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Hotel Estherea
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Singel 303-309, 1012 WJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Centrum)   |  
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“One word...Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Having travelled to Amsterdam for the first time to celebrate my friends birthday, this beautiful hotel was central for everything and an absolute delight and a joy to stay in. The young bartender that was on while we were there from the 5th was a star! The Estherea Hotel with its wonderful ambience, comfort, good food and welcoming, very caring and highly attentive staff make it an absolute must to visit. We loved our stay and wish we had stayed longer but hope to return again later in the year.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Hotel Estherea is located very conveniently on Singel in a pair of canal side houses. From the sober facade it is hard to imagine the charm within.
The aquarium located inside the foyer tips the first time visitor to the careful management and decoration of the hotel. It is the most fascinating aquarium I've ever seen...most collected specimens are from Indonesia...watch for a while and you'll see all sorts of things moving around in there.
On our recent visit, our second, we took one of the suites on the lowest floor. The room is a jewel box...If a suite is available...take it...the few euros more will soon be forgotten....the memories; never. The standard rooms are very comfortable as well, of course.
The public spaces invite lingering over coffee, tea or something from the elegant bar.
There are other high end hotels in Amsterdam and they are good too, none are the Estherea

Room Tip: If a suite is available you should at least have a look...well worth the extra euros.
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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 February 9, 2014

We stayed at the hotel for a weekend in February. The hotel is a 15 minute walk from the train station and situated on one of the canals. We arrived early and our room wasn't ready so we ventured out into Amsterdam. The weather was awful, raining continuously and very windy, however the hotel kindly provided large umbrellas. When we checked into our room on the third floor, it was quite small but very cosy and I loved the decor. However the room next to us and walls outside were having some serious DIY with a hammer drill. We called down to reception and they advised that the renovations would be a further 2 hours and offered us either a free breakfast in the morning or a room change. We opted to change room and were not disappointed.

The reception staff are lovely, the free hot chocolate is delicious and the hotel is in a brilliant location, perfect for exploring Amsterdam. I would highly recommend the hotel.....

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here on a whim in January and it's got to be one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in. It's just beautiful! I recommend getting an executive room, we stayed in one with a gorgeous four poster bed, quirky chandelier, huge bath (fits two!).
The bar is great... very pink, but in a classy way. And the free hot chocolate is definitely amazing. We didn't try the food as we wanted to experience the city, but I can say that the cocktails are yummy.
It's also in a great location, on a canal, five minutes from all the action in the city centre.

Basically... just go there, it's great.

Room Tip: We had the blue room, it's fab
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

My wife had found this excellent family 4* hotel and booked it to spend a night in A'dam. Strategically positioned close to the Dam, de 9 straatjes, Bijenkorf and the main shopping areas all in walking distance. We were surprised by the friendly staff young and experienced senior members. Great room with almost everything you would need. Ok the fridge wasn't full with anything just 2 small water bottles and I am sure they will address this, but really room service is good and fast. Luscious and royal that's how we felt. Sure we have been in huge 5* rooms around the world, but this was cosy, neat and as stated "royal". Breakfast with Proseco and spekkoek (Indonesian cake) and a huge variety of everything. Loved it and will come back for sure for another romantic overnight stay!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cascais, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

A place with a boutique hotel feel, where you feel right at home. Wonderful staff with a gorgeous breakfast. The all day free delicious cookies and treats along with the cappuccino is a small thing that goes a long way. It's only 20 minutes walking distance from any of the major attractions in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We are only back from Amsterdam and we stayed in the Estherea Hotel. We absolutely loved this hotel.

The hotel was Three stops away from central station on the number 2 or 5 tram line. It was so easy to find. It was very central with it being just a little walk around the corner from Dam square.

The hotel looks out onto the canal and even though our room was not a canal view it didn't matter our room was still lovely. From the moment we walked into the hotel we were greeted by the brilliant staff at the reception who took our bags up to our rooms. Oh the beds were so comfortable better than my own bed at home and the pillows were so soft. There was no noise at all. The rooms are very comfortable indeed.
The lobbie was big and spacious with great decor, a lovely place to relax looking at the big fish tank.

This hotel had great little treats for the guests, with complementary tea, coffee or hot chocolate to help yourself with at any time,the machine was just behind the reception desk. Sweet jars for the children . Flavored water to drink and cookies for your coffee. It was such a treat as i have never seen this in any other hotel.

We didn't have breakfast as it was €18 each but we heard it was great.
The bar was also well priced and you could order a little bar food there too if need be.


Over all we loved this hotel and we would definitely go back to the same hotel. I cannot recommend it enough.
Thank you to all the staff they are truly hand picked as they were all great.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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 > Centrum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#9 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#10 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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