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“Cheap, but you get what you pay for”
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Hotel Blyss
Ranked #330 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Cheap, but you get what you pay for”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

The hotel very well located within easy walking distance to the Leidseplein and is also on the tram route 1 (about 20 mins from Central Station).

The single room and en-suite bathroom is very small and feels like it has been created out of an old corridor that was not being used. It was so narrow that it was difficult to dry yourself easily after a shower without being restricted by the walls. Having said that, it was clean and very cheap, so I can't complain too much.

All in all, it is not ideal, but considering the price, not bad. The free internet was great.

Breakfast was €10, but I did not use it (there is an Albert Heijn supermarket across the road).

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

This hotel is in an excellent location, across tram station, close to Leidseplein and behind Vondelpark. However, I was surprised that we were asked for advanced payment in cash. The rooms were decent size but in one of them the smell from the bathroom was overpowering. Staff was friendly. Not sure it was worth the price though

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Karkur, Hefa, Israel
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Great location, Quite place in neighborhood to Vondelpark, but just 5 min. walk from the center,
clean room, and good service. don't skip to enjoy the breakfast at the garden...
recommended!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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Cape town
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

We found this hotel very pleasant - Good location to strole in Vondelpark ,easy to get to Leidse Plein and walk around,in quiet area ,very accomodating staff and very easy access to public transport ex tram and to airport. Will really stay there again as pice was reasonable . A perfect package

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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London
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

When we arrived at the hotel we had to pay in cash on arrival and were then taken to a double room, when we had booked a twin room. We pointed this out, went back to reception, and then a moment later were taken to a twin room. We had just started to unpack when they came back and told us it was the wrong room, and we were taken to another different (and slightly shabbier!) twin room on a different floor. The room was very basic but mostly clean. The walls are paper thin, we did get kept awake by some more rowdy guests one evening, and the bathroom is TINY which is more of an issue for friends (as we were) than couples, as there is no way you can get changed in there!

The hotel is in a good location for all the museums, going out in the evening etc. So we didn't need to spend much time there except sleeping. There are lots of cafes nearby for breakfast, much cheaper than the breakfast the hotel offers.

Overall it was OK, a bit shabby, I wouldn't especially recommend it but it did the job as somewhere to sleep, and it was warm enough even when the outside temperatures were below freezing!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

This hotel is located a stones throw (literally) from the Vondelpark, and only a few minutes walk from the city centre.

When you get into reception and you'll see a very well decorated lobby and bar, with a great boutique feel. The staff were friendly and welcoming and had good local knowledge.

The rooms we had were clean, tidy and functional but sadly lacking any of the flourishes that adorn the reception / lobby, and feel like a step down from your first impressions.

If you are looking for a functional place to stay- go for it- but if you are looking for anything more, forget it until they decide to upgrade the rooms.

Building work next door didn't disturb me, but others complained it could be heard and felt through the walls.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Blyss
Address: Vondelstraat 74-78, 1054 GN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #330 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Blyss 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel BLYSS in the centre of Amsterdam on a quiet street near Leidseplein and Vondel Park is known for its location, outstanding service, very friendely and pleasent staff. The hotel is surrounded by many attractions Museums Van Gogh, Stedelijk, Rijks Museum,floating Flower market, Theaters, bars, restaurants, clubs,casino, bike rent etc.etc. are within 5 minutes walking distance. RAI the exibition centre is easily accessible with in 10 minutes by tram or taxi. Vondel Park is 50 meters from the hotel and is a delight for joggers, bikers and in summer for music and theater admirers.Hotel Blyss has a cosy lobby with open fire place, study room with internet, a bar, breakfast room, a terrace and a garden to relax. Complimentary wireless internet is accessiblee all over the hotel. All 40 rooms are well equipped with facilities and most of the rooms have flat screen TVs. Blyss is a unique hotel in Amsterdam providing standard, deleuxe, suite and family rooms for 3 to 5 guests. ... more   less 
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