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Hotel Estherea
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Singel 303-309, 1012 WJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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“very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I liked everything abt Estherea, their friendliness, our double room with four poster bed,the tropical fish downstairs, and the reception seating area, with the free drinks, coffee, tea, and cake.
A few minor quibbles.Our mattress had two very pronounced dips
on either side, which was not especially comfortable.The bar did not offer free nibbles, crisps or olives, which one might have expected given its high standard.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 November 20, 2013

As previous reviews have stated the location is central on a charming canal but further to walk from rail station than told by reception staff. Town houses are tall and narrow so bedrooms are small by European and American standards yet beautifully furnished in lush colours and furniture. Exceptionally clean rooms. Plenty of lounge space with free drinks and candy although dislike instant chocolate and coffee from same machine spout. Breakfast setup had plenty of variety but was disappointing and expensive (18Euros). Local cafes give much better value and atmosphere. Family who owns this hotel can feel justly proud of the high standard of business but lounge furnishings may not suit everyone.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Darlington, Great Britain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Our stay at the Estherea Hotel was out of this world. The room was luxurious and the hotel staff were polite and helpful. We intend to return sometime in the future.
The hotel was perfectly situated for easy access to Dam Square and visitor attractions. We enjoyed our stay in Amsterdam thanks to our comfortable hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I stayed at the Hotel Estherea for two nights while in Amsterdam for meetings. It is a great location with many of Amsterdam's attractions within reasonable walking distance (though a bit further to walk to the central station than I had anticipated). The foyer has a look of rococo splendour about it and this is reproduced to some extent in the rooms. Although the room was fairly small, it was grandly decorated and well lit. The bathroom was also quite small but clean and nicely presented. Room safe, ironing board, iron ... all the necessities. No tea and coffee making in the room but there is a (free) coffee/hot chocolate making machine in the foyer that comes with cakes and cookies though no decaf option. Lots of places to eat nearby in the evening. Breakfasts were good as well. As the hotel is constructed over three old canal houses there is only one elevator - and a small one at that - and the stairs are rather steep with narrow tread. There is no way to secure the bedroom door from the inside. Even though the door can only be opened from the outside with an electronic key I find this lack of extra security a little disconcerting. But, all up, I would stay here again on my next visit to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We spent a few days as a family around new years eve and we had a great time. Location is really great by being in the middle of all the attractions. Rooms are small but so cleverly organised that it seems just the right size. Decor is very thought of and some could say too much. Breakfast is great. Service is wonderful. Hotel is very quiet but be aware that the city becomes the party town on new year's eve: we had firecrackers until 4 am! Special Note for your car: parking is very rare and extremely expensive in the street; the hotel however has a very sophisticated multi-million-dollar robot car parking system that was built under the hotel but not in the water, which allows for a very small number of cars (I think they have 12 spots for small cars when the hotel has more than 80 rooms) to be parked. This system is then very expensive to use but can help.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 18, 2013

Visited amsterdam last weekend and stayed in the Estherea. Beautiful hotel, good location, great staff. Just around the corner from Spui's restaurants and coffee shops and close to the flower market and Dam Rak.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

They had a promo whereby my room was upgraded for free to deluxe. When I checked into the hotel, the room they provided was large size, but facing the street. So you can hear the occasional car/scooter passing down below on the street as the windows are not fully sound proofed. So I asked for a quieter room and they provided me with one that faces an inner courtyard. That room was very quiet, but it was also smaller. For one person it was okay. No way that two people could comfortably stay in that room. The lobby and common areas are nicely decorated. The location is outstanding, on one of the most picturesque canals and close to the main attractions.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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:
#7 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#7 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#13 Business 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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