Spent three nights here in mid Sept.
The hotel is app .a 20 minute bus ride from Amsterdam Centraal station .
Situated in a nice residential area just a few minutes from the local bus stop,its well served by public transport links and has a number of cafes and bars in the vicinity.
Althiugh out of town its well worth weighing up the hotel price plus your transport costs against a city centre hotel.
The hotel staff are friendly and after a quick check in we took our room on the 6th floor.Nicely appointed room with good furnishings,bath /shower combo ,nice bathroom with complimentary toileteries and ample wardrobe space .Room had a/c and free wifi with a laptop size safe and tea and coffee making facilities.Cleaning and linen changes were satisfactory.
There is a restaurant on the first floor which serves breakfast ,and a bar which opens at 5.30 .
Didnt have the breakfast as thought it was too expensive so cant comment on the quality.
Staff were friendly and helped us stow our luggage on our final day while we did some last minute touring.We were provided with maps and transport links info on check in which was a great help .
A previous reviewer of this hotel commented on the distance between the reception desk and the lifts .,and from a security point of view this could lead to problems .Its not possible for reception staff to recognise all guests at the best of times ,nor should they be expected to do .
A system of checking room passes might be considered.
Really enjoyed our stay at this hotel and would recommend it .
Certainly up to the usual Best Western high standard.
Train connection from Schipol airport to Amsterdam Centraal Station.Every 20 mins ,fare 3.90 Euro.Buy tickets in the terminal from ticket machines, cash or card.
Bus no. 21 leaves from Area F in front of Amsterdam Centraal Station ,direction Kruezveld.Fare is 2.70 Euro but there are a number of fare options available ,day card ,or longer passes .Tickets can be bought from the driver .The bus stop for the hotel is Bos en Lommerplein .Check the illuminated display on the bus.
Going into town the 21 will take you back to Am Cent while tram no.14 will take you to Dam Square .A few tram stops down the line will take you to the Anne Frank Museum ,bus stop Westermarkt.,also on the No 14 .Enjoy Amsterdam ,a fabulous city.
- 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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