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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2013

The rooms are VERY basic. You can barely move in the shower and its like a hose, really bad water temp as well (just went between hot and cold every few seconds). Staff were friendly enough. It could be hard to find if you dont know exactly where to go (have to get a ferry from behind central station -...

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Skipton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2013

We went with a group of people in 2012 and i thought for the price for the botel was good value for money. It is very basic but what do you expect for the price? the rooms are clean and heated. The boat does rock but after a day you get used to it.

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2013

Had a night mare finding the place but once your here well worth it, very clean room beds ok maybe a bit basic but I didn't come here for the hotel I came to see Amsterdam, they have bike hire as well as a water taxi so didn't see much of the Botel anyway. Free parking was a bonus. Breakfast...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2013 via mobile

Very enjoyable stay at the Amstel Botel! This floating hotel is located next to the NDSM shipyard with views over the IJ river. Lovely warm, clean rooms and bedding. Tv and small bathroom with shower. Friendly and helpful service on arrival, good English/Continental breakfast and reasonably priced though a special discount voucher we booked the holiday through. Great location with...

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Reviewed 26 February 2013 via mobile

Having been given the choice of the Botel or upgrading to hotel, we chose Botel as something different. Very old fashioned i.e. formica units and showeroom tiny and dated but really clean and comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful. Free water taxi bedside Botel to Central Station every 15-30 minutes. We loved it and will def stay there again. If...

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Stayed here for two nights in October 2012 with my partner. Rooms are VERY basic, really run down and in need of a refurbish desperatly. Bathroom is tiny and impossible to move around. It was cold whilst we were there but rooms had decent radiators so managed to keep warm. Rocking of the boat wasn't a massive issue, we got...

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UK
Reviewed 24 February 2013

We stayed in the Botel for four nights from the 19th February 2013 and found it to be one of the cheapest deals around at that time. Our room was small and basic but the bed was comfortable and clean, the room was cleaned each day and fresh towels provided. The bathroom was extremely small but workable and the shower...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2013

Me and my boyfriend stayed there because we got a cheap deal online. We stayed for 2 nights. It is extremely easy to get from the botel into the Amsterdam central station, there is are boats departing every 20 minutes. Our room was small, basic, had a tiny bathroom, but that's exactly what we needed because we are not very...

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Padstow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2013 via mobile

This was one of the cheapest places i could find in August and near to the city of Amsterdam. Not greatly impressed. GOOD POINTS... Loads of free parking close by. Free ferry to Amsterdam city centre train station which is across the river from the Botel. Good food in the tall ship behind the botel (The Pollux) and not bad...

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Tilburg
Reviewed 21 January 2013

The botel was not very well maintained so it appeared old and crammed. Everything was very small but that's something to expect when you sleap on a boat. The location was beautiful with a nice view over water. I would not recommand breakfast at the café in the same harbour as the hotel: very expensive. You're better of eating in...

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Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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Additional Information about Botel

Address: Oosterdokskade 2-4 1011 Ae ., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum
Number of rooms: 345
Also Known As:
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“If you are a couple confirm it with them so you aren't allocated a twin room”
 of 5 bubbles veronicamaria1, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“A 'standard' room means you'll get what you're given, regardless of what you've booked.”
 of 5 bubbles Deanne_Fay, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“avoid rooms above the bar as the percussion noise vibrates in the rooms till 1 am!”
 of 5 bubbles Z9359CQjoew, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Do not choose this hotel at all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles sunshinehappysmile, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor and sea view was perfect, we also had an end room, therefore only one neighbour although the walls seemed quite soundproof.”
 of 5 bubbles carolew769, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
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