We found this hotel extremely cynical. It is in no possible way 'deluxe'.
Its facilites are directed at low-middle company staff temporarily working locally, clearly intending that they will feel they are on the upward track in their careers by staying there. The public areas are designed to make these hotel business visitors feel successful — open-plan with little meeting places, cheap unimaginative furniture disguised by large plants, very parochial food (ham and cheese in 50 guises) dressed up as international cuisine served on ostentatiously-sized plates. The building is hideous; prisonlike, and with no attempt at relieving the structure with imagination and decor appropriate to a middle-priced hotel. Our room was small, the shower room likewise (even compared with far cheaper hotel chains). Everything in the room appeared to have been designed by a male bean-counter with absolutely no human or aesthetic sense at all, but only with an eye firmly fixed on the bottom line. Our room was depressing in the extreme; absolutely not a place where we could relax and rest.
If a hotel promotes itself as suitable for the travelling public, it needs to provide appropriately for that WHOLE public. We are human, we have aesthetic sensibilities, we have need of relaxation, and we look for genuine not cynical facilities. This hotel doesn’t just need an overhaul, it needs an entire rethink of what is appropriate to the (not cheap) prices it is charging and the entire audience it is presenting itself to. We will not stay in any other hotel in this chain as we travel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bastion Hotel Groep stands for a personal atmosphere, hospitality, comfort and good facilities for an attractive rate. The Bastion Deluxe Hotel Almere offers a 24 hour front office, comfortable rooms and an extensive choice of dishes from the a la carte menu in the atmospheric restaurant. Guests are always welcome in the cozy hotel bar or smoking lounge. This lounge contains an LCD television, airconditioning and relaxing lounge chairs. The hotel also offers a fitness room which guests can use free of charge. There is also free wireless internet in the entire hotel. In the lobby is a computer available where guests can use the internet for free. Location / accessibility Bastion Deluxe Hotel Almere is near the A6 and is ideal for a visit to the city centre of Almere or Amsterdam. The capital is approximately fifteen minute by car. Are you an enthusiast of modern architecture? Almere is the place to be! Rooms The hotel has 114 deluxe rooms and 40 comfort rooms. The comfort rooms are equipped with a television, a modem, airconditioning, a bureau, a safe, free coffee and tea making facilities and a bathroom with a shower and toilet. The deluxe rooms are more spacious than the comfort rooms and are extra equipped with a bathroom with bath, toilet and hairdryer. Domestic animals are not allowed. Food & Beverage The hotel serves breakfast on weekdays from 6:00 till 9:00 hrs and on 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. ... more less
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