XO Hotels Blue Tower, Amsterdam

Leeuwendalersweg 21 Amsterdam 1055 Je
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Based on 2003 Reviews

Why book With alpharooms?

  • No booking fees
  • Includes taxes and charges
  • Proudly operating for 18 years
  • 500,000+ travellers away in 2016
  • 'Best Hotel Booking Website' 2016 & 17
TTA Protection
ATOL bonded

2017 British Travel Awards Winner

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 2003 Reviews
3.5

Recommended for

  • Quiet
  • Great service
  • Family friendly
  • Good for shopping
  • Romantic

Hotel Info

Overview

Best XO Hotels Blue Tower is situated at the edge of the centre of Amsterdam. With a parking garage, together with easy accessibility both by car and public transport, it is the perfect hotel to stay to discover Amsterdam and its surroundings.

The historical centre of Amsterdam, the Congress Centre RAI, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, train station and business park Sloterdijk, Zuid - As and WTC are all within 10 minutes by car, bus, tram or train. The hotel is located next to market square and shopping centre, where you can taste the atmosphere of multicultural Amsterdam.

All guest rooms are equipped with individual air conditioning, a bathroom with bath or shower, toilet and hair dryer and have telephone with direct outside line, flat screen television, safety box, coffee and tea facilities and free Wi-Fi. The Best Western Blue Tower Hotel is a completely non-smoking hotel.

The friendly and professional staff will do their best to make your stay at the Best Western Blue Tower Hotel a pleasant one.

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 1 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Free WiFi - Public Areas
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

  • Bar / Lounge
  • Room service
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Restaurant

Services & Shops

  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Concierge desk
  • Technology support staff
  • Tour assistance
  • Luggage storage

General Info

  • No- smoking property
  • Total number of rooms 188
  • Number of floors 11
  • Photocopy machines
  • Multilingual staff
  • Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
  • Elevator/lift
  • Pets not allowed
  • Conference center
  • Eurocard
  • No rollaway beds available
  • Check-out by noon
  • Number of meeting/conference rooms 5
  • Multiple small meeting rooms
  • Television in lobby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Check-in time ends midnight
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Number of buildings/towers 1
  • Minimum check-in age 19

Parking

  • Parking nearby

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Alarm clock
  • Clock radio
  • In-room safe
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Complimentary newspaper

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Direct-dial phone
  • Pay movies
  • Phone
  • Satellite television service
  • Internet access

Rooms & Comfort

  • Wake-up calls
  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Window opens
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • City view
  • Cribs/infant beds available

Bath & Shower

  • Shower only
  • Private bathroom
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Bathtub only
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 1 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
  • Plug

Why book With alpharooms?

  • No booking fees
  • Includes taxes and charges
  • Proudly operating for 18 years
  • 500,000+ travellers away in 2016
  • 'Best Hotel Booking Website' 2016 & 17
TTA Protection
ATOL bonded

2017 British Travel Awards Winner

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 2003 Reviews
3.5

Recommended for

  • Quiet
  • Great service
  • Family friendly
  • Good for shopping
  • Romantic
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 2003 Reviews
3.5

Recommended for

  • Quiet
  • Great service
  • Family friendly
  • Good for shopping
  • Romantic

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Location

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Attractions Nearby

  • Rembrandt Park 1.04 miles
  • Foodhallen 1.23 miles
  • Ten Kate Markt 1.24 miles
  • Westergasfabriek Culture Park 1.31 miles
  • Boom Chicago 1.47 miles
  • Electric Ladyland 1.50 miles
  • Anne Frank House 1.63 miles
  • Westerkerk 1.67 miles
  • Prinsengracht 1.67 miles
  • The Movies 1.68 miles
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Resort Info

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Cheap Amsterdam Holidays

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands is a popular holiday destination known for its traditional architecture, charming cobbled streets, iconic monuments and vibrant art scene. Tourists looking for low cost holidays in Amsterdam can visit the city in winters as it has a unique charm with frozen canals, quiet attractions and there is always availability of cheap flights and hotels. But summer is ideal for Amsterdam holidays since most of the visitor’s flock to this canal-filled city to enjoy the phenomenal scenery and top attractions like museums, quirky cafés and art galleries.

Choose your accommodation in Amsterdam wisely to be within easy reach from the popular attractions without paying the high prices for food and shelter. Neighbourhoods like Jordaan, Plantage or South Amsterdam are a good pick to look for affordable Amsterdam hotels.

About Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a charming city and one of the most popular destinations in Europe, receiving more than 4.5 million tourists every year. Featuring beautiful canals and a plethora of attractions including museums, coffee shops and a host of eating and drinking opportunities that keep visitors happily busy throughout their trip. The city’s vibrant artistic heritage and night life is very popular amongst tourists, seeking a good combination of exciting and relaxed holidays. The city is good to travel throughout the year as the it doesn’t have extreme temperature and it is fairly mild in winters. Make most out of your Amsterdam holiday by discovering the city’s antique houses, lovely bridges, famous canals and of course the list of cultural events of this most planned city of northern Europe.

Where to stay in Amsterdam

Whether you’re visiting the city for a day or a month, you can find a range of accommodation in Amsterdam, including hotels, campsites, hostels and short term Amsterdam apartments. Most of the accommodation choices on offer in Dutch capital are a great mix cool, contemporary design with intimate historical charm, making them the most exciting accommodation options in Europe.

Take your pick from lavish and sleek boutique resort, short-stay apartments or from a quirkier options like houseboats, a converted tram depot and even a crane, there is every possible accommodation available that can cater to even the most seasoned travellers. Cheap hotels in Amsterdam are also available in abundance to cater visitors on a budget. If you are planning for a cheap holiday to Amsterdam, book your stay with Alpharooms, where you can find some great deals even in the peak season in the month of July and August and during Christmas and Easter time. Some affordable hotels where you can book cheap hotels in Amsterdam are Flying Pig Downtown, Generator Hostel Amsterdam, WOW, Student Hotel – Amsterdam West, Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy. Visitors seeking luxury stay experience can book the with Hotel de l’Europe, The Dylan and Waldorf Astoria, among others.

What to see in Amsterdam

Plan lovely day trips in the city and enjoy leisurely walk through the leafy gardens and get an opportunity to discover most inimitable corners of this amazing Dutch city. Don't miss a quick visit to the famous Anne Frank Museum, the National Monument, and discover the city’s history at the Rijksmuseum. Spend a day in exploring sun-dappled canals, chic bars, cosy cafes and lively markets after lots of sightseeing but you can enjoy everything at your relaxed pace. If you’re looking for budget-friendly holidays then get yourself an ‘I Amsterdam City Card’ for free attractions, discounts and free public transport. It would be easier for you to plan your Amsterdam Holidays this way. The best way to enjoy the city is to go for a bike tour, which is very popular with locals here. For shopaholics, there are many good markets to explore, especially the large street market, Albert Cuyp, featuring around 300 stalls. Apart from shopping some cool souvenir, experience the real multicultural Amsterdam in this huge market.

Popular Nightlife

Amsterdam's reputation as a city to party is well deserved owing to the host of cool dance festivals, club nights and chic pubs that are available in almost every neighbourhood. The city transforms into totally different place than in daytime. Whether you’re a party animal or a romantic, Amsterdam is a great city to have a good time as it offers the most sizzling nightlife scene in the world. Dam Square, Leidseplein, Rembrandtplein and Jordan attracts most of the visitors as these areas completely dazzles with cafes, discotheques and hippest clubs. Nightlife has long made Amsterdam holidays highly popular across the age spectrum as the clubs and clubs are filled with a different level of excitement. For an evening full of fun and a cozy intimate ambiance visit pubs and cafes like Cafe Weber Lux, BO CINQ and for music and dance head to MELKWEG.

What to eat in Amsterdam

There are many delicious Dutch delights which you must try during your visit to amazing city, Amsterdam. The Dutch food scene might not be very popular like French and Chinese cuisine but there are many tempting dishes that you can’t afford to miss. Whether you're after a quick snack while sightseeing or want to eat an afternoon pancake and a full scrumptious steak for dinner, you’ll find a variety of sophisticated and casual restaurants to satiate your taste buds.

In most of the Dutch pubs, the popular snack available in the menu are deep fried crispy meatballs, which are traditionally served with mustard dips. A variety of expensive Michelin-starred restaurants and cosy cafés are sure to grab your attention. Some cool restaurants that serves special culinary delight in an eccentric location, include an old greenhouse; Hotel de Goudfazant, Restaurant Freud, Bazar- which is an Arabic-kitsch café and Blue Pepper- an excellent Indonesian restaurant. And definitely do not miss these Dutch drinks to sample including Koffie Verkeerd, Verse Munt Thee ( fresh mint tea), Jenever and Dutch Beer, Heineken, Amstel and Grolsch a completely new style of beer.

What you need to know

Amsterdam is a fascinating and beautiful city to wander around on bikes. Rent a bike and cycle your way off the beaten path and all through the fantastic destinations, adoring the phenomenal scenery when you tour around Western Montana. We head to popular Amsterdam for bikes and boats, pancakes and play parks and culture that with origins dating back to at least the 12th century.

The city is famous for its red light areas and legalized marijuana, but if you are travelling there as a family, don’t worry as there is so much more to the city. They can enjoy canal tours, decorative bridges and over 50 museums. Families looking for cheap hotel in Amsterdam can book self-catering apartments which are budget friendly and offers you the opportunity to enjoy your stay like a local. See the city on two wheels, as bikes are most popular form of transportation here. Many hotels in Amsterdam have their own bikes which they offer on rent to the visitors or you can also rent it from private agencies. Going for any guided tour will be not only interesting but informative too.

Fast Facts About Amsterdam

  • Currency: Euro
  • Nearest Airports: Amsterdam International Airport
  • Flight time: 1 hr 10 minutes
  • Transfer time to each area: 20mins (train)
  • Official Language: Dutch
Read more about Amsterdam

Reviews

XO Hotels Blue Tower Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 2003 Reviews
3.5

Recommended for

  • Quiet
  • Great service
  • Family friendly
  • Good for shopping
  • Romantic

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1/10 Okay

26 March 2017

Would never stay at this hotel again

We arrived at the hotel to only be told our room was cancelled and didn't receive any information of a cancellation they could only give us a room for one night and we had to find a different hotel for the other 2 nights the staff were so rude when asked for a Manager we were told that there would be nothing a manager could even do for us in booked with alfarooms and there was nothing they could do we had to pay extra money for the other hotel our hoilday was ruined we came to Amsterdam from Dublin

The best thing about my stay was...

Nothing
10/10 Amazing

07 August 2016

Great hotel

Lovely staff,lovely room quiet area but still close to city centre

The best thing about my stay was...

Lovely room very clean hotel decorated lovely
10/10 Amazing

04 May 2016

Good value for money

Clean hotel, staff is very friendly. Breakfast with big choice of food. Recommend.

The best thing about my stay was...

Friendly staff
8/10 Great

12 May 2015

Blue western

Clean rooms, nice staff

The best thing about my stay was...

Quiet and clean room
8/10 Great

05 April 2015

Best Western Hotel

We had a lovely 3 night stay. There were a couple minor snags that were sorted out straight away. Our room was very clean with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Reception was very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast every morning. Our only complaint is the Breakfast Staff were not very friendly or approachable.

The best thing about my stay was...

Very comfortable beds, warm room and a very peaceful atmosphere. Very close to Supermarket and shops.
10/10 Amazing

02 April 2015

grreat place to stay

Had a fantastic stay, everything went very smooth and the service from the staff were excellent, also very helpful and imformative, i also like the fact that they allow you to keep your luggage when you have checked out and can return to collect it before leaving for the airport, looking at the map it looks far from the city centre, but actually closer and easy to get to by tram or bus, ask staff for tram passes do not buy from the train station or airport. we have had a great stay at this hotel and are planning to return very soon and i look forward to another pleasant stay, see you soon :D

The best thing about my stay was...

everything really could not fault it
8/10 Great

14 January 2015

great place

Couldnt of asked for anything more great place would definetly go back

The best thing about my stay was...

great location
4/10 Average

05 January 2015

Pleasant Stay

Hotel was nice and clean the staff were very friendly and attentive. The hotel is slightly outside of the city centre so a taxi or a tram is required. There is a tram stop right next to the hotel that will take you to Dam Square. The only negative was that when visiting the hotel bar they advised that they did not serve alcohol! As a base to explore the city I would definitely recommend it to friends.

The best thing about my stay was...

Free room wifi
8/10 Great

18 October 2014

Blue tower hotel review

Me and my partner had a lovey stay at the blue tower hotel. When we first arrived the room we were given had a strange smell coming from the bathroom. This seemed to improve but after a day sight seeing the following day we were greeted by an awful smell to which I went straight to reception to overcome the problem. The receptionist assured me she would send somebody up to clean the shower as we could not change rooms that night. Although I was slightly annoyed they could not move us that night we were given a beautiful room the following day which we were very happy with. We decided to have breakfast on our second day in the hotel but unfortunately we were rather disappointed. There was not much of a selection especially for a hot breakfast and we felt slightly rushed.

The best thing about my stay was...

Our second room
8/10 Great

08 August 2012

Nice hotel, further out than we thought

Helpful staff Further out than we thought. Didn't want to be right in centre as we were travelling with kids but took about 20 mins to travel in by tram. Good choice for breakfast Didn't use restaurant for anything else. Could be noisy as it's right next to a motorway. We faced the other way over some buildings with air con units on the roof which were noisy but would be ok if our windows were shut (we went in summer)

The best thing about my stay was...

Breakfast

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