When I first found out that I was staying at this hotel as part of my Contiki tour, I wasn't impressed. The bright blue exterior looked horrible and I wasn't sure about the hotel at all.
However when we arrived and checked into our room I was quite surprised. The foyer was very big and spacious that included a hotel bar on the side.
The Room - The room was great. There was enough room to move around and be comfortable with two people. The bathrooms were very clean and looked new. We got a room on the ground floor. It was great for not having to use the lifts but we couldn't leave the curtains open as everyone on the street could see in.
WiFi - Everybody loves free WiFi and this hotel has got it! I was able to use face-time on my iPad so I was really happy with that.
The Location - I found the Amsterdam metro system difficult to understand. I wouldn't have been able to find the hotel on my own. We got someone to help us find the right tram line to jump onto and the tram stopped a short walk from the hotel. If you are still confused just grab a taxi.
Overall it was a beautiful hotel just outside of the center of Amsterdam. The bright blueness of the building actually isn't that bad, as it will help you locate the hotel.
- 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