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Bastion Hotel Schiphol/Hoofddorp
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Adrianahoeve 8, 2131 MN Hoofddorp, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #12 of 12 Hotels in Hoofddorp
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“Average hotel, nothing to get excited about!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2008

I stayed here for one night on business in Oct 2008.

Good points: the hotel was clean, bathrooms were too.

Bad points: nobody to check us in when we arrived (it was late at night, about 23.00 hrs). There was one girl who was waitress / bar attendant / receptionist. She was quite friendly, but told us that it was one of her first few days in this certain hotel, she had been moved from another one. We asked a few questions, she wasn't able to help us with some of them.

We had trouble getting food at that time of night, we hadn't had anything to eat and were hungry!. In the end, she did provide us with a plate of fried Dutch specialities.

The door on my room didn't close properly, you really had to pull it strongly to close it!. The rooms were small and very average. The bathroom was small and I didn't like the shower tray, with shower curtain... Water went everywhere!.

I have no idea of how much this hotel costs, but I'm guessing that you get what you pay for. As I say, it was a business trip, not a tourism trip, the booking of this hotel was all handled by the company that I work for.

The rooms have twin beds in them, we had booked two singles so this was a bonus (extra room). There is a nice flat screen TV in the room.

Breakfast was okay, nothing special. From 06.00 - 09.00 hrs. Usual food: cereal, fruit salad, coffee, tea, orange juice, toast, bread, etc. Some cooked dishes: eggs, etc.

I probably would stay here again, but only because it is quite near to the airport. I wouldn't stay here if it was a tourism vacation. There is a free shuttle bus to and from the airport.

Oh... we did have terrible trouble with getting a taxi from Shiphol airport to the hotel. They didn't want to take us, they said that it was too near to the airport (they had been waiting for clients for over 2 hrs), and that we had to get the shuttle bus. It was raining, it was dark, we had no idea of where this bus was... We said that we wanted a taxi, we even said that we would pay them extra if need be. In the end, they charged us 45 Euros for the journey from the airport to the hotel. I would say that if it at night-time, it is wise to get a taxi (we also had heavy luggage with us), if not, then get the bus.

  • Liked — Flat screen TV and it was clean
  • Disliked — Small bathroom and shower tray with curtain
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2007

Modern large rooms. Very clean. Friendly staff. Outstanding breakfast buffet. Free airport shuttle.
free parking.
A great deal at a very reasonable price. I stayed just one day but plan to stay there again next time.

Stayed October 2007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2007

I just needed a place to crash, and somebody booked the Bastion Hotel Schiphol Airport for me. It's just about a 5-10 minute ride, even though I didn't need to be there (but elsewhere). THe rooms are very basic, as is the bAthroom. The breakfast is just great for such a 3-star accommodation. I can recommend this place to anyone who is searching for a clean, comfortable and affordable room.

  • Liked — great value breakfast
  • Disliked — bit noisy if cars to airport leave early morning
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2007

We stayed in this hotel for one night in May 2007. We needed a hotel near the airport and I booked this one as it was reasonably priced. I did, however, wonder what I’d find as the reviews previous to the one made on 24 May 2007 weren’t very good.

We arrived very late and couldn’t get on two shuttles as they were both full. We then tried to get a bus to the hotel but the driver put us of at the wrong Bastion hotel – Best Western Amsterdam Airport, Vuursteen 1, 2132 LZ Hoofddorp. This hotel is very near the airport and has a convenient 24 McDonalds almost outside. We then had to take a taxi to the correct Bastion hotel (Schiphol/Hoofddorp) at Adrianahoeve 8, 2131 MN Hoofddorp.

This hotel was absolutely fine when we got there. The room looked very new, had a good bathroom, kettle, safety deposit box, television and large fan. It was the cleanest hotel room I had ever stayed in. We had twin beds and needed to move the very heavy bedside table to put the kettle on. There was no dust at all when we moved this piece of furniture.

The breakfast buffet was also very good and had a more relaxed feel than the ones you get in more central hotels.

I note a review written on 24 May 2007 by Fondofgoodtravel and that the reviewer mentions a swimming pool. The Bastion hotel at Adrianahoeve 8 did not have a pool so the reviewer must have been referring to the Bastion hotel at Vuursteen 1. Do be careful that you book the right hotel.

All in all if it was possible to get around easily from this hotel I’d definitely stay again.

  • Liked — How clean it was
  • Disliked — The location
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2006

I spent three nights at the hotel, using it as a base for a conference in the city.

The free shuttle is an absolute must as the hotel is further from central Amsterdam than Schiphol airport. Even so, the last shuttle leaves Schiphol at 23:15. Miss it and you face a very expensive taxi ride. For many the attraction of the hotel will be its proximity to the airport as this allows for a late arrival or early departure. However anyone landing after 10.30pm will be running to get through to the A9 forecourt in time.

The room was small, the colour scheme uninviting and storage space pitiful. The room was cold on arrival and was completely untouched by cleaning staff during my second day. I had to take the bin down to reception to be emptied.

There were some positives: the safe was free-of-charge and the staff were friendly, particularly the shuttle drivers. Channel 39 is now blocked. There is a kettle for tea and coffee making, but I could find no way of plugging it in other than by unplugging the TV and standing it on an uneven seat cushion.

Free wifi useful and breakfast was satisfactory. Nice, strong coffee, fresh juices and just about enough choice. Available from 6.00am.

The price seemed to be competitive for Amsterdam, but even at this price I am sure there are far better alternatives elsewhere in the city.

  • Liked — Early breakfast
  • Disliked — Room
  • Tips/Secrets — Stay elsewhere
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2006

We (me, my wife and two our sons fo ages 10 and 14) stayed in Best Western Bastion Schiphol for 3 nights during our organized guided group tour in Benilux. The hotel is pretty good - good sized rooms, good bathrooms with good showers, free shuttle from/to the Airport, not bad breakfast with a few sosages/hams, cruassons/breads, orange juce, coffee, tea, a couple of sereals and milk.
The only problem for us was TV channel 39 - the hard porno channel, which was not possible to block! We've asked the staff a few times, hoping a different person may know how to block this channel - the answer was always: "It is not possible!".
Our 14-year old after he discovered this channel simply did not want to get out of the hotel, obviously.
It looked like we we the first people asking to block the porno channel - probably there were never families with teenagers staying in this hotel before us.
During this our tour we've stayed in 3 other hotels (HUSA in Brussels, RAMADA in Koln, and Crown Plaza in Schiphol - just half-a-mile from this Bastion hotel), and each hotel had paid-per-view porno channel, which were easily blocked by the personnel as soon as we asked for it.

  • Liked — Clean, free airport shuttle, good breakfast
  • Disliked — Unacceptable for teenagers unblockable porno channel on TV
  • Tips/Secrets — Very good hotel if you stay there without children.
  • Stayed July 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2006

I booked this through the Best Western Website. But upon arrival found t to be flagged as a Bastion Hotel. Anyway, it served its purpose and a satisfactory bed and a cold beer before an early morning departure from the AMS arport. Hard to find if arriving by car...it's behind the Micky D's. Good value considering the pricing of Amsterdam Hotels...96 Euros including breakfast. Courtesy van to airport.

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Adrianahoeve 8, 2131 MN Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Haarlemmermeer > Hoofddorp
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 12 Hotels in Hoofddorp
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bastion Hotel Schiphol/Hoofddorp 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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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