We spent 2 nights on this re-furbished riverboat using all 3 bedrooms for 5 adults. It was comfortable, but there was not much of a common area. Seating was huge floor cushions outside the doors of our individual rooms. I would have liked a chair or sofa somewhere, but it wouldn't have matched the "theme." Tea and cookies were awaiting us on arrival, which was a nice touch because we were tired from flying and lugging suitcases from the Central Station. Online it says a "10 minute walk" from the train but that must be with a backpack. We had wheeled suitcases, for the cruise we were joining, and the cobbled streets and road repairs made the walk a challenge. On arrival at the boat, it is necessary to carry the luggage across the deck of another boat (there are several moored together) and then down a ship's ladder in the hold to reach the 3 bedroom/ 2 bath area. Online it says "steep stairs" but it is actually a ladder. The owner was most helpful in getting us and our luggage aboard. Each room is decorated in a different country's motiff as you will see on the website. My daughter used the term funky to describe the decor. All except the single room with a bed with head and foot boards, we had beds that were built-in and you had to crawl in from the bottom. They were comfortable once you got in. We had red sheets and towels in our room. The whole interior was colorful, but not garish. The two bathrooms each had a nice shower which made it easy for the 5 of us to share facilities. There was no television or radio in our area of the ship. The breakfast was wonderful with fresh fruit, yogurts, breads and jam, meats and cheeses and great coffee in the kitchen in the owner's part of the ship. On our last day, we needed to leave early for the airport and take away bags were packed for us. Excellent service. As for value for the money, the 5 of us could have had 3 rooms in a hotel for less, but it was an interesting experience. I would not want to try it in winter with icy sidewalks or ship decks. Speaking of ice, there wasn't any, even in the owner's area. No microwave either.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- B&B Le Maroxidien - Welcome aboard my organic B&B! Amsterdam - In an absolutely unique setting, nearby Central Station, my B&B LE MAROXIDIEN wil provide you an unforgettable stay: Not only the location and the interior, but also the service will enchant and inspire you. The rooms have a very tasteful interior in India, Mexico and Morocco style. They are small but fine and have double beds. Next to the rooms there is a Moroccan-style corner where the guests can have tea and coffee. There are pretty common bathrooms with shower and toilet. In the morning a divine organic breakfast will be served in the dining room. ... more less