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Hotel Blyss
Ranked #337 of 375 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed 31 March 2014

''the worst hotel''.. I have even seen in my life.. advising you to stay away! Had a reservation in advance but room was given from the basement floor! Rooms were extremely small and bathroom was not pleasant either. Requested for change, the requisition was denied. Chinese guy at reception seems does not understand english, looks as blanck! barely gives information!! Room was cold, cold air comes through the windows.. (had to cover my self with the bathroom towels during my sleep).. Ohh! they require you to pay all room charges as cash! otherwise they apply 5% surcharge. Worst place to pick up!! FYI..

Room Tip: Saty away from this hotel !!
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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3  Thank Peace H
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Booked this hotel as a British Airways package, and pretty surprised they partner with such a terrible hotel. Where do I start? Dirty and old sheets, sink falling off wall, windows that open onto walls, scary and dangerous security were all features of my stay at Hotel Blyss. Even the name is a big disappointment, because there is no bliss there. If you are a backpacker and looking for a cheap crash pad bed in Amsterdam then fine but this hotel is certainly not up to the quality I would expect with booking a holiday through British Airways.

Room Tip: If you must stay there, avoid the "tower" rooms which are not much more than a hovel.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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3  Thank euromarketer
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Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

The hotel is in a beautiful old period building and the lobby is really pretty. Generally the place is clean but it could do with modernising. The staff aren't the friendliest in reception and the breakfast is well below standard. Easy walk into town

Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

where to start with hotel blyss??

On arrival we were greeted with open arms very nice young asian girl working at reception great smile great manner.
We were very early as there is 2pm check in we arrived at 10am and thanks to the help of this young lady she informed us she could check in early.

So off we went very happy that we werent stuck roaming the streets of amsterdam with our luggage.......until we entered our room,the walls were dirty door was smashed at the back fire escape plan trown on the floor bed linen dirty....to clarify how dirty the room was i wore some white socks while walking on the floor and the bottom was completely black.

The cleaner does do a good job doh she came to us everyday with fresh towels and did give the room a going over but lets face a fact here she hasnt got much to work with this place needs a serious updating.

All in doh a lick of paint some new curtains,doors and carpets and it would be worth the 450euros for 4 nights..........

the location is great not to far of a walk to the main tourist areas

The staff are very pleasant(always say hello and goodbye)

On leaving the hotel the atmosphere was not great doh it was as if they were in a rush to get rid of us(the brazilian or young asian were not on duty)

keep the staff you have here well the 2 mentioned anyway

Due to the above i would not reccomend staying here

And if you do use the local coffee shop as much as possible and you wont notice the dirt

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Stevenrun
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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2  Thank Attila O
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Reviewed 30 December 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, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Stefan G
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Reviewed 24 December 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, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Tracey M
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Additional Information about Hotel Blyss

Address: Vondelstraat 74-78, 1054 GN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #337 of 375 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: £41 - £160 (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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