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Best Western Plus Hotel Blue Square

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Most of the staff were very nice and pleasant. There was one lady from the philopines who spoke a long time with me. very nice. A gentleman at night went out of hes way to get a coke for me late at night when i had work to do needed the caffine. A strange things is I flew in from Thailand , my fav country. I recognized the features, and guessed right that one lady there was Thai. I tried to speak a little Thai with her, i lived there many years. I was excited about the chance to speak with her at least a little. I did ask her to eat with me before she started work but there were to HUGE workers who threatened to Eat Her with the looks in their eyes. Must be against company policy for a worker to interact with a guest and she was esceptionally beautiful. But I was leaving soon and just wanted to talk about thailand with her. I think there is a 'thai pimp' like person controlling her or maybe they want to pay her a smaller rate and have her work the way mexicans are treated in the USA.... I don't know but she seemed worried about getting in trouble i din't Need to meet with outside her work however she seemed worried and I hope the hotel isnt treating her badly. One of the staff did try to sell her to me and I told him that was disgusting the called it a bar fine. She was very professional but I think should have some freedome, she would say she's too busy and walk away , crazy behavior I hope upper staff isnt abuising her.

The Good: comfortable room, restaurant on sight, moderate rate, close to public transportation, airport shuttle access, generous buffet for breakfast at reasonable price. The Bad: The hotel is quite far from the town center. In-room coffee is two packets of instant coffee, no free coffee service in the lobby (which I would have expected at a Best Western), extra charge for breakfast if not booked the day before. Had some problems with one elevator and with the room key cards that suggest maintenance needs. The Ugly: The entrance to the hotel is a real turn off- cigarette buts all over and unclean front steps on the outside. Our room was a non-smoking room on the second floor. Its windows opened to a grassy balcony ledge which was also littered with cigarette buts and some trash. Not a good sight to see. These areas need to be cleaned up.

Hotel is in a residential neighborhood, a 20 or so minute tram ride to downtown Amsterdam; we liked the feeling of staying in a real neighborhood. Room was clean and comfortable, with the only caveat being that we were cold at night and hotel staff were unable to provide an extra blanket until the 3rd night out of our 4-night stay. Aside from the difficulties of getting a blanket, staff were pretty helpful. The lobby could be nicer and there is not much in the way of common areas outside of the room, and there are some signs of wear and tear on the facilities. On the plus side, there are two computers and a printer in the lobby that guests can use for free. Bikes are available for rental.

The front desk staff was rude, but they eventually were very accommodating.

I had a delayed flight and was not able to check in until 9am, instead of late the night before. I lady was very rude on the phone and would not accommodate me. I went to the hotel anyway, and luckily the manager was willing to help me out. Due to the rudeness, I will not stay here again.

I think this is a clean hotel. It is easy to get to tran station to get to downtown Dam Square.

I booked this hotel because I'm on a budget and I figured, even though other reviews were on the negative side, I would be fine. I didn't want a fancy hotel or exceptional service. All I wanted was a place to sleep for a few hours between my trips around Amsterdam. Instead, I was in a room that was close to both the elevators and a heavy hallway door. I spent the entire night hearing the elevator move between the floors (not just the occasional ding- every movement!# and the slam of the hall door every time anyone walked in the hall. I was lucky to get three hours of relative peace. I also have a giant bruise #small canteloupe sized# on my leg because the hand rail for getting in and out of the tub was in a bad location and I slipped. I was lucky it wasn't worse #I was also sober, FWIW). Also, I'm only 5'2", so it may not be an issue for many people, but the tub's rim was above my knee so I wouldn't recommend this hotel for the short and less flexible.

Hotel allowed us to have a room early!!! We were exhausted from a long trip over night. They gave us a beautiful room with a wonderful view. They had a great breakfast buffet for a reasonable price every day. The staff were pleasant and knowlegable.Well worth the money.

This is very good hotel, clean room, good breakfast. But ... be carefully which room you get. We stay on ground floor and next window was about one meter. And I think that price of parking 15€ is so lot. We had a perfect trip.

They need to get their billing system right. I had prepaid and they told me I had to pay for the room. They had to look it up again before finding out that their system had not been updated correctly. Keep your receipt handy always.

very hard to find, staff has hard time giving directions. room environment is good, nice lobby, wish computers would work once in a while, they don't. neighborhood has become a ghetto, I personally would not walk the streets after dark, and due to this most certainly would not recommend this hotel. at check out they tried to collect room charges..again.

Slotermeerlaan 80 Amsterdam

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Amsterdam West, Best Western Plus Hotel Blue Square is within a few miles (5 km) of sights such as World Fashion Centre and Boom Chicago. This 175-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Anne Frank House and Leidseplein are also nearby.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

The 175 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.


Property features

Guests of Best Western Plus Hotel Blue Square enjoy free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a computer station. Self parking is available for EUR 15 per day. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Comfort Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Single Bed, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Comfort Room, 3 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Best Western Plus Hotel Blue Square

Everyone (3) Couples (3) Business (1) Family (2) Other (2)
1

brainwashed thai staff member.

Everyone

Most of the staff were very nice and pleasant. There was one lady from the philopines who spoke a long time with me. very nice. A gentleman at night went out of hes way to get a coke for me late at night when i had work to do needed the caffine. A strange things is I flew in from Thailand , my fav country. I recognized the features, and guessed right that one lady there was Thai. I tried to speak a little Thai with her, i lived there many years. I was excited about the chance to speak with her at least a little. I did ask her to eat with me before she started work but there were to HUGE workers who threatened to Eat Her with the looks in their eyes. Must be against company policy for a worker to interact with a guest and she was esceptionally beautiful. But I was leaving soon and just wanted to talk about thailand with her. I think there is a 'thai pimp' like person controlling her or maybe they want to pay her a smaller rate and have her work the way mexicans are treated in the USA.... I don't know but she seemed worried about getting in trouble i din't Need to meet with outside her work however she seemed worried and I hope the hotel isnt treating her badly. One of the staff did try to sell her to me and I told him that was disgusting the called it a bar fine. She was very professional but I think should have some freedome, she would say she's too busy and walk away , crazy behavior I hope upper staff isnt abuising her.

By , from hell on May 24, 2017

3

the good, the bad and the ugly

Everyone

The Good: comfortable room, restaurant on sight, moderate rate, close to public transportation, airport shuttle access, generous buffet for breakfast at reasonable price. The Bad: The hotel is quite far from the town center. In-room coffee is two packets of instant coffee, no free coffee service in the lobby (which I would have expected at a Best Western), extra charge for breakfast if not booked the day before. Had some problems with one elevator and with the room key cards that suggest maintenance needs. The Ugly: The entrance to the hotel is a real turn off- cigarette buts all over and unclean front steps on the outside. Our room was a non-smoking room on the second floor. Its windows opened to a grassy balcony ledge which was also littered with cigarette buts and some trash. Not a good sight to see. These areas need to be cleaned up.

By , from Anchorage AK on May 8, 2017

4

good quality, comfortable

Everyone

Hotel is in a residential neighborhood, a 20 or so minute tram ride to downtown Amsterdam; we liked the feeling of staying in a real neighborhood. Room was clean and comfortable, with the only caveat being that we were cold at night and hotel staff were unable to provide an extra blanket until the 3rd night out of our 4-night stay. Aside from the difficulties of getting a blanket, staff were pretty helpful. The lobby could be nicer and there is not much in the way of common areas outside of the room, and there are some signs of wear and tear on the facilities. On the plus side, there are two computers and a printer in the lobby that guests can use for free. Bikes are available for rental.

By on Apr 14, 2017

3

nice stay

Couples

The front desk staff was rude, but they eventually were very accommodating.

By on Oct 30, 2014

3

convenient, fine.

Couples

I had a delayed flight and was not able to check in until 9am, instead of late the night before. I lady was very rude on the phone and would not accommodate me. I went to the hotel anyway, and luckily the manager was willing to help me out. Due to the rudeness, I will not stay here again.

By on Oct 29, 2014

3

clean, nice wifi

Families

I think this is a clean hotel. It is easy to get to tran station to get to downtown Dam Square.

By on Nov 1, 2012

1

noisy and not worth the price

Singles

I booked this hotel because I'm on a budget and I figured, even though other reviews were on the negative side, I would be fine. I didn't want a fancy hotel or exceptional service. All I wanted was a place to sleep for a few hours between my trips around Amsterdam. Instead, I was in a room that was close to both the elevators and a heavy hallway door. I spent the entire night hearing the elevator move between the floors (not just the occasional ding- every movement!# and the slam of the hall door every time anyone walked in the hall. I was lucky to get three hours of relative peace. I also have a giant bruise #small canteloupe sized# on my leg because the hand rail for getting in and out of the tub was in a bad location and I slipped. I was lucky it wasn't worse #I was also sober, FWIW). Also, I'm only 5'2", so it may not be an issue for many people, but the tub's rim was above my knee so I wouldn't recommend this hotel for the short and less flexible.

By on Sep 9, 2012

4

best western hotel- blue square

Couples

Hotel allowed us to have a room early!!! We were exhausted from a long trip over night. They gave us a beautiful room with a wonderful view. They had a great breakfast buffet for a reasonable price every day. The staff were pleasant and knowlegable.Well worth the money.

By on May 20, 2012

4

good hotel, worse location

Families

This is very good hotel, clean room, good breakfast. But ... be carefully which room you get. We stay on ground floor and next window was about one meter. And I think that price of parking 15€ is so lot. We had a perfect trip.

By on Nov 24, 2011

4

its a decent hotel

Singles

They need to get their billing system right. I had prepaid and they told me I had to pay for the room. They had to look it up again before finding out that their system had not been updated correctly. Keep your receipt handy always.

By on Nov 9, 2009