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“Beautiful traditional hotel in lovely part of Amsterdam yet close to all of the sights too.” 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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“Beautiful traditional hotel in lovely part of Amsterdam yet close to all of the sights too.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011 via mobile

Had a lovely stay here. High quality room, very comfortable and beautifully furnished. Service excellent.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 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 November 4, 2011

My wife and I stayed here for three nights and thoroughly enjoyed this hotel. A great location on the Singel, Amsterdam's oldest major canal, in the old city center. The room was very comfortable with a large bath by European standards. A delighful lobby, sitting area with complimentary coffee / hot chocolate. The staff was professional and offered good recommendations for restaurants within walking distance. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 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 November 4, 2011

Short taxi ride from the train station and on arrival greeted by very friendly receptionist. Room on top floor overlooking the canal - just gorgeous (room and canal) Hotel beautifully decorated in a classical style - deep warm colours Lots of patterns and colours clamouring for attention but it works really well. Large fish tank an interesting focal point in the lounge and the hotel cat a friendly added bonus! Free tea, coffee and cookies/cakes in reception area is a lovely gesture. Breakfast is an extra at 16 euro each - a bit steep if like us you only eat cereal and toast but if you've a large appetite probably not bad. Location is great - very central yet quiet at night; lots of cafes and restaurants nearby. Staff very helpful and friendly throughout our stay. Can't recommend it highly enough!!

  • Stayed November 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 November 3, 2011

Me and my colleague choose Hotel Estherea on internet and were greatly surprised when we arrived! We just loved this place! Both our rooms were decorated in different ways - with very beautiful and unique decoration. My room had a very nice view towards a canal and I could lie in the bed watching the boats pass by. So nice!
The location is also very good, it is near to the flower market and the shopping street Kalverstraat. The breakfast buffet was also really nice. The only thing that I can say is negative is the fact that it was rather noicy in the street outside at night, but everything else is so positive I would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 November 1, 2011

The hotel is fabulous with unique and beautiful decor and our room was very comfortable and cozy. The choice of colors and furniture was very striking. The free beverages and snacks in the lobby was a really nice touch. The staff provided very good recommendations for restaurants in the area. The location was perfect.

  • Stayed October 2011, 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 November 1, 2011

Beautiful decorated room, clean, nice hotel aristocratic. I made the reservation by booking.com and the cost was 90 euros/night with breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Well situated (about 15 min walk from central station or 5 min on tram)

It has lovely spacious, comfortable lounge area. The free tea / coffee / choc machine and some cold drinks all day and night is a great touch and people sit around in the lounge chatting because of this -which makes it very friendly.
Fabulous 8 foot coral reef aquarium in main area will entertain children

I do have regular business trips to Amsterdam and will return to this hotel as it is value for money and very friendly (not the most luxurious hotel I have stayed in -so if that is what you want then you need to pay more)
Breakfast was also good (16 euros)
NB the room was a reasonable size for Amsterdam (where most are small in size)
The internet / wifi is an extra cost

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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 ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#9 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#10 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#16 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Estherea 4*
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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