I stayed at the Hotel Estherea for 3 nights in late July 2013. The hotel is perfectly located (2 blocks from Dam Square) right on Singel Canal. The room was large and the bed was ultra comfortable. There is a little bar which is extremely cute and reminded me of La Cage aux Folles. The cleaning stuff is very efficient and there is free coffee and free minted water all day as well as free cookies and candies.
So why do I only give 4 stars? The reason is simple. This is an expensive hotel (close to $350 per night) but the little things are missing. The front office staff is professional but not warm or very friendly. I needed to rent a car and they did not lift a finger. They pointed me to the computer and told me to use the net. I expected much more services from an European boutique hotel as I experienced in other European cities.
- 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