes, que Você não encontrará na Cidade.
Excellent Hotel. We recommend!!
Spacious (3 people), clean, comfortable.
Excellent restaurant, great breakfast.
Reception excellent and friendly. They gave us tips on how to get around in the city.
Excellent price. Best Cost Benefit!! Better than I was on that vacation in Europe!
Location is not close to attractions, but has in Transport Door. The front desk gives you all the tips, with excellent maps, which you will not find in the City.

Room Tip: O quarto que nos foi dado era excelente. The room we were given was excellent.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dijon, France
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nice staff, clean room, free wifi. Far from the city center but the traffic is convenience.
We've stayed there for 4 nights, the third night when we were back like 21 or 22 o'clock, the hotel just suddenly blacked out, no electricity at all, even the lift didn't work, so we could not go downstairs to see what happened, we have to wait in our room and then took the shower in black. And no excuse or explanation the next day.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#79 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Blue Tower Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 186
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