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“Enjoyed our stay. Good value for money” 4 of 5 stars
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Oosterdokskade 2-4 1011 Ae ., Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #215 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
Stafford, United Kingdom
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“Enjoyed our stay. Good value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Stayed a week and found the Botel to be clean,convenient and met our needs for a competitively priced hotel convenient for the city centre. No complaints.
Free ten minute ferry to Central station every half hour.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Overall good value but inability/unwillingness to deal with what should have been a minor problem let it down considerably.

Hotel and rooms were generally clean and tidy, breakfast basic but adequate and location beside ferry to Centraal Station made it almost as convenient as a City centre hotel.

Would have been very satisfied but on arrival discovered that the shower wasn't working properly. Reported it to reception every day we were there and was assured would be looked at but they never did, meaning we couldn't have a proper shower.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We booked this hotel as part of a package with easy jet, after arriving at schipol and taking the train to Amsterdam central it is a 15 ferry ride to where the boat is berthed. Check in was fast and efficient, and the room ( although small ) was clean and the bed was very comfortable.The rooms are cleaned daily and the bed's remade. Breakfast was buffet style with plenty of hot and cold choices. The staff are friendly and are a great font of knowledge when it comes exploring the city. If you want a 5 star hotel then this is not for you, however if you want a base to explore the city that is clean and inexpensive then this should tick all the boxes.I will definatly book this hotel on my next visit to Amsterdm.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Booking this over the internet was easy as 1,2 3. and getting there by public transport was as equally easy. A short walk from the main station and harboured in the main harbour this is a 'different' motel to say the least.
The beds were great, the sheets clean and pressed and the room an ok size for a short visit. the TV was comprehensive and the service good.
The price was on the high side I thought, but given it's location and easy of access to all the main areas, worth it.
There was some noise at night from other guests reurning but it didn't last all night so that was ok.
I'd go again

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We had a lovely stay on the Botel, staff were very friendly and the breakfast had plenty of choice on offer. The room wasn't very large but for us this was not a problem as we went to explore Amsterdam not spend our time in the room. Shower was powerful with plenty of hot water. We were on 4th floor with lovely view so cannot complain at all. We would recommend a meal on the pollux boat lovely meal and very nice people with good service and wasn't expensive. We will be going back later in year and will definitely be booking the Botel. The money we paid for 5 nights on the boat we felt was very good value.

Room Tip: We were on 4th floor had nice view.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My first hotel I stayed in was the Botel which was anchored at the NDSM pier. It surprisingly moved about more than I thought it would. On one occasion I was having a shower and the towels were horizontal! The botel wasn't as glamorous as I thought it would be and the rooms were rather small, but overall I enjoyed my stay on it.

I suppose the only downside is that you have/had to catch a ferry from centraal to get to it. If you fancy a late night, you have to get a different ferry and wait for a minibus to pick you up.

Wouldn't stay on the botel again but glad I have had "the experience"

Room Tip: I suppose a higher floor would be better than the ground floor rooms...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

On arrival I felt dismay at being so far out of the centre and having to catch a ferry running each half hour.The room smelt a little of old socks,but hey.
The Botel is situated amongst the old industrial units of the shipyard.The area is being slowly regenerated and in a few years may be the Camden Lock of North Amsterdam.
There are old boats,an old sub and other interesting things dotted around the quay.
There are two bars nearby,Plleke and Northern Lights.Both serve food and a great selection of beers.Both have awesome sound systems and play good music.
The area looks desolate at first but is a fascinating mix of installation artworks made from reclaimed industrial waste,with huge cranes looming in the background.
It is just sooooo cool.
So yes,I would go again.I would probably recommend early summer.

Room Tip: Upper decks have better views.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Oosterdokskade 2-4 1011 Ae ., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
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Ranked #215 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
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