Bastion Hotel Amsterdam Zuidwest3.0 out of 5.0
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The Bastion hotel is like island in cloud ocean, that covers Amsterdam. The hotel is close to metro station, railway station and tramway to the center of the city. There is direct train to Shiphol also.
Hotel is pretty busy but everywhere is busy when you get to Amsterdam. Had a relaxed time after going around in the busy centrum of Amsterdam. Bed was so amazing, fell asleep right away. It's a little bit pricey but you won't fine a cheap hotel in this area. So just book ahead and it will be more convenient.
I booked a room with twin single beds as I was travelling with one of my offspring. The room was adequately sized with a nice flat screen television offering channels from all over Europe. Nice to be able to catch up on news... The bathroom was on the smallish size, but also, very clean and modern. There was no bath, only a shower cubicle. Lovely hot water and more loads of pressure.. Breakfast was buffet style with many options, but at 14 Euro's, I thought it was on the pricey side. Having said that though, I can't complain about the quality of the ingredients. The staff were friendly and professional and gave great tourist advice. All in all a very pleasant stay...
Excellent location for Schipol access.Very friendly and efficient reception and barman(who became barman/reception later!) Excellent value. My only isse was the embarassement of having the morning receptionist having to follow me from the hotel to question if I had paid for everything the previous evening;luckily I had kept my receipt for meal and drinks! She was respectful but it was embarrasing,,, I enjoyed my brief stay.
The beds were clean and comfy, the bathroom modern and clean. The staff were friendly. It is a fair walk to restaurants and a good distance away from the city centre for tourists. I'd stay there again if I need to
Although it is not situated very close to the center, our staying here was perfect. The room was very clean, every day they put in our room water, coffee and tea, the receptionists were very kind and helpful and gave us helpful directions on how and which tram or metro should we take. The tram and metro stations are close to the hotel. People there were so kind that even though one night we arrived shortly after the kitchen was closed, they still served us food (we had to chose from a limited list of dishes but still...). The only so called downside was that they only have twin beds, but that was not a problem since we could easily put the beds together. All in all, it is a great hotel.
Located between the airport and the city centre and 10 minutes walk from a mainline railway station means it's away from all the mayhem and perfect for day trips outside Amsterdam. The canal photo plastered on the room walls makes for a cool selfie too.
Hotel is clean,staff are polite and restaurant food is ok. This is either a good half hour walk or a taxi ride from the attractions...gets pricey if your not happy to walk! Location is the only real negative to this place although the area is nice it's a mission to get to town!!! 👍
Me and my boyfriend stayed here for three nights. Some of the staff was quite rude and had little understanding when it came to allergies. I asked in advance to make sure they had some coeliac choices and was told that it would be no problem. But at the breakfast I was met with an attitude when I asked for coeliac food. So if you've got allergies I wouldn't recommend the breakfast but rather spend your money at bagels&beans who has knowledge about it. The room was ok but the shower could have been cleaner. Also they have the spreads beside the regular bread with crumbs everywhere, so if you've got coeliac disease you have to ask for spreads from the kitchen and the staff will roll their eyes.. They also said that we would get a discount at "black bikes" since they have a cooperation with them. But three different people at two different shops had never heard of that deal, so we never got the discount..
There is nothing wrong with this hotel. The front desk staff was exceptional - very helpful and courteous. The room & bathroom were small, but sufficient for travelers who are just there to sleep. There are no places to eat in the immediate vicinity except for the restaurant at the hotel. We ate there one night. I had a cup of mediocre onion soup for 6 euros, my friend had a Caesar salad loaded with chicken for 10 euros which she said was quite good. The price for breakfast was very expensive, but due to a lack of places to eat nearby, we opted to pay for the restaurant breakfast. Certainly not worth the price, but convenient. The room had very little lighting, which made it difficult to read guide books etc. at night. As a senior citizen with arthritic knees, I would not stay at this hotel again. There were approx. 40 steep stairs to climb to reach the street where the tram was located. It was a 10 minute walk to the tram (due to having to walk slowly because of my knees). Also, the bathroom did not have comfort height toilets, another problem for those of us who are old folks with knee problems. On the other hand, the hotel was very quiet & our room was immaculately clean. It was 15 - 20 minute tram ride into town, which was not an inconvenience at all. Due to the location of the hotel, it is necessary to take a cab from the airport if you have more luggage than a back pack - it would be difficult to travel via public transportation from the airport to the hotel if you have luggage. We were charged 40 euros to get to the hotel from the airport, and 35 euros for the trip back.
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31% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 330 reviews