You may have read about hotel boats in a newspaper or perhaps seen a clip of one on TV, but don’t worry if you haven’t, we’re here to fill you in. A hotel boat is essentially a boat that’s been converted into a hotel. Some of these offer 5-star accommodation, but what’s interesting is that this goes beyond common yachts and ships. As an example, there are many canal boat hotels in Amsterdam where you can stay, and these are like bed and breakfast hotels sitting on the water. A small family, or perhaps a young couple could own it, and though it’s still seen as a rather quirky form of accommodation, it is growing in popularity. There are even some of these boat hotels listed on giant accommodation websites, so you can book a room in a flash. If you’re staying in a city and want to try a different kind of accommodation, consider a boat hotel.