Ratings based on 38 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
79% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Lincoln, Nebraska

Okay hotel for the experience

Posted 23-Jun-2014
Staying in a boat hotel is cool to do when you're in Amsterdam, however our rooms were very small and dirty. The shower was so small it was almost impossible to use.
4 out of 5
by petercart from Sussex

Posted 04-Dec-2013 on Hotels.com
The Botel was a good place to say and will return a little more information from the staff regarding the local transport would help, apart from that it was a nice place to spend a weekend,
5 out of 5
for Personal Event
by Patric777 from Dublin


Posted 11-Nov-2013 on Hotels.com
The Botel is an unusual place to stay; an old boat floating on the River Ij in Amsterdam's docklands. It's basic (80s style), but comfortable. It's a 15 minute ferry ride (free) from the back of Centraal Station, on the left; take the ferry on the furthest left to NDSM Werf. The Botel is the first stop. You can't miss it, the ferry stops close to it. The ferry ride is a pleasant way to start & end the day. My room had a nice view of the water, a funky graffiti-covered submarine in the foreground, & Centraal Station in the far distance.
4 out of 5
for Getaway With Friends
by jma from Australia

Great Location

Posted 27-Oct-2013 on Hotels.com
Small rooms but very convenient to the city without the noise. Regular free ferry into the city.
3 out of 5
by sue from michigan

not close to sights

Posted 15-Oct-2013 on Hotels.com
miniscule bathroom, soap dispensers were mostly out of soap.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Mike from Redcar Cleveland U.K

Enjoyable experience

Posted 30-Sep-2013
Room basic but comfortable staff very helpful and friendly except for the new barman on our last night would recomend it to anyone . Good value for money. Wouldn't hesitate to return.
4 out of 5
for Personal Event
by Jan from Isle of Wight

Best birthday so far !

Posted 24-Sep-2013 on Hotels.com
We stayed at Botel on a long weekend break to Amsterdam to celebrate my 60th birthday. We enjoyed everything about the trip and staying at Botel was perfect. It had everything we were looking for.. Great location , free parking, comfortable , clean rooms and really friendly , helpful staff . Have already been recommending it to friends and we wouldn't even consider booking anywhere else on future trips to Amsterdam +++++
4 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveller from Malibu

Hotel on water

Posted 08-Sep-2013 on Hotels.com
The room was small as you would expect from a boat on the water. The ferry service on Sunday was only 30 minutes so a little inconvenient, and if you have heavy luggage, note that it is a long walk to the hotel. Fun to be on a boat and watch the harbor traffic, including a huge cruise ship pass by.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

decent hotel for short stay.

Posted 21-Aug-2013
Pros: Parking and area
Cons: Bed and size of room
Location: Good location. Although at the mercy of the ferry and shuttle
Room was ok. Nothing great. Room is small and bed was not comfortable at all. But other than than that the hotel is ok. Service excellent and shuttle service is really good.
1 out of 5
for Couples
by Aaron from Honolulu, HI

Definitely wouldn't go back

Posted 10-Aug-2013 on Hotels.com
A decently attractive concept that made for small and very hot rooms. The bare minimums are only partially saved by the free parking and free ferry to the heart of the city. However, that was counteracted for us by an absolutely dreadful staff experience.