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Amstel Botel
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

This is without doubt the worse place I have ever had the misfortune to stay in !!! It was like stepping aboard a prison ship. The rooms were like something out of a mental asylum. The decor was awful. Bland to the point of no return ! The pitiful bathroom...( if you can actually categorise it as one ) was so diabolical that it was probably more hygenic to go without a shower rather than to step onto the filthy shower tray and turn on the trickling drip of the cold shower whilst desperately trying to avoid skin contact with the mould ridden shower curtain ! I can only assume that anyone who has rated this place 2 stars or more, clearly spent a huge amount of time on their trip in one of the cafes and was therefore in no fit state to notice and therefore give any kind of factual review !!!

Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
10  Thank jarna482
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

I picked this hotel as a holiday's package. I thought it would be near the city center, but totally wrong. You need to get a ferry which is free, good point, but you depend on the timetable during your hole trip. It takes easily 30 min to get near the center and it is impossible to go back to the hotel for a rest. If you leave it, make sure you will not need to come back until the end of your day.

The hotel simply has no personality. If what you are looking for is the little extra touches, here you will find nothing like that. They let you leave your bags upon arrival, which is a nice touch. But there is a lot of minus. The hotel restaurant only opens for breakfast and around the boat there is nothing else but a bar(not very cheap). Internet cost a fortune (which I never understood since the other restaurant has it free). When we checked in to our room the duvet cover was inside out and the bin dirty. I though during the stay someone would fix it, but never happened. The worst was the boat moving all the time. I ended up feeling seasick during the hole trip. If you are a little bit sensible, do not recommend the experience.

Room Tip: the higher the better as you can hear sometimes the boat sqeezing with the dock.
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank JosePLP
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

Perhaps the nearest hotel to Amsterdam Centraal, where trains from airport arrive. It was very romantic to live on a boat and to feed seagulls in the morning. The room was a bit small but clean. We stayed here in October and it was very cold in the city - but in the hotel there was not cold at all. Breakfast was good. Wi-fi speed is low(((. And a staff on reception is not very qualified - they withdrawed money from my card twice!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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2  Thank Roman P
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Reviewed December 19, 2011

Stayed on the Botel for only one night, which was fine for a fly by over night. However, the room stunk of cigarettes. I literally had to breath through my mouth until I fell asleep and I'm truly not fussy and make the best out of any situation. Which I did at the Botel, so it wasn't terrible. The people were nice, but breathing clean air is definitely up there on my list of must haves.

Room Tip: Ask for a non smoking room, not on the bottom floor .
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank lisa a
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Reviewed November 22, 2011

The Botel is ok although the breakfast is not very good. You should not however expect the rooms or the experience to be in any way romantic. Also the botel is a bit outside of city centre which was ok for us but you should take it into consideration before booking. Although we were not really dissatisfied with anything in particular the botel does not offer great value for money.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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