From the moment we made our reservations to our first step into the Hotel - through our 4th day, the entire staff and ownership could not have been more concerned, helpful and kind. We made contact with the staff before arriving and several times heard directly from the owners, Mr./Mrs Toren...... very gracious and excellent hosts.
2 couples stayed here in one Canal room and one Courtyard room - our Canal room was tight by American standards (our room width was the length of the bed plus 16 inches -our knees hit the closed BR door when on the toilet) but had a memorable view of the canal while our friends had a more spacious courtyard view which was great and a bit quieter - I'd choose the latter if I returned!
The location was wonderful for those who wish to be among the locals - fewer tourists and tourist spots but a flavor of this city which we very much enjoyed! We really walked to most things - or when leaving the canal area, took the tram - easy, cheap and fun. The desk helped with recommendations for dining, tours, transport and pretty much anything we could ask - and thier answers were great!
We've stayed at many high end boutique type hotels but this was tops......
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Directly on the Keizersgracht, one of the most picturesque canals in the heart of Amsterdam, you will find Sebastian's, a contemporary three-star hotel with a unique and sophisticated design and atmosphere. Whether you are in the capital city for business or to enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Amsterdam, Sebastian's is the place to be. The location alone is worth the stay: a stone's throw from the Jordaan district, with its numerous cafés and restaurants, and Haarlemmerstraat, home to a wide variety of shops and a number of colourful Amsterdam outdoor markets. The hotel bar also boasts a unique and charming atmosphere. It is a ‘real' bar with a contemporary, trendy design and a meeting place for both young and old, who come here to enjoy a delicious cappuccino, cold beer or glass of one of the wide range of wines served. All of this can be enjoyed in a relaxed, jazzy setting. ... more less
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