Everything was excellent. Beautiful old world charm, large spacious room, staff was outstanding in every way with help on questions, places to eat and see and making reservations. No
Location, interior design, breakfast, coffee/cakes, most staff Poor window, let in a lot of street noise, with what we paid for 2 nights (c.€380) they could buy a double glazed window (about 4 ft by 3 ft) which would be a big benefit for future users of the room. While most staff were friendly, the receptionist we mostly dealt with was businesslike/efficient rather than friendly. (my wife might use different words!)
Cosy, friendly staff. No problems no free wifi
Loved the hotel and the staff were incredible. Will always stay there in the future. Room are small but beautiful. Rooms facing the canal had very little storage space.
The beautiful classic design interiors. The room as well.
Location, Lounge, Coffee and goodies at reception Beds hard
Great view overlooking the Singel Canal Friendly atmosphere Brilliant location
Well situated hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Reasonably comfortable bedroom, although small. Nice clean and well appointed bathroom. Hotel bedroom was rather small and paintwork on windows peeling.
The rooms were very nice and clean. The breakfast was excellent. The staff was very kind. My brother lives in Paris and is recommending the Hotel Estherea to any of his friends/associates who are planning to visit Amsterdam. The bar wasn't open until the evening. I would have liked to have a cocktail after I checked in...but there were plenty of places around there to have one - so it was not a big deal.
Good location. Not very modern. Adds 10 years to your life. People 50+ loves it I guess...
The staff are fabulous! Hotel has wonderful history. It was the home of Rembrandt's Nightwatch. The location is very central to all Amsterdam sites. The breakfast is incredible. It is one of the best places I have ever stayed!
The hotel was nice and the rooms were well sized. Can't really complain. Great location and price for the time of year. Bathrooms and beds were clean. We did have to do some rearranging of the furniture to get some more space between my friend and I, and ended up finding a large amount of dust under the TV stand. Lift was out of order.
The location is excellent. The construction work in front of hotel.
location they gave us a room with a shared balcony on the first floor which ment that who ever could have free access in our room through the balcony. we explaned the problem and asked them to assign us an another room with no balcony and what they gave us was a room next to the old one: sure there was no balcony but a window, always looking onto the same balcony, common to other clients. i work in the hotel business too and i have never seen such a dusty and unclean hotel room in my life. our stay was short and this is why i didn't want to waiste my time looking for an another place to stay otherwise i would have done it. this hotel needs a completely renovation and is no worth of its four star.
The location was excellent, surely in view of the visit to an exhibition tot the Hermitage Museum, but also in view of the lively neighborhood. No complaints
Location Rooms are far too small for that price. Poor furnishings, tiny bathroom, no concierge, place is in dire need of an update
the hotel staff, and the hotel is close to important places
Location and staff Facilites, Cleanliness
The location was good for access to all of the city's attractions. The roadworks immediately outside the hotel and bedroom were intrusive, extremely annoying and unattractive. The only compensation offered by the staff was a pair of free ear plugs and a free drink at another hotel! The furnishings in the room were old, tired and shabby. the bed was stained and in places the room was unclean. The shower was poor. Their was no bar, and the reception looked less than 4 star. This is not a 4 star hotel, and I will be writing to the dutch authorities to question this rating. As such the details are misleading.
Excellent sympathetic staff, flexibility on requests and prompt aid on any question. Close to center (well located) and nice view. Old style equipments (furniture and heating), beds too soft (easily twist back) and twin beds on double rooms.
Great staff and good location.
The position is quite good. The bed is very comfortable. The hotel is far from being a five stars level. Small rooms, old furniture, noisy, no complimentary services, poor level of service staff. The price paid is too high for what you get.
Very good location, Nice minibar, Friendly staff I was not given a good room from the beginning. I lost too much time to give us an acceptable room.
The hotel in general, the room, view, location, staff breakfast was too expensive and too poor
Everything was of a high level No
Its central location, its friendly helpful staff, its comfortable rooms and pleasant atmosphere and there was no language barrier.
The service was amazing! Roland was the best concierge ever. He really made our trip fabulous! Everyone was so friendly Nithing
The fact that the hotel is located in a central area. The hotel has very good facilities.
Comfort of room and helpful staff
Location The breakfast that is supposed to be included is just teas and coffees. You have to pay extra for a cooked breakfast even if your room rate says breakfast is included. The radio in the room started playing on its own early in the morning for no reason, extremely loudly. When we called down for a porter to switch it off, it took him 10-minutes to stop it playing. This woke us up and we couldn't get back to sleep. The staff didn't seem to care about such a major inconvenience.
The staff were professional and extremely pleasant. The location was perfect to see everything Amsterdam has to offer.
Attentive and courteous staff - lovely room with views over city - would definitely stay there again.
This is a luxurious hotel located in the part of the Amsterdam. The service, the food and the staff were among the best that we have ever seen. We would love to go back there again.
Location, freindliness of staff
The staff Lack of information ,should make clear what the hotel offers .ie. breakfast not included no smoking signs ,never saw in rooms but rooms was clean and nice.
The only concern, was the checking in it seem too long and you did have 3 staff on. However th ques for checking in was getting longer as the staff seem to take telephone calls when attending to people checking in.
Location, price, excellent staff and wonderful building... This was the third time I have stayed at this hotel, and on both previous occasions I was allocated a much larger room than this time around... This time, the room we were given felt a little cramped, especially the bathroom. Also, the room contained only one mirror, inside one of the wardrobe doors, and there was only one bedside table. I will definately use the hotel again in the future for its excellent location, condition and helpful staff, but my fondness for the hotel has been slightly reduced because of the size of our room.
easy to access all areas of amsterdam ( very central location) No, everything was great, i enjoyed my stay and will book thier again when i return to Asterdam.
2nd stay, had a bathtub this time ++ Central location. Clean. Cheap. We couldn't have a smoking room, even though we indicated a preference for one. The rooms all seemed to have been renovated with hard flooring which made adjacent rooms a lot more noisy.
This is the place to stay for visitors to Amsterdam. Great location near everything. Great restaurants and bars near by. One of the better coffee shops and smart shops just a minute away. Nothing.
The location is very good. The bathroom was really old.
Good location, great sized room, friendly and helpful staff. Whilst it didn't bother us too much, other people may find that the street noise is a bit much and goes on until quite late. The windows when closed do shut most of it out though. Obviously there isn't a great deal the hotel can do about this.
Convenient, nice neighborhood setting with a congenial atmosphere nearby. The wireless was only available through T-Mobile and required a separate account. That wasn't clearly explained.
Excellent breakfast Look and feel of room and hotel, just plain beautiful View from room Narrow bed Very load ventilator built in wall TV without teletext
Location is great and central - but also noisy Needs urgent renovation. Rooms somewhat filthy.
The central location is perfect for Americans wanting to be close to the Leidessttraat shopping district, and is in the heart of the canal-ring district as well. Its proximity to the cafes and coffee-shops that made Amsterdam famous, the little restaurants, etc. is amazing... only one-half block from the famous Rokerij coffee-shop! It is three blocks from the Cafe American, at the American Hotel; it is three blocks the other direction from the heart of Amsterdam's designer district. In summary, the ideal location to experience Old Amsterdam. While room service and an amazing restaurant, as well as the bar being opened after its current renovation might have made the stay more pleasant, the low pricing would not have been possible.
Hotel is close to city square & walking distance to everywhere. Lots of shops & places to eat nearby. Our room had a canal view & had plenty of space. Beds looked kind of shabby but were comfortable & I slept well. We were not able to check in early but were able to leave our bags with front desk. We only spent one night after Viking River Cruise & did not eat at the restuarant. Staff was friendly. About a $50 ride from airport but this may be standard for most of Amsterdam since the airport seems out of the city a way.
The location was perfect to tour the city and yet be out of the congestion of the Dam. Lots of restaurants, shops, public transportation and access to museums and art. The hotel bar was not open and under construction. It would have been nice to have an inhouse place to relax with a glass of wine.
The location is great if you want to be by the Leidseplein. The staff is friendly. The cost is low. The hotel was represented on Kayak as a four star, but this is a 2-3 star economy hotel. It is bare bones with little service and dated accommodations. At night you can hear everything from the street and the aged elevator was broken for the second half of our stay. Bags are kept in an open room off a hallway like a hostel, not secured and tagged.
The reception area; the comfortable bed; the cleanliness and efficient heating of the room; the view (we were on the 5th floor); the location; the breakfast An occasional strange smell in the room; the fact that emptying the bath flooded the bathroom floor; the general blandness of the room (it could have been in any city centre hotel); the need to update furnichings and decor
Perfect location.We shopped every day because it was too much easy to get hotel. Our room was a little bit cold so we ordered an extra blanket but it was dirty and smelling.
The Hotel was in a great location!! The hotel was clean and decorated nicely. The staff were friendly and helpful. The bar wasn't open during our stay due to referbishment and we didn't have breakfast there so I can not comment on food. However i would go back to this hotel again and probably will next year.
Good location, we had a nice big room although asked for standard. Breakfast could be included or had a better price.
No bar, or comfortable lounge
Overall we had a pleasant stay, due to short notice travel we paid $250 per night whic is way too much for this hotel. The location was very convenient, walk to most tourists attractions and a tourist restaurants. The bedding was clean. Due to the urin smell in the bathroom the hotel gave us breakfast vouchers. This hotel is rated at 4, it is 3 star at best. The interior itself is dated, you can tell they have tried improving it by panting and cleaning the carpets. It is obvious a remodel is in order to bring it up to 4 star standard. I believe most European hotel turn off the ability to run the AC in the winter. With the windows closed the room became rather stuffy, we slept with the window open on the 6th floor with ear plugs in since the partying went on till 4am. The toilet had a constant urin smell even after having the maid clean with bleach and leaving us an air freshener. Maintenance replaced the sink trap but still smelled. My wife called the front desk for a simple question and front desk clerk by the name of Alessio(male with a beard) was rude and condescending.
Absurd! They advertise that there is a free WiFi in the lobby but in fact it is only for the first 20 minutes. On top of it, the bandwidth speed is additionally limited by their software to only 120kbps (about the speed of two dial-up telephone lines). They really made sure that they do not "overspend" on any bytes. Absurd! It felt as the whole hotel is incredibly stingy
The hotel was very central and we were upgraded as we wanted a non-smoking room so it was very comfortable with a sofa - beds very good and nice duvets. Husband delighted to get BBC1 and 2 so he could watch the rugby and listen to the cricket highlights!
Friendly, helpful staff. Lovely room. Great location. Convenient, pleasant restaurant.
Great central location. I loved the mini-kitchen. The bathroom, however, lacked a full shower door so the bathroom floor was constantly wet after using the shower. The room was very spacious, especially for a European hotel. The carpet and bedding color schemes were horrible.
Sofa bed in room to accomodate young children
Location, staff very helpful and very friendly For the price I believe the breakfast should be included in the price ,
The location in a beautiful area of the city with good access to communication and travel links. The comfort of the accommodation and the most helpful and courteous staff.
Great location. Very good and helpful staff. Canal houses are well known to frequent visitors. First timers with mobility issues (not my problem) should ask for rooms wiht easy access.
Staff and easy availability of bicyles for our use.
The hotel was clean. The air conditioning did not cool the room well.
Its location Yes. It took ages to walk from one side to the other and you had to do your ironing in a laundry roon close to the front desk as there weren't any irons available.
Please write at least 15 words Professionalism of the staff and beautiful room No tea or coffee in the room and the room stayed quite cold
We like the service the room & central location
I stay in this hotel second time! I like absolutely everything. First time I stayed with husband in most expensive deluxe room. Now in standard. But both of room are perfect!
Nice hotel,excellent staff,good location!
The room was very comfortable and lovely and clean.The hotel was very central to everything but in a lovely area.
All-inclusive (mini bar, food and drinks at the lobby, breakfast)
Great cozy hotel in a great location. Free beer, wine and evening cheese and snacks is really great. I would recommend to anyone to stay there. The wifi was a bid slow at times but perfectly acceptable most of the time.
Central location within the city center. Hotel staff very friendly and efficient. Good breakfast. Good idea to have free access to coffee machine, drinks and snacks. However, for alcoholic beverages, we would have liked to have the option of paying for premium/better quality drinks. The room was very small and the "canal view" is of no real interest. No restaurant in the hotel so the choice for room service menu is very poor.
All in price drinks snacks and beakfast
An excellent location with very friendly staff and comfortable accomodation. The free bar and snacks in the lounge area made it a very sociable hotel too. Nothing it was excellent all round.
Extra little comforts like free coffee and snacks.Breakfast included which was excellent. Staff very efficient. Only that i prefer a bath to taking a shower. But the shower in the room was a good quality one.
Excellent location, very comfortable. The staff is very sharp, attentive and friendly. The breakfast is great as is the self-serve bar. I wish they had a gym, though they can send you to a local gym a couple of blocks that's quite reasonable.
1. helpful, friendly staff 2. complimentary snacks and beverages 3. location
The hotel has a very pleasant and relaxed atmosphere - it's almost like staying at someone's home. You can sit by the fire with a glass of wine (included in the room rate) and read or relax. The breakfast is good, with an extensive buffet and hot dishes prepared to order. Because of the location, which is very central and excellent in most regards, taking a car to the hotel is not advisable as parking is hard to find and very expensive. I would recommend using public transport if possible - it is quite extensive and efficient in Amsterdam.
It was central, comfortable, had a very nice breakfast and it's inclusive concept was brilliant.
Staff were fantastic. The food/drink concept is very welcome and helpful in such an expensive city. Good showers. I would agree with some comments that the rooms are a bit plain. If the rooms had the detail and decor of the reception areas it would be excellent.
Hotel staff was great. Room was small but well layed out. Resturant was awful. Awesome smells, looked elegant, but food was terrible. Told the server and no offer of replacing or anything was offered. While view of city street was great, windows did not block out street noises.
Poor shower pressure. It was a smoking room.
Convenient location No bar facilities
Friendliness and cleanlilness Lack of hot drink making facilities in the room
The location of the hotel is perfect. The hotel is redecorated / refurnished so it's like brand new! Corridors could need a little more light.
Good location and staff I ended up in some room I the back corner that looked nothing like the pictures, and the heat didn't work.
Hotel is located in real centre of Amsterdam.
The room was very clean and quiet. Although our room was close to the lift we heard no sound from it.
The shower was poor and the hair dryer was weak - it was being replaced on the day we left!
Most of the Staff were nice and cooperative, The Triple room was in good size by european standards. the location was good approx. 7 mins to Dam square. plenty of resturants and cafes in the surrounding area. In the first day , we were given a triple room in the basement and this room was terrible by any standard, no air conditioning and no good airing and the most disturbing thing is that you will hear each and every word from your neighbors since there were no sound proof in the rooms, we asked for another room and it was better but the sound proof problem continued, which made us uncomfortable , you would even hear your neighbors when they close or open the doors and you’d think they are knocking your door, it was that bad. Another thing is one of the staff was really rude when I asked for changing the room she treated me really badly and when I came to the reception to continue discussing something that I discussed with her in the phone she was talking very angrily and she said it is strange of me to discuss with her something we agreed upon! What kind of customer service is that?? But I had her apologize to me for her disgraceful behavior. And told here not use such words with customers again. The hotel was undergone a changing from a 3 stars hotel to a 4 stars hotel, and they were too busy and it was very missy and disturbing, I think some staff didn’t realize yet that they are in a four stars hotel and they need to be up to standards in term of customer services and general attitude. I will never even think of recommending or staying at this hotel again. I have stayed in a lot of 3 and 4 stars hotels in Amsterdam and it was good hotels.
location, size of room, late checkout time The staff rang us one morning to find out when we were going out so they could clean the room....we felt a bit pressured to leave the room!!
sometimes it took a long time to do simple things,, ie check out took 10-15 minutes.. breakfast was no real hurry
great location, fantastic rooms, drinks from the minibar and breakfast are always included in the room rates which was a very positive surprise. This is a better experience than most 5 star hotels I stayed at!
Although the hotel is located very close to shopping and dining streets, the hotel was very quiet throughout the day and night. The hotel was well decorated and had a very pleasant ambient. The room and the private bathroom where we stayed were clean, modern and well-sized. We loved the many large windows in the room which kept the interior bright and cool during our stay in the hot month of July. We had 3 minor dislikes - (1) The hotel did not have proper air- conditioning (during the hot month of July). Instead the hotel provided a cool air dispensing machine (mobile type) to cool the room. This machine has an exhaust duct that must be placed through a window to the exterior of the room. When the machine is running, the duct prevented us from closing the window completely during the some nights to keep out the mosquitos. (2) The staff, although always polite and friendly, were not able to help us to book tickets to the main museums. (3) There were no variations in the breakfast. We had the same offering during our five days stay in the hotel.
Eclectic, distinctive, welcoming atmosphere. Private club feel to the public spaces. All inclusive of wireless, minibar, house wines and breakfast. Room (bathroom especially) a little old-fashioned.
Wow, what a lovely hotel. We have stayed in the Picasso and Schubert suites both of which are delightful. All the staff are very helpful, friendly and so attentive. We didn't want to leave such was the care we received. Looking forward to our next trip to Amsterdam!! Too many cakes and pastries with the tea/coffee. I've put on a couple of kilos in weight since staying there!!
The location and common areas were lovely We were in room 8. The loo was tiny - luckily we are both thin. Anyone over 6 feet tall or 12 stone would stuggle to sit on it.
The location was great and the staff was friendly, service orientated & knowledgeable. The beds are hard and rooms can be a little noisy - ask for 1 near top floor & away from elevator. A room switch was given to us & the new room was great.
Location The bed was too hard and uncomfortable
The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff were excellent amd the breakfast very tasty and plenty The chairs in the room were not comfortable
Excellent room for the money. Convenient & Comfortable. Terrible service.
Location Poor state of common areas, especially landing for lifts No air conditioning in room
Centrally located, nice clean room Centrally located in the middle of the noisy area... difficult to sleep before 5am due to the noise outside
The service was excellent. The staff quickly and competently tended to my every need. The decor was an interesting new art deco. The bathroom was big and clean. Awesome! Location. The Sunday night disco across the Rembrandt Plein from the hotel was crazed.
staff very warm friendly. place safety and reasonable price
The hotel had an amazing location close to the heart of Amsterdam. We were able to walk or ride our bikes everywhere we wanted to go. It was loud some nights, but the hotel provided ear plugs.
old fashion hotel the bath was not so comfort, and also water in the bath was so low, and change the degree with out permision,
We liked the rooms and the comfort of the beds. Good standard of cleanliness. Polite staff. Flat screen TV was great!
Nh standart ( with small rooms). . Location is central but some rooms may be noisy, many bars and clubs around. Bus ( train) at the door. Cars and taxis can not reach the hotel recepton entrance (have to stop 50meters way) what can be inconvenient for ones with heavy luggage. The room and bath small, there are other NH's better that ths. Internet must be free in hotels of this standart, with hotels do not charge tv usage why should they charge for internet???
I liked the location it was right in the middle of alot of action.
location, overall of the hotel internet is not free !!
Friendliness of staff and excellent room decor. Also location Not very good first night as noise from disco until 2.30 am prompted us to complain and have our room changed but not unfortunately until next night and as we were only there two nights it was a bit disruptive. Staff very amenable
the rooms were really comfortable and the staff friendly and welcoming Breakfast was overpriced-cheaper to get breakfast at other establishments
I liked the location, the staff were quite helpful re: finding cheap parking. The room was clean and modernly furnished. I liked that the windows opened. I prefer flooring over carpets anyday. but it was not a big issue. The water pressure was not very strong either.
Location. Quiet room. One person staffing the reception desk made for long waits.
Comfort and hospitality The only thing would be the noise in the morning of varoius trucks, trams, vans and shit that seemed to want to make as much noise as humenly possible!! Apart from that our stay was 1st class
the staff at this hotel were very friendly and very helpful also they had perfect english our room was beautiful and spotless clean and it is in a great location near everything you want to see
The location More service during breakfast
renovated rooms, great location, good breakfast rooms are a bit small, which is probably expected for Amsterdam
nothing Paper thin walls, tiny rooms, unhelpful front desk and manager/owner ?!
They ripped me off for extra stuff that I wasn't supposed to pay. Also got my phone stolen in the room. Travelers be aware!!!