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BEST WESTERN Blue Square Hotel
Ranked #149 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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“Lovely stay! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here last year. Despite asking for a town room we were given a double. But to be honest, the bed was massive so it made no difference!
The hotel was lovely, clean and all the staff were amazing. The breakfast was to die for. It definitely set us up for the whole day.
When we arrived the lovely lady at reception told is everything we needed to know and made is feel welcome.
There is a lovely Turkish restaurant just toward the back of the hotel next to the lake/pond.
We got this hotel is a package deal so it was fairly inexpensive but definitely worth the price.
The location was excellent and only around 15 minutes away from the centre of Amsterdam.
I will definitely consider going back to this hotel next time I visit.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We stayed for 3N. The hotel is little away from city center but well connected with tram/bus which is just across. The place is easy to spot for its unique color. Rooms are well maintained. Staff at reception work with stiff upper lip though some are friendly. Food is good. Quiet surroundings with a bar and departmental store just across.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Staines, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is OK as a base to explore Amsterdam. It isn't near the centre but a half hour team ride starts nearby. Buy discounted tickets at reception.

There are four stars on its sign outside, I think this is bravado! The rooms are a little tired although the beds are super comfy and the bathrooms excellent.

Breakfast buffet is OK but nothing to write home about and the lobby bar is hardly welcoming! Luckily the staff are welcoming and if you only need a bed rather than a luxurious spa retreat then this is for you!

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Just got back from a 4 day stay in amsterdam and this hotel is definitely a good choice to pick! The hotel itself is really easy to get too, just get the 69 bus from the airport and it takes you right outside the hotel. We checked in early evening and check in was quick and easy. The staff are very friendly and very helpful. We were given a map of the city and what trams to take. The hotel lobby is immaculate, likewise with our room. We were given a room on the first floor at the front of the hotel and we found no problems whatsoever- the room itself was spacious, the beds were really comfortable and the shower was great. The rooms come with toiletries; body wash, body cream and shampoo which is easy if you are travelling with just hand luggage. Another bonus is that there is some English TV channels - BBC1 and BBC2. Getting to central Amsterdam is really easy, the tram stop is right outside the hotel and it takes about 20 minutes , you can either take the 7 to Leidesplein which is good for shopping or the 14 to Dam which takes you to areas such as Anne Franks house and the red light district. There is a local supermarket at the end of the street which is good if you want to grab some snacks for your room and as the hotel is on the outskirt of the city centre it is a quiet retreat. Overall I would 100% recommend this hotel and would stay again.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Staff were always pleasant and helpful and the meals in the restaurant at night were good. It was no problem getting the tram into Amsterdam and, as we were not after the night life, it was nice to return to a quiet location after a day's sight seeing. The room was comfy and the bed comfortable and I would not hesitate to stay here again.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This hotel is a great find. Very easy to get to from the Airport, get the 69 bus to the front door pretty much. Took around 30mins and is only 2.80€. The hotel itself is what you can expect from a big chain, was very clean and friendly. We turned up a few hours early for check in as our flight was an early one, but this was no worry as they had a room ready for us which was great after getting up at silly o'clock.

The Breakfast was great, both continental and english breakfast was on offer. Do try and get down before 10 and it can get a bit busy then you have to wait for the refills etc. The staff were also very friendly and helpful throughout the trip.

The hotel is about15/20mins by tram to the city centre which is nice and easy. You can get either Tram 7 or 14 from outside the hotel depending on where you fancy going in Amsterdam. I recommend getting a 3/4day pass for less than 20€ as it will save you a lot of money and you can use it on all buses and trams.

Overall a very very good trip and i would recommend this hotel greatly and Amsterdam also.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We have just come back from our trip to Amsterdam and it was great and the hotel was lovely. It was really clean and the staff were really friendly. The breakfast was great. Yes it is outside of the main town but the trams are so easy we found it interesting taking it through the different areas. We used the number 14 every day and we were never waiting more than 5 minutes. We ate dinner at the hotel on our last day, it has a chinese theme through the meals, it wasn't the best but it was fine for what we wanted. There were areas in the room that looked a bit shabby but nothing that a lick of paint couldn't cure. All in all a great trip and we will definitely go back to this hotel again. The only thing I would say about amsterdam in general is that the food and drinks are quite pricey and in most places it was €15 for one beer and a wine. So make sure you take enough money.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: BEST WESTERN Blue Square Hotel
Address: Slotermeerlaan 80, 1064 HD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#85 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Blue Square Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
He BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Blue Square is environmental friendly hotel and has a Green Key Silver status. The building takes it's 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 undoubtedly explain that the only building in the characteristic blue color can be dyed. All 175 rooms are spacious, soundproofed and equipped with air conditioning, free wifi internet 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. Sloterdijk Station is just steps away from our hotel and SchipholAirport, the RAIConvention Center, the Port and Passenger Terminal Amstedam (cruisschepen) can be reached in 30 minutes. At the BEST WESTERN Plus Hotel Blue Square we strive to provide the facilities you require, with little extras to make you feel at home in a friendly and welcoming environment. ... more   less 
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