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“Elegant and extravagant hotel located just along the canal” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Estherea
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Singel 303-309, 1012 WJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Centrum)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 355 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Elegant and extravagant hotel located just along the canal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here in august 2014 with wife.

The hotel is along the canal of a quieter street. Once you enter the hotel, you are immediately greeted with a truly elegant and extravagant decor. The hotel is designed very traditionally with fantastic details in almost every piece of furniture and interior design. The lobby is decorated with very plush sofas and chairs, there is a reading area with table and bookshelf, open space entrance to Maria's bar (open 24/7) and entrance to the dining area. The main floor like the rest of the floors is intricately designed with meticulously and traditionally decorated. The layout is a bit of an adventure to navigate around (in a cool and exciting way) because there are nooks and hallways that lead to all sorts of meeting rooms, stairs, balconies, etc.

The hotel uses L'occitaine shower gel, hand wash, shampoo and conditioner. Toilet paper is double or triple ply and room had two twins put together to form a king with a daybed. Room was very comfy and big. There is a fridge with two complimentary bottles of water. Hotel lobby has an area right outside the dining hall for complimentary coffee and tea. Room and lobby has jars of candies for the sweet tooth folks. Breakfast all u can eat is €18.

Service was very pleasant. We came early at 10am ish, and they told us the party before us just checked out and they will clean up and prep the room within 45 mins. So we ate at the dining hall and once we finished, the bellboy brought us up to our room. He introduced the room and taught us how to use the features in it and gave us an ipad to use (the hotel goes digital and does not use paper hotel directory or pamphlets). There is wifi which requires you to connect via the email you registered when checking in or signing in via a social media account. They do have one peculiar behavior, which is that they issue one room key and you need to give it to the front desk when going out of the hotel. The key gets deactivated if you leave the building with it. Every time u come back, you get the key from the front desk. Hotel locks it's doors at 11pm, which requires u to just ring the doorbell, and someone will come open up at night.

All in all the amenities were outstanding, and the service was friendly and nice. This hotel is highly recommended but does get pricey.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I stayed at the Hotel Estherea for 2 nights and I have to say, I was seriously impressed. It has an awesome vibe, old world grandeur meets modern touch of class. Stayed in suite 11 and it is above and beyond, especially the top of the line linens, double head shower and in-mirror tv. Location is spectacular in the heart of the old town, but on a quiet canal. Couldn't recommend it more!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Perfect location and within walking distance to many sites: about 5 minutes to Jordaan, Anne Frank House, Dam Square, Flower Market and Red Light District; 10 mins to Central Station; 30 minutes to Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum. Also many good restaurants close by. The hotel itself is charming and very clean. Staff is generally helpful. However, I was given the wrong train stop to Zaanse Schans. Good thing I read up on my own and and avoided getting completely lost. Free coffee/tea/hot chocolate and cookies make for a warm welcome at the end of the day. One drawback though: family room would comfortably fit 4 only if your kids are still young and small.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We loved our stay here. The location was fantastic. The decor was charming. The brunch terrific The staff was warm and helpful. We were a family of four and this great for us. Recommend a canal side or courtyard room as opposed to a room on the street which could be noisy

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We really enjoyed everything about this hotel -- the location is perfect, the rooms gorgeous, the bathroom large enough and very clean, the staff helpful, and the buffet breakfast plentiful. Truly, we have no negative feedback. You can trust the pictures on the website.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Estherea for 5 nights in the middle of August, 2014. Our room was facing the Singel on the 3rd floor. From the moment we walked in the door of the hotel we felt welcome. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly and very accommodating. The hotel is beautiful, with chandeliers and flowers seemingly everywhere and several very nice areas to sit and relax, including a bar. The morning breakfast had a vast selection of food, from many kinds of breads, meats, cheeses, fruit, warm eggs, pastries (yummy) and more. There was fresh coffee at anytime. The room was spacious by European standards, very clean and quiet. The location was perfect-close to tram lines (Spui and Dam square spots), but also easy walking to many places. The nicest part was that the neighborhood was quieter than everywhere else we went. After a busy day among the crowds of tourists and bicycles, it was nice to have this place to unwind. Oh, and for an extra bonus, for those who may have enjoyed a coffee shop, coming back to the fish tank would be great, haha. Seriously, the hotel was close to perfect. I would recommend starting a trip by staying here, starting the trip around the corner with a visit to the Amsterdam museum to get a feel for the history, then go to the Begijnhof to find peace, visit the Van Loon house to get inside a classic home, and then you are set up to experience what the rest the city has to offer.

  • Stayed August 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 August 20, 2014

Wonderful 2 night stay for our group of 6 in 2 rooms . Location was walking distance to most of the sites we wanted to see.
Breakfast was a real treat, as were the 24 hour coffe/cocoa and sweets.
Enjoyed exploring the neighboring area, and found some excellent restaurants close by.
Staff was helpful before, and during our stay.
If ever in Amsterdam, this is a great hotel to stay.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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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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