We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Expect the unexpected of a family hotel in the city” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Estherea

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Hotel Estherea
Ranked #18 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Expect the unexpected of a family hotel in the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

As previous reviews have stated the location is central on a charming canal but further to walk from rail station than told by reception staff. Town houses are tall and narrow so bedrooms are small by European and American standards yet beautifully furnished in lush colours and furniture. Exceptionally clean rooms. Plenty of lounge space with free drinks and candy although dislike instant chocolate and coffee from same machine spout. Breakfast setup had plenty of variety but was disappointing and expensive (18Euros). Local cafes give much better value and atmosphere. Family who owns this hotel can feel justly proud of the high standard of business but lounge furnishings may not suit everyone.

Room Tip: Booked on Internet with hotel and received upgrade as promised.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank John M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

3,732 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    2,579
    921
    159
    41
    32
See reviews for
652
2,062
116
209
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (691)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Darlington, Great Britain
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

Our stay at the Estherea Hotel was out of this world. The room was luxurious and the hotel staff were polite and helpful. We intend to return sometime in the future.
The hotel was perfectly situated for easy access to Dam Square and visitor attractions. We enjoyed our stay in Amsterdam thanks to our comfortable hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Diane G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ACT, Australia
Level Contributor
69 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

I stayed at the Hotel Estherea for two nights while in Amsterdam for meetings. It is a great location with many of Amsterdam's attractions within reasonable walking distance (though a bit further to walk to the central station than I had anticipated). The foyer has a look of rococo splendour about it and this is reproduced to some extent in the rooms. Although the room was fairly small, it was grandly decorated and well lit. The bathroom was also quite small but clean and nicely presented. Room safe, ironing board, iron ... all the necessities. No tea and coffee making in the room but there is a (free) coffee/hot chocolate making machine in the foyer that comes with cakes and cookies though no decaf option. Lots of places to eat nearby in the evening. Breakfasts were good as well. As the hotel is constructed over three old canal houses there is only one elevator - and a small one at that - and the stairs are rather steep with narrow tread. There is no way to secure the bedroom door from the inside. Even though the door can only be opened from the outside with an electronic key I find this lack of extra security a little disconcerting. But, all up, I would stay here again on my next visit to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank bettoneyvere
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Superior, Colorado
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

We spent a few days as a family around new years eve and we had a great time. Location is really great by being in the middle of all the attractions. Rooms are small but so cleverly organised that it seems just the right size. Decor is very thought of and some could say too much. Breakfast is great. Service is wonderful. Hotel is very quiet but be aware that the city becomes the party town on new year's eve: we had firecrackers until 4 am! Special Note for your car: parking is very rare and extremely expensive in the street; the hotel however has a very sophisticated multi-million-dollar robot car parking system that was built under the hotel but not in the water, which allows for a very small number of cars (I think they have 12 spots for small cars when the hotel has more than 80 rooms) to be parked. This system is then very expensive to use but can help.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Bertrand H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

Visited amsterdam last weekend and stayed in the Estherea. Beautiful hotel, good location, great staff. Just around the corner from Spui's restaurants and coffee shops and close to the flower market and Dam Rak.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
1 Thank Patrick L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
47 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

They had a promo whereby my room was upgraded for free to deluxe. When I checked into the hotel, the room they provided was large size, but facing the street. So you can hear the occasional car/scooter passing down below on the street as the windows are not fully sound proofed. So I asked for a quieter room and they provided me with one that faces an inner courtyard. That room was very quiet, but it was also smaller. For one person it was okay. No way that two people could comfortably stay in that room. The lobby and common areas are nicely decorated. The location is outstanding, on one of the most picturesque canals and close to the main attractions.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank gsbmst
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

What an amazing hotel! Me and my partner stayed here for 3 nights and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The whole hotel is very unique and boutique like. The lobby area is fantastic with the fish tank full of tropical fish and the free coffee/hot chocolate you can use whenever you like. The hotel is situated on the singel canal and is a short walking distance from all major attractions. We didn't use any transport during our stay we managed to walk comfortably everywhere that we wanted to go. All staff are very friendly and helpful and couldn't do enough for you! I would definitely recommend staying here!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank Joshandaimee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Amsterdam hotels
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
The Toren
The Toren
#2 of 362 in Amsterdam
5.0 of 5 bubbles 2,467 reviews
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Ambassade Hotel
Ambassade Hotel
#5 of 362 in Amsterdam
5.0 of 5 bubbles 840 reviews
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
The Hoxton, Amsterdam
The Hoxton, Amsterdam
#16 of 362 in Amsterdam
4.5 of 5 bubbles 897 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Pulitzer Amsterdam
Pulitzer Amsterdam
#4 of 362 in Amsterdam
5.0 of 5 bubbles 385 reviews
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Banks Mansion
Banks Mansion
#12 of 362 in Amsterdam
4.5 of 5 bubbles 2,517 reviews
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Hotel Sebastian's
Hotel Sebastian's
#7 of 362 in Amsterdam
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,309 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Estherea? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Estherea

Property: Hotel Estherea
Address: Singel 303-309, 1012 WJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#9 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#10 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#14 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Estherea 4*
Number of rooms: 71
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda, Hotels.com and Odigeo so you can book your Hotel Estherea reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Estherea Hotel Amsterdam
Hotel Estherea Amsterdam

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing