My wife and I just returned from Europe. Part of our trip brought us to Amsterdam for the first time. We chose to stay at the Conservatorium based on articles we had read. We're very happy we did.
The first thing that needs to be mentioned is the sheer beauty of the hotel. It's majestic size and turn-of-the-century facade both alert you to the fact that this hotel is something special. Upon arrival, you'll note that the main greeting and seating area, as well as the restaurant, are all enclosed in an atrium of glass and steel, so you see the old exterior of the building as an internal wall. I believe they told us the atrium is where the parking lot previously was. This glass enclosure stretches skyward for what I believe was four or five floors. Visually it was very impressive. What a way to welcome guests.
Once checked in, which was speedy, we were escorted to our room. This was a nice touch as our escort was able to point out and describe items about the hotel. It was almost like a condensed history lesson on the walk to our room. Inside the corridors of the hotel, you'll find that the new hotel was fitted around the existing structure, which is really beautiful from a design standpoint, but also in terms of preserving the original structure.
Inside the room, you'll find everything is modern and sophisticated. High-gloss cabinet and closet faces, stone throughout the bathroom, dark wood flooring and all of the expected conveniences; coffee machine, safe, refrigerator, LCD televisions, etc.
We also ate at Tunes, the restaurant housed within the hotel. Hotel restaurants are generally something we'd try to avoid, but on day one, there was a torrential downpour of rain, so we decided to stay indoors. We're glad we did. The dining area was as beautiful as the rest of the hotel, but what's more, the food was delicious. So much so that we electively decided to eat there again the following night.
I'd easily recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Amsterdam. It's not as central as say any of the hotels near Dam Square, but it's also not a hike. We found Amsterdam to be very compact and walkable, so almost any are will work. From our location, we were able to walk all over, visting the Van Gogh museum (currently temporarily housed at Hermitage Amsterdam) as well as The Nine Streets, so getting around is not an issue. It's a beautiful walking city, so the Conservatorium's location is perfect for that.
Overall a great stay, highly recommended. We'll be staying here again when we return.
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Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It’s a true pleasure to read your kind comments on our hotel. We are delighted to know that you have had an enjoyable stay with us. We also thank you for your warm recommendation, and are already looking forward to welcome you again on your next stay in Amsterdam.
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