Hotel Estherea
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Hotel Estherea

Singel 303-309, 1012 WJ Amsterdam The Netherlands
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4.5
#45 of 411 hotels in Amsterdam
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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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.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
River View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch, German

Location

Singel 303-309, 1012 WJ Amsterdam The Netherlands
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Rotterdam Airport
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11 minAmsterdam Metro
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Christie wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom71 contributions72 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Estherea Hotel fits perfectly with the unique, cool charm of Amsterdam.

Elegant but informal, all facilities are modern and the rooms are beautifully decorated. The hotel is very quiet and no noises or disruption heard from the room. The lounge area has an inviting atmosphere, with hot drinks and sweets available 24/7. The only small nag is the beautiful books locked in a glass cabinet so slightly frustrating look-but-dont-touch (although a less lazy visitor could always ask for the keys...)

Excellent breakfast every morning and the reception/concierge team is always friendly and helpful. Check the incentives they offer to book directly.

Last but not least, the location is fantastic to walk and explore: a (fun) canal tour is 20m away, rail station and red district all within easy reach, as well key museums — plus quite a few good restaurants and coffee shops in a 5 mins radius.

Just to stay local, around the corner there is a deli with, among other temptations, a considerable variety of delicious Dutch cheese types available for tasting and.... oh boy, wrong thing to discover on the very first day in town.

Atmosphere, location and service — very well done Estherea Hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Room 306 - large and quiet with lovely views
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TimeTraveler1st wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom855 contributions181 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A warm welcome and quick check in perfect. A Small but very well appointed room lay out with high end fittings and fixtures. The TV has UK Channels which is always a bonus if your not out and about all hours. The bathroom & Toiletries are very nice, the shower was excellent and hot water is plentiful at all hours of the day. Free WiFi with excellent download speed.
The lobby is stunning and lounge area with free coffee tea & cakes and cookies every day all day & evening's a welcome treat when tied legs tell you to chill out for a few hours. The Lounge, Bar, Restaurant are all very opulent and beautifully designed the attention to detail very is excellent. The whole place was so relaxing and easy going the hotel is overlooking a beautiful Amsterdam canal.

The staff are very helpful and were polite at all times, a real treat English is widely spoken in Amsterdam. This hotel is in the middle of everything you need or want to see and visit. Easy walking distance the hotel gives you a map of sights and google maps helps you navigate all the bridges and canals. We particularly enjoyed the huge jars of complimentary sweets filled to the brim every day.

We cannot wait to return in the summer
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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adricornell wrote a review Sept 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands195 contributions138 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I did a staycation at this hotel, and it far exceededy my expectations. The lobby has unlimited tea, coffee and infused waters, the restaurant is cozy, with excellent staff and tasty cocktails, and each room is unique and full of personality. The L'occitane bathroom products are some of the highest quality I've encountered in a hotel. The bed was comfortable, the room is spacious enough to entertain two friends with social distancing, and having an empty fridge came in very handy. The location on Singel means easy access from Central Station and throughout town. I left my bike parked and walked around more than I ever do on Amsterdam because of how convenient the hotel location is. I would highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Suzannah wrote a review Aug 2020
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom21 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 2 nights at Hotel Esthrea. It is one of the most beautiful hotels we have ever stayed in and we have travelled a lot!! From the second we arrived we were welcomed by the staff in such a courteous manner. Check in was a dream, the young chap who took our bags to the room was so polite and explained our room to us. Samuel and the other gentleman in the (sorry we didn't get your name!) in the bar were the best bartenders and Samuel made a devine Bloody Mary! Our room was stunning everything was catered for and the bed was super comfortable. Everywhere around the hotel smells incredible with the owners signature perfume. It was our anniversary and we were given the gift of chocolates and a card from the hotel team. The hotel is in a prime position for exploring the city we even had a day at the Zandfoort beach.There are lots of lovely bars in the area and everything is in walking distance. We used the hotels taxi service back to the airport, it was quick and very clean. Thank you for looking after us so well, we will be back.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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BagsNShoesNYC wrote a review Feb 2020
Jupiter, Florida41 contributions72 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent four nights at the Hotel Estherea and overall had a very pleasant stay. The hotel is in a great location for exploring the city and there is plenty to do within minutes of the hotel. We booked a deluxe/luxury room and were allocated Room 301 overlooking Spuistraat on the backside of the hotel. The room was a decent size and nicely decorated, but we found the bathroom to be peculiar. The toilet was in a completely separate room from the sink, shower, and tub, which was inconvenient. The jacuzzi tub took up a large portion of the bathroom and left little space for a small shower stall. It was nice to have double sinks. There was very little closest space in the room. Bathrobes and cute pink turtle slippers were provided.

The hotel lobby was charming and it was a nice touch that coffee and pastries were available at most times. The staff was lovely when needed and for the majority left you at peace. My one complaint is facing Spuistraat was noisy in the mornings. Garbage collection occurs everyday, including weekends and would wake us up. Overall, it was a lovely stay and I would recommend this hotel to friends traveling to Amsterdam.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Abi B wrote a review Jan 2020
Leicester, United Kingdom76 contributions68 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel Estherea is one of a kind!
We stayed in a classic room which happened to have a canal view (I'm not sure any of the classic rooms have this). The room was beautiful decorated as is the entire hotel, however it is very small and snug. Not a problem for us but it may not be appealing to some. The bed was extremely comfortable and the room temperature was easily controlled.
The bathroom was very small but otherwise immaculately clean with L'occtaine toiletries. Fresh towels are provided every day if needed.
There is a small wardrobe in the room, we struggled to fit all of our clothes in and there was nowhere to really store our cases for our stay. There is a fridge which is topped up with bottled water daily.
The staff at Hotel Estherea were lovely and extras were easily arranged such as balloons and breakfast on the day of my birthday. However I was disappointed to discover that another guest had celebrated a special occasion and had been given a complimentary bottle of prosecco in the room to enjoy. But this is a small negative in the grand scheme of things.
Free tea, coffee, hot chocolate and infused water is available all day and snacks are provided in the afternoon.
Maria's bar is a lovely place to relax with a cocktail before going for a night out.
All in all a very nice stay, stunning decor, excellent location and friendly staff!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Salusia wrote a review Mar 2020
Portland, Oregon131 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location, walk to everything. Cute neighborhood, picturesque setting on the Singel Canal. We got a canal room view and it was well worth it. We had a huge wall of windows, with curtains to block out the light when we wanted it. Bed was hard...our only disappointment. Fresh cookies in the lobby were always an adventure! Decent breakfast with fresh fruit, eggs, sausage, bacon, fresh squeezed OJ, fun mini pastries, etc. Overall a pretty good spread for breakfast, but pricey I thought. Tons of great places nearby for food/drink/shopping. Bonus points for the mini fridge in our room, so helpful! Great towel warmer in the bathroom dried off our clothes from the rain. The biggest bathroom we've ever had in Europe! Double sink, great shower. Always hot water, always nice and warm. Excellent hotel! 10/10 would stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Get a room with a view!
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krista wrote a review Mar 2022
Boquete, Panama14 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We LOVED this hotel. It’s a small boutique hotel that we just happened to find online after not being able to find anything else. We took a chance, booking last minute and not knowing how it would be, and the second we walked through the doors, we knew we had found the perfect place. It’s exquisitely decorated, with crystal chandeliers throughout the lobby, entrance, bar and guest rooms. It has very intricately detailed ceilings, beautiful wallpaper throughout and gorgeous accent pieces. We were told it is a family-owned property, and it is clear in every detail that they take pride in their business and offer the very best quality and hospitality to their guests.

We were walked to our room by Daan, who was very friendly and offered solid suggestions on nearby restaurants. When we realized that we forgot to bring our adapters for the outlets, he went above and beyond to go find two for us to use. I can’t emphasize enough how much we appreciated this, as one of uses a CPAP machine and needed the adapter in order to be able to sleep! Leo and Thiery took care of us at the bar each night, offering us snacks and making local recommendations for us. The entire front desk staff was polite and helpful as well. Overall, the staff here was nothing short of amazing.

The resident kitties were a lovely surprise. They roam the lobby freely and love to be petted by the guests!

The rooms were wonderful as well. Because the rooms with queen beds were sold out, we chose two twin beds, which had been pushed together making it comparable to a king. The mattresses were very comfortable, and we slept well. The bathrooms have heated floors, and the shower had two shower heads - a rain shower head and a handheld, both with great water pressure! The L’Occitane shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap and lotions are another example of the high quality standards seen throughout the hotel.

On our last morning, my husband realized he had lost his hat and a small video camera that he travels with that contains many of our travels and memories from around the world as well as family events. We looked through all of our luggage for them. When we checked out, both items were waiting for us at the desk, along with our room number. I assume it was the gentleman working the front desk the night before that had seen us in the bar and picked it up for us, and we really appreciate his honesty in turning it in for us, as it contains videos that are special to us and not replaceable. (I don’t know your name, but you worked the overnight shift on March 11 - thank you!)

We enjoyed our stay so much that we booked another night for the night before flying out of Amsterdam. We had the same pleasant experience, with a complimentary room upgrade to a suite with a sofa and jacuzzi tub.

Overall: Excellent service. Wonderful accommodations. Superior hospitality. I wish I could take this hotel with me all over the world. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Use Google maps to navigate from the train/bus station, and you’ll find it easily
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lisaprice_10 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom32 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Last night I got home from a wonderful 5 night stay at this hotel. My Mum and I travelled together and we were amazed how elaborate and stunning our room was - it had the wow factor! The bathroom had double sinks, a large bath and my favourite luxury L'occitane toiletries, even the toilet rolls were wrapped in beautiful pink paper with flamingos and the hotel's name on. During our stay we did lots of sightseeing, The Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank house, Artis Royal zoo, Madame Tussauds, Diamond Museum etc. and loved the location of the hotel. Most of the attractions were within walking distance, we only needed to use a tram twice. The hotel has an excellent team, all very nice people but three stood out and deserve an individual mention, the breakfast guy Alex and the reception girls Amal and Yusra. On our final day we even got to speak with the hotel's current owner, a very nice lady who explained the history of the hotel. My favourite thing about the hotel however was the two beautiful grey house cats. The female puss especially enjoyed being petted and combed. I was upset to leave the hotel and Amsterdam too, I didn't want to go home.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Benbuzz wrote a review Mar 2020
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom98 contributions102 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Well located, seemingly mo more than 20 minute walk from anywhere you may want to go within old(er) Amsterdam.... the Jewish quarter, Dam Square, Anne Frank House, Museum Quarter, Heineken Factory, Red Light District, ++++, all very accessible on foot.
The hotel itself is very clean throughout and staff very welcoming and helpful, all with excellent English, thankfully.
Breakfast is very functional and bar food seems fine - we only tried the chips, which were brill in the late afternoon to help soak up a couple of beers, but saw plenty of other snacks presented to others.
The rooms are quirky, almost on top of each other but they are clean and well stocked - towels, tv, safe, fridge, l'occitane products etc.
Overall we were very happy with our Amsterdam base.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sandi N asked a question Oct 2023
Crestview, Florida40 contributions3 helpful votes
Are there any rooms with walk in shower
Answer from Dennis R
14 contributions
Yes. Ours was. Room 419.
Answer from wanderer035
West Sussex, United Kingdom118 contributions91 helpful votes
We took the train to Central and walked from there. It was about ten to fifteen minutes and really straightforward. We had cases but just wheeled them.
Brisbane15 asked a question Mar 2023
Brisbane, Australia396 contributions36 helpful votes
Is there a self service laundry close to the hotel?
Answer from Elizabeth
22 contributions3 helpful votes
I didn’t see one, and we walked everywhere around the hotel. Not sure how common they are in the Netherlands. I suggest you email the hotel.
Answer from Noella G
Modesto, California142 contributions17 helpful votes
There is an elevator.
LJ wrote a tip 1 May
Dubai, United Arab Emirates330 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bookings for dinner at any of the restaurants Amsterdam is crucial, it does get quite busy. Book your museum tickets a month ahead."
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Alicia W wrote a tip Apr 2024
10 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Wonderful place to stay."
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Julie N wrote a tip Mar 2024
Boston, Massachusetts37 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Skip the kittenkabinet museum. We’re HUGE cat people but it was a waste of money."
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LauraandDavid58 wrote a tip Mar 2024
Liverpool, United Kingdom36 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"20 minute walk to the train station"
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CanadianAlandLori wrote a tip Feb 2024
Vancouver, Canada41 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Eat the poutine, eat the cookies, wander the streets all around the hotel and try everything! Worth the spurge to stay here❤️"
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PRICE RANGE
£242 - £385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
estherea hotel amsterdam, hotel estherea amsterdam
LOCATION
The NetherlandsNorth Holland ProvinceAmsterdamBurgwallen-Nieuwe Zijde / Old Center / Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) / Centrum
NUMBER OF ROOMS
71
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Estherea
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Estherea?
Nearby attractions include Museumphoto (0.3 miles), House of Rituals (0.1 miles), and Dam Square (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Estherea?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Estherea?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Estherea?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Estherea?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Estherea?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Bougainville, Gartine, and Bridges.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Estherea?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Hotel Estherea located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the centre of Amsterdam.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Estherea?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Estherea?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Estherea?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Dutch.
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