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XO Hotels Blue Square

Slotermeerlaan 80, 1064 HD Amsterdam The Netherlands
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3.5
#233 of 410 hotels in Amsterdam
3.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
HELP LOCAL BUSINESS BOUNCE BACK FROM COVID: BOOK ROOMS DIRECT WITH THE HOTEL! XO HOTELS BLUE SQUARE takes its name from the striking building in which it is located. All, in 2017 renovated, hotel rooms are spacious, soundproofed and equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and free Nespresso coffee/tea facilities. You will find comfortable rooms with many amenities so that your visit is an experience that you would want to repeat. Whether you are staying in Amsterdam for business or looking for a destination for a short break, this hotel is the perfect start to anyone visiting the city. We are located near the exit of the A10 S104. In just 15-20 minutes you are in the city area of the centre of Amsterdam. Schiphol Airport, the RAI Convention Center, the port and Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (cruise ships) can be reached within 30 minutes.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Car park
Wifi
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Shoeshine
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch, German

Location

Slotermeerlaan 80, 1064 HD Amsterdam The Netherlands
Name/address in local language
2,383Reviews138Q+A100Room tips

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ChistineC956 wrote a review Mar 2022
Leeds, United Kingdom217 contributions79 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the hotel in Slottermeelan for 3 nights. Our first impression was not great. The hotel is drop dead ugly and quit unkempt outside with people sitting around on the steps and the front door locked. Once you get inside things feel somewhat better and the staff are really lovely and helpful. The rooms are a little tired and the small pillows are weird but provide everything one would need. Coffee is left but there is no food at the hotel and is is a no alcohol place which I presumed was due to it being in the Turkish quarter. The area is not the best with little to do and you would not go back to the hotel and then go out for dinner nearby as there isn't a viable option if you want a vino with your meal. A short walk from trams into Amsterdam centre and the nearby bus is very easy for getting to the airport and much cheaper than a taxi.
Overall impression is OK due more to the lovely staff than anything else.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Meath19_j wrote a review Oct 2022
County Meath, Ireland20 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 3 nights, good location, easy commute to the square / airport when you get to know the system.

Reception staff are very helpful and friendly, Michael the morning host is also very nice - 5 stars to them all.

Rooms are mostly clean (although noted dusty) and basic. Housekeeping emptied bins daily and replaced towels.

Good variety at breakfast, something to everyone’s taste.

The area itself is quiet, if I was coming back would probably stay closer to the city centre.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alkin S wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed two nights, and we were a bit worried about the bed bugs, however we didn’t have any issues.The receptionist was very helpful, however the rest of the staff wasn’t very interested in the guests. The hotel is located a bit far from central city but had very good transport links. There is bus straight to the airport which was very convenient as well. Overall good experience.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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wdthe21971 wrote a review Feb 2020
8 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
very clean hotel rooms are lovely. it doesn’t look much from the outside, but the staff are very friendly and helpful,the breakfast can not fault it wide selection off different items hot and cold.you can book breakfast at reception. if pay for your breakfast in advance breakfast will cost 10 euro per day.if pay on same day will cost you 15 euro.only fault I would say hotel does not take cash.so need a bank card to pay for extra like hotel tax,Breakfast etc.which is a pain when you've changed all your cash into euros.but that was my fault.
It’s a 30 min ride on the number 21 bus to central Amsterdam, which we didn’t mind as can buy tickets easily 2 day ticket is €13.50 which we bought from machine at bus stop or a taxi will cost you any where from €30 into centre.hotel arrange our transport back to airport which cost €50 which we were very happy with as saved us £10euros and taxi driver came into hotel to collect so we were not stood out in the cold.would recommend this hotel to anyone
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Murghi wrote a review May 2022
London91 contributions158 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelled to Amsterdam on the Eurostar to visit the Keukenhof Gardens end of April, stayed at this hotel on B&B basis. Come out of Central station and take the No 13 tram. Buy the 3 day pass from the station or on the tram, better value than daily tickets. About a 30 minute ride, sit back and relax, enjoy the sights of the city and the different culture around. Nothing wrong with this, it’s the way of the world today. Get off at Stop Slotermeerlaan, turn right, short walk to the top of the road, turn left about 150m, hotel on opposite side of road, blue & square like it’s name 🙂. Reception very friendly and super helpful. Room on 2nd floor, toiletries and hair dryer supplied, shower lovely, comfortable beds. Coffee/tea maker supplied along with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar sachets and tiny milk pots. Fantastic. Poster on wall stating water is pure and clean and can be drunk straight from the tap. Took advantage of this filling our bottles. Breakfast was lovely, hot & cold food, good selection, tea, coffee, juices. Staff all round from Reception, Dining hall, Cleaning, friendly and courteous. Loads of eating places and a few supermarkets around as well as a shopping centre. A great stay, would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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signor Long or Mr H wrote a review Sept 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom66 contributions86 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is a bit far from the centre but quite close to the airport. Trams run from 2 points near the hotel to the city centre and are frequent as well.

The local area has cafes restaurants supermarkets etc and are fairly well priced.

The hotel it's self I was impressed very comfortable rooms really comfortable beds, Coffee machine HD TV as well and spacious bathroom. No bar when I was there was open in the hotel because of current Covid-19 restrictions but have to say it was not a problem.

Reception staff superb really helpful and I was very happy for the price I paid , I will add it is worth signing up for the XO newsletter as I did get discount on Room Rate
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Alex F wrote a review Sept 2022
15 contributions1 helpful vote
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful place Amsterdam is and the complete opposite can be said for this hotel. We had starting travelling at 1am, spent most of the day in the city and were looking forward to just getting to bed.

Upon arrival (7pm) the receptionist let us know that there was an issue with receiving bedding so our room was ready but the bed was unmade. We had to go down twice to request for it to be made, which was finally done at 9.30pm. The extra 'housekeeping' to hurry getting the rooms ready after the late bedding order consisted of one man sweating profusely to try and change the bedsheets of every room in the hotel.

On top of this, the bedding we did get had multiple red (blood?) stains on it. We gave up hope of getting fresh bedding that night, but requested it to be changed when the room was cleaned in the morning. The room was not cleaned and the sheets were not changed. When we returned in the evening and requested new sheets (again) the receptionist was unable to provide us with any.

We were both at a point were if XO had even given us fresh, unstained sheets to put on the bed we would have happily made them ourselves.

The staff were polite and apologetic and offered breakfast for one of the mornings of our 3 night stay, but the cleanliness and upkeep of the room were not up to the standard we paid for, with multiple stains, dust, fingerprints from previous guests, uncleaned sides, Silverfish bugs in the bathroom.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Malin P wrote a review Mar 2023
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and my friend booked this hotel as there were good reviews, which is very important to us as we came from Norway to stay there for 6 days. It was also our first time in Amsterdam and were not familiar with the location. We were first checked into a wrong room than the one we had booked, and were told that we could move the next morning to another one. After we were moved to a bigger room, they told us we had to pay 50 euros due to the "cleaning from the other room", which we expect to be included in the price we already paid for our stay. Never experienced this before. Some staff don't smile, don't say hello, and looked strange at us when we walked through the reception. The next days our new room was not cleaned at all, one day they only came to make the bed, the next day they only came with new towels on the door. One day the cleaning lady also rushed in without knocking while we were in bed, which we thought was very unprofessional. We did not feel comfortable or safe at all staying here. We will not be going back here. Location is also pretty far from the centrum
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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annebooth768 wrote a review Dec 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Checked in ok. But the day after was lockdown.we paid extra for breakfast which consists of a very very very small plastic bowl of cereal,banana,a slice of ham and cheese and cobs. Our room was Unbelievable two single beds BACK TO BACK.We booked as a couple. The room was clean.Will not be coming here again. I agree there was a male on reception who had a face on that would sink ships. When we first arrived all the receptionist were quite young and greeted us with "hello, are you ok"
I am sorry to say this has turned me from visiting Amsterdam I will be holidaying in in very friendly uk.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mssddj wrote a review Sept 2021
San Diego, California, USA83 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm drawn by price, but this place had everything, it just wasn't super close to town so it was very affordable. Mustafa was AWESOME!! He helped us get tram tickets from the vending machine (which took us directly to the Anne Frank House) Mustafa also told us which tram to take AND he let us borrow a power converter (we only had one for Ireland) I booked a twin room which normally wouldn't be my 1st choice, but I LOVED the concept of twin beds pushed together. My tossing & turning didn't bother my husband at all and there were no issues with blanket hogging since we each had our own. I was still able to slide over to cuddle with him too. I would pass on the breakfast here though, we got an amazing Turkish breakfast at a restaurant nearby for much less.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Mustafa is the best! He will take great care of you.
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Declan M asked a question Mar 2023
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Where is nearest irish bar
Declan M asked a question Mar 2023
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Where is nearest irish bar
Cathy B asked a question Mar 2022
Fresno, California17 contributions9 helpful votes
We are scheduled for a 1 x Twin Is this one twin bed or two?
EPCX asked a question Sept 2020
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom29 contributions14 helpful votes
How far is this from the city centre and main attractions?
Answer from Dr J. Elliott.
Dungarvan, Ireland3 contributions2 helpful votes
Depends how your traveling ... We used the trams . Easy to read timetable , how many stops to destination for attractions etc approx 15/20 mins to centre short walks to each museum furthest was Van Gough we had to change tram. Hope this is helpful enjoy.
Rob A wrote a tip Jan 2024
6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Underground parking available bit we did not use that, early to mid January is when we visited and it did not seem too busy."
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LinzCa wrote a tip Oct 2023
Bristol, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The tram is the easiest option to get to the centre "
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alp wrote a tip Oct 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rent an EV and park for free in Amsterdam everywhere."
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Emma T wrote a tip Sept 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Eat in local area, so much choice and much cheaper than in Amsterdam central. Little market just to the right of hotel is great. "
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Patrick B wrote a tip Aug 2023
Berlin, Germany64 contributions32 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bike for rent are also overpriced at the hotel"
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PRICE RANGE
£79 - £148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western amsterdam, amsterdam best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Best Western Blue Square Hotel
LOCATION
The NetherlandsNorth Holland ProvinceAmsterdamGeuzenveld-Slotermeer / Slotermeer / Slotermeer-Zuidwest / Amsterdam New West
NUMBER OF ROOMS
175
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Frequently Asked Questions about XO Hotels Blue Square
Which popular attractions are close to XO Hotels Blue Square?
Nearby attractions include I Am Fashion Shop & Tour (0.10 miles) and De Vlugt (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at XO Hotels Blue Square?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, room service, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at XO Hotels Blue Square?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at XO Hotels Blue Square?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at XO Hotels Blue Square?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to XO Hotels Blue Square?
Conveniently located restaurants include Goreme restaurant, Bar Content, and Halal Fried Chicken.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at XO Hotels Blue Square?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to XO Hotels Blue Square?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Concertgebouw (2.9 miles), Portuguese Synagogue (3.6 miles), and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (3.5 miles).
Is XO Hotels Blue Square accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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