We stayed at the hotel for four days to celebrate our silver wedng anniversary - a fact which saw us upgraded by the hotel to an exquisite room with a canal view from the basic double I'd booked. Beautifully decorated public area and room, with an extremely comfy bed and lovely linen. Slightly small bathroom (although given the upgrade I shouldn't complain!) but well fitted out with nice complementary lotions and potions and plenty of towels. Some other reviews have been less than complimentary about the hotel staff - we found them to be excellent striking the right balance between seeing to / anticipating guests' needs but not being overly obsequious. Excellent buffet breakfast with all items regularly replaced or filled up - eggs, bacon,sausage,toast,bread,meats and cheeses,croissants and pastries - however, not included in the room rate and somewhat pricey at 16 euros per person! There's a good sandwich shop 30 seconds away from the hotel who do croissants and coffee for 3.50 euros (Berts Broodjies). Coffee,chocolate and teas are available 24 hours free of charge from machines in the lounge area, and during the day there's a varying selection of yummy cakes, biscuits and pastries to go with it. Beautiful hotel in a lovely central location. We chose it for a special occasion and it would have lived up to our expectations even without the upgrade. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
- 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