Hotel Estherea Amsterdam
On one of Amsterdam’s oldest canals, at the Center of the Negen Straatjes — the ‘Nine Little Streets’, a stylish shopping, café and restaurant quarter.
Style & personality
Old Amsterdam matches opera-set bordello. Patterns on every cloth, distinct paper on each wall. Fake cherry blossom, actual orchids, and crystal chandeliers with frilly colors, fill three adjoining canal homes.
Service & amenities
This is the point where the family-run touch actually shows. No fake smiles, no auto-pilot service, no hollow ‘have-a-nice-days’. Just truly friendly, spontaneously valuable staff.
There are over 90 rooms, of varying dimensions and with distinct décor. One is completed up floor to ceiling in Delftware white and blue; yet another panelled and located in russets and browns. Many have daring wallpaper, heaps of cushions, comfortable sofas or armchairs. They aren’t enormous, but are spacious enough by Amsterdam criteria, with interval flourishes (crystal chandelier and four-poster beds), and unique Amsterdam references.
Food & beverage
Breakfast is lavish, with cakes, smoothies, and Mediterranean salads along with the typical fare. No restaurant, however conservative Dutch meals (croquettes, hotchpotch) could be earned from one neighboring, following a 20-minute wait.
Value for cash
Double rooms from #99 ($125) low season that range from #304 ($385) large, including breakfast, #10 ($13) additional. Free Wi-Fi.
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