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Botel
Ranked #221 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

My husband and i stayed here as part of a tour group for 2 nights in September.
The room was clean although a little small but i think thats fairly normal for Amsterdam. The bathroom was tiny and when we had a shower there was water all over the bathroom floor.
Bed was comfy though and breakfast was nice. There is also free wifi!
It is a bit out of town however the ferries come pretty regularly which makes it really easy to get around.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Situated across the Amstel river, moored in a dock, the boat rocks gently in the water, which is a bit nauseating if you've drink taken. Cheap prices, warm and an excellent buffet breakfast. My only complaint is that the beds are not very comfortable. But if a cheap place to rest your head is what you're looking for, you should consider the Botel. Transport to the city centre is by free public ferry-boat, which departs every 30 minutes from the jetty beside the Botel.

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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We have stayed here 3 times now. Good value for money. Basic but clean & nice location. When u get off the train u just go to the back door of the station & hop on the free ferry for a few mins. The ferry back & forth was one of the highlights. Only a few mins & u were back in the city centre. It was quite quirky on the Botel. Staff were great. Take plenty bread as the swans swim by your window every day. It's a wee gem. Glad we found it. Wouldn't stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: Ask for a canal view.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Never had a submarine parked outside my bedroom window before, it is a whole new experience. The hotel is good value and somewhere I would stay again for a weekend as we did on this occasion. The bathroom is a bit small and I don't think I would like to stay for a long time. Great service on the ferry into town which was ALWAYS on time. Very enjoyable weekend!

Room Tip: Pick room away from the centre of the boat
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights and found The Botel very good value for money! Although it isn't exactly in the centre of Amsterdam it is very easy to get to the centre of the city. It is berthed right next to the free ferry which takes you over the river to right next to the railway stAtion and the centre of the city within 10 minutes - it adds to the adventure of the place.

The rooms and bathrooms are quite small but they are clean and are ok for a couple and we were never disturbed by any noise. Breakfast was included within the price of our stay and although there wasn't an awful lot of choice the food on th buffet tasted very nice.

The Botel wasn't by any means 5star hotel it was unique and had a certain charm about it. It wasn't fancy but for the price it was a great place to stay and I would gladly return.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Stayed here for a weekend in august. The botel is a fun place to stay you catch a ferry from right outside the train station which is free. The room is clean and tidy and as you would expect the bathroom is compact like on most boats we have been on. For a weekend break this hotel is ideal.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank sarjane41
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Amsterdam can be pricey for a tiny room in the centre.

Here the Botel gives good value, larger than average rooms. Clean,, Friendly .... and different !

Breakfast is simple - packed - a bit cramped ... but enough !
Transport is free to town with the ferry or shuttle bus + ferry.
Toilets & bathrooms .... well tiny is the word ... but good hot water in the shower !
Bed is good & comfortable. Closet ... small.
So all in all - good fun & value for a few day stay.

Room Tip: end of a corridor might be quieter
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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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 #221 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Number of rooms: 345
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