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“All the charm, and a great location!”
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Hotel Sebastian's
Ranked #6 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
LA, California
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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“All the charm, and a great location!”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Sebastian's is a charming small hotel in a great canal-side location. The room was well-appointed and clean, if a bit small. One of the nicest things about it was the warmth and friendliness of the staff. Whenever we asked for a recommendation--for restaurants, airport rides, directions--the young people at the desk were helpful and accurate. Oh, and it is a great location for just wandering and discovering small shops and charming restaurants. Loved it!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

On my first solo trip I was so relieved to have chosen such a hotel in a fabulous location where I felt safe. The staff were very friendly on my arrival. I had emailed in advance to request early check-in if possible and, although they couldn't promise the room would be ready, it was by 11.15 am which was nearly 3 hours before normal check-in. The staff also gave some great tips on where to visit and marked on a map where to explore.
I had the smallest room in the hotel which was cosy and comforable, great for a solo female traveller. I could hear someone snoring through the walls though so possibly need to pack ear plugs next time!
The hotel is in a brilliant location close to the Jordaan and Nine Streets on a quiet and peaceful canal. Definitely the real Amsterdam!

Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Kent
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Sebastian's Hotel is a most charming, comfortable and beautifully managed hotel. Rooms are spotless and very well appointed. The staff are extremely helpful and nothing is too much trouble. A great breakfast starts the day and being close to Central Station makes it easy to arrive and start sightseeing. Great for museums, shops and restaurants but in a quiet area for a good nights sleep.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

After spending numerous hours researching where to stay in Amsterdam, trip advisor did not disappoint. The Sebastian was delightful. The staff was attentive and accomodating. The room was quite clean and well appointed with a tempurpedic mattress pad, fluffy bedding and a Nespresso machine. The hotel is decorated in rich dark colors and has a cool edgy club vibe. Breakfast choices included meats, various cheeses, yogurt, fruit, warm pastry and a wide variety of teas and coffee. Our server Harn was friendly and pleasant. The location was excellent as well, lovely quiet canal and a short walk to the attractions. Our stay in Amsterdam to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and my birthday was everything we could have hoped for and more.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Stayed at this hotel while in Amsterdam for work. It's about a 10 minute walk to the main train station but located in a very quiet residential neighborhood. Great restaurants within easy walking distance.

The staff at reception were always friendly and helpful. I had a great room on the very top floor with lots of big sunny windows. Can't remember the room number but it definitely one which I would request again, though might not be great for those with limited mobility since the elevator stops one floor below.

Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Orkney, Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Just back from a 3 day stay with my wife in this hotel and feel compelled to review this hotel as we enjoyed our stay there so much.

From the second we walked in the door everyone was welcoming and friendly with lots of tips on what to see and do. The hotel itself has a special feel to it with the decor and is clean and quiet at nights. The breakfasts although 10 euros pp extra are great value and the bar is as reasonably (if not better!) priced than any bar/pub we visited.

It's about 10mins walk from Amsterdam Centraal and likewise to the centre of the old town. Anne Franck's Huis is just a couple of blocks away too so a great location.

Overall this has to be the best value hotel around the centre of Amsterdam and if I'm ever back I wouldn't even think about booking in anywhere else.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

I have stayed at the Toren and now Sebastian's. Both ownned and run by Petra and Eric Toren. These hotels just ooze class, style and the service you would expect from a family business is exceptional. If you want a real feel of amsterdam and want a great location in Amsterdam's most beutiful part of town then this hotel is perfect for you.

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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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