The hotel itself, its location, and its personnel are top-flight. Hotel Estherea is located within a few minutes walk of the heart of the city, near plenty of sights and good restaurants, yet situated on a quiet street along one of the inner canals. Moreover, the staff were hugely accommodating and knowledgeable. Although public transportation comes within 200 yards of the hotel, we were able (at ages 65 and 62) easily to walk from the hotel to the Museum Square going south, the Tropenmuseum and other locales going east, and the Anne Frank House and other points west. The tram only came into play for us when we arrived with our luggage on a Saturday evening and when we left the following Saturday morning.
Also, booking on TripAdvisor.com meant that we received a free upgrade from a "classic" (rather small) room to a "deluxe" (ample-sized, by European standards) room as well as free Internet throughoiut our stay. Foir some reason, this upgrade policy only applies to TripAdvisor.com reservations.
With all of the breakfast, lunch, and dinner places nearby -- several within less than 100 yards -- we did not eat at the hotel, and so cannot comment on the food. But the hotel does provide a nice array of complimentary hot and cold beverages throughout the day and night, as well as snacks at the bar and cookies/cakes in the inner vestibule during most of the day/evening.More
- Free Wifi