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“Pleasant and Convenient” 4 of 5 stars
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Conscious Hotel Museum Square
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   De Lairessestraat 5-7, 1071 NR Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)   |  
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Ranked #91 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Pleasant and Convenient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A nice enough place - minimalist, clean, adequate. The water is hot, great shower, bring your own soap and shampoo as the dispensers don't work very well. Bring your own Kleenex, too. My room was very quiet, bed comfortable. Breakfast good, but only included with some rooms (ask if you care about expense). Try the Le Pain Quotidien nearby -- great food, atmosphere and prices. The hotel is very convenient to major museums, the Vondelpark and the trams. There's a supermarket near the Stedelijk museum.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Had a lovely stay here. It's a couple of hundred yards from Museum plein and the number 5 tram stop, to take you back into Amsterdam Central for a couple of Euros (if you get a cab here from the main station it will cost you about 20 Euros). The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were just a bit dull. I didn't feel overly 'conscious' about anything, although the taps and shower were eco friendly and the shower gel was a refillable nailed to the wall to stop the hotel guests pocketing their toiletries! Eco-friendly for the hotel, I'm sure.
The sunday morning breakfast was a lovely buffet served up by superwoman who clearly needed a helper. Liked her lots. If you want peace and quiet, check this place out.

Room Tip: Both our rooms were on the ground floor. Maybe it gets more exciting the higher you go.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We booked here because the Hotel is close to Amsterdam's Concertgebouw where we had booked a concert. The location could not be any better for this and it is also very close to the Van Gogh museum and the Rijksmuseum.. The Hotel's other selling point is it's eco credentials. they do keep telling you about it but why not- as far as I'm concerned it is an excellent feature. And what is it like as a hotel? We were very pleased with it. The receptionist went to a lot of trouble - without even being asked - to help us with a parking problem, and all the staff seemed friendly and efficient. Naturally, being Dutch ,they all spoke good English. The room was large and comfortable although there was no kettle for making tea or coffee. Perhaps it's an ecological thing!
We thought the breakfast was good and you could help yourself to plenty.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

First I'll state the problems with this hotel: it's on the expensive side for what it offers, and doesn't even include breakfast in the price. If you pay for breakfast, you get very little even compared to 3-star hotels, for quite a high price. There was also no refrigerator in our room (they charge extra for this!). There was no kettle in the room, maybe because they're trying to be environmentally conscious (not sure).

Other than that, I really have no complaints. The location is almost as good as it gets, it's close to the major museums of Amsterdam and a number of tram lines to the center (we mainly used 5, 16).

The rooms were large and clean, and everything looked new. There was a large bathtub and everything was provided for, with enough glasses, towels, etc. The aforementioned inconveniences posed significant problems for us, but it's hard to complain about something that seems to be acceptable in most Amsterdam hotels. Still, maybe this is something that all Amsterdam hotels should improve (learn from e.g. Italy) instead of tourists having to get used to it.

The staff members were helpful and we were able to acquire the iAmsterdam City Card at the hotel itself. The hotel has a large lobby where one can sit and plan the day's itinerary while talking to the staff.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We were an hour early than the check in time, so we had to wait for about 30 mins for our room to be ready which is understandable - so we just relaxed and hung out in the lobby which is close to the garden. It was calm, warm and beautiful.

The staff there were pleasant and extremely friendly. The Dutch speak perfect English and explained things very well so its not difficult to get by in Amsterdam!

The bathroom was modern and clean as well. The room was neat, tidy and stylish. Just the basic essentials at its best. They also have multiple fuse/plugs/outlets. Only complaint though is that the pillows were too soft that we had to fold it in two, but still.

Oh, and they have TVs with news channel in English and movies and the likes, we ended up watching Dr. Phil! In Amsterdam! Haha.

Location is just perfect. Halfway to the center and airport. Just take the 197 bus to and from Schipol. Don't worry about transportation cause there's trams and you could rent a bicycle. Plus its a small city so you could just walk.

All in all, a great hotel to just unwind in after a whole day's worth of walking. I felt pretty posh to have been there considering I was on a tight budget.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights with a large family group across 5 rooms. Each room had just the right amount of space for its purpose and the eco approach was stylish but unobtrusive. Had the very British dissapointment of not having free tea and coffee facilities offered in the room but apart from that the staff were lovely and helpful, the location was great (not too central but city within easy reach) and through booking.com we got a very decent price.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Boring rooms, boring bordering on rude staff and pretty average to below average rooms.
More like a motel really!
Dirty walls, moldy muffins left out on breakfast counter, no one cleaned the room and reception staff really not interested, I guess they have good job security because they are pretty lousy at there job.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: De Lairessestraat 5-7, 1071 NR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museumplein
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#52 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#66 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#95 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Conscious Hotel Museum Square 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conscious Hotel Museum Square is a new type of place to stay designed with today’s independent and discerning travellers in mind. The hotel has a beautiful, cutting edge, contemporary interior but also a sustainable operation designed to be kind to the planet. The choice of how ‘green’ guests want to be is completely up to them and there’s a playful side to the hotel that shows up in little eccentric details. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Museum Square Amsterdam
Amsterdam Museum Square Hotel
Museum Square Hotel Amsterdam

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