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Hotel Blyss
Ranked #336 of 374 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed January 28, 2014

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Booked a room for my parents as there was some super deal on one of the booking websites. It looked very awesome on the pictures and the price was good and also breakfast included. But, when we arrived to check my parents in, found out that I have to pay extra, breakfast was not included and the rooms are dirty and in very bad condition. The breakfast (that you pay for) is equal to 0, better cross the street and buy a few croissants from Albert Heijn. Staff is also not very friendly, and wanted to charge us even more, but they couldn`t explain why. It is a weird hotel, if you have other options, stay away from it. Only good thing about this hotel is the location.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Stefan G
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

We stayed here for our one night in Amsterdam. They were fantastic with early check in. We arrived from our flight from Australia at 7am and they checked us in without a worry. The foyer is misconceiving, it's been nicely renovated, that appears to be where the renovations end. The rooms were small and carpet old. The shower lacked water pressure. The location was great, we were able to access everything we wanted. It is a good location lots of shops around. It was a beautiful walk into the centre which took about 30mins. There was free wifi which was great. Breakfast not included but could be purchased for 10 euros per person. We ate at many the numerous bakers around which were delicious. Overall not a bad hotel but for the price compared to others we stayed in during our trip it needs work.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Tracey M
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

i stayed 3 night in blyss hotel it is one the cheepest hotel in amesterdam , rooms are clean but small and all of them is non smoking , choose a room is neer elavator becuase some rooms are far from elavator and if you have baggage reaching too room is so hard!!!!!! it is quate hotel and with 5 min walking you can arraive to tram station and directly can go to amesterdam central

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

We recently stayed here as a party of 4 for innovation in the dam and stayed in room 17 which is a basement room. If you're coming for something like innovation then room 17 would be perfect so see if you can request it, it has a door which leads into the garden so you can smoke and the room we had was actually quite clean and modern.
We did go for a wander around the hotel and it does look tired and worn down and i can imagine that some of the other rooms aren't as nice as the one we had and that we were quite fortunate really. The location is perfect so if like us your not planning on spending much time in the hotel its great but if you were wanting a hotel that you can relax in your room then probably not. You're about a 5/10 minute walk into melkweg which has a bullddog cafe and loads of places to eat and the red light district is about a 30/45 minute walk but there are trams.

You do get wifi and a TV in your room which is a plus and the wifi is free too. Another plus are that the beds are really comfy so you'll get plenty of sleep.

It does need some work done as it hasn't really got a friendly feel to it but over all our experience was ok.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Kirstie G
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

This hotel is terrible. Dirty, smelly, messy, ugly, anty hygienic. Room door closes hard, some light bulbs in the room are burned-out, wind blowing through the windows, etc.
Poor breakfast - dry bread, uncertain quality villainous ham and weak tea. Decay apples and no vegetables.
It must be closed for a renovation. I simply can't believe that such poor quality hotel may be in Amsterdam. Who gave him 3 star rating? It is worth a maximum of 1.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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4  Thank Saulyciukas
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

The only thing that rates this hotel is the location for the Museums.
I had what I can only describe as a garret room in the roof with a vellux
window that didn't shut. The room was extremely tired.
For the price, it was so shabby and in need
of total renovation. A one star not 3!
The breakfast was 10euros extra and one of the worst buffet choices
I have ever seen. A rip off. Better to head toward the nearest cafe.

The sad thing is this hotel is busy as the demand is so high for the location,
guests will book it as the web site is better than the real thing. I over heard a guest making a complaint to the
owner, it was water off a ducks back. Not interested at all, no surprise there!
I found the staff polite and friendly but would I not return to the Blyss even on a free ticket!
The Hotel Vlondel further along is a much better bet choice.

Room Tip: there is no choice room as far as I can see.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank ballnellan
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Additional Information about 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 #336 of 374 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: $68 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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