My stay here started off on the right foot; I didn't know what to expect in terms of finding the shuttle at the airport, but I literally walked out the door and boarded the shuttle that was sitting there waiting. I was a little confused because as we were driving to the hotel, the sign in the bus said that Bastion guests have to transfer to a different bus at Best Western, but the first stop was Bastion.
The room was spotless and comfortable. The bed was a little hard for my taste, but I slept fine. The only reason I'm giving 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the traffic noise. Sure, I heard planes in the morning, but my biggest complaint was car traffic noise since the hotel is right next to the highway. It woke me up several times throughout the night, even over the sound of a white noise machine that I always travel with.
My husband and I had dinner at the hotel restaurant, and I will agree with another reviewer that the service was painfully slow. All we ordered was 2 bowls of soup, and somehow it took half an hour to get our food. There were only a few other tables, and everyone else had their food, so I have no idea why it would take so long to heat up 2 bowls of soup. In the morning we walked to McDonald's for breakfast and this was super easy since it's in the Bastion parking lot.
Friendly staff. Free wifi worked just fine. All in all I would stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bastion Hotel Amsterdam Airport is a luxurious four star hotel that stands for personal atmosphere, hospitality, comfort and good facilities for an attractive price. The hotel offers 24-hour front office services, comfortable deluxe rooms and an extensive choice of dishes at its atmospheric restaurant. Guests are welcome at the hotelbar and seperate smoking lounge. The hotel offers complimentary use of the fitness room and swimming pool. Free wireless internet access is available in the entire hotel. The hotel is situated along the A4, across Schiphol Airport and can be easily reached within seven minutes by car. Domestic animals are not allowed. Location / accessibility The hotel is ideally situated along the A4, across Schiphol Airport and in the vicitiy of Business Centres in and around Schiphol/Hoofddorp. The airport can be reached within seven minutes by car. Many attractive cities like Zaanstad, Haarlem and Leiden are well accessible from the hotel. Rooms The hotel offers 185 Deluxe rooms. The Deluxe rooms are equipped with a television, free WiFi, a working desk, a safe, free coffee & tea making facilities and a bathroom with bath/shower, toilet and hairdryer. Food & Beverage The hotel serves breakfast on weekdays from 6:00 till 9:00 hrs and in weekends from 7:00 till 10:30 hrs. The hotel has an attractive restaurant with an extensive a la carte menu. The restaurant is open from 11:00 till 23:00 hrs for lunch and dinner. The hotel bar is open till 23.30 hrs. Schiphol Airport Shuttle Service Our free shuttle bus departs from the hotel to Schiphol Airport every 30 minutes; on the whole and on the half hour. The first bus departs at 6.00 A.M. And the last bus departs at 11.30 P.M. Our free shuttle bus departs from Schiphol Airport to the hotel every 30 minutes; quarter to and quarter past the hour. The first bus departs at 6.15 A.M. And the last bus departs at 11.45 P.M. You may find our shuttle bus at Schiphol Airport at the area for hotel shuttle services at platform A9, located directly outside the arrivals hall. This bus may be recognized with the names Best Western Airport & Bastion Hotel stated on its side. A reservation is not required for the shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. A reservation is required for the shuttle service from the hotel to the airport and can be made at the reception. ... more less
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