Apologies in advance for the lengthy review. Although I probably still have, I wanted to do my best to not miss anything out!!
Stayed here in mid-late Jan 2014 with my partner for our anniversary.
Specifically booked this hotel with her in mind, the decor from the lobby/reception right the way through to the bar and rooms is amazing (and very much to my partner's taste!).
We stayed in a large double room with a view of Keizersgracht. The large rooms are massive and were way above my expectations.
Bathroom/wet room well stocked with basic toiletries.
Safe in room.
Plenty of storage space and hangers.
Hairdryer in room.
Spare/extra pillows and sheets already in the room.
Tea and coffee facilities atop the minibar.
Ipod docking station (although we didn't spend enough time in the room to warrant it's use!)
The bed itself was probably the comfiest I have ever slept on.
Prior to booking and arriving the staff were very helpful via email contact. Upon arrival this didn't subside either... reception staff more than happy to recommend and book tables at restaurants (even for a fussy eater such as myself), recommend bars, tourist attractions etc.
I ordered a bottle of champagne on one night to be delivered to our room and this was upgraded to something a bit nicer than what I had selected, compliments of the house! The bar staff were also happy to fix me up a cocktail that wasn't listed on their menu. Little things like these can make such a difference.
As far as location is concerned, Sebastian's is nigh-on perfect. The Jordaan district is a lot quieter than other areas of the city that I have stayed in previously. Ten minutes walk from Amsterdam Centraal, most attractions within walking distance but just far enough from the city centre nightlife to not disturb your all important sleep!
As with any major city hotel around the globe, some people may find the prices a little on the high side but as it was a special occasion, this didn't bother me. After staying at the hotel, I would happily pay the prices they ask again.
I work in a 4 star hotel myself and understand very much how things can go right or wrong in these environments. Hotel Sebastians are getting it right every step of the way and I can't wait to return. 100% recommended.
- 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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