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Vita Nova

Oosterdok T O 4, 1011 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #138 of 321 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're after a luxurious stay in a hotel then perhaps this isn't for you - some other reviewers seem surprised at the smaller rooms and shared bathrooms but the facilities on Vita Nova more than served their purpose and its location is excellent. The two-bed room was clean and comfortable and was well-lit by a window which overlooked a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic budget place to stay!! Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a cheap place to stay in Amsterdam. It is not the Ritz so don't go there expecting luxury, but if you're a down to earth and a relaxed person then this boat is great! Rooms aren't big but the space has been used extremely well! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved vita Nova, wasn't expecting much as the price was so cheap but it was great! A bit of a novelty for us staying on a boat in bunk beds. In the room there was a bunk bed and a mirror and I think that was it! There was a toilet and 2 showers at one end of the... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall was a good experience. Is a ship so don't expect big rooms and bathrooms. For the money I paid I wouldn't complain about anything it was an overall pleasant experience. The breakfast is included and it had some variety of choices.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We stayed on the Vita Nova for two nights. The lady who took our booking was rather abrupt, unwelcoming and unapproachable that when I had the following issues I was too scared to bring them to her attention. She never offered us towels, we found out on the last day from another guest that that they where available and we... More 

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southport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Vita Nova was a great experience and made a nice change from an Amsterdam guest house,Monica the house manager was a first class host,being a local new the city and would give you knowledge of the best places to visit.The boat was very clean and tidy the cabins are not as small as everyone makes out,the dutch buffet breakfast... More 

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Lafayette, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have read back over the reviews and I must say that they feel disingenuous. My wife and I stayed in a fantastically intimate cabin built for 2 and were served breakfast every morning by woman who has made this "Botel" her life! Eggs, cheeses, ham, breads, hot Pannekoeken, coffee, tea, cereals... given the hostel priced private cabin we were... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I had a decent stay here, most of the issues I had were mostly due to the fact it is a boat which they can't really change, but the whole thing was just kind of a weird experience. The location was OK, it was a bit of a walk from the train station especially with luggage but it was manageable.... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Firstly, it is a great experience to sleep on a boat in the Amsterdam harbour. Secondly, the owner was friendly and helpful. However, the rooms, as well as the showers, are VERY small, so I definitely won't recommend it if you don't like tight spaces, for more than two nights or if you intend to spend much time in the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Impossible to put down the heat, wifi isn't working, shower very small and not clean ( associate with the bathroom ) , yes it s close to center and yes it s cheap but the rest is isn't that costy... My room wasn't clean and humid from the walls. I understand what s the point of offering this kind ,... More 

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