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“Good location, clean room but needs renovation”
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Hotel Blyss
Ranked #336 of 375 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Polite, friendly and informative staff - The Service Desk is operated 24 hours a day.
Comfortable and clean beds - rooms are cleaned daily with fresh bedding and towels
Clean bathroom
Cycle Rental available - Cyclists in Amsterdam are well catered for with special cycle lanes everywhere.
Good location: Close to the Vondelpark, and 10 minutes walk to the Stedelijk, Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museums. There are also restaurants within walking distance. The Hotel is easy to get to via tram. See below.

It looks like it has been some time since the hotel was last renovated. The walls could do with being repainted or wallpapered again.
Staircases are quite steep - there is a lift/elevator but it doesn't access the 3rd floor. Also on the 2nd floor there are still some stairs to negotiate so wheelchair users or people with other mobility issues may find it difficult. Check with the hotel first before booking to make sure they can get you a suitable room.
In warm weather you may need to open the window and since it's near two main roads, the Overtoom and the Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat there is considerable noise from the traffic and trams. This is probably true of most hotels in Amsterdam as it's a busy city with a thriving night life so not the fault of the hotel.

Overall, shop around for a good price before booking, one booking site quoted me £315 for 3 nights, where another one quoted £235 for the same period. If you can get the room cheap enough then it's good value, but don't pay over the odds.

Getting to Hotel Blyss:
Taxis are apparently very expensive in Amsterdam, so use trains and trams.
- From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport get a train into Amsterdam Centraal station, it takes about 20 minutes and costs €5.
- From Amsterdam Centraal get on the No. 1 Tram to Osdorp De Aker and get off at "1e Con. Huygensstraat" (Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat) tram stop. Hotel Blyss is 5 minutes walk from this stop and this line runs right through the centre of Amsterdam so it's good to use when going out for the evening.
- The No 2 Tram to Nieuw Stoten for the most part runs in the same direction from Centraal Station but diverts off towards the Rijksmuseum, so you'll have to get off at Leidseplein opposite the Marriot, then it's 10 minutes walk along Vondelstraat to the hotel crossing the Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat, a very busy road which you'll need to walk along to use the pedestrian crossing to get across safely.
In Centraal station you can buy a disposable GVB chip card for €7.50 which are valid for 24 hours. You can also buy cards which are valid for 1 hour and cost less, but this might work out more expensive if you want to visit many places. You can also buy a GVB card on the trams from a conductor who sits in a booth toward the rear of the tram.

Room Tip: Steep staircases and no access to 3rd floor via the lift might make it difficult for wheelchair user...
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

We went for a 3 day 4 night trip to Amsterdam . Hotel location is great, walking distance to all the museums and things you want to enjoy and see un Amsterdam. Really liked the architect of the hotel and the service was great! Has a really good time talking to Nick ( Raunaq). Hopefully we will visit again!

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Hotel was clean, beds were comfortable. The windows in our room had seen better days (sash windows that wouldn't stay open).
There were no tea or coffee making facilities in the rooms and no safe, but we weren't really that bothered. The shower in my brother's room didn't work properly.
There was a flat screen, wall mounted television in our room. The view from the window was actually lovely though, overlooking the courtyard garden.

We had to wait in the lobby a long time for our rooms to be ready which was a pain at the time as we were all exhausted (we weren't the only travellers waiting), but the staff were very pleasant and did apologise.
The day we checked out there was a huge water leak so looks like we got out in time!

The hotel was good for what we wanted, a little tired and in need of some love but like I said before, the beds were large and comfy and that's all we needed.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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1  Thank CaptainKsays
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I was to stay at this hotel in May, however, one of my travel companions very suddenly and tragically passed away a month and a half before the trip- I had to cancel. The hotel refused to refund the almost $700 they charged the day I made the reservation (despite telling me I'd pay that amount at check in at the hotel in May) and wouldn't negotiate a lesser charge. I do not recommend this business to others.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
Thank Teresa S
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Hotel Blyss is closer to a 2-star hotel than 3-star based on overall level of comfort, amenities, and service. Everything is very basic (e.g. only hand soap in the bathroom, no safety deposit box, etc.) and the service is fine but generally only one person at the front desk so sometimes there is a wait, sometimes you have to get your own luggage, etc. It's in a great location but for me, that didn't make up for the lack of comfort for the price.

Specific to my experience: First night I was put in a single room in the basement which was awful. The bed was extremely uncomfortable, the room was small and dark and did not seem clean (there was a spider in one corner). I asked the next morning to change rooms and to their credit, they accommodated me to a single room on the first floor which was much better.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms in the basement!
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Thank NSNS18
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Additional Information about Hotel Blyss

Address: Vondelstraat 74-78, 1054 GN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #336 of 375 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: €45 - €183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Blyss 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel BLYSS in the centre of Amsterdam on a quiet street near Leidseplein and Vondel Park is known for its location, outstanding service, very friendely and pleasent staff. The hotel is surrounded by many attractions Museums Van Gogh, Stedelijk, Rijks Museum,floating Flower market, Theaters, bars, restaurants, clubs,casino, bike rent etc.etc. are within 5 minutes walking distance. RAI the exibition centre is easily accessible with in 10 minutes by tram or taxi. Vondel Park is 50 meters from the hotel and is a delight for joggers, bikers and in summer for music and theater admirers.Hotel Blyss has a cosy lobby with open fire place, study room with internet, a bar, breakfast room, a terrace and a garden to relax. Complimentary wireless internet is accessiblee all over the hotel. All 40 rooms are well equipped with facilities and most of the rooms have flat screen TVs. Blyss is a unique hotel in Amsterdam providing standard, deleuxe, suite and family rooms for 3 to 5 guests. ... more   less 
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