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Hotel Sebastian's
Ranked #5 of 363 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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112 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“We'll be back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Can't recommend this little gem of a hotel highly enough.

Great location and fabulous staff who couldn't help us enough

We had booked what I believe was the hotel's smallest room so we were expecting a shoebox. The room was absolutely fine with a nice view out to a courtyard

Lovely and quiet.

Breakfast was included, great coffee and plenty of Dutch cheeses and meats.

The hotel has bikes for hire - great way to spend the day

Only wish we had longer

Thanks for making our stay so great.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bristol UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Our third visit to this lovely city and we have never been disappointed. However the sense of welcome and care at Sebastian's was exceptional. The location is perfect and very tranquil. We had a third floor room with a canal view and had happy times enjoying the view from our window. Breakfast was very good indeed and plentiful. Extra coffee was always offered.

The bar menu was well priced and one evening when we ordered the bar attendant got on her scooter to visit the sister hotel to get more panini as they had run out!

Sebastian's is very well priced and the service far outstrips the cost. Reception were exceptionally helpful and their restaurant suggestions were excellent.

We loved it!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed at Hotel Sebastian's 20 May14 to 23 May 14. its a delightful little boutique hotel on a quiet street overlooking the canal.The hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We arrived earlier than the specified check in time but are room was ready and so we were checked in! There was a personal note from the owners addressed to us which made us feel really welcome. The staff had said that the room is a bit small but we found it just right. The bathroom was also fine had very nice amenities and an awesome shower!:) Our room overlooked a courtyard I think and it was unbelievably quiet which was great.
They have a nice friendly little bar where breakfast is also served. Breakfast was simple but had everything.
We had dinner the last evening and were served a delicious tomato soup(I can still taste it in my mind!)
Had a lovely stay and the staff were extremely welcoming polite and helpful will definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lebanon PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stayed at Sebastian's in late April 2014 and were thoroughly pleased. It's a relatively small boutique hotel located in the downtown area on a quiet, picturesque street with a canal. Our room faced the canal. The room was spacious and comfortable. The staff is excellent-they were more than happy to help us with directions, reservations, maps and taxis. They provide a nice Dutch style breakfast at a reasonable price; there is a small friendly bar too. We are happy to recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the canal
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

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......

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

OK. Maybe the bathroom was a bit tiny (although with very nice amenities and great shower) and could use some new tile work and the room needs a carpet upgrade, but who cares?! Hotel Sebastian's is wonderful. The location on the canal street is so peaceful and charming. The staff is fabulous. It seemed they were caring for family instead of hotel guests. We had a problem with our safe one morning and it was resolved in just 15 minutes after we called the front desk. Joey, one of the bartenders, is a delight. So friendly and nice. We enjoyed the bar each evening after a day of sightseeing. We had a canal front room (222) with a window that opened and a window ledge perfect for sitting and taking in the lovely canal scenery while enjoying a glass of wine. The bar is where the very reasonably priced breakfast is served each morning. It was delicious with a very nice selection of hot and cold breakfast items...sausages, eggs, breads, cereals, beans, etc. The location is perfect. The decor is very art deco, with purples and blacks. Wonderful!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Curitiba, PR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We arrived in Amsterdam by train, and the Sebastian's is abaout 10-15 minutes from the Centraal Station, and about 10 euros by taxi. Don't forget to print the address to show to the taxi driver, because the name of the street isn't easy to pronunciate. We got the room with the canal view which was great. The staff is very friendly and always happy to help. The hotel is about 3 blocks from the dam (the old city main square), where you can take the trams to the museums (lines 2 or 5 - always take change coins and pay to the driver at the front door, or to the colector on the middle door, depending on the type of tram car). If you keep walking through the square, you reach red light district, etc.

About the museums, is always a good idea to purchese tickets in advance. You avoid a lot of lines and save time. If you forgot to to this at home, the hotel has a computer on the bar for that.

There are many restaurants near the hotel. We tryed a few, but the one we recommend is Seasons, at Herenstraat 16. Everything is good, but the salmon is excellent. And if you're a beer guy like me, try the Ijwit (the one with an ostrich on the label).

Having the breakfast in the hotel is also a good tip. For 10 euros (not very expensive, comparing to the bakeries around) you have a complete meal. And the good part is that it starts at 7h (the bakeries don't open until 9-10h) so you can catch an early flight or have more time to visit the city.

Room Tip: The canal view rooms are great.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Sebastian's
Address: Keizersgracht 15, 1015 CC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 363 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sebastian's 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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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