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Amstel Botel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3 MT Ondinaweg | NDSM-Pier 3, 1033 RG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #177 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a basic hotel instresting that it is a ship though. You get what you pay for, as it has all the basics plus a bar and complimentary breakfast. Only problem is that it is a little way from the centre but it your willing to use the free ferry it shouldnt be a problem.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at the Botel twice this Summer. Its a unique experience, I've never had a room in a boat before. Its also convenient, the ferry service makes it easy to get back and forth to Amsterdam Centraal, but it does take some time. For me it was nice to get away, but you should consider this when making your... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We knew the botel was across the other side of the river at NDSM dock so were able to find it easily, using the train and ferry from the airport. Ferry was always busy but free and runs every 15 minutes at peak times. Efficient check in but the room was very basic, like being back in the 70s. Tiny... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good points: The hotel is in a great location with easy access via a free ferry into town and into centraal station. The staff are friendly and the rooms are clean. There are a few bars around the hotel for guests to have food drinks. Points to note: The rooms are small and cosy The walls are thin and therefore... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There nothing special about this Botel - clean, basic and cheap, I enjoyed the fact it was my first time staying on a Botel. Trying to find the Botel for the first time was somewhat difficult as the instructions on their website are basic. A free ferry service will take you there every 20-30 mins, only a 10 minute ride.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The barman at the botel sits watching football on tv when the bar is busy,, his next priority is texting his friends,, his last priority is serving beer.. you will not find him behind the bar,, the night porter closed the lounge and bar at 1.00am at half time during the England v italy game when it was full of... More

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

from Amsterdam central a ferry to botel then3 mins walk Room and bed was very clean and,comfortable, working radiator,shower excellent breakfast was sufficient definitely will be using it in the future

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had an average experience with this hotel in Amsterdam. As everybody knows, it's located on the other side of the river and to reach this hotel you need to get a ferry (free of charge) from the central station. To be honest, I normally don't mind using public transport to reach city centers when I am on holidays but... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed at the Botel between 30th May & 3rd June. On arrival the staff were friendly & although our room wasn't ready we could store our luggage there & explore Amsterdam. The room was basic & a little dusty but other than that it was ok & the bathroom was clean. They also provided a travel cot for our... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Botel is located across the canal from central station so the ferry is required to get into the centre. The free ferry runs every half hr and takes 15 mins and are timed to the second on a counter at the dock..Arriving at the Botel was easy and check in was fine., the rooms are very basic just a... More

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Address: 3 MT Ondinaweg | NDSM-Pier 3, 1033 RG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Amstel Botel 3*
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Also Known As:
Amstel Botel Hotel Amsterdam
Amstel Botel Alkmaar
Amstel Botel Hotel Alkmaar
Botel Amsterdam

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The Amstel Botel is Amsterdam's floating hotel. Stay in our hotel with unique design in appearance. We are located in the center of Amsterdam just 3 minutes walk from the Central Railway Station and 18 minutes ride from Amsterdam Airport, which offers a splendid opportunity to discover Amsterdam's history, culture and beauty. The Amstel Botel has 175 rooms, smoking and non-smoking rooms available, all with toilet/shower, hot/cold water, safe, AM/FM clock radio, writing desk, telephone. ... more   less 
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