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“One special place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Sebastian's
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Keizersgracht 15, 1015 CC Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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“One special place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My sister and I just returned from an 8 night stay in Amsterdam. We stayed at Hotel Sebastian's and there is not one negative I can offer. Loved the staff, and the customer service was flawless! We slept so well in their comfortable beds and cool rooms, and enjoyed a nice hot shower every day. They also offer their guests a lovely breakfast which we took advantage of every morning. Being situated in the Jordaan section of the city offers you a wonderful selection of restaurants and shops within a few blocks of the Hotel. Some of the places we would recommend for a good meal is Vlaming, Lieve Belgisch, and Prego. Each offers good food and wonderful service. And if you're looking for a sweet treat, drop by 't Goede Soet located just down the block from the Hotel. Once we discovered it, we couldn't resist dropping by after a day of taking in the sights for a delicious sweet pick me up!

Room Tip: Large corner double facing the canal, quiet and beautiful.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Brilliant location (away from the tourist area) right around the corner from a brilliant shopping strip, close to basically everything. Hotel is amazing, excellent service - the staff are so friendly and helpful. We could not recommend them any higher!

Stayed May 2014
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Seal Beach, SO CA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Five nights in a pleasant, canal -facing boutique hotel in Amsterdam. Located in a perfect section of this city, the Jordaan aka West Amsterdam. A short neighborhood walk to the Tram And the Anne Franchise house, great restaurants and the "Nine Little Streets" section of shops. We walked (10 minutes) to Sebastian's from the Central Train Station pulling our suitcases. Wonderful 10 Euro breakfast, and bar make this hotel warm & friendly.

The shining bright spot is the staff! So helpful, so friendly, youthful energy. They all seem to speak every language in the world!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We stayed here at the beginning of March. From the beginning of our stay to the end we found the staff very friendly, helpful and attentive. Our room was beautifully decorated with flat screen tv , nespresso machine and iPod dock. The breakfast was good, with plenty of choice, always fresh. The hotel itself is on a beautiful canal and well positioned for shopping and sightseeing.
We will be returning.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I needed a single room as a base while visiting Amsterdam, while meeting with friends and attending a music concert.

Summary: Great place to stay, you will definitely not be disappointed.



Staff were helpful and friendly right from early email enquiries, to arrival, stay and departure.

I've stayed in Amsterdam before, and visited several times since and always try to find excellent hotels that aren't overpriced. I was not disappointed with Sebastian's.

The friendly barlady helped me unwind with a few beers and a enlightening conversation after my arrival.

The room was clean and cosy, and faced the back of the hotel which overlooks a small back area and some other houses. Picturesque with trees.

I didn't opt for the meals, but it looked enjoyable and social when I looked in.

Room Tip: I would recommend obtaining a canal-facing room for those new to Amsterdam, because it is the view y...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I was with my husband for our birthday getaway and the privacy, location of the hotel was perfect. The breakfast spread was also very good and staff knowledgeable and gave good recommendations. The room price though is on the top end.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My first interaction with the Sebastian staff was via email. I made a request while booking online and received a prompt reply acknowledging my request and confirming the arrangements to be made. I was very impressed and was looking forward to our stay. When we arrived we were not disappointed. The property is beautifully located on a central canal. Quiet, yet close to attractions. The reception staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Our room was tastefully decorated, large, and accommodated us nicely. Throughout our stay the staff continued to impress. Housekeeping had us coming back to a beautifully made room each day. The bar/food and beverage staff were courteous and attentive. But I must say, the reception staff really went above and beyond to make our stay a memorable one.

Thank you Hotel Sebastian's,

Shannon, Janis & Karen

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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 ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 344 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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