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Hotel Estherea
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Singel 303-309, 1012 WJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Beautiful hotel in great area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We stayed here after looking at various reviews. The reviews are right - this is a great place. Beautiful and comfortable rooms - really excellent decor, furniture, beds, bathroom. Reception, bar, and restaurant are also beautiful, breakfast was outstanding, and the location is fantastic. Walking distance to anything downtown and in old city, and on a very nice canal. It may be a bit expensive, but not really compared with other places in Amsterdam, and this is much nicer than a luxury hotel for the personal service and surroundings. Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Main street-facing rooms could be loud, but windows block the sound.
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I stayed three nights at the Hotel Estherea. The hotel is wonderfully appointed and the staff very friendly. There is free tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cookies in the lobby 24/7. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom amazing! The hotel offers free wi-fi throughout that had decent connectivity and bandwidth. Location wise, the hotel sits right on the Singel canal and is pretty central to shopping, the trams, and various tourist attractions. I highly recommend this hotel if you're looking to pamper yourself whilst on holiday. Note: The floorboards in the room are a bit creaky - so if you have guests set in the room above you then there is a chance that you will hear them moving about throughout the evening - not a showstopper, just something to note.

Room Tip: Try and book a room facing the canal.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We booked this property through tripadvisor for a 3 day/2 night city break. The deal inlcuded a free upgrade to a deluxe room and was therefore great value. The property is unusual, charming and old worldly - we have not stayed in a similar property before. The reception area has an attached library and bar. There is free coffe/tea and flavored water in the lounge which makes up the absence of these facilities in the room (free bottled water is provided in the room).
The room was a a bit on the smaller side but never the less beautiful. We had a jacuzzi in our bathroom which was quite large. The service was highly efficient, friendly and understated. The breakfasts were nice with a varied choice (pre-booking at the time of reservation enables a 5 euro discount PP). Otherwise it costs 18 euros PP and you may prefer visiting one fo the numerous cafes/delis for your breakfast.
The hotel is situated in a beautiful location in Dam Square and is only about 20 minutes by walks from central station. All the major sights are within walking distances (taxis are expensive).
An unusual, charming and surprising hotel. Definitely worth considering when visiting Amsterdam

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

In the middle of Singel Canal, on the edge of the funky Nine Streets District, the Hotel Estherea could not be in a better spot for the short stay tourist. My wife, 13 year old son and I took a "triple" room at the back of the hotel, overlooking Spuistraat, which was great for access to plenty of restaurants. Staff were very helpful and pleasant -which was typical of just about everyone in Amsterdam - and the buffet breakfast was the best I've had in a long time. The room was very well decorated, although the bathroom, like most in Europe, was small but perfectly adequate for us, with a full sized bath included. You can find cheaper self-catered apartments close by outside the high season, but for some lovely touches and luxury, the Hotel Estherea had everything you'll need for a short trip in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We really enjoyed our 4 night stay (23-27th of December) at this hotel. The ambience was very atmospheric with beautiful flower arrangements and tapestry. The free beverage facility at the bar area was certainly a bonus. We received a free room upgrade having booked directly with the hotel and stayed at no 217, a spacious cosy room with nice bathroom. The cleaning service was very good but they entered the room at 9 in the morning of Christmas Day when we were fast asleep - they did make their excuses and swiftly disappeared. Another evening we returned to find a window left wide open! The breakfast was scrumptious with great variety and at 18€ pp a good value, we thought. There is a La Pain Quotidien right behind the hotel, a great alternative venue for brunch .The canal side location is ideal and very central. The hotel encourages direct bookings; free room upgrade or other offer, free wi-fi, late check out at 14:00 and breakfast (served 7-11am) at 13€ pp when booked in advance. The staff was very helpful - the middle age gent at the reception not particularly smiley, though. All in all we enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 December 27, 2013

i was staying at Estherea 2 nights.
The name is very elegant, as is hotel itself. It is not easy to find though, both tram stations are 5 minute walk. The atmosphere is gorgeous, no less. Carpets, flowers, fish, crystals, plants, and the room was luxurious. there was free tea and coffee in the lobby, simple selection, but nevertheless a pleasant bonus to overall experience.
the stairs and corridors were quite a labyrinth, but walking there was more like walking in a fairytale palace, and therefore i regret nothing. there is a small garden with plants and running water, and i could even see it from my room window.
there was no breakfast included in the room price, and though there are plenty of bakeries and cafes in Amstrdam, i would like to see what the hotel has to offer for breakfast...

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We stayed for a whirlwind couple of days and this hotel was ideally situated to make the best of our short time. Very beautiful building elegant and ornate furnishings. We had a canal view room and our only gripe was the very small bathroom, my parents in law had a room at the back but with a bigger bathroom, next time we go perhaps I would trade my canal view for a bigger bathroom, although the view was lovely we didn't spend long enough in the room to appreciate the extra cost!! Really quiet for the centre of a city which is a real plus. Free tea and coffee in the lobby 24/7 is really appreciated with free cakes in the afternoon, lovely. Bed was really comfy and staff really friendly, as everyone was. We didn't eat in but found lovely restaurants within a couple minutes walk. Would love to go back!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 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 ( Wi-Fi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#9 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#14 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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