First and foremost: The location of this hotel is fantastic, 15 minutes away from Amsterdam Centraal, in the heart of old amsterdam. Well within walking distance to most attractions, and the train which takes you directly to and from the airport and anyplace else in Holland you could want to go.
The rooms are clean and decent sized with small wall mounted flat panel TV's and nice bathrooms. Since it is an old building however, the floors, ceilings and walls are very thin and sometimes creaky so if your neighbors are loud, you may have some small issues.
The hotel has wifi, but it is not available to you unless you a) book through their website and join their "friends of estherea" group or b) pay 10 euros per day. To throw a twist into this scheme, they will allow you to check out an iPad (so long as they aren't all locked away in the safe which happens after 11pm) but not get your laptop on.
I almost never saw the same staff twice, and the night staff seemed less friendly and less trained then the day staff. Overall I can't complain too much, but if wifi had been free, they would've easily earned 5 stars.
- 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