I was in doubt until the moment I submitted the review if I would give 2 or 3 stars to Botel, because despite being a bad experience it was cheap (37 euros) compared with a real Hotel.
Starting by the beginning, I stood there just for one night in a double room without bathroom. With the staff everything went good, without any problems and everyone was pleasant.
Visually the boat in general and the room in particular look OK, nothing amazing but enough for a night. The main problem is smell of the room, it had the smell of the old wood that it is made of mixed with dust and poor hygiene, certainly due to the lack of cleaning. The smell was so intense that all the clothes kept the smell until they were washed. I could also see on the sheets and on the pillow a few small stains of some kind of liquids that I could not identify among with two or three little stains of blood. All together it would occupy less than the space of an 1 Euro coin, even though it denotes that cleaning is not the strong point here.
The room was, as you could expect by the price, very poor with only the beds, a really small sink and a locker, where you could see the pipes and the electric wires, because someone removed the floor, and it was not easy at all to open the locker door because the door knob was missing too.
Joining to that was lack of bathroom/shower facilities for the all three floors. It has 5 bathrooms, two for women, two for men, and one for both sexes and only one shower. Despite having 5 bathrooms only two have sinks and one of the men's bathroom didn't have a toilet. Thankfully it were few people in the Botel so it wasn't problems with the WC usage.
It was a different and memorable experience, being on the river at night or having a shower with the river view, but would not repeat it for sure.
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- Also Known As:
- Botel Maastricht Limburg