Estherea does not have a "a la carte" restaurant. Only breakfast is served at the cafe. Strictly, that alone disqualifies it to be a 4 star. However it tries to make it up by offering free coffee and cookies. The bar is operated by a bartender who doubles up as the bell boy and the coffee machine technician. The gym is small with basic equipment. The library is however a pleasant feature. Location wise it is centrally located close to many attractions and transport.
We specifically asked for a room with a canal view. The first night we were put up in the attic, a room that was NOT worth the additional charges. We complained and was transferred to a better room on the first floor. We should not be charged extra.
Cleanliness was superb. The front office was very professionally run.
Amsterdam has to be explored on bike. Bike rental was just around the corner. We were glad we did that.
Overall the Estherea was an excellent hotel in the 3 star category. We would recommend this hotel if the price is right. It is worthwhile to compare the rates with the 2 star outlet next door if location is the primary criteria.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Estherea Hotel Amsterdam
- Hotel Estherea Amsterdam