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“A nice remodeled hotel with internal noise”
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Hotel Estherea
Ranked #19 of 366 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews
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“A nice remodeled hotel with internal noise”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

We checked in in the afternoon, and we were told because we didn't mention a kid is coming with us, the room is not ready, we waited for a bit for hotel to add a kid bed in the room. Wasn't long wait at all. Check in was OK. The room was not big, but has a nice bath jet tub. Room has nice beds. I love the bath tub. Separate toilet and bath is a plus. Somehow, we had a connected room with some other guests, so we can hear people talking in the neighboring room. And in the morning, while we were still sleeping, we were waken up by people moving out, and cleaning people vacuuming the neighboring room and talked without any consideration of other guests, so internally, the room were very close to each other, and noisy. The hall way is very small, and cramped. The bar and lobby were nice, but service at the bar wasn't prompt.
Overall, a nice hotel located in a nice place right by canal, and close to tram station we needed. Free drinks and nuts were nice, no cocktail though.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Northumberland
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

This is a lovely hotel situated on the Singel Canal. Location is perfect with lots of restaurants very close by. Most sights are within easy walking distance, buses stop nearby so an easy journey to/from station. The hotel is very welcoming with complimentary soft drinks and snacks available throughout the day in Reception. There was a very good choice at breakfast, but the breakfast room did get a little congested sometimes. Bedrooms are very comfortable and well appointed. We had a courtyard facing room which was very quiet but if you want a view of the canal it might be worth paying the extra charge. Staff were very helpful and pleasant. Would definitely stay here again if visiting Amsterdam.

Room Tip: Courtyard view room was very comfortable and very quiet, but pay the extra if you want a canal view.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Rockville Centre, New York
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Lovely hotel. Our room was beautifully decorated and spacious. Room was clean and comfortable. Our room faced was in the back off the main street, We did not have an issue with noise.

The staff is friendly and helpful. We loved the lobby and common rooms. We enjoyed our evening cocktails at the bar.


We highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

The location of this hotel is great. If you're in decent shape and not burdened with a lot of luggage, it is an easy walk from Centraal Station to Hotel Estherea. It's also easy to get to a lot of nice shops and places to eat from this location. It's less than a mile to Dam Square. While the decor of the rooms is a tad bit garish in my opinion, the bathroom was excellent. Do yourself a favor and skip the breakfast. At 18 Euros, it is definitely overpriced for the quality of what's prepared. The front desk staff was professional and nice. The personnel working the bar area not as attentive. All in all, this is a very nice hotel and you'd not be making a mistake if you chose to stay here.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed 4 nights in October 2012. This was the first hotel I browsed on the web and I had such a good impression then that I booked it right away. My instinct prooved me right!

The hotel is luxurious, and grand in every way. Our deluxe room was beautifully decorated, very comfortable, with a king bed, large sofa, and little table in addition to the desk. The bathroom was ample and impeccable. We did not have a canal view, but all the better because our corner room was quiet and far from the elevator.

Staff always greeted us with a smile and was very helpful. They had taken note of my email making reference to our wedding aniversary and had left us a lovely gift in our room upon arrival. Thanks for such nice token!

We enjoyed having coffee/tea (there is a 24/7 complimentary coffee/tea machine in the lobby) every night while observing the fantastic acquarium in the lobby. Everything is of superb quality, tidy and clean.
Location is excellent: facing Singel Canal -a guarantee of quietness - but having everything around the corner on Spuistraat - restaurants, bars, coffeeshops. Shopping area is about 3 or 4 blocks away.
We didn't have breakfast at the hotel, but instead had a coffe and croisant at Café Hoppe, a top 10, a couple of blocks away.
Amsterdam is great for walking (or riding!). Watch out for intense bike traffic when crossing the street! We enjoyed the museums and the canals - a cruise is a must.
We also hopped on a train and visited The Hague, which is only 50 minutes away. It is a beautiful city, quieter than Amsterdam.
Overall, our stay in Netherlands was amazing! I'd love to come back and definitely would choose Estherea over and over again.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a deluxe room if possible!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2012

This was my second stay in this hotel, and I loved it even more than the first! Definitely my favourite hotel, and my favourite city in the whole world! It is just so beautiful and comfortable, every minute staying there was a real pleasure. Breakfast is still really tasty, the coffees and teas are available for free around the clock (I hate not being able to get a warm cup of tea in most European hotels!), and this time around, I found the staff a lot more courteous so really - nothing to complain about, only good things to say about this hotel!
Location could not be better - go to Broodje Bert next door for the best sandwiches in the world, and avoid the tacky middle part of the city centre, but take a walk down Wolvenstraat for great shops, cafés and restaurants.
Will definitely be back, maybe one day for good!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

Be sure to book the room online through their site to get a better rate of €13/day rather than €18 to have their breakfast and to get free internet rather than €10/day internet. The breakfast is a very good one with a large variety of hot and cold items. My large room averaged €262.50 for Thursday through Saturday nights overlooking the canal rather than at the back where people say is noisy.
Even though there are a lot of light switches I had difficulty that the switches also turns off the wall plugs so you could not turn off the room lights without killing the power to where I was charging my iPad. Normally I would charge it overnight but to sleep you turn the lights off and the plug is off so I left all the lights on in the room to charge the iPad when I went for supper and when I went to breakfast.

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Estherea
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:
#5 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#9 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#10 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#15 Luxury 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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