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Botel

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#242 of 408 hotels in Amsterdam
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Botel is Amsterdam's one of kind floating hotel. Stay in our hotel with unique design in appearance. We are located in the buzzling NDSM Wharf of Amsterdam, just a 15 minutes ferry ride from the Central Station, which offers a splendid opportunity to discover Amsterdam's history, culture and beauty. Botel has 175 rooms and 5 uniquely designed Loft Letters on top of the hotel.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Billiards
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
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Ocean view
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Marina View
Harbour View
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, German
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Ben M wrote a review Feb 2024
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The Botel is ace…. Play your cards right and the vending machine in the hallway also gives out free Heineken. Very little effort, a few euros, and and away you go. A steady stream of foamy refreshment. Very highly recommended. Especially after a night on the smoke.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Lynn wrote a review Nov 2023
Maspalomas, Spain4 contributions
Not one complaint,excellent value for money,lovely staff,clean comfortable rooms,Would like to highlight that you get ferries from pier 4. We mistakenly got ferry 3 and couldn’t understand why we were not at botel.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Megan E wrote a review Nov 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Love it here! Best place to stay in Amsterdam. We decided to stay an extra few days and booked the Botel for our accommodation after having a below standard stay elsewhere in the city. First time since the renovation and was pleasantly surprised. Rooms are small but clean and full of character. Staff are great & the night time security guard is the best! Will stay here every time I come to Amsterdam - shop’s & restaurants nearby. Ferry from NDSM is 15 mins to back of Amsterdam Centraal. Runs until 1:30am
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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michael w wrote a review Oct 2023
Heywood, United Kingdom1426 contributions433 helpful votes
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Had a great time staying at the botel don’t let the ferry ride put you off it’s only 10 minutes to and from central station it wasn’t a problem getting to the city each day the check in system was good and staff are friendly enough the bar area is nice and decent prices for a beer the rooms are a little small as well as the bathroom the rooms are simple with no tv or tea and coffee making station this is a decent place to stay for exploring Amsterdam wasn’t spending to much on an expensive central hotel
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sal N wrote a review Aug 2023
St. Albans, United Kingdom58 contributions78 helpful votes
I bought a holiday package via Weekender Breaks which eat sold boss a Groupon. Believe it or not I was made to pay an extra £400 for this upgrade once I bought my voucher. Got to this hotel with my wife and two kids and firstly it is not near the city centre. You'll need to get a ferry or a €30 taxi every time from the centre. Secondly it's more like a hostel for students. Just awful. We booked two rooms but we're presented with two bunk beds in one room. Prison cell. I booked us an actual hotel in the city at considerable expense but I'm glad I did. Give this a miss if you are looking for something comfortable and near the city.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid at all costs regardless of what deal you have got.
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Safari13482755461 wrote a review Jul 2023
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For four girls traveling on a budget through Europe this Botel seemed like an excellent choice for us. As we are interrailing we are used to the standard being not quite good, but never thought it could be this bad. Even though the price seemed good at the site, they did not tell us in advance that there is a 7% city tourist tax (7% of your total cost of the stay). They charged us without explanation and also added a few percent for extra revenue. The breakfast buffet was poor and there was not a lot of choice. The rooms were small and the bathroom even smaller with non-functioning drains and showers. The ventilation was quite bad, and opening the window was unfortunately not an option due to the smell. Also, the public transport-boat stopped right outside the window causing a lot of noise and waves during the night. This lead to extreme sea-sickness. I do not recommend this at all. If you have booked or planning on booking, you should prepare yourself for the worst nights of your life.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: SCAMMED US ON THE CITY TAX
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Neil S wrote a review Jul 2023
Plymouth, United Kingdom21 contributions4 helpful votes
Great location. Free ferry from Centraal that runs ever 10 mins direct to the hotel. Rooms were a bit small but staff were very helpful and friendly. Food was excellent and we had a great time. Not overly expensive either as Amsterdam prices go. Great value for money.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ferry's only run direct to hotel till midnight but you then catch the Ferry to the opposite side...
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Evie&lew wrote a review Jun 2023
Leicestershire, United Kingdom36 contributions4 helpful votes
I visited on the 15th June for 3 nights. Check in was quick and easy. Location is perfect. Right next to a ferry port that is free that goes to the central train station(a further 10 min walk to the centre). We had a great time - rooms were clean and fresh towels. The only downside was the outdoor terrace area that is shown on photos does not exist which was disappointing. There is a terrace however it’s not used and how it’s shown in pictures.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Leanne G wrote a review Jun 2023
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We came to visit Amsterdam for my birthday and we loved the Botel! Our first time staying on a boat and we really liked it. The rooms were compact but had no issues. Fresh towels, bedding and kept clean. Lovely views! It was nice waking up to the view in the mornings while eating breakfast. The breakfasts were lovely with a good selection. We enjoyed tge trips on the ferry and we thought it added to the whole trip! An ideal 2 min walk, it was free and you are never waiting around long for one. Large supermarket 5 mins walk away which we found really useful. Lovely and helpful staff. I would recommend this hotel to family and friends.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Jane S wrote a review May 2023
Lancashire, United Kingdom32 contributions13 helpful votes
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Don’t believe everything you read in reviews! We arrived expecting to be surrounded by partying young people and rude staff! In fact, everyone was very friendly and helpful. Thé breakfast was ample. The room was ‘compact’ as anticipated but it certainly wasn’t noisy and the ferry trip to and from NDSM just added to the enjoyment. The free ferry runs from early morning until the wee small hours and goes from right across the road from the station so couldn’t be more convenient.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Some lovely restaurants nearby - but not cheap - they are also often busy so a good idea to book....
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PRICE RANGE
£124 - £247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
amstel botel hotel amsterdam, amstel botel alkmaar, amstel botel hotel alkmaar, botel amsterdam
LOCATION
The NetherlandsNorth Holland ProvinceAmsterdamNoordelijke IJ-oevers / NDSM Wharf / Oud Noord / Amsterdam North
NUMBER OF ROOMS
180
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Frequently Asked Questions about Botel
Which popular attractions are close to Botel?
Nearby attractions include STRAAT / International street art museum (0.2 miles), NDSM (0.1 miles), and Straat Museum Amsterdam (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Botel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Botel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Botel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Botel?
Conveniently located restaurants include IJver, Pllek, and Pollux Pacific.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Botel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Botel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Concertgebouw (3.1 miles), Portuguese Synagogue (2.4 miles), and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (2.2 miles).
Does Botel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.