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XO Hotels Blue Square
Ranked #163 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Very nice on the inside and has a bus stop right around the corner. Only bad thing was that the shower leaked. Otherwise a great hotel to stay right outside the hustle and bustle of the city. The staff was very accommodating and friendly

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

Excellent hotel, truly good value for money. I'm 18 and stayed here late Jan 14 with my boyfriend for 4 nights and it was an excellent base from which to explore the city. The trams and buses are frequent and very easy to use, going fairly late into the night for those of you who are also keen to sample the nightlife!
Kind and welcoming staff, good breakfast, clean room although the windows were very dirty- a shame because we had a nice view of the canal.
I would (and have!) recommended this hotel to a friend- do not be put off by its distance from the centre!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Holly H
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

We stayed for 4 days in November, we arrived in the evening and took the bus directly from the airport to the hotel, buying our 4 day travel tickets from the tourist information centre in the airport. We were worried about missing our stop but after about 10-15 minutes on the bus we saw our hotel, not hard to miss because it's big and blue) and got off at the stop just around the corner.
The staff were friendly and helpful, providing us with a map of amsterdam and an information sheet on which trams to take to get to different sites. Our room was a nice size, clean, with nice toiletries and an in-room safe. We had breakfast each morning (its cheaper if you pre-book it at reception the night before) There was plenty provided, both hot and cold and there is something to suit everyone, definitely enough to fill us up before a day of sightseeing.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank amy r
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

What a fantastic stay we had, on arrival the reception staff were ready to help straight away and gave us information and maps on the local area and what we could do. The were on the first floor in a three bed room facing the lake and it was beautiful to wake up to every morning. The room was tidy and spacious and had everything you needed only downside is that we now find our own bed a massive disappointment because the beds at blue square were so unbelievably comfortable you just sank into them and had a great nights sleep. 2 English channels on tv which was great. They gave us new towels, toiletries and toilet roles in a bag every day as we put the do not disturb sign on to enjoy a sleep in. We didn't use the restraunt at night but we did have breakfast included in our stay which I think was pretty good don't get me wrong the bacon and sausages ect isn't your full English but I guess your in a different country you shouldn't expect it, anyway I got by just fine on the croissants, muffins and jam on toast. All in all this was a fantastic stay in Amsterdam made by the hotel being so comfy and friendly. Ideal location for a 15 minute tram ride into Amsterdam. Quiet and laid back atmosphere but with elegance and class aswell.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank kate240192
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

+ Great value
+ Good clean rooms/bathroom and everything worked
+ Car parking
+ Friendly staff
+ Good breakfast

- Location, bit out of town.

So overall a positive experience. Would I stay again? Absolutely!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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1  Thank arthurh
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Located around 20 minutes from City Centre by tram, hotel was modern and comfortable the rooms were large and clean. We opted to book breakfast on our two night stay after reading reviews, slightly disappointed with the hot buffet option simply because it wasn't hot more luke warm however the continental option was extensive so all in all was good value. We have stayed in several Great Western Hotels and they never fail to offer good value for money.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Linda D
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Stayed at the Blue Square Group of friends came with me, had lots of fun; was a boiling hot summer, so AC was good inside with a boiler room outside. Just be careful about some of the stores in the neighbourhood that may try and scam you.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Markus F
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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:
#87 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range: $55 - $268 (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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Amsterdam Best Western

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