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“The very best hotel spa!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Conservatorium Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Van Baerlestraat 27, 1071 AN Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)   |  
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Ranked #18 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
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“The very best hotel spa!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

A very spectacular part of this urbane and sophisticated hotel is the Akasha Spa. It is large and very luxurious . The indoor pool is about the best I have seen in any hotel or club I have been to. The gym is large and has all the weights and equipment and allows a very serious workout and training. The sauna and hamman are spotlessly clean and of luxury materials. The Spa area exudes a peaceful and relaxing ambience that is more like that of an exotic and oriental atmosphere than of a clinical european spa.Just as important the staff are all so friendly and cheerful and extremely energetic. This being Amsterdam, everyone speaks very good English. It is a great place for either a workout with one the the super trainers or for a relaxing spa and massage treatment . It was a real joy in what is a great hotel. If you are lucky enough to stay here also make time for the Akasha Spa.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Our Akasha team is very pleased to read of your praises. It is a great source of motivation to continue their pursuit of the highest standard in spa facilities and services. We just hope you will be able to come back for another enjoyable experience.

Warm regards,

Erik de Wit
General Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Our first trip to Amsterdam was made even more enjoyable with this property. Don't expect over the top pampering, which we quickly learned isn't a Dutch tradition, but you get top notch responsiveness, great food and very effective concierge and manager.
Got upgraded due to works in the facade of the hotel...a stunning duplex suite!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear guest,

It has been a pleasure to read your review following your stay at the Conservatorium Hotel. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future.

Warm regards,

Erik de Wit
General Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This spectacular hotel exceeded my expectations. The staff is exceptionally gracious and hospitable. The ambiance in all areas of the hotel including the lobby and public areas, the dining rooms, terrace, spa, bar, lobby, rooms are each uniquely appointed. The designers of this very sophisticated hotel have incorporated traditional Dutch antiques and treasures with contemporary art and furnishings resulting in the utmost style. The Conservatorium is a gallery, a museum and historical experience, while enjoying an elegant stay at the finest hotel.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your amazing review. We are very glad that you have spent such a pleasant time at our hotel and that we even exceeded your expectations. We hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

Warm regards,

Erik de Wit
General Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Looking for a good and different hotel in Amsterdam I found The Conservatorium Hotel. The best word to define the hotel is: Superb!
Excellent location, beautiful building with a great restyling and conservation at the interior. Confortable and easy at the same time but always with great style. The service is great and the staff is always available and very friendly.
Looking forward to go again!

Stayed August 2013
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Dear guest,

We are delighted to hear that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. It has been our pleasure to have you as our guest here in the Conservatorium Hotel. We look forward to hopefully seeing you soon.

Warm regards,

Erik de Wit
General Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

What a great hotel!

I loved the atmosphere; the rooms are beautiful and made me feel like I was at home.
The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Great location; all the good shops and museums are just around the corner.

I highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for recommending our hotel to other travelers. We are very pleased to read your kind review and are looking forward to welcome you back on your next stay in Amsterdam.

Warm regards,

Erik de Wit
General Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I was on a last minute weekend getaway. I saw Conservatorium's website and decided to give it a try (as oppose to staying at the usual big hotel chains). And I made the right choice. the Conservatorium was everything (if not better) like the pictures depicted on the website!

It was a beautiful hotel. It was converted from a music school and you could see traces of different art installations around the hotel. Every restaurant/lounge/bar/waiting area of the hotel plays different music and they were all very good (not your standard cheesy hotel tunes!)

Location was great, service was great, room was great. I had a great massage at their spa. I could just sit in the spa/pool area forever because it was so relaxing.

I would definitely go back next time I go to Amsterdam!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for this wonderful review on your recent stay at the Conservatorium Hotel. We are delighted to hear you have enjoyed so many of our property's amenities. It was a pleasure to serve you and we are very much looking forward to your next stay with us.

Warm regards,

Erik de Wit
General Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I've yet to walk into a hotel and utter wow so many times. The decor is spectacular as a number of other reviewers have commented on. The property has been renovated to an extraordinarily high standard and was mind-blowing.

Very comfortable and luxurious rooms, and a great night of sleep, though the lighting switches seemed way over engineered and complex (why do so many hotels do this?). I also found the food very good.

Location wise, this is not as central as the Grand Hotel, The Europe or Pulitzer, but is still only 15 minutes on foot from the Herengracht canal. It is a stone's throw from the high end shopping area of Amsterdam, and several museums including the Rijksmuseum.

While I had moments of very good service, there were also a number of bad experiences. Being told you are 'wrong' by staff in a very direct and rude fashion, is a big no-no for any service industry. The customer is always right. Even more so when it turns out that the customer was actually right (this was over a very protracted problem with the internet). I experienced a number of other irritating service issues (badly handled by blunt and dismissive staff), which detracted from what would otherwise have been a perfect stay.

Would I stay again? Yes, for sure. I wouldn't think of anywhere else now in Amsterdam (and I've stayed at most of the five star properties in the city at some point in the last few years). Service levels, though for the most part good, just had a few too many shockers to be really up there with what this hotel aspires to be. I'm sure they'll get there, and this property is so beautiful that it is worth putting up with these little annoyances anyway.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so pleased that you felt the décor was spectacular and the rooms were very comfortable. We are however sorry that the service was not up to par with the surroundings. You are completely right that guest comments should never be questioned, and I can assure you that this is not the level of service we aim for to provide. We are glad that you will be visiting us again and will do everything we can to make sure that your next stay will be a true five star experience.

Warm regards,

Erik de Wit
General Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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Address: Van Baerlestraat 27, 1071 AN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museumplein
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #18 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Conservatorium Hotel 5*
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