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Hotel Estherea
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Singel 303-309, 1012 WJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

It was not easy reserve this hotel, but when I saw it, I realized why. Not every capital can boast such an exotic glamorous hotel. Brilliant! Outstanding everything! The staff was wonderful. I will come back to Amsterdam because of this hotel!
Well done Estherea!

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Walking distance location to the main attractions, nice view from the windows, very neat rooms but what spoiled this place for us was a penny-pinching approach of the management - they try to charge for everything and do it in a quite condescending manner (breakfast + euro 18, wifi +10, "the best" suggested parking option in Amsterdam - in the hotel basement for euro 54, ect.). For the next visit I'd research other options.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We atayed at the Hotel Estherea in March 2013. The hotel is located 15-20 minutes walking from the Central Station. We took a taxi to the hotel upon arrival for 10 euros and leaving for 8 euros. Dam Square is a few minutes walk away and the Ann Frank House is a 15-20 minute walk. There are two delicious bakeries right around the corner and several restaurants nearby.

The staff was quite attentive to our every need. The lobby furnishings were elegant and decorated with fresh bouquets of flowers. The rooms were nicely furnished and the bathroom was quite large with a jet tub and shower. The bed was quite comfortable!! A coffee machine in the lobby was available, dispensing hot drinks, which was quite welcome after walking in the cold Amsterdam weather! In the late afternoon cookies were available for a snack.

You will absolutely love your stay at Hotel Estherea!

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  • Stayed March 2013, 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 May 1, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Estherea in mid April for 4 nights. We were offered an upgrade to the Pink Suite which was on the main floor next to the koi pond. It was luxurious and sparkling new! Refreshments were never too far away because the hotel bar was open 24/7 and the coffee machine offered every coffee, hot chocolate or latte you could think of. The location is great,within walking distance to everything. The hotel staff was also very helpful with tours and restaurant recommendations. All in all, a very pleasant experience and would definately recommend this hotel to anyone visiting The Netherlands!

  • Stayed April 2013, 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 May 1, 2013

The decor is dazzling down to the smallest detail. Whoever designed the interiors is inspired. I was not the only guest taking pictures of all the public spaces. This hotel was absolutely the best thing about our 3 days in Amsterdam. Everything is in pristine condition and immaculately maintained. Friendly and attentive staff, and full of return guests who told us they wouldn't stay anywhere else when they travel to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stayed in this hotel in Amsterdam for 7 days. Great staff and service and great location off Singel, near the tram stop two streets over, and about 10 minutes from the Central Station. The decor of the hotel and rooms is outstanding - very European and botanical. Great coffee machine downstairs, available 24/7. Fresh flowers in the hotel are exceptional and beautifully presented. Great tropical aquarium. Beds are not as soft as they could be (update?) but duvets nice. Also, need more counter space in the bathrooms (small counter around the sinks), or perhaps a small side table for "overflow". Nice whirlpool tub! Overall, very pleasant. Thanks

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 26, 2013

I reserved this hotel thru Booking.com, for a 6 nights vacation in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, mostly based on the average price that was convenient (ca Euro 240/night in avg) and its location. The surprise was complete: first grade location - less than 5 minutes to Dam, ca 30 minutes walk to Concertgebow and Rijks Museum - leaving aside the closeness to public transport. There were a lot of restaurants around and they even recommended two of them for lunch and diner (though we did not use them). The cleanness was incredible. The decoration, Art Nouveau, was wonderrful, The coffees of several kinds, accompanied by sweets and small biscuits was free at any time, Two laptops stayed in the lobby waiting for the visitors to free use them.
The rooms were large enough with mini-fridge (free, two bottles of water per day) and safe. The bath room was large enough and equipped with all the needs. The entrance to the sleeping room was through a small hall provided with a table with information leaflets. The mattress, important for people with back problems, was excellent. They even provide slippers for the clients! In short: excellent from all points of view. And the team.....! So dear and caring, ready to serve the clients at any moment. Shortly: I recommend this hotel to anybody wanting a wonderful holiday in Amsterdam

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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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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:
#5 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#14 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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