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“a little quirky”
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Hotel Sebastian's
Ranked #6 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Port Stephens, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
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“a little quirky”
Reviewed 17 October 2012

a small hotel with almost bordello type decor but somehow works and a bit special. front desk people were exceptional. breakfast was a little hit and miss with having to ask for top ups on the small buffet but good value. we booked a larger room which based on other reviews seen and glad we did. A very comfy bed and quiet. location was walking distance to most everything and right on the canal. we enjoyed our stay at Sebastians very much.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2012 via mobile

This hotel exceeded my expectations. Actually I used to stay at 4 and 5 star hotels only, so this time was the first time ever to stay in a three star hotel. I decided to risk and make my reservation with this hotel because of its decor and location. My room was a small room with canal view and my first impression was like oh, it's really small, no bathtub - only shower with a shower curtain. The room was not sufficiently lighted. But the view was magnificent, the bed was extremely comfortable, and my first impression wanished soon after the first night at the hotel. I was really happy to have a nespresso coffe machine with gratuitous capsules, iPod dock station, and a coffee table with two chairs near the window to enjoy coffee)) And yes, the staff are amazing people, so friendly and willing to help. I am so glad I stayed at this hotel!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

Rear side room - 117.

A last minute booking in Sebastians Hotel, and what a great time.

A Purple-based hotel reception/ Hall, very classy. With a welcoming and polite smile from the exceptionally helpful receptionist. On arrival, services offered and information provided.
On viewing the room, we decided to book an additional night. Lovely view of gardens (it was very green and autumnal). There are quality curtains in place to ensure complete darkness in the bright mornings.
Clean room, soft bed and quality bedding. Excellent coffee and tea machine. TV with numerous channels. Clean bathroom with quality freebies (shampoo, conditioner etc).

Location, close to local shops and restaurants. Great canal views from front of building.

Downside:
Air-conditioning machine only providing cold air at that time however technicians visited to deal with issue. Secondly, some drilling in the morning (9ish) but not for long.

I highly recommend this hotel- pay more for excellent service. A great hotel!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

Staff were extremely helpful and were willing to help out anyway possible, would highly recommend staying at this hotel.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

This hotel was a great find; centrally located in the old section of Amsterdam on one of the canals, and close to all the major attractions.The hotel was an old canal house originally built in the 1600's by one of the many merchants living in the area, and has been extensively renovated with a modern decor in keeping with its "old world" charm. The staff were extremely helpful, and friendly, which made our stay in Amsterdam extremely enjoyable.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

Excellent hotell with nice rooms and helpfull staff. Good location.
Norhing to complain about. But o don want to write 100 words for a review :)

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Bridgetown, Australia
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

Hotel Sebastian's is a real find. It is barely a pleasant 10 minute walk from central station, yet feels like a world away. Sitting on one of the peaceful and beautiful canal streets it is a quiet haven from Amstrdam's bustle. The staff went out of their way to be helpful - especially at the end of our stay when our pre-booked shuttle bus arrived 40 minutes late. The receptionist made repeated phone calls to find out where it was, and suggested ringing our car hire company to let them know we were running late.
I couldn't recommend this hotel highly enough.

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Property: Hotel Sebastian's
Address: Keizersgracht 15, 1015 CC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sebastian's 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Directly on the Keizersgracht, one of the most picturesque canals in the heart of Amsterdam, you will find Sebastian's, a contemporary three-star hotel with a unique and sophisticated design and atmosphere. Whether you are in the capital city for business or to enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Amsterdam, Sebastian's is the place to be. The location alone is worth the stay: a stone's throw from the Jordaan district, with its numerous cafés and restaurants, and Haarlemmerstraat, home to a wide variety of shops and a number of colourful Amsterdam outdoor markets. The hotel bar also boasts a unique and charming atmosphere. It is a ‘real' bar with a contemporary, trendy design and a meeting place for both young and old, who come here to enjoy a delicious cappuccino, cold beer or glass of one of the wide range of wines served. All of this can be enjoyed in a relaxed, jazzy setting. ... more   less 
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