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“An ideal combination of location and service” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Estherea
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Singel 303-309, 1012 WJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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“An ideal combination of location and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I needed a decent place for a recent 2-day business trip to Amsterdam and was lucky to have chosen this hotel. The location is perfect - close to everything and still not too crowdy and noisy. My deluxe double room seemed of right size and felt very comfortable. The coffee/tea machine with complementary cookies and pastries in the lobby area came in very handy late night and early morning. Finally, but the most important, is the Hotel Estherea staff and their attitude. All my questions and requests were dealt with quickly, gently and effectively. With a smile I should add! And this counts a lot for me. I do want to come back there and would highly recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

We spend 4 days in Hotel Estherea celebration my 70 birthday. Everything was just as we wanted it. We meet up with our daughter in law and son, who come and stay here a couple of times every year. The bed was the best we have slept in. The breakfast was good and plenty, enough to keep you going for hours. We felt very welcome . My Daughter in Law and I got a very nice present from the Hotel, this warmed our hearts. We will for sure again meet up with the family here again.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Didn't know if we'd made the right decision when we chose this hotel for our week in Amsterdam. It turned out to be a very good choice as the Estherea is friendly, efficient and seemed to be in just the right location for us - a quiet, pretty neighbourhood from where we could walk to almost anywhere tourists would want to walk. Complimentary tea, coffee and nibbles at all times; fresh pillow slips daily; colourful bar - these were some of the delights. We were upgraded to a canal view as well. Good value, highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My wife and I visited this hotel for 3 nights in March 2014 and found it to be a great hotel, it has a lot of character and is very comfortable. We were upgraded from a standard room to one with a Jacuzzi bath, the rooms are beautifully decorated and very old world. Its location is perfect and is a short walk to most attractions and only a 10 to 15 minute walk from the central station. Dam Square is about 5 minutes walking. The hotel is quite expensive but you are paying for quality. We would highly recommend it, for couples especially.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I couldn't have been happier with the hotel. My Mum and I spent three nights, delicious breakfasts, great location for walking to the sights, comfortable beds and lovely decor. Best of all the staff were all so helpful, patient and genuinely wanted to make our stay the best it could be. I would definitely recommend the Estherea, in fact I have already and would like to return myself.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 March 17, 2014 via mobile

The best word to describe this hotel is fabulous. It's so decadently designed with beautiful chandeliers, comfy sofas and a stunning aquarium. The attention to detail is unsurpassed; it's clean, there's a coffee area with everything you could ever want for a relaxing drink such as a selection of cakes and sweets-much better than the normal kettle and cheap biscuits that you get in most hotels. Although the gym isn't big, the equipment is good. The toiletries are so nice as they're all by l'occitaine. What with this and all the fresh flowers around, this is the best smelling hotel I've ever been in. In fact I think it's my favourite ever hotel purely as it has so much character.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Having visited this hotel almost exactly a year ago, we fell in love with it to such an extent that we decided to go back this easter holiday. To Amsterdam - wonderful city and to Estherea on the Singel canal - all romance and idyll. We booked privately - directly with the hotel and discovered that the prices were a lot higher than last year - probably because of the holidays - almost NOK 25.000.- for 3 rooms, 3 nights. We decided to swallow that - to try to find it acceptable. Then - 2 weeks after the booking was made and price was agreed - they mailed us and announced that they had the pleasure to inform us that they were going to charge us the double price of one of the rooms. That was the limit for us and we cancelled the booking. Important point: They upped the price after the hotel was fully booked - no more vacancy the net said - then they can afford to take an even higher price - they are more or less auctioning their rooms away to the highest bidder. We find this unfair and unbusinesslike. Be warned!

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Additional Information about Hotel Estherea

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
#7 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#9 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#15 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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