We stayed here as 2 separate couples for 5 nights coming into winter and it was brilliant. The rooms were clean and a good size, so we could both have our suitcases open at the same time.
The staff were friendly enough and the buffet breakfast had a really good range of food and drink. There's wasn't any Gluten Free bread, but I brought my own and was advised that the sliced meats and cheeses were fine. They also had eggs beans bacon, cereals etc. one of the better freshly stocked breakfasts we'd seen.
The location was a good half hour tram from the hotel, but there's a stop right near it, so it wasn't too bad, just a bit annoying - but for the price and quality of the rooms, it would probably be harder to get closer to the CBD.
There's no fridge in the room, but they could hold stuff in the fridge behind reception.
The thing that made me not rate this 5 stars was the smell of our room. At first we thought it was coming form the toilet - so I blamed my partner and visa versa, but we soon found out it was coming from the waste in the shower. It smelt horrible, we had to keep the bathroom door shut, and if you wanted to spend a bit of time on the toilet or at the basin, you could only do this after the shower had been run for a while. Having said that, the other couple who were staying down the other end of the corridor said they had no problem, so perhaps it's only a few rooms.
Shower pressure good and relatively consistent, and they provided shampoo AND conditioner. A rarity in the less expensive hotels these days.
They also have a fruit bowl downstairs for your travels 24/7- we scammed a lot of apples, which helped us on the longer days.
- 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