Other hotels in Amsterdam may manage to parallel the beauty of Hotel Estherea, but to surpass it would be a feat. What it gives up in size it makes up in opulence. It's like living in a late 19th-century bourgeois mansion, recently redecorated. The hotel was very hard to want to leave even just to explore the city, and I confess that on two of my five evenings I just stayed in. I wasn't the only one. The stunning rooms off of the lobby were peppered with guests, reading, using one of the free computers, contently chatting and enjoying a brandy. The hotel is central enough to be a few minutes' walk from the crazier parts of town (red light district, coffee houses, the Dam), but makes for a perfect refuge on the quiet, graceful Singel canal. They are always delicious snacks out for the guests; a copious breakfast and wireless internet are also offered. The staff are young, friendly and eager to help. A week after I checked out they helped me with a small, Amsterdam-related problem that had nothing to do with the hotel! The maid service is impeccable. Stay here and it is likely to be one your most memorable hotel experiences.
- 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