I had read a few reviews of this hotel about which most were unfavourable, however I was pleasantly surprised by the hotel. In order to reach the hotel you need to catch the free shuttle to the Bastion Deluxe/Best Western Hotels then catch a second, smaller shuttle to the Bastion, Hoofddorp. This I did not mind at all however each time I was going back to the hotel I had to ask which shuttle was for me. None of the drivers approached me to ask if I were going to Hoofddorp. There needs to be a halt sign so that the drivers know we are there.
The journey from the airport to hotel is around 30min so it is not too far although if you are planning to visit Amsterdam late into the evening you need to be aware of the last one. If you want to be in Amsterdam every day and late into the evening this hotel may not suit you.
On our arrival we were greeted very friendly by the staff and the check-in was smooth and easy.
The hotel is not large which is reflected in the size of the rooms. I stayed in room 30. Small but clean and tidy with a tv, kettle, fridge, shower, safe and a wardrobe.
The town of Hoofddorp is not very big but the shopping is!. It takes about 20mins to walk to the centre but it is worth it. If you are in Hoofddorp for a few days you should visit the town.
On my last day when I was going to the hotel I had to wait one hour (usually a half hour) but the driver had called in sick. I was impressed by the member of staff on reception that day as he offered to take me in his car if I was in a hurry. I did not mind waiting as I had four hours to catch my flight.
I have nothing but praise for the hotel and its staff and will certainly stay there again. I'm already planning my next trip there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bastion Hotel Groep stands for a personal atmosphere, hospitality, comfort and good facilities for an attractive rate. Bastion Hotel Hoofddorp / Schiphol offers a 24 hour front office, comfortable rooms and an extensive choice of dishes from the a la carte menu in the atmospheric restaurant. For relaxation and a nice ending of the day guests are always welcome in the cozy hotel bar or smoking lounge. This lounge contains an lcd television and relaxing lounge chairs. The hotel also has free wireless internet in the entire hotel. In the lobby the hotel has a computer available, for guests, for free use of the internet. Domestic animals are not allowed.Location / accessibilityBecause of its location along the road around Hoofddorp, and its location near the A4, makes this hotel ideal for guest who have to travel to Schiphol. By car this airport can be reached within 20 minutes, but the hotel also offers a free shuttle service from en to Schiphol. The shuttle departs from platform A9/13. Please inform at the hotel for the exact time schedule. The centre of the young and cozy Hoofddorp is well accessible the same for het Haarlemmermeersen Bos.RoomsThe 80 comfortable rooms in the hotel are equipped with two twin beds, a television, a telephone, a modem, a safe, free coffee and tea making facilities and a bathroom with a shower and toilet.Food & BeverageAt Bastion Hotel Hoofddorp 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 opened from 11.00 till 23.00 for lunch and diner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bastion Hotel Schiphol Hoofddorp