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What We Love

  • Central location near all important points of interest in Amsterdam's historic center
  • Free coffee and tea
  • Free WiFi
  • The cozy reading library
  • Rooms draped in rich fabrics and soft pillows and duvet covers

What To Know

  • Amsterdam can be drizzly, so pack rain gear
  • No-smoking laws are in effect throughout the city
  • Drug use can be prevalent in the city, so be mindful
  • Prostitution is legal in Amsterdam
  • Indonesian rijsttafel is probably your best bet for dinner
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The Review

Amsterdam’s Singel Canal attracts swarms of travelers who stroll lazily through this perfect picture-postcard area. So Hotel Estherea receives high praise for its prime location, situated as it is along the city’s oldest canal. Another perk of the location is that guests are within walking distance of all of Amsterdam’s major points of interest: museums, shopping, theaters, not to mention Dam Square and the city’s central railway station.

Hotel Estherea’s recently renovated rooms live inside a stunning 17th-century building. The rich interiors are an eclectic blend of crystal chandeliers, plush antique chairs, lavish woolen carpets and wood-paneled walls.

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When you’re not refueling at the Estherea’s breakfast buffet, reading the books and newspapers in the regally appointed library, or sipping the free coffee and tea in the lounge, which has arresting views of Singel Canal, there are a clutch of things to do and sights to see in the city. Canal cruises are popular, but in cold weather you ought to explore the many internationally acclaimed museums, like the Van Gogh Museum or the Anne Frank House. Bike and café culture here is still in its golden age. The concierge at the Estherea can arrange bike rentals and direct you to some of Amsterdam’s finest cafés.

How to Get There

Hotel Estherea
Singel 305
Amsterdam, 1012 WJ Netherlands


4.5 Very Good 4518 Reviews
Definite Five Stars!!
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were totally charmed by the Hotel Estherea from the moment we walked through the front doors. We were greeted by the extremely friendly, smiling staff who made us feel welcome immediately. However when I started looking around the absolutely gorgeous interior, my attention was totally absorbed by the stunning decor. I am always a fan of boutique hotels especially when they are housed in a historic building and the Estherea is now one of my favorites. From the sparkling chandeliers, inviting couches, there were so many charming details to take in it almost became overwhelming. While our room was small, it was equally charming and surprisingly efficient. Breakfast was wonderful and so were the daily treats in the guest lounge. Highly recommend the Estherea!!

Small Perfection But Where is the Fish Tank?
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a small gem of a hotel. Everything is on a human scale and extremely well thought out. Check-in is quick and efficient, great staff. The lobby is exceptional with lovely chandeliers, flowers, comfortable seating nooks, an all day free coffee/tea station with cookies and chocolates. All that is missing is that beautiful salt water fish tank that was so hypnotic and mesmerizing as you entered the lobby several years ago, but the new changes in the lobby are beautiful too. We had a great canal view room on the 4th floor. Rooms are small but they are extremely well thought out. Closet space, ironing board with iron, comfortable bed, plenty of towels, hooks for towels, lovely wall treatments, safe, espresso/tea maker in room, windows that open and more...and then there is the view! Breakfast is also exceptionally good and there is unlimited fresh squeezed orange juice to help prevent scurvy on those long Cross-Atlantic flights.

Superb hotel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Hotel Estherea during a 4 day visit to Amsterdam. This was not our first visit to this fabulous city but our first stay at this hotel. I can't say enough to describe our stay at this superb hotel. Its location on the Singel canal with easy walking access to the most visited sites was a plus but the minute you check into this hotel you are provided with fabulous service and the environment and design is special. The restaurant and bar are great and their all day coffee and tea lounge is excellent with delicious treats to tempt you. The bed mattresses are firm however they add a luxurious topper on the mattress if you prefer a softer sleeping experience. The service from the staff was friendly. I wouldn't stay elsewhere when visiting Amsterdam in the future.

Fine Old Hotel In the Heart of Amsterdam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the ambiance of this fine old hotel, including the beautifully decorated lobby with sparkling chandeliers everywhere! Coffee, tea, cookies and candy are available in the lobby 24 hours a day. Service was exemplary. Halls and staircases are narrow and difficult to navigate and the tiny elevators are slow; but that's to be expected in an old hotel. Nevertheless, the rooms have all the modern conveniences and are decorated in a charming manner. Ours had velvet flocked wallpaper and gilded chandeliers and wall sconces. The bathtub/shower was very difficult to get into, with only 1 grab bar in a not-very-convenient position. The bottom of the tub is very narrow and slippery. There was no rubber mat nor anti-slip strips in the bottom of the tub, and I slipped and landed on my derriere and now have a large bruise as a memento of our trip to Amsterdam. I never could figure out how to use the coffee maker (no instructions were provided). The small paper cups provided weren't large enough, and I managed to make several cups of lukewarm brownish liquid before I gave up and went down to the easy-to-use coffee dispensing system in the lobby. The location is great to tour all the canals and touristy sites in Amsterdam, but was quiet a night time. Our room looked out onto a small patio where the view of our neighbors was perfect, so we had to keep the drapes closed most of the time.

Very pleasant stay!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very late review on our stay in late Dec 2017 going through new year 2018 (since the When did you travel does not provide travel period selection over the last 12 months). In overall, we had a very pleasant stay and the service was excellent! The hotel was very unique and the location was excellent. Commuting was easy from the hotel. Would highly recommend this hotel to any traveler (solo, family, couple, etc).