The loveliest hotel in Amsterdam

Well, it appears that we found it – the loveliest hotel in Amsterdam.

The Hotel Estheréa.

Sitting on one of the main canals – Singel with little steps up to the front door.  It was originally a canal house built in the 17th century and transformed into a guest house by Maria Flieger-Gruyters in 1940 after her husband died in WW11.  She named it after her three daughters – Esther, Elly and Ria.

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We left our booking of this one to pretty much the last minute, so there wasn’t a huge amount left to choose from – but I think we hit the jackpot with this one.

I’m not sure who was responsible for the decorating, but I absolutely love it…. there is nothing minimalist about this gorgeous place.  A festival for the eyes – everywhere you look.

This is the “Blue Room” where you can sit and enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee.

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And here is where you can sit back to back with your travel companion whilst you wait for something….

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You can make a few quick calls under the watchful eye of the Royal family.

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Or conduct a business meeting

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There’s something to look at in every direction!

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The next room over is where you have your brekky and is open for lunch and dinner

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Then we were shown to our room…..

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With a comfy little lounge sleeper….. I do want it known that I naturally assumed I would be sleeping on this little bed, but Me Jenny insisted that I have the big bed.  I didn’t want this trip to descend into arguments on the first day, so……

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The wallpaper – quite divine.

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Even the bathroom door knobs were lovely.

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And….. the view.

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I must say a big thank you to our lovely travel agent – Lyn Tyson for finding this gorgeous hotel.  Job well done!

And now to explore….

 

 

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