Botel
Botel
Botel
Botel
Botel
Botel
Botel
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7.6

Very good
/10
(389 reviews)See what guests said
Highly rated by guests – 85% would recommend
Housekeeping16
Breakfast10
View3
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8.0

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 780 meters from city center
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Anne Frank House 2.9 km
Dam Square 3.1 km
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam 3.1 km
Red Light District 3.1 km
The Jordaan 3.4 km
ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo 4.1 km
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam 4.5 km
Van Gogh Museum 4.7 km
Heineken Experience 4.8 km
Vondelpark 5.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Nieuw Dakota Art Gallery 180 m
NDSM Shipyard 400 m
IJ-hallen Flea Market 410 m
Botendepot 710 m
Shopping Tours by Lora Demode - Tour 840 m
Theater Amsterdam 870 m
Neef Louis Design 1.2 km
Huisartsenpraktijk Buiksloterham 1.2 km
Apotheek Amsterdam 1.2 km
Plus de Bongerd 1.2 km
Newly renovated
Free Wi-Fi

Botel

NDSM-Pier 3, Noord, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1033 RG - See map

This property is in high demand!

40 travelers have booked today.

Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Currency exchange

  • Blackout curtains

  • Bar

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Amsterdam every 4 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center7.3 km
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportAmsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
Distance to airport13.0 km

Rooms available at Botel

Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 double bed
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Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • River view
  • 2 bunk beds
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Quadruple Deluxe
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 single beds
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Loft Letter B
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Room with View
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Loft Letter L
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Loft Letter O
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Loft Letter E
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Botel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Botel?

A stay at Botel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Botel has a car park available for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease.

Is breakfast offered at Botel?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Botel.

What is the smoking policy at Botel?

Botel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What restaurants are nearby Botel?

Restaurants including Pollux Pacific, Het Veronica Zendschip and Prins Van Oranje are popular in Botel’s neighborhood which is known as Noord.

What popular shopping places are close to Botel?

Shopping options in Botel’s Noord neighborhood include Nieuw Dakota Art Gallery, IJ-hallen Flea Market and Keramiek Atelier & Galerie Marjoke de Heer.

What are popular attractions near Botel?

Guests at Botel can easily visit A'dam Lookout, NDSM Shipyard and 3D Print Canal House located in the Noord area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Botel?

Botel’s nearby natural sights include Polder IJdoorn and Uitdam located in the same Noord area.

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What people love about Botel

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "A short, free ferry ride from Central Station."

    David

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    October 1, 2018

  • 10.0

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Beautiful little area away from the city."

    Diarmaid

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    February 11, 2019

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Nice views over the harbour."

    marcia

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    December 29, 2018

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6.7/10
Value for money score
7.8/10
Location score
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Overall rating:

7.6

Very good
389 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
6.9
Location
8.0
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What travelers say they love:
The place was easy to find and has a great location.
Laia from Spain
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More about Botel

More about Botel

This hotel is a cruise ship moored at the media wharf in the former NDSM shipyard, connected to the central railway station by ferry. The Botel in Amsterdam is docked at NDSM Pier 3, a lively area with artists’ studios, funky bars, and vibrant cafés and restaurants. A free shuttle bus operates during the night when the ferry is not running. The hotel offers very clean, airy cabins with satellite TV and free in-house movies, wireless Internet access, and canal or land views. The Pollux Café serves excellent Dutch and international food, and the bar stays open until 1am.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.9

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

19 mentions

Housekeeping

13 mentions

Taxi

1 mention

View

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Game room
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
  • Valet parking

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout curtains
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Self-closing door
  • Shower
  • Towels
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
NDSM-Pier 3, Noord, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1033 RG
Very good
Location

8.0

Airports

  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
    13.0 km 30 min drive
  • Lelystad Airport (LEY)
    43.5 km

Public transportation

  • GVB
    2.3 km
  • Centraal Metro Station
    2.3 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Apotheek Amsterdam
    1.2 km

Shopping

  • Bloemenmarkt
    3.8 km

Convenience store

  • Mina AvondWinkel
    1.9 km 10 min drive

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    170 m 2 min drive
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Anne Frank House
    2.9 km
  • Dam Square
    3.1 km
  • Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
    3.1 km
  • Red Light District
    3.1 km
  • The Jordaan
    3.4 km
  • ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo
    4.1 km
  • Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
    4.5 km
  • Van Gogh Museum
    4.7 km
  • Heineken Experience
    4.8 km
  • Vondelpark
    5.0 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Nieuw Dakota Art Gallery
    180 m
  • NDSM Shipyard
    400 m
  • IJ-hallen Flea Market
    410 m
  • Botendepot
    710 m
  • Shopping Tours by Lora Demode - Tour
    840 m
  • Theater Amsterdam
    870 m
  • Neef Louis Design
    1.2 km
  • Huisartsenpraktijk Buiksloterham
    1.2 km
  • Apotheek Amsterdam
    1.2 km
  • Plus de Bongerd
    1.2 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-2 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Offsite car park is available. For further queries, please contact the property directly.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center7.3 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 EUR

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of rooms 180
  • Room voltage220
  • Most recent renovation2021

Reviews of Botel from real guests

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7.6
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Cleanliness7.8
Facilities6.9
Location8.0
Room comfort and quality6.7
Service7.8
Value for money7.8
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9.2
Exceptional
David from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Quiet and comfortable”

The Botel offers a slightly different 'hotel' experience. If coming from Central Station it is a short free ferry ride from the centre, takes about 10 minutes to get from central dock to the north dock, where the Hotel is a 5 minute walk from. The room is clean, and comfortable. It is quiet, being located outside the city. Regular check in is 3 pm, but I was able to check in earlier as a room was ready and available. Check out is 11 am. Bathroom is a little tight for space, but then again this is a cabin in a boat. It is functional and clean. I had a great 'catch up' sleep here which I really needed to re-charge the batteries. I think the Botel offers good value for money, when compared to staying in Amsterdam Central.

Reviewed March 13, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Ellynora from United Kingdom
Couple
DOUBLE STANDARD - BED AND BREAKFAST
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Fab base for a weekend in Amsterdam”

Booked the Botel to try it out for a weekend with the girls. Our room had a double bed, it was basic with a compact bathroom cubicle - but all clean. Weather was cold and wet during our stay but the radiator heated up quickly and made room feel cosy. Just what we needed to come back to after a day around the city. We were 1 level down from reception and could see the NSDM ferry come and go. Breakfast salon and bar is located on the same level as the reception area. Breakfast is a combi of continental spread ie cheese, ham, smoked salmon, salad, pate, preserves, toast and pastries, and some cooked food consisting of bacon, sausages, beans, boiled eggs. Our room was a deal that included breakfast and for that the fare offered was ok. If I had booked room only I would not have paid £12 pp for the breakfast. In that case we would have grabbed breakfast at the small cafe by the ferry pier. The Botel is basic but had everything we needed. We will come back.

Reviewed December 09, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Rebecca from United Kingdom
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Brilliant budget accommodation ”

The Botel exceeded our expectations, as we were very realistic when booking budget accommodation on a disused ferry! It was clean, comfortable and everything you need to sleep and have a bit of breakfast. That’s just it in a nutshell. You can eat dinner at the Pollux which right opposite, over the walkway and is fab. You need to get the free ferry to the heart of Amsterdam which runs every half hour and takes 10-15 minutes, we found this no bother, it literally takes you from the back of the Botel and drops you at central station, from there you can walk it, train it, tram it, whatever. We managed to see everywhere on foot and enjoyed every moment. I would stay at the Botel again.

Reviewed April 01, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Pradeep from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

Decent hotel”

For the given price (around £45 per night), I would say this was good hotel as it includes breakfast as well ! The Botel is located on the other side of backwaters from Central. There is a free ferry service which is run by GVB (Amsterdam local transport) every 30 minutes... In peak hours it runs every 15 minutes... It takes around 12 minutes to go from Central station to NDSM Werf... From that place it is just 1 min walk... The stop is right next to Botel... Please be careful to take the correct ferry as there are ferry services to other places as well (I took a wrong ferry and had to return to Central and take the correct one on first day). Breakfast is decent... The only problem is that the self-service area is too small for 100s of guests.. Often we need to wait 5-10 mins just to toast the breads! They have to consider expanding this! Staff were continously refilling the food, so that was not a problem.. Luggage storage room is right next to reception and it was locked by the staff and opened only when you had to access.. I left my luggage there on last day and had no issues.. Bed size is decent.. but the bathroom is really .. really small... considering that most of us spend few nights, it should be manageable.. Some of the staff are friendly and some of them don't even smile.. so can't really comment on this..

Reviewed May 17, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Christopher
Couple
Double Or Twin - Non Refundable - Free Wireless Internet (Fit)
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

Wish Every city had a Botel Hotel Concept”

Great Idea really quirky. Very competitive very clean accommodation in the Centre of Amsterdam Great FREE ferry to and from Botel to Amsterdam Central Station ( Travel to anywhere in Netherlands/Europe) in addition ideally situated to catch a tram, bus or taxi to get anywhere in Amsterdam. All the staff are informative & friendly from my experience. I would recommend this to any/everyone Chris from Merthyr Tydfil

Reviewed May 08, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Peter from United States
Family with young children
Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

Set the tone for a great visit”

The botel was a great choice for us. Staff were very friendly and professional. The rooms are small (and the shower is tight) but it is a ships cabin after all. They were nice and clean, safe, and reasonably quiet. Well worth it for the character (my 11 year old loved it), we slept well, and the price was fair. Breakfast is simple and good. We never waited more than 5 minutes for the ferry (a 1 minute walk from the botel), then just a few minutes to centraal; it's a nice way to get to town. The neighborhood is fun and artsy, fantastic flea market on Sunday, a few restaurants and a great little fish and chip shop around the corner from the ferry landing. Wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

Reviewed July 07, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Karina
Solo traveler
Twin
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Exceptional”

After reading some comments, I was ready for the worst stay, but Amstel Botel surprised me. The room was clean, the food was fresh and the personnel was helpful, I got everything I needed and it didn't take a lot of time. The free of charge ferry has a convenient schedule. If you go to Amsterdam not for staying in the hotel during the whole day, I would recommend it.

Reviewed April 15, 2019

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8.7
Excellent
shauna from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

good value ”

comfort, staff, value for money

Great value for money. Staff are brilliant, we requested to be moved to a double room as we mistakenly didn't request one while booking online, they done this without a problem, stayed an extra night for a great rate. Free ferry across from central station to botel which only takes a few mins and they come every 20 mins or so... shuttle bus to the botel after a certain time when the ferry stops, I thought this would be an inconvenience but it wasn't at all.

Reviewed March 06, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Neil from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

Botel Review”

Good location, short free ferry ride from rear of Central station. Basic hotel but good price and very clean and friendly. Good shower and beds. All you need for a few days in Amsterdam. Excellent public transport and bike services. No need to drive anywhere in Dam. Good continental breakfast and nice bar that serves lovely pizza’s. Nice to watch the different boats going up and down the canal. Would definatley go back to the Botel.

Reviewed February 27, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
marcia from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

As expected. ”

Nice views over the harbour. Smallish room as expected of a cabin with very small shower room. Comfortable bed. No kettle but that wasn't a problem for me. Friendly staff. Nice to have fresh crisp apples on offer at reception for free. Free ferry over from the central train station to the Botel.

Reviewed December 29, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Lorraine from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

Value fir money”

Beds so comfortable, staff really nice, we got a deal on this, although, I saw on side of boat cost from £89ppn don't think I would have paid that though. Walk way to botel very slippy with trip hazards but safe to walk on road. Also lighting quite poor and area is dark

Reviewed January 12, 2019

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8.7
Excellent
TANG from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 3 nights in September 2008

value for money”

Good breakfast, and a clean room.
Washroom a bit small.

It was a convenient stay with easy access to the city center, and will recommend for those who want a new experience on a boat hotel. You can easily take a free ferry from the jetty which is at the back of central railway station, then in about 10 minutes reach the Botel.

Reviewed October 06, 2008

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9.6
Exceptional
Michael
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Exceptional”

Am glad that I chose the Botel, it is a 12minute ferry ride (free) to Central Station but so quiet so sleep is not a problem. Breakfast was also good with cooked bacon, sausage and beans or cold continental. Yes full marks. Mick from England

Reviewed May 19, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
James
Group
Double Seaside (Non-Refundable)
Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

Good location and decent room”

The Botel is in such a good location and there is a ferry twice every hour to go to Centraal. Would book again. Free breakfast as well 😊

Reviewed May 25, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
JUNG from South Korea
Couple
Room Only Twin Seaside (Non-Refundable)
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Exceptional”

was such a unique experience to stay in botel. it was nice that they had farry to central and it runs till late.

Reviewed October 08, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Zaharrudin from Malaysia
Business traveler
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

Location ”

Great location. Peaceful. Less noise from vehicles. Free ferry ride to/from Botel to Centraal.

Reviewed August 04, 2016

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7.2
Very good
Ka from China
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Good to be on a boat, but other than that…”

we booked the discounted rate via Agoda for a double room. Yet a twin room was given. As we were tired, and it was only for a night, we didn't care much and rested. Staff was in general friendly and helpful. Although there are occasions there's nobody at the reception. Being on boat and have the slight swings was quite comfortable. Yet it got quite noisy as of somebody was fixing sth/ scratching metal at 7/8am. The shower head looks quite lousy but had surprisingly high water pressure. But the toilet wasn't quite clean, and there's absolutely zero bathroom amenities except 2 rolls of toilet paper and 2 disposable cups. Towels look quite clean though. The botel is right next to pier for ferry back to centraal station, I find it quite convenient. there's a breakfast/coffee/bar place right next to the pier as well, that was such a nice place. I think this place is good for staying for 1 night or 2.

Reviewed February 24, 2017

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6.4
Good
Adrian from Spain
Group
Triple Standard
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

Good place”

Amstel botel is really good option to stay in Amsterdam. Is not in the city center (that's definitely the best thing) and you have to take a 15 min free boat to reach the destination but is quite easy from amsterdam centraal station. The worst thing? Maybe the boat is full of young people, and maybe in your adjacent cabin. At night, I tried to went to talk with the main receptionist to have a solution because was impossible to sleep but he didn't want to help me at all. Finally I asleep. The same for the two days.

Reviewed July 15, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Vincent
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

Quirky stay”

Clean and friendly, bar drinks reasonably priced, quite location but you can hear the hustle bustle in the morning, breakfast get there early as they appear to find it difficult to keep up with topping the food up, easy transfer from main train station just make your way to the ferry terminal outside and take the ferry on the far left, they run about every 15 minutes and it’s free, if you are not bothered about all the luxuries of a big hotel and fancy something different then this is a place to stay, take a travel kettle also.

Reviewed April 29, 2019

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6.0
Darren from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Not the Botel I thought.”

I use to stay in the Botel close to the station. When I booked this Botel I thought it was the same place. It was a pleasant boat ride to the area of this Botel and the service and facilities were the same as the older Botel I use to stay in. Just a little bit out the way for my trip, but easily managed to get there and into the city with a little boat ride and a walk.

Reviewed April 11, 2019

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