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Botel Zebra Reviews

PObox 2430, NL 1000CK, Oosterdok t/o 4, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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80%

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654 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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91%

Had a really nice stay! Chambers are small but sufficient, moreover they are clean and proper. Breakfast was also good (and not too early :) ) and the team is very kind. The city is in walking distance and so is the main station. Still, in the nights it's very quiet and through the sound of the water it's kind of idyllic ;) I would absolutely recommend this!


83%

Remember, this is a boat, so yes the room is small, but it wasn't an issue for me or my boyfriend who is around 6 ft. The night was always quiet and comfortable with the port Windows open. The bathroom was always fresh and clean. One con is it seems like the owner essentially lives on the boat, so the TV area didn't really seem like it was for the guests, but for her own personal use. Kind of awkward. But the outdoors deck area was nice. Breakfast was basic and got the job done. Good value for $


86%

Great location, tiny room, but fine for two people, great shower, smells a little musty, not sure what can be done about that


80%

First time in botel. Quite small and stairways could be dangerous if you are not careful. However, the location is superb and the lady owner and her service were also very nice. I would recommend the place especially if you are traveling with a friend (bunk beds).


51%

If you just want a bed to sleep ZEBRA is not a bad option. The room was extremely small (two people could not stand at the same time in it) and quite dirty. It would not have been a bad choice if it was 20-30euros cheaper but I don't think that its price is indicative of its overall quality. However, the staff was really friendly and breakfast was quite nice.

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That you find the rooms small is your opinion. Next time do not book on a boat. But that you find the rooms dirty is an absolute understatement and not true!!!!! How clean is your own bedroom?

97%

Great houseboat experience!! The rooms and bathrooms were on the smaller side and it smelled like a boat, but we really wanted to stay on a houseboat. So if that's what you're looking for, then you will definitely love it. Everything was clean, free wifi, great free breakfast, friendly and helpful staff! Location not far from central station and has a great patio to hang out on. Met a few other ppl on the boat and hanging out on other boats nearby.


100%

You can't fault this accomodation. The staff are so welcoming, attend to any worries including if you have forgotten your wash bag, and do an excellent job of making you feel at home. Thank you for letting me leave my bike box with you during our last day after we had checked out! The location captures the most beautiful sunset over Amsterdam. The accommodation is just as described, it is a botel, clues in the title, you are on a boat! Myself and my partner very much hope to book in agan

  • 5th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Excellent location at walking distance from Amsterdam central train station. The rooms are more spacious than on other Amsterdam boat hotels where we have been staying before.On the other hand they do not offer any eggs for breakfast as elsewhere, but breakfast is still abundant and good.


100%

An excellent and fun stay. The staff was very welcoming and nice. Breakfast was good. This, however, might not be a good place for partying as the lady complained about the noise levels. Great value for money and the only minor setbacks were really the fact that you had to watch out for toilets not to get clogged and keep the windows open to avoid humidity.


80%

The location is good with about 15 mins walk to the central station. We live in a twin private ensuit, the room is really really small but it is clean and cosy. The owner is very friendly and helpful. We really love the breakfast there. The only problem is : there is only ONE SOCKET in each room which is really inconvenient.


94%

Fantastic stay 10mins from centraal!

  • 29th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Cute little boat near the train station and town. Very small rooms and very damp but possibly expected given it is a boat on a canal!


91%

Nothing is bad.

  • 12th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

The Zebra Botel was a great choice for our three day visit to Amsterdam. Easy walking to transport and situated on a quiet dock, it gives a real Amsterdam experience in the Dutch maritime.tradition. Wonderful breakfast and very friendly staff. Small but cosy cabin with heating and hot water. Highly recommended.

  • 1st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

no complaints at all the room was comfortable, warm and had the facilities you need and at 20 euros a night it was great.

  • 25th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Everything very good, friendly staff, small but clean and functional rooms with private toilet and shower. Excellent breakfast. We recommend it to everyone.


94%

Room was tiny as expected, but nice and clean. First few hours were cold (heating was turned on after we arrived), but after that was really warm, don't worry! Breakfast was good (bread, butter, hams, cereals, even fruit and vegetable). Only disadvantage was that when we wanted to use the luggage storage when leaving, it was available only until afternoon, because the boat was closed after that. So we had to use the lockers at the Central station. Apart from that I would recommend it!


83%

Nice and cozy botel. Just around 10 min walk from Central Station and around 15 min from the city center. The host is very kind and helpful, Rooms are small (but this is a boat) so the space is limited but there were a lot of shelves so we could put our things on it.. Everything was very clean, Great breakfast, The only bad thing was that the wi fi signal was very bad or absent in our room. All in all we had a great stay there.


83%

It's the right place for a short stay. Nice room eventhough small and very nice staff. Wonderful breakfast!!!


94%

It was really good choise where to stay in Amsterdam. Price was very good, also the stuff ! Botel is around 10 min by walking to downtown - so its good. We were surprised about breakfest - was very nice!. I can recommend to everyone who will spend all day in the city. Room was small, but we count with it - boat, but clean and we had own bathroom.

  • 1st Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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