This hotel was booked for us by our travel agent and we were told that breakfast was included. We were informed by the hotel when we arrived that in fact it was not included in our reservation. This was the only downside to our stay. We had breakfast at the hotel 2 mornings and it was good but it cost 10 euros each and so we ended up buying some fruit and croissants from the local market instead and were able to save some money.
The hotel is nice. Our room was very clean. The front desk staff was helpful but only depending on who you talked to at the front desk. Some of them were quite rude and abrupt but we figured out who would be the most helpful. They helped out with information regarding public transportation and made reservations for us at a restaurant and booked a taxi for us to the airport.
During our 9 night stay there were many tour groups there but we never heard any noise from these groups. There was some noise from the trams running in front of the hotel but nothing that some ear plugs couldn't drown out.
It does take about 20 minutes to get to the Centraal station but that wasn't a problem for us. We mostly ate supper at the surrounding restaurants.
Overall this hotel was very good and I would recommend it to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Blue Square is an environmental friendly hotel and has a Green Key Silver status. The hotel takes its name from the striking building in which it is located. The building was designed by architect Van Gool and dates from the seventies. Van Gool has laid down that the building may only be painted in the characteristic blue color. All 175 rooms are spacious, soundproofed and equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and free 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