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Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam
Ranked #51 of 366 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Very nice business or leasure hotel. I stayed here using Club Carlson Points, therefore I did not pay anything, but didn't have breakfast - however still a great deal. Our welcome was very efficient and friendly, as throughout our stay. The Hotel consists of two buildings, our room was in the same as the lobby. The room is fair size, very good bed and bedding, nice and comfortable bathroom. The view was to the inside/atrium - still ok. The location is very good, within walking distance of all attractions and shopping. It even can be reached by foot from the Centraal station (15 min).

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed for 3 or 4 nights here. It's a fine hotel and Amsterdam is small enough that it was walking distance to so much. Rooms were clean and nice. I personally found the bed terribly hard but others in our party were fine with it.
What sets the Raddisson apart is how helpful the staff is. We were three generations and all of us were treated with such warmth. At one point, my mother, daughter and I were looking for an early lunch and the restaurant seemed to be only open to a conference. A manager immediately spotted us looking around and offered to serve us a light menu in the bar- which wasn't even open. They regularly prepared something for my 2 year old that was off-menu. There were several days we ended up in the bar earlier than it's posted hours because someone was willing to happily serve us a drink. We felt like anything we would have asked for, we would have received but to not even have to ask for such accommodating service was a treat. Would happily return and recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Walpole, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Had 2 very nice nights at this hotel. The inside rooms remind me of a cruise ship - not in size! But in the way that the window view looks onto the interior atrium in the center of the hotel - with nice light from the ceiling of the atrium when your curtains are open. We were on the 6th floor, I believe. Nice room and bathroom - very clean. Staff was very helpful and professional. Good breakfast - with delicious fresh squeezed juices. Good location - walking distance from gorgeous canals, Red Light District, The Jordaan, Anne Frank House, many good restaurants, etc. Their bar was a nice place for an end-of-the-night drink before turning in for the night. Delicious Crème Brulee served here as well!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mississippi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Stayed 2 nights before our river cruise. Picked this hotel because my aunt had points and we got 1 free night. Great location and quiet, we were on the 5th floor of the main building. Within walking distance to many areas of Amsterdam. The only complaint I have is that I did not book a room that included breakfast and when we went to check in at 1Pm were informed that a room was ready in the annex bldg. across the street (which meant that we would have to walk thru a tunnel to get there) however if we wanted a room in the main bldg. they only had a room available that included breakfast at 20 euro each per day (total of 80 euro) otherwise we would have to wait until 3pm check-in before a room would be ready in the main bldg. My aunt and I are both over 70 and were very tired and did not feel like walking thru a tunnel and did not want to wait 2 hours before we could check in. In all fairness the breakfast served at the hotel was excellent and the variety was amazing. We were in a standard twin bed room so I did not understand why it would be ready if we opted for breakfast and not be ready if we did not opt for breakfast. This is a lovely hotel and we would stay there again and recommend it however, be aware about the breakfast option.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2013

What a lovely 3 days we had at the Radisson Blu in Amsterdam. From the very friendly, helpful, professional receptionist on our arrival,,the lovely room, we just had a standard room which was called Deluxe on the 3rd floor, it was spacious, clean, and comfortable, the bathroom was great, facilities were excellent, wine glasses, cups, kettle. Fridge, iron and ironing board.

Excellent location within walking distance to so many places and what a choice of restaurants and cafes around including Chinatown. We did not eat at the Hotel so cannot comment in the food but always appeared busy when we returned in the evenings.

I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and would love to return if ever in Amsterdam again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Woodmere, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here. The rooms was large for European standards, clean and modern. The staff was great. We arrived early before 9:00AM after a cruise and they even had rooms ready for us at that time. The hotel is in the "real" Amsterdam. It was in a quiet area, surrounded by canals. Yet it was also close to everything. Walk just a few blocks and you are in the red light district. HInt, is if you are taking the tram call for directions. The website for the hotel indicates that it is near the Spui stop. But different trams go to different Spui stops and the first time we took the tram, we were further away than we should have been. The hotel is also a little difficult finding. Fortunately, someone actually walked with us to show where the hotel was or we would have had difficulty finding it. But do not let this deter you from staying here as it is an excellent hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Stayed 1 night after our River Cruise. Great location, short walk to all major attractions and restaurant. Checked in was prompt amd we got an upgrade. Room was a bit odd as the bathroom is 3 steps down from the bed. Room was quite big with excellent wifi.

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Property: Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam
Address: Rusland 17, 1012 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
#26 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#27 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#35 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#44 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam 4*
Number of rooms: 252
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique Hotel Complex incorporating 17th & 18th-century merchant houses with newer buildings. ... more   less 
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