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“So friendly and great location!”
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Hotel Sebastian's
Ranked #5 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Arriving to Amsterdam after our 10+ hr flight from San Diego, my husband and I were exhausted. We just wanted to find our hotel and get a some rest before checking out the city. We arrived at hotel Sebastian from the central station, very close..about 10 minute walk. Once we arrived, we couldn't help but notice the charm and quaintness of the area. It is situated along the main canal and it is so beautiful.

Once we walked in I proceeded with check in. However I may have been on a good one when I reserved the hotel because I accidentally reserved for 3 days after we got there. Duh!!!! What a huge mistake and after traveling it as not the way we wanted to start. Unfortunately there was no vacancy so the reception did everything they could do to help us out. They ended up securing a room for us at the towen hotel (their 4 star sister hotel down the road). We had to pay a slight difference but it was worth it. The hotel was amazing. Super small room but whatever we were barely in it. The next night we checked in at hotel Sebastian. Room was larger but not as "swanky". Either way the customer service at both hotels was fantastic. They really try to make you feel comfortable. We definitely will stay there again !

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Arrived slightly early and the lady behind reception was more than happy to allow me to leave my bags behind the desk, so helpfull and friendly.. The room which overlooked the canal was beautiful, good A/C system, the bathroom was slightly on the small side but of no significance when compared to the presentation of the rest of the room. Very comfy bed.!!

The area in which the hotel is situated has to be one of the best for a tourist, far away from the middle of the grotty Dam area and close enough to have some of the bets coffee shops just round the corner (Barney's which has to be one of the best in Amsterdam)... Would highly recommend this place and won't be going anywhere else for future trips back to Amsterdam.

Room Tip: Rooms on the top floor overlooking the canal are the best.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Room was very small altough the bed was. Walls were very thin.

We got a canal view room, it was so wondoerful.

Hotel employee is very friendly for all requests. And they kept out luggages until 9pm, they kept our bag of cheese in their fridge with no doubt. Room and hotel was very clean.

You can reach train station for 10-12 min, nearest tram stop is about 7-8 min.

Room Tip: Canal view room is a good choice, nice view in the morning when you get up.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

I spent one night at Hotel Sebastian' s in late November and was pleasantly surprised by the hotel. My room was a single and was small but well equipped and clean. There was a nice courtyard view out the back of the hotel and the large windows opened to let in fresh air. The staff was very friendly and nice and the breakfast was very good for 10 Euros. As others have stated, the location is terrific with a canal view out front and a quiet neighborhood with a very short walk to Amsterdam Central. I would recommend this hotel to anyone planning a trip to Amsterdam. My only hope is that this review doesn't result in me being unable to get a reservation for my next visit to Amsterdam!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

We've just spent 3 nights here and had a wonderful time. The hotel has a great location -only 12 minutes walk from Centraal Station and close to lots of good bars and restaurants but in a peaceful street. Our room was at the front of the hotel but we weren't kept awake by passing traffic etc. We were warmly welcomed by very friendly and helpful reception staff to this quirkily decorated hotel. Our room (canal view) was very clean and, whilst not big, had been thoughtfully furnished so that the space was well utilised - the bed was one of the most comfortable hotel beds we've ever slept in. We made some use of the bar for drinks - again hosted by very friendly and helpful staff and had breakfast there as well. This is €10 per person extra which may seem a bit expensive, but there was a wide choice of quality food and seemed to us both to be a fair price. I will be recommending this hotel to friends and family and we'll definitely stay again

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

We've just returned from a brief stay in Amsterdam and can thoroughly recommend this hotel. The location & facilities are excellent. We had booked a small double room but on arrival we were upgraded to a larger room, with a lovely canal view. The staff were very efficient and friendly. The bar food and breakfast represented good value for money. Hopefully we will be able to return for a longer stay and we would definitely use this hotel again.

Room Tip: Request a room with a view of the canal.
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Very well located on one of the three primary canals and walking distance to most major attractions. There are many hotels to choose from in a large city such as Amsterdam and the way in which one can distinguish itself from the rest is in the level of service provided by the staff, Hotel Sebastian's gets this and everyone there is extremely friendly and helpful. I had a cell phone issue while there and the front desk personnel went to great lengths to assist. The room decor is somewhat eclectic, mine continued the 'homage to Marilyn' from the restaurant.The in-room amenities are excellent, coffee-maker, robe, slippers and umbrella! Probably my 11th or 12 visit to this lovely city and if Sebastian's keep it up, I will certainly be back again!

Room Tip: You can't beat a canal view - isn't that why you're here?
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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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 #5 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: £132 - £284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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