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BEST WESTERN Blue Square Hotel
Ranked #152 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
1 review
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were very satisfied. The rooms had AC and wifi, the staff was friendly, and the location is only about a 20 minute tram ride to the city center. Will definitely stay here again on the next trip to Amsterdam!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a nice hotel, but i left my purse in the room with a lot of money, ring and pearl bracelets inside and it wasn't turned in. The hotel is not close to the centre but you can get a taxi back for around 20 euros or get the tram. Just make sure you don't forget anything as you will not see it again!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Nice and clean room and bathroom. Good AC and a safe in the room. I screwed up my reservation and they fixed it for me. Great service in the reception.
It is still a bit too far from city center in my opinion.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Its too far away from dam.
With bus or tram 20 min but for me its too long time , I like bike or walking but 7km
is too long way. And other thing I did not like its the hotell parking what cost
12 €
Room was clean and good but hotell was booring also brekfast what cost too 10€ and overall 1 night cost over 100€ but 4star van der valk cost 75€ with parking and really good brekfast and a la carte! So Im not going back to the blue! Bye

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank UNE T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The only problem was that the heating didn't work for 2 days and it was freezing.but it was only in our room so we put the blame on lack. We had easy access from the airport and and to the city center.Don't miss the turkish restaurant across the street ...

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I like its close proximity from the transportation stops, and the cleanliness of the rooms. However, I did not like the fact that I was able to request for an early check in online but couldn't check in until 2pm. Also, I did not like noise coming from the hallway every time somebody closes one of the doors.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Stayed in this hotel in July 2014.

Arrived at Schipol airport and caught the No. 69 bus from Bay 15 at the airport. Buses run about every 15 minutes. Ensure bus direction is Sloterdyk for the Blue Square Hotel and the stop for the hotel is Lodewyk Van Deysselstraat which is about a 3 minute walk to the hotel. Rooms were not ready when we arrived at 12.00 p.m. but they locked our luggage away and we were told to come back in 1 hour when the room would be ready and it was. We had a quadrupal room for 3 adults and a 15 year old. The room was very large with tea/coffee making facilities and a flat screen TV with English channels. Clean towels were given every day. You can ask for a fridge (they have 3 mobile ones) to be put in the room which we did but one was not available but they advised us that we could put things in the fridge behind reception. We purchased our GVB travel cards at reception which you can use on trams, buses and the metro of which we used all. Hotel is about 15-20 minutes out of Amsterdam centre but a pleasant journey and not a problem once you learn where the stops are. 'Dam' is the best stop on the tram for the Centre and back to the hotel you need stop 'Plein 40-45' and again is only a 3 minute walk to hotel. Breakfast was very good. Continental meats and cheeses, Eggs, bacon, mushrooms (although I wish they wouldn't put herbs on them!!!), tomatoes, baked beans, pastries, cereal, yoghurts, jams, fresh bread, juices, tea and coffee and all plentiful and very good. Would highly recommend Anne Frank House, Yab Yum Brothel museum, a look round the red light district and the Hop on Hop off bus tour was very informative. There is so much to see and do in Amsterdam we stayed 4 days and ran out of time. Was a very short trip but we packed in loads.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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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:
#31 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#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):
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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