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“Had such a nice time we are already planning our return.” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Estherea
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Singel 303-309, 1012 WJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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“Had such a nice time we are already planning our return.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

Stayed at this quaint and elegant hotel over the Easter holidays. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel at home by very nice and efficient staff, The wonderful views of the Singel canal made up for the small size of the bedroom and bathroom. Both well kept and very clean as all common areas. Enjoyed our buffet breakfast every morning seated at a corner window watching boats sailing past. We also looked forward for an afternoon rest and the usual complementary tea coffee biscuits and cakes. We have had such a nice time in Amsterdam thanks to the weather and off course our stay at the Estherea that already we are planning our next stay there.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

We recently stayed at Hotel Estherea in Amsterdam and it is an unqualified winner. The hotel is luxury wrapped in convenience and comfort and well located to major sites. Service was excellent. Would definitely stay here again and recommend hotel to all. If there were any negative, I would note the buffet breakfast, which while complete and excellent, was pricy and, we felt, should have been included in the room price. Cost is Euro 16 ($25), but I guess this did not stop many guests as breakfast seating was always crowded.

A couple of restaurants in the area are recommended. First is the Pancake Bakery, which is about a 10-15 minute walk and near the Anne Frank House, is excellent. Food is terrific, prices are reasonable, service is outstanding. An overall winner. The other restaurant is Lucius, a seafood restaurant around the corner from the hotel. Outstanding.

  • Stayed April 2011, 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 April 23, 2011 via mobile

We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Estherea. The room was beautiful, the bed was very comfortable, and the staff was friendly and helpful. We'll definitely stay here again next time we visit Amsterdam!

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

I agree with all the positive comments about the Estherea. It is a very comfortable hotel and the staff were extremely obliging and helpful. We enjoy city breaks but you can spend a fortune on coffees and teas over a few days so a big plus point for us was the complimentary hot drinks 24/7 and the free iced water on tap. The location is excellent, too: within walking distance of all the major sights but in a quieter spot only 10 minutes from the Damrak. Our room was comfortable with ample storage space and a fridge; the bathroom was spacious with twin sinks and the water was hot and plentiful. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

Beautiful hotel located on the Singel canal within walking distance of Dam square, Leidseplein, shopping, coffee shops, RLD, and restaurants. It was only a 10 minute walk from the train station to the hotel. We were there during the winter. It was nice to be greeted with free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate upon arrival. Staff was friendly. Rooms were small but nicely decorated, quiet, and romantic.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 April 20, 2011

Not much to add to the other positive reviews, except to suggest that you do what we did - skip the 16 Euro breakfast, turn left out of the hotel and walk a few yards to "Broeder Bert's" cafe. It's a "greasy spoon" that does an excellent breakfast for a fraction of the price of the Estherea. Tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms would be nice, but they are available free in the lobby. That aside, couldn't fault the hotel, will go again. BTW we went in March 2010, not May, but the drop-down box didn't have that as an option.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

My teenage daughter and I enjoyed a fabulous overnight stay in Amsterdam based at this charming hotel with cosy decor, delightfully friendly and helpful staff, fabulous buffet breakfast, complimentary teas, coffees and cakes all day and above all a GREAT location. Wouldnt stay anywhere else in Amsterdam!

  • Stayed April 2011, 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
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Address: Singel 303-309, 1012 WJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#9 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#14 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Estherea 4*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the city, Hotel Estherea is housed in a row of historic buildings on the major canal. Behind the 17th century façade, guests find a warm welcome in comfortable surroundings. With its woolen carpets, crystal chandeliers and sumptuous furniture, the hotel is an oasis of tranquility in the middle of the bustling city.The Estherea first opened its doors in the 1940s. this family business is currently run by the third generation. Although the hotel’s comforts and facilities have been brought up to date over the past sixty years, the concept of personal service and attention remains unchanged. All 92 rooms have been recently renovated and are all accessible by elevator. Each room has its own unique character: a wonderful place to unwind a day of exploring the city. ... more   less 
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