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Review of Conscious Hotel Vondelpark

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Conscious Hotel Vondelpark
Ranked #92 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
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4 reviews
“Excellent hotel, excellent value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed in the hotel for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed it, the staff at reception are a credit to the hotel, very polite and helpful.
Our room was directly above the entrance and sing the road, despite this we didn't notice any noise and the curtains are black out meaning that we were in for a good nights sleep.
The hotel is easily accessible by tram from Amsterdam Centraal, just hop on the number 1 tram towards Orsdorp and get off at the overtoom stop and the hotel is in front of you, trams are every ten minutes during the day.
Although we cannot comment on the breakfast (€13 each was a little expensive for our budget) it was nice to know it was all organic and fair trade! The rooms themselves are on the small side, however have everything you need without being squashed. They also have a hair dryer in the room that actually has the ability to dry hair unlike some hotels I've stayed in. All together this hotel is ideal for a short stay in Amsterdam.
Before check out there is a city tax payment of about €2.50 a night, however the is standard though out all of Europe.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Conscious_Hotels, Manager at Conscious Hotel Vondelpark, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear Emma,

Thanks so much for your kind review! Too bad you didn't try our organic breakfast, we even have fresh OJ nowadays! The citytax is actually 5.5% of your net room rate, which means (according to my calculations) that you were able to snap up a great deal for your stay ;-)

We hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards,

Rob van Hemert

PS: The rooms in the Conscious Hotel Museum Square (our other hotel in Amsterdam) are actually huge for a 3 star hotel in Amsterdam, perhaps you could try that hotel on your next visit to Amsterdam?
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Unless you have a beard, wear sandals and eat lentils, I suggest that all normal people should give this place a miss !! The tiny entrance is located on a very busy street, separated only by a narrow path from massed cyclists and motor scooters who do not slow or stop for anyone. The corridors are painted black and the room doors are covered in silly slogans. Our room was very small with only a small table and chair, no desk or shelf on which to store things. There are numerous stickers on the walls asking if you really need to watch TV or have a shower longer than 3 minutes in a bathroom with dark brown tiles and advising that the table is made out of recycled coffee cups plus other similar comments.

Arriving in mid summer, 30C one might expect either a/c or a fan in the room, but no the hotel is more concerned in saving the planet than about the comfort of paying customers. You have been warned.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Conscious_Hotels, Manager at Conscious Hotel Vondelpark, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Wow, that is one hard review for us to read. Ouch..

First of all, I am genuinely very sorry to hear that you did not like anything at all in our hotel and thus did not enjoy your stay with us as much as you and I both would have liked.

What I am not sorry for is that we are proud embassadors of sustainability. Yes, this means that we try to create awareness among our guests and try to positively stimulate and show our guests that being 'green' can actually be fun and comfortable. But I believe that we are not 'in your face' all too much in doing so.

That being said, I still hope we could get a chance to show you exactly what we try to, and actually achieve with our efforts and what we stand for at Conscious Hotels. Perhaps you could contact me through the hotel's front desk for an attractive offer for your next visit to Amsterdam, should you be interested.

Best wishes,

Rob van Hemert
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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Spent three nights here with my daughter (10 yrs). Loved the quotes, decor and atmosphere, had an excellent breakfast. Wifi worked brilliantly, as did the tram that has a stop just outside the hotel. It was easy to get to Schipol using public transport. In the evenings we played the board games available at the lobby. Only two minuses: our room was at the furthest end and it was a long walk through corridors and doors. It seems the breakfast buffet has most to offer on Sundays - our first morning was a Sunday, followed by a minor disappointment the next two mornings. Coffee is excellent!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Conscious_Hotels, Manager at Conscious Hotel Vondelpark, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Hi,

Thanks for the nice review of your stay at our hotel. I am glad to hear you and your daughter enjoyed your citytrip with us.

I'm very happy to hear that the Wifi worked great for you, for we have recently upgraded our connection to a glass fiber line and it's great to see that our efforts have been rewarded with positive feedback!

I am aware that it can be quite a long walk to some of the rooms, but unfortunately that is not something we can change. Part of our sustainability principles is that we convert existing (empty) buildings to hotels to give them a new purpose.

I will definitely look into your remark about the breakfast. I know that some of our staff have their own signature dishes and that they love to spoil our guests, however this should not affect the look and feel on other days.

Thanks and hope to see you again!

Rob van Hemert
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

A hotel that is as good as the reviews on this site.
The location is excellent, the tram stops at the front door and is inexpensive and frequent. Otherwise it is a pleasant 20-25 miniute walk to the busy centre and attractions of Amsterdam
The rooms are a decent size for a city and very modern. The bed quality (coco mat) is as good as I have ever experienced - and alas I have slept in 100's of hotel beds!
A nice touch are the eco friendly notices... but don't worry it isn't too in your face.
Along the road are some excellent restaurants that offer better food and prices than the usual 'tourist' traps downtown. The Pancake Shop next door and cool pub across the road were out mid morning and last thing hangouts.
The staff were outstanding. We did have a problem with our booking when the twin-room we booked wasn't available and so we shared a double room!!! We also needed a wheelchair accessible room which wasn't readily available but the staff found a compromise. The glitches were ironed out quickly.
All in all an excellent hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

I absolutely LOVE this hotel! From the modern decor to the cheeky notes around the room explaining their conservation efforts, to the suggestive quotes painted on the outside of each room's door, I loved it all. As an environmentally-conscious person I appreciated the conservation efforts throughout each room, and as an urban-dweller I appreciated the level of comfort and modern touches the hotel provides.
The staff were so helpful and friendly, the bartender was awesome, and the lounge area is classy.
Though the location wasn't as close to most attractions as I thought it was (about a 45 minute walk away), it was a gorgeous walk through Vondelpark to get to the museum area, and the tram stops right outside the hotel and takes you into the heart of the city. The hotel is also close to Blauw, the best Indonesian restaurant in the city (according to hotel staff, and our taste buds!)
The next time I'm in Amsterdam, I will only stay at either this location, or the other Conscious Hotel location.

Room Tip: The rooms on the 5th floor at the front of the building have an amazing view.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

This hotel really ticked all of our boxes. I spent 3 days in Amsterdam with my girlfriend. The trip was really successful with a reasonably prices room that was just a tram away from town. I would really recommend the pancake place next door! We steered clear of the 'organic' breakfast that was very pricey.

The reason it did not received the 'excellent' rating was due to its rather average location. I am positive that this factor is taken into account when pricing the rooms! If you can afford paying extra then look for something in the Jordan area (the area where Anne Frank's museum is).

Oh and the wifi was really great. It was in the lobby and in our room.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bathorn
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

Overall a really nice place to stay. It may seem a little ways away from the city hub, but we love to walk and it made us explore the beautiful Vondelpark, which was simply delightful. We probably won't have explored the park had we not stayed here.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marc P
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Property: Conscious Hotel Vondelpark
Address: Overtoom 519 /521, 1054 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #92 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Conscious Hotel Vondelpark 3*
Number of rooms: 81
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