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Hotel Estherea
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Singel 303-309, 1012 WJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Centrum)   |  
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Ranked #14 of 363 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect Package”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This property is well located and within easy access to most things on offer in Amsterdam. The hotel is quirky with its interesting decor and offers larger than usual, well equipped rooms. The staff are exceptional, with service levels of the highest standard.

We stayed two nights, with another couple, prior to our cruise and we would not hesitate to return.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Little Warley, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

What can I say, after countless trips to amsterdam I finally found a hotel where I would go back!, again and again! Its a short tram ride away from the centre and central station, (number 5 tram) and the red light district so its not at all noisy and nothing is in your face. The staff are very pleasant and welcoming, don't be afraid to ask them anything as they're always there to help. The rooms are so gorgeous, spacious too. Every one is decorated differently, so cant wait for my next visit, we had such a great 2 nights sleep. We didnt want to get out of bed but didnt want to waste the day..... Oh ye and how could I forget to mention the abundance of sweets, hot drinks, flavoured waters and cakes, all day everyday free in the lobby! Delish!!! Unfortunately we never ate in the hotel so cant comment but if the cocktails from the bar were anything to go by I should imagine it was nice. Defiantly one to remember and to return. Thankyou to all the staff at estherea for making my valetines break extra special ...

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The Estherea is located on the Singel, perfectly situated for visiting all things in the Centrum. The lobby is plush and beautiful in an updated late 19th c. style. Public areas are inviting, including the b'fast room. The front desk staff is usually very helpful (though there were a few minor kerfuffles). Each guest room is equipped with an iPad, a smart and helpful touch. Our room, though not large, was elegantly furnished, the beds comfortable, the air conditioning quiet and efficient. All the mod-cons you need are there. The modern bathroom with twin sinks is roomy enough, though the separate "room" for the commode is about the size of a phone booth, a minor inconvenience in an otherwise lovely hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This hotel was recommended by an Irish friend! She said it was perfectly located and very clean!
And that is correct! My friend and I were on a 3 day introduction trip to Amsterdam, and this hotel was ideal! 15 minutes walking to Anne Frank House, 20 minute walk to the Rijksmuseum, and Van Gogh Museum, a mere 5 minutes to the Flower MArket. Restaurants of excellent calibre within 3 minutes of the hotel made taxis completely unnecessary for us. The room was small for two, but clean with an air conditioner that worked perfectly. The bar is small but cozy, and there are inviting rooms to sit and read papers and guide books before venturing out. But the staff is very helpful and they can get tickets to almost anything at a slight premium, but if you do not want to do the work online yourself, they are there to help. The breakfast is generous, but very expensive, so if you sit down and even get coffee, be prepared for the bill. I would say the service everywhere in Amsterdam came with a bit of an attitude. We were Irish and American, and I am not certain if it was the factor, but it was the same in all the restaurants we went to...be prepared. I truly enjoyed my visit and recommend this hotel with pleasure!

Room Tip: Just avoid near elevator, as it is noisy and then there are doors into corridors that swing open...r...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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North Carolina
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62 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Based on reviews, booked three nights (breakfast special, complimentary bottle of Prosecco wine) and not disappointed. Located on Singel Canal within easy walk of Dam Square, floating flower market or tram; Rijk Museum 1.75-mile walk round trip; Canal Tours on Damrak less than 3/4-mile walk. Lovely room in red and gold on third floor overlooking Spuistraat (restaurant row); shower included shampoo, conditioner and bath gel; two sinks, nice bath linens, toilet separate, large cozy bed with armoire on each side (safe, ironing board, iron), desk/chair, wall-mounted TV, double French doors with heavy drapes. Hotel lobby lovely with fish tank wall, comfortable seating, two computer stations, two quiet elevators, separate library, bar and dining room; complimentary cookies and beverage, Breakfast buffet included wide range of items: fresh bread, fruit, cheese, cold cuts, eggs, bacon/sausage, yogurt, juice, special coffees and kept well-stocked. Staff extremely helpful with tours, transportation, dining recommendations; digital tablet provided upon check-in for hotel amenities and free Wi-Fi. We enjoyed our stay and the location was perfect.

Room Tip: Room overlooking Singel Canal or Spuistraat.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Battle Ground
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The location was perfect it felt like we were in the middle of everything. The staff was extremely helpfully with directions and tour ideas. The rose room was the best room we stayed in during our whole trip through europe. If you can stay here I would.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Newport Beach, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We reserved 2rooms for three nights. The worst rooms in the hotel. Right by the wood stairs with people running up and down till 3 am. Staff was extremely snooty and obviously were not fond of Americans. Would not recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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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
#10 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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