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“Fun idea” 3 of 5 stars
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Oosterdokskade 2-4 1011 Ae ., Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #222 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Australia
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“Fun idea”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here as part of our TopDeck tour. Our room was on the bottom level which meant the water was just below our window level. Our room was small with a tiny bathroom which was clean but outdated and a bit mouldy. Breakfast was good. The botel was only a short ferry ride to the station. Fun idea for a short stay.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Stayed here for a long weekend, just a 5 min walk from the station, the hotel is clean the rooms are clean and the staff are very good and helpful. the breakfast in the morning was good and everything was fresh would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great fun place to stay - the whole experience of getting here from the Central Railway Station is just very different from the usual taxi ride - You get on a boat to get to the Botel !
Rooms are very basic but clean and comfortable
Staff are always friendly and helpful
Breakfast is good and there is also small bar which is open until 12.45am
Just 1 thing though - if you miss the last ferry to the Botel you have to take another ferry which takes you to a bus stop and there you will wait for the Minibus from the Botel to collect you. Be warned that the minibus can only take so many so if you are at the back of the queue then you will have to wait until it returns for you.
Definitely recommend to travellers as a 1st time hotel to stay in Amsterdam

Room Tip: it is in a quiet part of town so nightly noise is not a problem
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

114 Euros for 3 nights. Small rooms, fairly comfortable, OK bar and a nice outside deck.

Breakfast is basic and busy later in the morning, so tables are piled with finished dishes. The ferry ride back and forth to Centraal Station adds a good hour onto your travel into town, once you include waiting times, and the ferry doesn't run after midnight so you have to get an expensive taxi, or an alternative ferry and a shuttle bus, which takes ages.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Just got back from another 2 night stay (14th -16th July) at this well to do boat.If ya after a clean room,helpful Cherie staff great location this is the place to stay at a reasonable price ,it has all the amenities but without the high rip off prices of a posh hotel.I use this every time JUST GREAT!

Room Tip: All rooms are the same,as far as i know,BUT,they do say that they have luxury rooms,would love to se...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We paid € 84 for 1 night in this hotel on a Thursday night and for this money you can find far beter hotels in Amsterdam. The room is very small with 2 separate beds and the smallest bathroom. My room was very dirty with even stains on the ceiling. The hotel is located in the north of Amsterdam which is fine if you need to be there but if you want to visit Amsterdam you should look for a hotel on the other side of the water

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Went here in June with three friends the hotel was lovey the rooms were clean and tidy the breakfast was great and plenty to eat the bar was good and not to expensive will go and stay hear again the hotel is ten mins away from the central train station which you get there from the free ferry

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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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 #222 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Number of rooms: 345
Also Known As:
Botel Hotel Amsterdam

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