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Hotel Estherea
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Singel 303-309, 1012 WJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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“Loved this hotel !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

I had read the reveiws on tripsdvisor and other sites and decided to book this hotel for our stay in Amsterdam . Wow I'm so glad I did .. It is a beautiful hotel with chandeliers and a beautiful and cozy lobby/sitting area . It felt more like home or an estate property. Its look is an elegant, classy old world style. You can sit in the lobby and read , use the computer (they have 2 of them nothing fancy but it's free and it works) or have a drink st the cozy bar or have a coffee.
They serve breakfast it looked good but we opted to go around the corner and get fresh breads and sweet rolls and eat them in the lobby with the free coffee and cafe latte they have all day for no charge. If you use equal or any other sweetener that is not sweet n low you will need to make sure you take it on your trip to Europe because you will not find any sweetener only sweet n low.
The rooms are beautiful . The bathroom very large with a great shower.. The bed very comfortable and so were the pillows.they have a small frige with water for no charge you can also put your own drinks in there.
The location.. Perfect - we walked everywhere we were a few blocks from the flower market .. The palace was also a few blocks away. You can walk every where and you can take the tram to the train station and the red light district ect .. The hotel is across one of the canals and around the corner there are lots of places to eat and drink..
I can't wait to go back I loved our stay there the bar drinks were also very good ..
The day we left I had a brand new camera in the box that fell out of my bag in my room.. When we arrived in Prague 3 hrs later I realized I did not have my camera.. I called the hotel and was told the maid had found it and turned it in and they would keep it for me in a safe place until I picked it up in my wSy home.. That to me says a lot about an establishment having honest employees. Don't hesitate at all I promise you won't regret the hotel and it's location.. Enjoy!!!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 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 May 28, 2013

Spent 3 nights here with my girlfriend in january/february and it was a perfect match for us. Very helpful staff, a beautiful reception cat and inviting, romantic rooms. We usually ordered a wine or beer in the bar after long days of exploring Amsterdam, and both agreed the hotel was one of our best hotel experiences ever.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

We spent three wonderful days at HE earlier this month. The location is superb in this very walkable city. The reception staff were helpful except for help on tickets for Anne Frank House. (As an aside, just show up a few minutes before nine and the line moves very quickly.) the coffee bar was nice since the weather was a bit rainy and raw. The rooms are small, but adequate in every way. There is construction on a bridge outside the window. Did not bother us, but it does compromise the view.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in May 2013 and loved it. We found it to be within walking distance of everything we wanted to see, and there are lots of restaurants and bars close by. The hotel is unassuming from the outside but feels sumptuous when you enter the lobby. It has an elegant lobby and just off the lobby is a nice library-type area with chairs, and couches, etc. They have complimentary coffee and tea and snacks available all day so you can sit and relax and rejuvenate after a long day of sight-seeing. There is also a small bar that is open 24 hours, which is also nice. We did not try their breakfast buffet, although we did order room service before leaving for the airport on our last morning, and we were brought way more food than we could possibly eat, so very generous portions, especially compared to what I've seen at other hotels. The only negative is that we had a light out in our bathroom, and we told the front desk as we left one morning for sightseeing. They said they would take care of it but they didn't. Hope the lack of response isn't indicative of their responsiveness to larger issues.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Stayed for 4 days from 17-21April 2013. Simply wonderful. Clean and fantastic staff hospitality...the black resident cat at the lobby was friendly too. Definitely deserves next stay for future visit to Amsterdam.

  • 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 24, 2013

We stayed here for three nights in the Orange Suite. We loved it. The room was lovely. Every single staff member was gracious, friendly, and accommodating. The breakfast was a bit pricey but fantastic (many, many options, including Champagne) in a great atmosphere, so worth every penny. The decor is really fun. The hotel kitty in the lobby is soft and friendly. Very comfortable bed and strong shower pressure. The location is absolutely perfect: close enough to the hubbub of the old city area, but on the border of the serene canal district. I am serious: stay here.

Room Tip: Orange suite is great.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Small and quaint, this is your Dutch hotel if you intend to stay close by all that Amsterdam has to offer without walking miles and miles to the attractions. Located on a canal, with beautiful rooms, a very, very friendly and helpful staff, free coffee, tea, and candies an ideal location. However, one note of caution, the bridge across the canal is being rebuilt from top to bottom, so construcrion noise starts around 7AM and continues until 4PM or so. Should you wish to sleep in this could is an issue for you and somewhat detracts from the canal view rooms as the bridge is almost right in front of you. Also, note the comings and goings all night long of people walking along the canal at all hours of the night is also an issue should you be a light sleeper, I would suggest maybe an interior room which would shield one , I would think, from some of the noise issue. Otherwise, we loved the hotel and the close location to the main square.

Room Tip: We stayed in room #210 for a canal view room however, the canal bridge construction was a bif issue...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#10 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#11 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#11 Luxury 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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