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Hotel Sebastian's
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Keizersgracht 15, 1015 CC Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
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Los Angeles, California
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“The Perfect Hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I can not begin to tell you how much we enjoyed The Hotel Sebastian! It was with sheer delight that we treated ourselves to their larger room (we had rm #108). The decor of the hotel is very elegant, totally hip and designed to please. Our room was very large by European standards and the bed was more comfy than any we have stayed in including at home!
It felt luxurious and the bath was simply divine. But it's not just the room that was special, the location is perfect and beautiful. We took the canal trip the afternoon we arrived and we passed right by our hotel as the tour guide was saying how luxurious this particular neighborhood was. The staff was very helpful with everything, especially our dinner reservations. Every single one of the restaurants you recommended were wonderful and charming. Especially Bernarda who gave us extra flavor with her sharp wit and sense of the neighborhood. I will always have the vision of her preparing delicious food behind the bar giving the sense of home and hearth.
We have very good friends here in Los Angeles who by sheer luck have booked themselves at the hotel and they arrive in October. We bought a little sweet treat at the picture perfect candy store on the corner, had it wrapped and the staff kindly said they would have it in the their room when they arrive. What a lovely,hospitable and beautiful hotel and good reason to visit Amsterdam again!

Room Tip: #108, ground floor on canal. Very large. Quiet except for the delightful children going to school at...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed here in July 2013. The Check in staff were friendly and helpful. They asked us whether this was our first trip to Amsterdam (yes, it was), and immediately gave us a city map before we even asked, and pointed out the locations of all the attractions in Amsterdam.

The free wifi in the room had good signal. Bathroom had good quality shampoo/ shower gel & body lotion, the toilet paper was 4-ply! And they also provided shoe shine sponges (very useful). There was an espresso machine in the room (too bad we're not coffee fans).

The hotel is about 10-15 minutes walk from everywhere - the Central train station, the Dam square shopping streets, the famous red light district, the Anne Frank museum, the flower market....

You have to walk up a few short steps to get from the street level to the lobby. There is a lift from the lobby level to the rooms.

Service is great. Almost immediately after I booked a triple room via Booking.com, the hotel sent me an email asking for my preferences (3 single beds or a queen + 1 single). None of the other hotels that I booked with did this.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Hotel Sebastian's is extremely comfortable and delightfully decorated. Our room was large and very comfortable. It overlooked lovely quiet gardens at the back. The hotel is very well situated, convenient but beautiful and peaceful. The breakfast has great choice and quality, very good value. The most impressive thing for us, however, was the uniformly wonderful staff. The receptionists, bar staff and breakfast staff are all exceptionally pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. We stayed from 16th to 19th September 2013. Thank you for a great holiday.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Any reviewer will note a number of compliments about this hotel on Tripadvisor and I am happy to confirm those positive comments. The hotel is well located in the city - right on a canal that is not too busy and yet close to amenities. Our room was clean and well appointed. We stayed in a canal facing room on the first floor (second floor for Americans, room 19 I think) and we were pleased we paid the extra to have a charming canal view. The black and purple decor of our room was funky.
The staff were very firendly and helpful. Not just one or two but all of the staff we met. And as we stayed 4 nights (late August 2013) we met a few. Difficulties with paying the bill with our visa travel card was met with patience and helpfulness.
The breakfast they offer is good value at 10 euro and has a good range.
My wife and I would stay there again.
Well done Hotel Sebastians!

Room Tip: Rooms facing the canal have charming views.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

What a lovely hotel - it may need a lick of paint in a few spots but the location is terrific, the room very comfortable, fun designs and lovely touches. Our room faced the gardens and was lovely and quiet. The surrounding area is so charming and really close to everything my wife and I walked everywhere. Their breakfast is very substantial and filling definitely a perk. Like lots of Amsterdam houses you do have to be aware that the rooms may be small never the less you are in Amsterdam and that is part of its charm after all.

Finally a big thank you to the staff really efficient friendly and helpful not only with where to go but also taught me a lot about their history was really interesting.

The location is so beautiful and definitely gives you a good taste of Amsterdam life - there is a great little restaurant around the corner too if you like us got nice weather and where we were able to sit outside and watch all the locals at night cruise around the canals in their boats - De Belhamel

Everything is walk-able and if you dare you can rent a bike.... nothing was far away aeverything we wanted to see was a the most a 20 -30 minute walk

I would definitely go back was a wonderful trip

Thank you to all the staff and the hotel for being so welcoming and making our Amsterdam experience truly memorable

Room Tip: I liked the back rooms over looking the gardens very quiet and very pretty views - I didn't see...
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed from the 18-20th September. We had a room on the ground floor which was beautiful with an extremely comfy bed, I was really surprised. The staff were really welcoming and friendly which was really nice. The location was very convenient. So i couldn't of asked for a better stay everything was perfect.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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 > Jordaan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #16 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sebastian's 3*
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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