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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 #20 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Top Quality Hotel in a Great location with Outstanding Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a very good hotel. Created out of a vast former bank they have created the most amazing atrium that houses the (excellent) restaurant, bar and reception area. I could happily while away a few hours sitting in that space watching the world go by!
with 6-7 floors of rooms, they do stretch down rather long, dark impersonal corridors. But the (2) rooms we had were light and well designed with all the usual modern features. i never like rooms where you can't open the windows, i could just about on these, but if you desire fresh air you will have to rely on the air conditioning.
all the staff from the man that greats you, to the waiters and waitresses, reception, concierge were all superb. knowledgable, friendly and of course all speaking impeccable english. we particularly valued their restaurant recommendations, all local and 'just around the corner'.
we did not really use the spa, which looks like it is of top quality. there is certainly a beautiful relaxing pool with lovely facilities around it, and a top quality gym.
the hotel is located just off the canals, but is right next to the main museums, and being Amsterdam nothing is really that far away.
we will definitely come back

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Dear guest,

We are thrilled to hear your enthusiasm about our services and facilities. I can assure you that your kind words make a lot of people feel great about the job that they do so passionately here. We are delighted to know that you would like to stay with us again in the future and we are looking forward to your next stay.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
Hotel Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was our first stay at the Conservatorium and we had a wonderful experience. The hotel is beautiful and situated near all of the museums and close to the gorgeous Vondel park. Luxury shopping also close by. Easy to walk to city center. Staff was very helpful and courteous. The bar offered great drinks and a fun atmosphere. Lobby a great place to sit and relax after a long day. We would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a hotel that offers a contemporary upscale experience.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Dear guest,

We are delighted that you have spent such a pleasant time at our hotel and that you have enjoyed our location in the Fashion and Museum District. Your kind recommendation is highly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
Hotel Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Stayed in the Conservatorium hotel for the second time. First time was December 2013, second time was April 2014. Beautiful rooms, perfect beds and bed linen. Second time, I stayed in a room with a separate floor for the bed. Nice concept but a very small room, I must add. Most important however, the windows cannot be opened but if that room needed anything, it was fresh air. Would not stay again in this hotel before being assured that fresh air can come into the rooms.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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 1, 2014
Dear guest,

First of all I would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us again. I am disappointed however that your second stay did not live up to your previous experience at our hotel. For any future stays please be sure to inform us about your room preference. We would be more than happy to give you a room that fully meets your needs including windows that can be opened. We really hope you will be our guest again to experience a truly memorable stay.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
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Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is such an amazing hotel! Great design, great location, the common areas are amazing!
It is in the old music conservatorium from Amsterdam and the mix between the old and new is absolutely gorgeous.
Has small little designer shops, an amazingly tasty breakfast and the spa and gym is to die for!
The service is superb and all the staff goes the extra mile to make you feel at home and welcomed.
All in all, an amazing experience all together! Really recommend it!

Room Tip: If travelling without children, go for the Superior Duplex Guest Room. Great value for the money!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, July 25, 2014
Dear guest,

We are delighted to know that you think so highly of our hotel and service. Your satisfaction and praises are our utmost reward, and we thank you for sharing these on TripAdisor. We hope to welcome you as our guest again in the future.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
Hotel Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Last saturday I visited the hotel for a nice summer cocktail. When I asked for a small show around the Front Office Manager was so kind to take me and my company four an extensive tour. We have seen 3 of the amazing rooms and suites. Really amazing, beautiful design and as soon as you enter the room you will be overwhelmed with luxury. After the rooms she have seen some of the stunning meeting rooms situated above the brasserie, in the courtyard of the hotel. Overall a great experience looking forward to the my next visit.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 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, July 24, 2014
Dear guest,

We are very glad to hear that you were so impressed by our hotel, and kindly thank you for sharing these impressions on TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
Hotel Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Conservatorium is a large centrally located former bank and music conservatory that has been converted into a luxury contemporary hotel. It is excellently located to all three of Amsterdams best and most well known museums..in fact, within easy walking distance...The Rijks, the Van Gogh, the Stedelijk.

The service-from doorman to reception desk to concierge-are extremely welcoming and helpful.

The Junior Suite on the top floor is like a medium size studio, repleat with old structural beams angling across the ceiling and floor. The automated shades work to shield the abundance of light at night. The bathroom is large, comfortable and very well equipped with lots of amenities.
The rooms are individually controlled and the AC is a welcome relief to the often warm and humid temperature outdoors. ( Although the common areas, like the hallways, are sweltering. They need to figure out how to fix this. ) The beds are comfy!

Their Brasserie has delicious croquettes..a dish made popular in the Netherlands. The breakfasts were disappointing.

The concierge hit it three times with his restaurant suggestions. Use him! Except make sure you confirm any cancellations of activities that you sign up for or you will be charged!

The trolleys are easy to take and right outside the hotel. We took it a few times to the town center-Old Town-and to the canal areas, as it rained the four days we were there.

Speaking of weather, beware. Holland is known for its' wet weather and it lived up to its reputation in May. Come prepared and leave the hotel prepared!

Would highly recommend the Conservatorium!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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, July 24, 2014
Dear guest,

We are very pleased to receive your encouraging and detailed description of your experience at the Conservatorium Hotel, and kindly thank you for recommending our hotel to other travelers. I am happy to know that you have had such an enjoyable stay despites the dreary weather. I just wish you could see Amsterdam these days, now that summer has really started and everyone is enjoying the sun on the lovely terraces and urban beaches. Hopefully you will be able to experience this side of Amsterdam on a future stay. We would be more than happy to welcome you back.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
Hotel Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Such an amazing, beautiful, perfectly located hotel (FYI we took public transport there (airport then train to Amsterdam Zuid, tram 5 towards Centraal, getting off at the Van barlestraat stop right outside the hotel, all in all about 40 mins) and taxi back (about 25-30 mins); it was once a music institute and the high ceilings and (occasionally musical-themed) decor are a nod to its past.

The museum district location was just fantastic, a couple of minutes away from the Rijksmuseum, modern art and Van Gogh museums, the vondelpark and the Concertgebouw. Within a five minute walk, you're by the canal, in 10-15 you're in the Jordaan.

We were able to make use of the 3-for-2 special room offer when booking the trip. The staff were extremely helpful and attentive. The food in the brasserie (we didn't eat in the main restaurant,) and tunes bar (the sushi was some of the best I've ever tasted) was absolutely wonderful. As for the cocktails - wow! As a lover of gin (and I like to think I'm someone who knows a thing or two about the plethora available), even I was bewildered by the sheer choice and rarity of some of their offering, which was an absolute delight!

We stayed in a deluxe room - the vaulted ceilings, view of the Rijsmuseum, the walk-in shower (we'd have liked a bath, but the shower was more than adequate) the enormous bed - all fantastic. We've stayed in 5 star hotels before, but I can honestly say, this was the best we've ever stayed in.

All in all I'd highly recommend a stay here. If you want to be away from the 'action' of central Amsterdam (but near enough to dabble) but primarily if you want to be slap bang in the middle of the museums and shopping on offer, then this is the hotel for you.

PS if, like me, you love seafood, two minutes away from the hotel is 'the seafood bar' - very reasonably priced (compared to London) and excellent food, wine and service.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear guest,

From beginning to end it was an absolute delight to read through your review. I am thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay so immensely. Thank you very much for your wonderful comments about our accommodation. We are very glad to know that you enjoyed your guest room and our location in the museum district. Thank you also for highlighting the excellent culinary experience in our Brasserie and Tunes Bar. Your kind recommendation is highly appreciated and we are very much looking forward to welcome you back.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
Hotel 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 #20 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Conservatorium Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 129
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