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Hotel Estherea
Ranked #16 of 363 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Mildura, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Best place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Thank you to all at Hotel Estherea, we have had terrific time here. Value for money, with lots of luxury and staff that go out of their way to help, warm & friendly. Highly recommend you should give it a try! Great location. Would love to stay again.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Milwaukee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Here's what we liked: location great, decor very nice, coffee/beverages/snacks were good, our room 310 was well-furnished, bed comfortable, canal views great, hotel itself has a lot of character, library, dining room, bar very special. Here's what we didn't like: air temperature controls unresponsive and created cold draft in seating area, louvered doors to bathroom compromised privacy.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights at the Hotel Estherea at the end of May. It was our second time at the hotel and it did not disappoint. The hotel is perfectly located within a short walk to most major attractions. The room is small yet perfectly appointed. What makes the Hotel Estherea a stand out though is the wonderful front of house staff. They are warm and welcoming and eager to help you with all your needs. They helped set my husband and I up on their rental Vespa for the day and pointed out some place just outside Amsterdam to go to. This was a perfect stop at the beginning of our trip.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was our second stay in the hotel, and just as enjoyable as last time. The staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful. The room was nice and cool, the bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was beautiful. The room we booked was a little larger than last time as we booked a deluxe for a special birthday. Would visit again even in a smaller room. Reliably worth the money.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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100 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The hotel is lovely, the staff extraordinarily helpful and knowledgeable, the situation in Amsterdam perfect for sightseeing and for food, the view stunning but the room was too small to " swing a cat". We adjusted but only just.

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Bahamas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

There is always some apprehension about checking into a hotel that you find online but one of our group discovered she had a friend who had stayed here and with additional input from tripadvisor we decided to go for it. The outside of the hotel hides what is behind the front door. We were pleasantly surprised. Our room was quite large with what seemed to be a newly renovated bathroom. The only complaint, and not really one, just a bit awkward, was that the toilet was in a room on its own. This meant that you had to come out a door take two steps and open the bathroom door to wash your hands. Not too sure why they just did not open up the wall between the two. The age of the building may have had something to do with it. That being said, the rest of the room was comfortable and well done. Over all the hotel were fantastic, the staff we encountered were all gracious and helpful. I will definitely recommend it.

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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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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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
#12 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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