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“Quiet nest away from the city cnetre” 4 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Blue Square Hotel
Ranked #151 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
County Wicklow, Ireland
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Quiet nest away from the city cnetre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

Stayed here during our visit to Amsterdam. The Hotel was good, clean and the service was prompt. It is a budget hotel and we had been there on a deal that was available then. I loved the view from the room and the amazing clock bell in its adjacent compound. What was difficult was the fact that it is outside the city centre and that made it affordable though. All the same it was within close proximity of the tram line and bus routes. Will be back.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that doesn't face the main street.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank neiljdza
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Shihotelgroup, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Blue Square Hotel, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
Dear guest,

thanks a lot for your review.
It is nice to rwad that you liked our 'nest' :)
hope to welcome you again in the future.
For available dates please contact us directly.

best regards,

Best Western PLUS Hotel Blue Square
Amsterdam
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

We booked the hotel for a 2 nights stay. Overall the stay was ok. Check in took some time because there were only 1 person at the front desk. Our key card did not work 3 times and we had to go the front desk everytime which was inconvenient. Room was neat. I asked for a double bed during reservation but instead found the room with 2 single beds. Although they were joined, there was still gap in the middle. We were a couple so it was a big inconveince.

There is nothing around the place and its quite far from the city. Connectivity to the city was good. The room had no fridge or ironing. There was a kettle for coffee but the coffee cups were not clean. There was a tv in the room with cable, but it was a pain to operate it. Wifi worked great.

Overall the stay was nice but the hotel is definetely not a 4 star.

Room Tip: Book a hotel in the city center!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PG8488
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Ahmedabad
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

Location - a little outside the center within close proximity of stops for trams and buses.
excellent Rooms, good view of the road.
All staff are very co-operative, professional and serve with smile..

Room Tip: Ask for a Higher floor for a good view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bimleshs
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San Giuliano Milanese, Italy
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Good service and location (modern rooms perfectly cleaned), good price if compared with very high prices of the hotels in the city center, but quite far from it (around 20 minutes) and from the airport (40 minutes). Bus stop in front of the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Laura M
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Shihotelgroup, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Blue Square Hotel, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
Dear Laura,

thanks for your comment. We are happy to read to you had a good stay with us.
Hope to welcome you again in the future.

Best regards,

Best Western PLUS Hotel Blue Square
Amsterdam
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

We recently spent 5 days 4 nights @ this hotel , it is about 20 mins from centre of Amsterdam, but we enjoyed using the public transport system, Hotel is near to 2 trams( 7 & 14 ) & 1 bus route ( 21 ) and we were able to catch nos 69 bus directly from the airport, which took approx 25mins. Hotel was comfortable and the room we had was cleaned daily and was decorated nicely. We booked Hotel with breakfast offer, there was a good choice and plenty of it, cookrd well, a good start to the day. Would return to this hotel in future. Better value for money when you stay out of the centre of Amsterdam.

Room Tip: Rooms at back of hotel overlook a small lake & away from road.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jeff B
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Shihotelgroup, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Blue Square Hotel, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
Dear Jeff,

we are delighted to read that you had a good stay in our hotel.
In case you return to Amsterdam feel free to contact us directly for available dates.


Best regards,

Best Western PLUS Hotel Blue Square
Amsterdam
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South Africa
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45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stayed at this hotel as part of our Contiki tour adventure. Hotel is comfortable and clean. Rooms are small which is not really a problem as we were hardly in the rooms. Coffee shops and laudromatt nearby. Food for me was bland. Nice location, easy to travel if using public transport and not far from red light district and pubs!

Room Tip: Book ground floor to be safe - only one lift was working and apparently thats the norm!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Zara-SA
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

I stayed in this hotel last year with my husband, the room was very clean the staff are really friendly and helpful, the breakfast buffet is excellent ,it is abit of away outside Amsterdam about 20 minutes, but the local transport is very good , plus it is just nice to see the area, .

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Michael E
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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:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#87 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):
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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