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“a mid week break”
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Botel
Ranked #222 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
1 review
“a mid week break”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

the botel provides a comfortable clean place to stay handy to the central station,10min on a free ferry from the back of the station. the botel is alongside its own dock and very easy to board English is no problem and the bar provides snacks and stuff if you don't wish to go out also good beer in the bar !! the room we had was a bit dated but was clean and serviced daily the bathroom was what you get on a ferry or train what we described as fun size!! quite useable but not a lot of room. breakfast was good plenty of choice and only one fault that was the toaster an automatic thing that takes its time and causes a blockage in the way of the coffee machine!! we will stay again on our next visit to Amsterdam.

Room Tip: floor 2 or 3 facing outside is free from the quayside where smokers sometimes sit
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

It's no oil painting. Very dated but cheap as chips and very clean. Breakfast was lovely and lots to choose from and buffet style so you can fill your boots.
If you get sea sick however this is not for you, for at least an hour after getting off the boat I felt like I was rocking from side to side. Would defiantly stay again. :D

  • Stayed May 2014
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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Nice concept of converting ship into hotel. Breakfast was really poor...
they had everything we needed,clean room, the bathrooms are really small but almost complete ( no hair dryer ) . It's only 10 minutes away from the city center by ferry, so you barely notice you're all the way across the river.

I just have to say on the last day we asked the lady in the reception to check our flight time if and she told that its not part of her commitment

Room Tip: High Floor
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

-Friendly receptionists
-Free ferrys, and free ferry and taxi service all the way through the night
-Only 10 minute ferry to centre
-Good breakfast
-Rooms weren't very big but was fine for short stay
-Quite a few T.V channels avalible
-Very cold outside hotel- take coats in december

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

we went to A'dam .. my wife and I and as young and easy traveller we love to find cool and affordable accomodation .. plus coming from a navy and maritime family .. what a better hotel than the botel in Amsterdam ..
we loved the rooms.. the bar.. it s the perfect mix of a hotel and a youth hostel . Breakfast was OK and it was OK for the price we paid.. it was affordable and really ticked all the boxes.
The ferries connecting to the city are often and the view from the botel and during the crossing is worth staying there... there s a little naval museum and greenpeace ship there too ..
staff were friendly and we enjoyed staying there.. 3 nights..and we loved everysingle sec of it.
We ll be back ..

Room Tip: any room to the bay ... enjoy
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Unusual location, out in the old dockyard but right next to the free Ij Ferry to Central Station so a river trip to start and end the day....bonus.
Simple but pleasant cabin with amazing views down the river [and potential sunrise/sunsets]
Good breakfast, certainly enough selection
Great value in an interesting setting surrounded by historic vessels.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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united kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014

We stayed for two nights and enjoyed our stay. It has (as expected) small rooms but they are clean and quiet. The staff were friendly and helpful. The ferries that run between the dock and the station are regular and reliable.

Room Tip: rooms on the dock side have a view of and old sailing ship.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Botel
Address: Oosterdokskade 2-4 1011 Ae ., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
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Ranked #222 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
Number of rooms: 345
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