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Amstel Botel
Ranked #168 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Basic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Botel is located across the canal from central station so the ferry is required to get into the centre. The free ferry runs every half hr and takes 15 mins and are timed to the second on a counter at the dock..Arriving at the Botel was easy and check in was fine., the rooms are very basic just a bed !! the ensuite was tiny although clean. Also, there were no extras such as toiletries or tea and coffee facilities. No hair dryer either.
The smell of air freshener greeted us, but after a while we realised why it just masked the smell of sweat. The bed was well worn to the extent where there were two impressions in the mattress but reasonably comfortable. Sheets were clean as were the duvet cover but no slip sheet between the duvet and yourself.Breakfast was okay a reasonable variety of stuff. As a bonus there was free porn on the tv all day.

This is not 3 star hotel i've stayed in better caravans in the UK.!!

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Bromley, Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed at the Amstel Botel 23rd to 26th May 2014. The rooms are small but adequate and clean. Shower was bijou!! but working ok. The breakfast was ok,shame no fresh fruit. The ferry to the town was good and ran to schedule. All in all a good location and fairly quiet. Would recommend.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The hotel was good value for money and I was impressed with the cleanliness and tidiness of the rooms. Good location to the centre of Amsterdam. The cooked breakfast was not really edible and I had to keep asking for extra cutlery etc as it was not on the table.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I stayed here as part of a group trip. With just two people in the room, space was tight! It was basic and cheap, and reasonably clean. While it is close to the city by ferry, the ferry is infrequent and quite irritating to manage if you have a bike. I visited Amsterdam during the hot Summer, and the room was very hot - ask for a fan at reception. Not a bad option for the budget-conscious, but not great either!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Good price but thats about it. Its 10 mins away on ferry from the station. But the ferry is once in 30 mins. Cleanliness and basic stuff is ok but staff courtesy is not great. Kitchen staff for breakfast were rude to us.....every morning. I'm not going back.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

i have just returned from 3 nights here. Our twin room was perfectly big enough though the shower room was tight- like on a boat. Plenty of hot water for showers, very clean and the linen was changed every day. After reading reviews I took soap, shampoo and hairdryer with me. Safe and WiFi worked well. Rather hot at night but we were there in a minor heatwave, but overall slept well in a comfortable bed. Staff mostly friendly and eventually we managed to arrange an early breakfast as we had an early flight home. The ferry to the station is fast, frequent and free. Highly recommended budget accommodation in a pretty expensive city

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

For a cheap place to stay it is fantastic. Rooms are basic. There was three of us in our room and there were bunk-beds in ours. It was a fun experience! The breakfast is continental and there is a good choice. You will feel like you are rocking for days afterwards but that is all part of the fun! The Botel is clean, and comfortable. The only downside is the location isn't central, although ferries do run every 15 minutes to take you into Amsterdam square. The bathroom is a bit of a squeeze, but for a place to rest you're head and refuel with a good breakfast I would recommend. Plus the location of the botel is lovely and we took some fantastic photographs around there. Perfect if there is a large group of you.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Amstel Botel
Address: 3 MT Ondinaweg | NDSM-Pier 3, 1033 RG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Amstel Botel 3*
Number of rooms: 175
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Amstel Botel is Amsterdam's floating hotel. Stay in our hotel with unique design in appearance. We are located in the center of Amsterdam just 3 minutes walk from the Central Railway Station and 18 minutes ride from Amsterdam Airport, which offers a splendid opportunity to discover Amsterdam's history, culture and beauty. The Amstel Botel has 175 rooms, smoking and non-smoking rooms available, all with toilet/shower, hot/cold water, safe, AM/FM clock radio, writing desk, telephone. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Amstel Botel Hotel Amsterdam
Amstel Botel Alkmaar
Amstel Botel Hotel Alkmaar
Botel Amsterdam

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