We had no idea what to expect on our first trip to Amsterdam. This hotel turned out to be perfect for us and our standards are high. Breakfast is perfect. Location is perfect especially if you want to stay outside the area of Central Amsterdam. The tram (very quiet) is just outside this hotel and it takes 15 mins right into Central Amsterdam passing the Van Gough museum and high end designer boutiques on the same line, as well as lovely views of canals and pretty houses. We love Amsterdam and me and my husband highly recommend this hotel. Oh, I forgot to mention, the airport Schipol is not far away.
"Good place to stay but...."
The Best Western Couture is a new, nice and spacious hotel but it's too far from the center. There is a tram near the hotel but if you come for a short visit you have to take this fact in considarstion.
What this hotel loses in terms of distance from the town centre , it makes up by excellence in hospitality We were there for 3 nights to participate in the Amsterdam Marathon. Staying slightly away from centre was both cost driven as well as noise driven. Here it was nice and peaceful and the tram stop was right outside the hotel. The tram goes to central station through the shopping areas and dam square. Very convenient . In fact at checkout we didn't tram/metro it , but rather walked 10 minutes to the leylaan train station which is one stop away from schipol airport Breakfast was good Rooms were nice and large, spotless clean and well appointed bathrooms The front desk was very helpful for travel arrangements, booking excursions, etc Well recommended
"Good hotel, rude receptionist"
The hotel was as expected for the amount we paid. However my stay there was tainted by a rude receptionist (a big blonde woman). I reserved a cake because I was celebrating my birthday weekend with my friends (by the way don't bother booking a cake with the hotel, they do not bake there and have to buy from outside). On arrival, I went to ask about the cake, but this woman was curt and unfriendly. She didn't seem to have an idea of what type of cake it would be nor did she offer any help. I let it be, but then I heard from my friends later that they also experienced the same frosty reception from her. I must say though that the other members of the front desk including the tall gentleman were super nice. We decided to avoid her and only deal with other staff who were friendly.
"nice hotel but no bar"
stayed here for the weekend it's a lovely hotel a little bit out from dam square so make sure you bring your good walking shoes, didn't try the breakfast as I taught it was a bit expensive at €15 and there is plenty of places to eat which are cheap and cheerful
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - Maestro
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM