We booked 2 rooms for 3 nights via a comparison website and got a great deal! The Botel is great. Very clean with friendly and helpful staff, who let us book in 2 hours early for no extra charge. The breakfast is also included and had a good choice-much better than some other places in Europe I have stayed. There are decent amenities on the Botel including a bar, pinball machine, pool table, dartboard, jukebox, cigarette and vending machines and a large tv in the bar.
Our rooms were cleaned daily and fresh towels provided. The en-suite is small but perfectly adequate and clean and has a powerful shower. There was also a tv with English speaking channels your room. The Botel seemed to be fairly busy but was not noisy at all. The only (slight) downside to staying in the Botel is that it is not central. You get a small (free of charge) ferry that takes you back and forward to Centraal Station. It only takes 10-15 mins but as it is January, it was a bit wet and windy. A taxi to the Dam Square area was around €25 so not too expensive if you fancy door-to-door service. The Botel also doesn't do much in the way of food/snacks. You can have a toastie or burger but that's about it. There is a bistro/restaurant next to it called Kantine which is nice and the food was lovely but service was exceptionally slow. If you get sea sick, don't stay here as you definitely feel some movement. Overall I loved the Botel and it was certainly a novelty. I would stay here again in the warmer months but in Winter I would stay on dry land!
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- Botel Hotel Amsterdam