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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 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Visiting the Conservatorium hotel in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed in December in the Conservatorium hotel and it was just great. The lobby with its eclectic choice of design furniture of all denominations, the high ceilings, the Jerusalem stone around the elevators and the enormous fabulous Xmas tree filled with candy canes and what seems like a million little gingerbread man, it all brings out a festive Xmas spirit that is not over the top like in other places, but elegant. While we were staying we got a tour of the property from peter the host, he really knows the place and can make the old bank building / music school come alive with his entertaining stories. We also spent one day in the spa where we had a great massage, a workout and also they arranged after the massage a private Jacuzzi for us in the couples room. All in all the best hotel of Amsterdam, and also the location is great next to the major tram lines, within a walk to the canals.

  • Stayed December 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, January 2, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your kind and entertaining review, which we really enjoyed reading. I am sure our pastry chefs will be delighted to hear your praise of this year’s ‘Sweet Christmas’ theme. Thank you also for your kind compliments about the outstanding services of our host Peter, and for highlighting your lovely experience in the Akasha spa. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of serving you again.

Warm regards,

Erik de Wit
General Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Stayed twice during the Christmas holidays. First time, experienced the truly wonderful. Van Baerle suite (room 508). Highly recommend it. One of the best hotel rooms I have ever stayed in. I also looked at the Conservatorium suite (not worth it) and the royal duplex (nice but not quite as good as the Van Baerle). Service is good, the spa and gym wonderful. The lobby restaurant is the only down part of the experience: cramped tables, surly service and mediocre food. It is not helped by the fact that the lobby is overrun by local trendies who also want to get a piece of this nice hotel and hang out for coffee, etc. Overall though, for me this is the best in Amsterdam and I have tried most others.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for your review. We are happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay in our Van Baerle Suite and thank you for your kind recommendation. We are sorry however to learn that your experience in our Brasserie did not live up to the other facilities of the hotel. We will discuss your comments with our Brasserie team to make sure that we will improve in this area. Hopefully we may welcome you back to experience these improvements yourself.

Warm regards,

Erik de Wit
General Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Wonderfull hotel with excellent guest service. Check in very professional and proactive. Lovely staff who are always willing to help you with any inquiries you might have. Breakfast is very good, lots of choise. Coffee and tea are served at the table which I appreciate very much, but is not very common anymore in most hotels...
Location is very convenient with the shopping disctrict around the corner and all the fabulous sights the city has to offer within easy walking distance. This hotel is the best I have stayed in so far in Amsterdam and for sure I will come back soon!

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Dear guest,

We are very honored that you think so highly of our hotel. Your kind comments are much appreciated and I will certainly convey them to the entire team. It has been our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay in Amsterdam.

Warm regards,

Erik de Wit
General Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Have just stayed six nights at the hotel. Entirely wonderful experience. I always chose hotels that have an emphasis on design excellence and I was very impressed. The location is perfect for museum lovers and actually for all of Amsterdam. The Spa is fabulous (I defy anyone to name a more elegant and visually attractive setting). In summary, I was hoping for an eight but got a ten (or more accurately, a "Spinal Tap" eleven). Kudos to the staff.

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  • Stayed December 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, December 27, 2013
Dear guest,

We are absolutely delighted to know that we have exceeded your expectations. Thank you very much for this fantastic review. We really hope that 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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Vantaa, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Modern architecture and peaceful atmosphere. However, my suite was downgraded with no clear explanation. Also, the breakfast was lousy. The personnel were nice and pretty. I have to admit I was expecting more.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 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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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Dear guest,

I sincerely regret that your experience at our hotel did not live up to your expectations. We have already contacted you via email to discuss this matter in more detail and to see what we can do for you.

Warm regards,

Erik de Wit
General Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We came here at the end of January during the dead of winter and were so grateful to have refuge in this amazing hotel. It's impeccably designed, a nice mix of modern and old. The restaurant downstairs is delicious; make sure you eat there. The staff is great; the service is excellent. The spa is also nice; the massages were pleasant. The hotel even has a meditation room, you can't beat that!

The hotel is half a block away from the Stedelijk Museum which is a real treat -- I love that museum!

Unfortunately, I can't say much else about what is around there because we loved the room so much we didn't leave the room during our stay except to go to Stedelijk and go out to dinner one night. It was just too cold to enjoy anything, but we loved the hotel.

  • Stayed January 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, December 20, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for composing this beautiful review, even after all this time. We are very happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay at the Conservatorium Hotel. Hopefully you will come back to explore Amsterdam in summer, and enjoy the sunny terraces and tremendous seasonal festivals. We certainly look forward to serving you again.

Warm regards,

Erik de Wit
General Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I visisted Akasha, the holistic gym and spa of the Conservatorium hotel, after a stressy day and it was amazing. After you've entered the spa, you have no idea you are in the middle of the busy city of Amsterdam and you completely forget all your worries. It has a luxery feeling and the staff is super friendly. They have a bubble bath, a sauna, a hammam and a swimming pool. If you want, you can get one of their treatments. Unfortunately I did not have time to treat myself to that, but I will defenitely do that next time.

In between relaxing in the pool or the sauna, you can have a nice cup of tea and eat the healthy snacks that they have put out for you to enjou.

Defenitely go when you have the time!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, December 12, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your kind comments about our Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Center. I am very happy to know that you have enjoyed the relaxation experience of our spa, and felt completely de-stressed during your visit. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back in the future.

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 ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #17 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:5 star — Conservatorium Hotel 5*
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