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Hotel Estherea
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Singel 303-309, 1012 WJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

People at hotel great, very helpful, nice and competent. Rooms great. Location great. All in all a wonderful hotel to stay at when visiting Amsterdam and surrounding areas. Our first time there, but worth coming back to.

  • Stayed May 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
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Spent a weekend at Estherea - enjoyed everything from the super comfy beds, to the eclectic decor, to the staff friendliness, to the L'Occitane toiletries, to Maria's bar. The hotel is tastefully luxurious, without making you feel uncomfortable. Perfect location on the Singel canal, close to Dam Square, Anne Frank's Museum, and the nine shopping streets, among others. I plan on staying there again on my next trip to Amsterdam!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Dutch efficiency, quick check-in, very clean, everything is just right, not too much not lacking. Only complain is that room is a bit pricey in early June. Front desk very helpful, they give you good tips on good bakery and restaurants around the area. Euro300 per night!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was our first time in Amsterdam and we arrived very early in the morning from our long flight from Australia. We were delighted that they found us a room at that time and were able to check- in way before the normal time. The room was beautifully appointed and very pretty with good views of the canal. Unfortunately noise from the automatic opening doors below us and the night porter bell disturbed us a lot. I have to mention that we are quite noise sensitive. It sounded like someone was moving furniture and it was constant. This may be a small hotel but it is busy. They generously offer free coffee and tea in the lobby as well as free Wifi!
We have no complaints about anything else in fact the staff couldn't have been more pleasant or helpful. The entire hotel is beautifully decorated. We would definitely return but to another door not over the front entrance!

Room Tip: Be sure to request a larger room overlooking the canal but not room 112 which is over the entrance.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

If you really like walking around a city, then the Hotel Estherea is a great place to stay in Amsterdam-- you never have to take a taxi anywhere, as its central location is just minutes, literally, for almost everything worth seeing in Amsterdam. My wife and I loved its location right on the Singel canal, close to Dam Square, the Royal Palace, The Anne Frank House, the Rijks Museum, etc., etc.. etc... It's just in a great place. The rooms are a bit tight, but manageable and the staff, to a person, are helpful. This is a very fine hotel and great if you really like to walk a city to get to know it.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guelph, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We had a canal view room for 3 nights and absolutely loved it. The staff were friendly, the rooms clean and a lovely view. We enjoyed the free tea and coffee and pastries in the lobby. The location was perfect, within walking distance to many restaurants, dam square, Anne Frank's house and all our meeting points for tours. We took the advise of another review and booked our taxi for the airport at the front desk. They charge your credit card and give you a ticket for the driver. It ended up being cheaper then booking ourselves. We would definitely recommend Hotel Estherea and hope we can return sometime soon.

  • Stayed May 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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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Estherea is a pretty lavishly decorated hotel, very well situated on Singel.

Staff is helpful and even a bit friendly at times, bed is comfortable, breakfast buffet has many things to chose from.

Room 208 was really really really tiny, with bathroom in a closet.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#6 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#7 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#7 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#16 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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