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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 #17 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Experience like no other..!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Beatiful boutique urban hotel - a classical conservatorium building, renovated into a hotel. Blending the old with slick, modern and stylish interior design as well as new lobby and function halls by Pierro Lissoni. The Spa areas in the basement are inclusive for guests and the perfect respire after or before an ever exuberant experience of Amsterdam.
Visiting Holland from my residence in Singapore, I spend one night here with my wife. I changed the booking date from Saturday to Tuesday - even though this is contra to the policy of the hotel, as they normally don't allow cancellations or changes of the booking. They were more than willing to make an exception, and still offered a quality and warmth of guest service that has been the most personalized that I ever experienced ! They truly speak the language of their visitors and you feel so at home, it's almost as if they read your mind.

Room Tip: Try the Penthouse @ 3-5k a night !
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, September 24, 2013
Dear guest,

From beginning to end it was an absolute delight to read through your review. I am very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay so immensely. Thank you very much for your wonderful comments about our service, flexibility and stylish interior. Thank you also for highlighting our Akasha spa with its luxurious wellness facilities. Hopefully you will give us the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.

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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful hotel, lounge area great for waiting or hanging out for a drink or food. Main lobby restaurant provides great cold breakfast buffet and ala carte. From the moment you arrive you experience great service. The staff are very willing to please. They have gone to great lengths to assure the quality of service is the same in the bar, spa or even the hotel services. Concierge is a good spot to get tickets for the museums close by. Best to buy the tickets ahead of time. Rooms are modern with electronic controls for lights, curtains, sound, card entry. Rooms are average in size but the finishing touches from the tiled bathroom to the glass railings are sleek. Spa inspired soaps and shampoos.Close walking distance to the Van Gogh and the Rijksmuseum, high end shopping and several restaurants. Spa and gym are worth the visit if you need a workout. You are paying a premium price for a room so you do expect top service and you get it.

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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review. We go above and beyond daily to ensure positive memories for our guests, and we are so happy we did just that for you. It is a pleasure to read your praise of our service and hotel facilities. Hopefully you will find the opportunity to visit us again in the future.

Warm regards,

Erik de Wit
General Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

They say that "perfect" does not exist but we found it at the Conservatorium Hotel. This is such a beautiful hotel. The design is lovely, the rooms are convenient and beautifully decorated. You would not like to leave.
Another really important thing is the warm hospitality. The hotel people were so nice and helpful with always a smile on their faces. Etan the concierge was amazing and gave us great recommendations to trendy restaurants and shows.
We also had a great food at the brasserie which is beautifully located in the amazing atrium of the hotel. Food was so good that we decided to eat there few times more.
We felt very lucky to have it all.
Perfect,Perfect, Perfect

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, September 16, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed your time at the Conservatorium Hotel so immensely. Thank you also for your lovely praise of our staff and the food in the Brasserie. Hopefully you will give us the pleasure of serving you again.

Warm regards,

Erik de Wit
General Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

From the front desk who arranged the early check in at 10:30AM to the concierge who found us amazing restaurants, this hotel stands out as one of the best experiences. Tunes is a delicious restaurant as well. Our waitress was not stellar as she was hobnobbing with a young couple and seem to give less attention elsewhere but it ruin the atmosphere or food!
The manager of the bar was outstanding and we ended up returning for a second night and tried many concoctions. It is unusual to find a cocktail bar in Amsterdam so people take note of this find!
Breakfast came with our Design Hotel Deal and it was a great way to start the day.
The bed was extremely comfortable, the bath and shower were sublime.
The overall design of the hotel makes it so unique and we just loved the neighborhood. Must go to the local shops and restaurants.
I met the trainer at the gym she was so generous with her time and personal worked out with me. This is novel for a hotel gym! Bravo!

Room Tip: We had a high floor and it was so quiet!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Dear guest,

We are very pleased to receive your five star review and thank you for highlighting so many of our facilities, from the delicious restaurants to the excellent cocktails and personal training service in the gym. We are glad that you have spent a lovely time at the Conservatorium Hotel and truly hope to welcome your back soon.

Warm regards,

Erik de Wit
General Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My husband and I stayed here 3 times and were very happy each time. The hotel is located in a wonderful area. Easy to get around walking or using the trams which stop right there. Rooms are beautiful and very trendy. The spa is wonderful as well. Their concierge service is top notch! Peter is extremely helpful and knowledgable. He recommended great restaurants each time which were a perfect fit to our taste.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much indeed for your continued support of the Conservatorium Hotel, and for taking the time to write your wonderful review. It is always a great boost to the team to receive such wonderful recognition from our guests. I will be certain to forward your comments to our staff, Peter in particular, and I am sure that they will be delighted to know that they exceeded your expectations. It gives us all great pleasure to welcome you and your husband back to us time and again.

Warm regards,

Erik de Wit
General Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Beautiful stylish rooms (we had Conservatorium suite) which was hi tech and comfortable.
Hotel let down by pretentious (in the extreme) Tunes restaurant. Expect 5 courses minimum of fussy food which is 'introduced' in the most cloyingly patronising manner. I was underwhelmed.
We went on my husband's birthday. My son - age 9 and probably one of the most internationally travelled children - was not allowed in the bar for pre dinner drinks! And this was Amsterdam - supposedly broad minded...Then we were charged for 2 bottles of wine - with barely an apology when we noticed. Not a great way to spend 500 euros.
Breakfast (65 euros) for 2 adults and 1 child - very disappointing, not enough staff.
Undeterred we (stupidly) booked lunch before our flight home. 1.5 hours later and with no sign of the main course despite x3 reminders, we had to leave.
This hotel needs better management and more attentive staff. Please refer to 5 star London hotels for some examples.

Room Tip: Avoid the duplex suites (they feel very small in comparison)
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for staying at the Conservatorium Hotel and for taking the time to write this review. Please accept our apologies for the disappointing experience you have had in our restaurant. Your details are greatly appreciated, and we will certainly use them to make improvements in these areas. Once again my apologies, this is certainly not the level of service we strive for to provide. Hopefully you will give us another chance in the future to experience the true 5-star service you deserve.

Warm regards,

Erik de Wit
General Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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Orlando, Florida
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

From the point of arrival, we were greeted by the doorman who was very helpful. As we transitioned to a very speedy check in, we were turned over to there customer service rep who took us to our room and answered all of our questions. Again, extremely helpful! The lobby was very clean and open. The room we had was very small, on the order of 12'x12'. Not a lot of room to walk around the bed. Pillows were extremely soft and bed was fairly comfortable. The toilet was located on one side of the room and the shower/faucet was located on the other side - a little strange and inconvenient in the middle of the night. The shower however was very large and had a fantastic rainshower head.
The lounge area in the lobby was undersized for the amount of people. During the weekend they had a jazz duet playing and every seat was full. Bar service was very slow in the lounge, however prices were very good (~4-5 Euro per glass of wine). Gym was fairly nice also.
Location of the hotel was great for access to all the museums. The tram stop was just outside the front door as well.
The big negative was the price of the room ~$500 a night for a Saturday and Sunday night. For a room that size, I would have expected $250 a night at an equivalent hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, September 10, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your kind and detailed review of your stay at the Conservatorium Hotel. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed the welcoming at our hotel, the comfortable beds and the gym. However we regret that although you had a great experience and enjoyed your time with us, you were not entirely satisfied with your room. Please be advised that we have a broad range of room types and suites, all designed differently, and I am sure that we can find the perfect room that meets your needs for a truly distinctive vacation. Hopefully you will give us the pleasure of welcoming you back.

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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #17 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Conservatorium Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 129
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