My wife and I have just spent 3 nights here on a mid week break. We took a taxi from Centraal Station which cost 7€ and took less than 5 minutes. Although check in is nominally 3 o'clock we arrived at 12 and were met with politeness and the room was ready for us. We stayed in a lovely room on the 1st floor , it was nicely decorated in a luxurious manner rather than a modernist manner . The bathroom had twin sinks and a jacuzzi style bath with a separate shower. Toiletries were provided. The room was spotless as was the entire hotel as I could see. the staff were ever willing to advise and assist whenever they were needed. We did not take the breakfast option this time although people we talked to were happy with the quality. We did avail ourselves of the compementary coffee which was of a good quality and available 24 hours a day. The Hotel bar is quite small but the prices were consistant with bar prices and not inflated.
The location of the hotel is near to the 9 streets and is 3 minutes from the Spui, 5 minutes from Anne Frank and less than 5 minutes to Dam square. We found the hotel to be central enough as not to use any transport during our visit, even the museum quarter was less than 10 minutes walk. The Hotel has several good restaurants in the vicinity in various price ranges.
The only drawback I can possibly think of is that the hotel does not provide free wifi but this had no negative effect on our break.
We would definately stop here again on our next visit to Amsterdam and would reccomend it to anyone looking for a more romantic style of hotel or a very well situated hotel. I would say if you want a brash night life located hotel this is not for you
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Estherea Hotel Amsterdam
- Hotel Estherea Amsterdam