Got a special deal through Wowcher, for a 2 night stay in Amsterdam, staying at the Blue Square Hotel.
Yes, the hotel is out of town, but it literally takes 15-20 on a tram and its nice to sit and watch the scenery as you travel through the various streets. We got tram number 13 from Dam Central which dropped us off just round the corner from the hotel. You can also get tram number 14 from the bottom of the street back into Dam Central. When we left the hotel to go back to the airport, we caught the 69 bus which took about 30 mins.
Check-in was quick and efficient (dont forget you have to pay local taxes when you arrive, but for a 2 night stay, our "bill" was 3 euros!!). Our room was on the first floor, overlooking the canal.
Room was spacious, nicely furnished and the bathroom was huge, clean and the shower was lovely. Hairdryer in the room was also good. The beds were like a memory foam and were very difficult to get out of every morning, they were so comfy!!
We paid for breakfast upfront (it wasnt included in the Wowcher deal) for 10 Euros (I think it was 12.50 Euros if you didnt book in advance)...restaurant is nicely laid out, with a choice of fruit, croissants, toast, continental or hot (bacon, sausage, eggs, mushrooms). The orange juice was really tasty...like they'd freshly squeezed a load of oranges!
All in all, for the money we paid, the hotel was lovely. If you want a hotel nearer town, then this probably isnt the hotel for you. But we quite liked being a little bit "out" of town.
Would definitely stay again if we return to Amsterdam.
- 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