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Hotel Estherea
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Singel 303-309, 1012 WJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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“Fabulous stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I had a really wonderful stay at Hotel Estherea! Although my room was quite small, it was exquisitely decorated down to the smallest detail, and for me the decor made up for the tight quarters. It would be very small though for more than one person. The bed was comfortable, and the room had all the amenities one would need, including enough outlets for charging various electronics. Breakfast was extra, and a full and excellent breakfast can be had in the lovely dining area. Or if you prefer, you can have a smaller breakfast in the bar area. The staff was extremely kind and helpful, and they went out of their way for me on a number of occasions. The location was quite central, and yet quiet. I had a beautiful view of the canal. Flowers were everywhere in the hotel, with lovely displays that would suit a floral designer. We were able to walk to everything, and trams were close by if needed. Walking is wonderful in Amsterdam, but you do have to keep alert watching out for bicycles and trams! In the future, I would go out of my way just to stay at Hotel Estherea again! This hotel was an experience unto itself, and truly enhanced my visit to wonderful Amsterdam! Thanks ☺

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

THE BAD
Room cold
Room small
Poor amenities
Single beds

THE GOOD
Nice common parts
Canal View great
Location great
quiet
staff nice
tea/coffee amenity is good

i loved the people and loved loved loved the location but i would not return

the €18 each breakfast looked poor value ............we ate at cafe restaurants close to the hotel and had a lovely time

Room Tip: if you do decide to stay ,do try and get a canal view room DONT take the breakfast option...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Chose this hotel through Tripadvisor and I am so glad that I did. I wanted the hotel to be something special as I was travelling to Amsterdam with my daughter to celebrate her 21st birthday and it did not disappoint. The location was fantastic, within walking distance of all the major sites and on a very picturesque canal well-served with cafes and restaurants. The decor was lovely and the complimentary tea and coffee was appreciated as was the wifi access. The staff at the hotel were brilliant - it was our first visit to the city and they couldn't do enough to help us. We had a canal side room which was definitely worth the extra cost. The room was very comfortable and well-appointed and we liked the little extra thought of the complimentary box of chocolates for my daughter's birthday. A superb place to stay.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a canal view room if you can - it's worth it.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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 26, 2014

Totally picked this hotel through Tripadvisor reviews and it did not fail me! We stayed for two nights on the end of a 10 day trip to Europe. It was perfect way to end out trip!

Located on the Singel it allowed us to walk everywhere in Amsterdam, so easy to get around from there. The bed was super comfortable and our room was in a quite corner with a jacuzzi tub, it was so nice! The decor is unique and luxurious.

The front desk staff was helpful and made some great recommendations on places to eat and coordinated our taxi to the airport.

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The Estherea is a family run hotel they told me, and it shows. The attention to detail is staggering. The location cannot be faultered, on the Singel Canal, 5 minutes from the Dam and with easy acces on foot or by tram to all the attractions. The decor is perhaps a bit overdone,but the flower arrangements are stunning. I loved my room, with it`s quirky decor, and roomy size. The free coffee/tee facility by the reception is a nice touch, and the breakfast is delicious and more than adequate,even though a bit steeply priced. There is an ironing board/iron in one of the cupboards of the room, and the toiletries are lovely. Everything in this hotel functions like clockwork, it`s calm and quiet, they will book and inform and answer all your questions.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 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 March 23, 2014

Our first time in Amsterdam and if we go back we will certainly stay here again, an individual hotel, luxuriously decorated with extremely friendly and helpful staff. There is no evening dinner service and we didn't take breakfast but there are a number of restaurants and places for breakfast close by. Our canal side room was well appointed, we had seen a negative comment about no coffee/tea making in the room but there is free tea, coffee, biscuits and pastries in the lounge. Drinks at the bar come with a selection of nibbles and olives, a nice place to start and end an evening.
Sited next to the Singel canal it's quiet and in easy walking distance to the main tourist attractions.

Room Tip: Canal side rooms have the benefit of the view.
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  • Stayed March 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Booked on strength of TA reviews (and availability) and, while the hotel's far from bad, we left feeling it was over-priced. For over £200 per night excluding breakfast (an additional €18 per person), I'd expect room with more than 70cm around the bed, I'd expect a full length mirror in the room, I'd expect to be able to apply make-up without worrying that I'll go out looking like a clown (the bathroom lights have dark brown shades over them….), I'd expect a TV that works consistently and I'd expect the cleaner to exit the lift when we wanted to use it, rather than announce "I'm going down". They're little things, I know, but, combined, they just left us thinking that Estherea had promised more than it had delivered. Oh, and rather than get stung for €36 for breakfast, try Greenwood's, a 10 minute walk up Singel - absolutely fantastic breakfast, charming staff and you'll have change from €10….

Room Tip: Go to top floor, you'll be spared elephants above you. We can only assume the canal rooms are n...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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:
#4 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#7 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#10 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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