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“A fantastic Hotel in the Heart of the city” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Sebastian's
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Keizersgracht 15, 1015 CC Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Canal Ring (Grachtengordel))   |  
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Ranked #9 of 356 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“A fantastic Hotel in the Heart of the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Rear side room - 117.

A last minute booking in Sebastians Hotel, and what a great time.

A Purple-based hotel reception/ Hall, very classy. With a welcoming and polite smile from the exceptionally helpful receptionist. On arrival, services offered and information provided.
On viewing the room, we decided to book an additional night. Lovely view of gardens (it was very green and autumnal). There are quality curtains in place to ensure complete darkness in the bright mornings.
Clean room, soft bed and quality bedding. Excellent coffee and tea machine. TV with numerous channels. Clean bathroom with quality freebies (shampoo, conditioner etc).

Location, close to local shops and restaurants. Great canal views from front of building.

Downside:
Air-conditioning machine only providing cold air at that time however technicians visited to deal with issue. Secondly, some drilling in the morning (9ish) but not for long.

I highly recommend this hotel- pay more for excellent service. A great hotel!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Staff were extremely helpful and were willing to help out anyway possible, would highly recommend staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This hotel was a great find; centrally located in the old section of Amsterdam on one of the canals, and close to all the major attractions.The hotel was an old canal house originally built in the 1600's by one of the many merchants living in the area, and has been extensively renovated with a modern decor in keeping with its "old world" charm. The staff were extremely helpful, and friendly, which made our stay in Amsterdam extremely enjoyable.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Excellent hotell with nice rooms and helpfull staff. Good location.
Norhing to complain about. But o don want to write 100 words for a review :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Hotel Sebastian's is a real find. It is barely a pleasant 10 minute walk from central station, yet feels like a world away. Sitting on one of the peaceful and beautiful canal streets it is a quiet haven from Amstrdam's bustle. The staff went out of their way to be helpful - especially at the end of our stay when our pre-booked shuttle bus arrived 40 minutes late. The receptionist made repeated phone calls to find out where it was, and suggested ringing our car hire company to let them know we were running late.
I couldn't recommend this hotel highly enough.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I stayed at this hotel for three or four nights in late June/early July 2012 prior to an academic conference in Utrecht, Netherlands, and loved it. I liked the boho chic ambiance, the bed was comfortable, the room was very clean, the breakfast buffet was extensive and good, and every single staff member was incredible. Knowledgeable, quick to understand whatever one might want, genuinely friendly as opposed to adopting a veneer of 'professional' friendliness: people you want to get to know. The hotel has a list of suggested restaurants, two or three of which I tried, and they were all good. The hotel is very close to Anne Frank's House, the Centraal railway station, restaurants and shopping, and it is right on a canal for canal rides. There is a wonderful Saturday farmers' market within two blocks. I liked the staff, the room and the extremely ethical owners of Hotel Sebastian's so much I feel as if I want to return to Amsterdam at my earliest opportunity. One of the very, very best places I have ever stayed.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Keizersgracht 15, 1015 CC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 356 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sebastian's 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Directly on the Keizersgracht, one of the most picturesque canals in the heart of Amsterdam, you will find Sebastian's, a contemporary three-star hotel with a unique and sophisticated design and atmosphere. Whether you are in the capital city for business or to enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Amsterdam, Sebastian's is the place to be. The location alone is worth the stay: a stone's throw from the Jordaan district, with its numerous cafés and restaurants, and Haarlemmerstraat, home to a wide variety of shops and a number of colourful Amsterdam outdoor markets. The hotel bar also boasts a unique and charming atmosphere. It is a ‘real' bar with a contemporary, trendy design and a meeting place for both young and old, who come here to enjoy a delicious cappuccino, cold beer or glass of one of the wide range of wines served. All of this can be enjoyed in a relaxed, jazzy setting. ... more   less 
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