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XO Hotels Blue Square
Ranked #162 of 375 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed March 18, 2013

There were 14 of us booked into this hotel for a girls weekend, the staff were lovely and the breakfast lovely with plenty off choice and on till half eleven good if you out late, really couldn't fault it.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Myself and fiancee stayed here in March 2013 when we traveled to Amsterdam for the first time. Th hotel was great and exactly what you would want for a city break. It was spotlessly clean, right on the tram line, very cheap and a great nights sleep in a super comfy bed.

The hotel room was not that big but it was very clean had a very comfy bed. The toilet and shower were also very clean. The shower was a very powerful shower.

The area that the hotel was in seemed a bit run down at first but this wasn't too bad as we were out in Amsterdam each day.

The hotel is just 10 minutes on a tram to get into the center of Amsterdam, and only 15 mins on a train from Schipol airport. The hotel also sells 24, 48 & 72 hour travel passes at the reception that cover all the busses & trams. We bought the 72 hour one and they were only about €15 each.

The staff in the hotel were very friendly and very helpful with alot of email communication prior to travelling to the hotel to help us wit our travel queries and transport queries.

We didnt eat in the hotel but they did do food and there are a few shops just across the road from the hotel.

This is a great hotel to choose for a city break to Amsterdam.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

excellent hotel, great room, breakfasts fantastic and only 20 mins from centre.
Friendly staff, Very knowledgeable, informed us of the tram/bus ticket prices and procedures when using this transport. check in/check out hassle free.
Great value for money, can thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Lovely hotel nice and quiet staff very good Food very nice but thought it was a bit limited in the evening. 15 mins to centre on tram 14 with lots to do and see lovely places to eat.Very enjoyable stay weather was very col with some snow

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

double room with breakfast only 51 euros. room serviced every day. Free wifi and air conditioning. toiletries replaced each day as was tea/coffee. Safe in the room also free. Lots of trams/buses to the city centre, great way to see the town. Friendly staff and maps etc on arrival. Breakfast is buffet style, continental and cooked. something for everyone. If people are givng poor reviews for this hotel they are not justified. book with confidence. The 72 hour tram card is only 16 euros for unlimited travel. Special note for reception staff, as we waited for our taxi the girl came over and offered us tea and coffee free of charge, after we had booked out!

Room Tip: family rooms are bigger, same price. Or ask for a view of the canal, the street view is bland
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Ken B
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Pros:
- Great hotel.
- Very kind service. Friendly staff.
- 15/25 mins from the center. Two trams and 1 bus will take you there.
- Maps and information are given at arrival.
- Great shower and bathroom. Nice Plasma TV.
- Free WiFi.
- Two computers at reception with internet for free.
- Bus nº 69 takes you directly from the airport to the hotel (30 mins).
- Reception lets you borrow umbrellas and adapters with a small deposit.
- Ask for views on the canal.

Cons:
- Small wardrobe (for ladies...)
- Bed a bit too soft for my taste.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

A wonderful experience of Amsterdam, only 15 minutes away by tram to Dam square, the main shopping place. The hotel was lovely, the only disappointment was the restaurant as the food selection was not large, but there was a few restaurants outside the hotel to try. The room was fantastic and the staff was great and so friendly and helpful. The coffee facilities was good to have as well. The only thing was the men moaning lol, but thats men for you I suppose, but they were good to have there as well. The whole family had a good holiday together which made it even better. I liked Amsterdam as there was alot to see, a bit expensive but a lovely sceneitif place to go... Lots of adventures to do and places to visit and loads of shops which always makes it good as well. Hope this helps people, and they visit Amsterdam as well to have a lovely time.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about XO Hotels Blue Square

Address: Slotermeerlaan 80, 1064 HD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Best Western Blue Square Hotel)
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#90 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range: $43 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — XO Hotels Blue Square 4*
Number of rooms: 175
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
XO HOTELS BLUE SQUARE takes its name from the striking building in which it is located. All, in 2017 renovated, hotel rooms are spacious, soundproofed and equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and free Nespresso coffee/tea facilities. You will find comfortable rooms with many amenities so that your visit is an experience that you would want to repeat. Whether you are staying in Amsterdam for business or looking for a destination for a short break, this hotel is the perfect start to anyone visiting the city. We are located near the exit of the A10 S104. In just 15-20 minutes you are in the city area of the centre of Amsterdam. Schiphol Airport, the RAI Convention Center, the port and Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (cruise ships) can be reached within 30 minutes. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Amsterdam
Amsterdam Best Western

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