This hotel was less expensive than other places, and there are good reasons for that. The stairs from the parking garage smelled like a urinal. The room looked dirty, with hair in the bathroom sink and some sort of smeared product on the bathroom counter. There was a large (2 foot square) concrete pillar from floor to ceiling in the room, just along one side of the bed. It stood between the bed and the chairs, blocking the way. Good thing we aren't large people or we would not have fit past that thing! We left the bathroom light on while we slept so we wouldn't run into it and get hurt if we got up during the night.
Some of the employees at the front desk were wonderful. Some of them were indifferent and rude. The neighborhood looks a bit like public housing in the US, so we didn't feel totally comfortable coming back at night. We tried for a day and a half to get on their wifi without success. Asked an employee who could not figure it out.
Some good things about this place: It's conveniently situated near a tram stop (train #14) to Amsterdam center. Parking garage is close and accessible indoors so you don't have to go out in bad weather. The shower was clean and worked well with plenty of hot water. The air conditioner worked well and quietly. It's reasonably priced for Amsterdam.
Didn't use the restaurant. We would not return to this location if we come back to Amsterdam.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The impressive four-star BEST WESTERN Blue Tower Hotel is located next to an outdoor market; the Bos en Lommerplein. This dynamic area, characterized by its small neighbourhood shops and cozy restaurants, is located on the edge of the city center. Due to the excellent public transport system it is easy to reach the heart of the city. Here you can enjoy all the famous sights and attractions Amsterdam has to offer, like the Canal District, our world-renowned museums and our exciting nightlife. BEST WESTERN Blue Tower Hotel offers the perfect starting point to an unforgettable visit to Amsterdam! Eleven stories high and covered from top to bottom in blue glass, BEST WESTERN Blue Tower Hotel is an imposing presence in Amsterdam. The towering hotel has 188 rooms and houses the trendy Chinese-French Restaurant Saffron. BEST WESTERN Blue Tower Hotel is a four-star hotel. This qualification is key to all facets of the hotel, ranging from the tastefully designed, modern interior of the rooms and the varied catering services, to additional facilities like a bike rental service. Our friendly staff will be at your service 24 hours a day to ensure your stay is as satisfying as possible. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Blue Hotel
- Best Western Amsterdam
- Blue Tower Hotel Amsterdam
- Amsterdam Best Western