We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

“Green Hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Conscious Hotel Vondelpark

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Conscious Hotel Vondelpark
Ranked #93 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Green Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband and I went to Amsterdan in mid July 2014 and stayed 3 days at Conscious Hotel. Great customer service, friendly and helpful; room small but perfect for couple with two small luggage; no frigobar, safe, and great shower.
The room was quiet.
Wifi included in the price. A/C in the room.
Located at the south part of the beautiful Vondelpark a little far from all the attractions but easy Tram 1 ride from Central Station, about 25 min. For us was worth it to buy the tram card for 48 hours and we had an easy ride from center, and museums to the hotel. Many restaurants, cafes, markets, and pharmacies closed by.
Great breakfast at Tasty- up the street.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank LLZPN
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Conscious_Hotels, Manager at Conscious Hotel Vondelpark, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Well that's great to hear! Thanks for sharing ;-)

I'll make sure to let everyone at our hotel know!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,123 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    399
    504
    149
    49
    22
See reviews for
90
579
65
126
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (137)
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights here and it is with mixing feelings. I think the hotel has a good mission and idea about eco-friendly etc but it was executed poorly. Guests could experience a great time or horrible nightmare at this hotel depending the front desk staff or if you are lucky to get a good room.

We arrived at night due to evening flight, and our room got messed up. But still I don't understand why we paid more for the PREMIUM room, yet it is a smaller room than a STANDARD room??? And the hotel has Tower A and Tower B, as others mentioned, I would advise you to stay within Tower A. Most front desk staff are nice, but the ones working night shifts are not as experienced to handle requests professionally.

I would recommend trying out the breakfast for at least 1 morning. Most of the food are of good quality you won't regret it.

The map from hotel has tram lines in there. I found it helpful and better than maps from the guidebook.

If you need transfers I highly suggest you book the Electric taxi, reserve online 24 hrs before to save extra 25%. We booked our ride to the airport, the driver was friendly and arrived 10 minutes early!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank kingyu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Conscious_Hotels, Manager at Conscious Hotel Vondelpark, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Hi,

Thank you for the review! There are more differences between the standard and premium rooms than just room size; the premium rooms have iPod docking stations, luxury coco-mat beds and an extra chair at the writing desk. Since we transform abandoned office buildings it sometimes means that we have to meet the challenges that come along with it, such as with layout.

Glad to hear you liked our electric taxi partner, the breakfast and our map though!

About your tip regarding tower A and tower B; if you stay in tower A you are very likely to miss our roof safari and wouldn't want anyone to miss out on that. True, logistics might not be ideal, but that comes with the forementioned challenges of the office building.

Hope to see you again!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lucknow, India
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

Two valuable rings disappeared while I was at this hotel so I am sorry that I stayed here. Before I discovered that, I already was quite disappointed in the hotel. I gave it 2 stars because the location is not bad and the front desk clerks were very nice. But the hallways have been painted dark brown which is just ugly. My room had black fingerprints around the light switches and in the bathroom. The 'eco' soap-shampoo-conditioner dispenser had not been filled. To me, the comments on room doors and throughout the room about how eco-conscious the hotel was in construction and operation were pretentious. I cannot recommend this hotel to any traveler.

Room Tip: I do not recommend this hotel.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank AWG512
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Conscious_Hotels, Manager at Conscious Hotel Vondelpark, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Hi,

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about what happened and are even more sorry because we didn't hear from you sooner! We obviously take this matter very seriously and therefore I would like to ask you to contact us so we can further investigate the issue raised here.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we hope to hear from you soon.

Kind regards.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paris
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

Arriving by bicycle, having cycled from Paris to Amsterdam, we were looking for a hotel that had secure storage. The receptionist on the phone had said that it would be no problem for us to leave our bikes in the secure car park. On checking out they tried to charge us for a whole parking space, for two bicycles, and it took a fairly unpleasant argument for the manager to change her mind. Surprising for a hotel that is supposedly very environmentally friendly!

The other staff were quite helpful, the room was small but clean and the location near the park is good, although obviously some distance from the centre.

The quirky messages all over the place would probably get quite annoying after a few nights. Water-saving showerheads are hardly the most innovative eco-friendly measure. Overall, I expected more for my money.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank jimbo_g1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Conscious_Hotels, Manager at Conscious Hotel Vondelpark, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Hi,

Thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that we did not fully meet your expectations and agree with you that have water-saving showers are hardly the most innovative eco-friendly measures.

That's exactly why we go much further that; we have LED lighting throughout the hotel, have covered our roof with living plants, serve a fully organic breakfast, have certifications on all the natural sources used in our interior, or if regulations do not allow us to do so, have cradle-to-cradle arrangements with our suppliers. Furthermore our hotels are powered by green energy and we have organic linens, which are washed by the most eco-friendly laundry service in the Netherlands. This, among many other green efforts make our hotels GreenKey Gold properties. Admittedly; not all of the forementioned eco-friendly measures can be labeled as highly innovative, but that doesn't render them obsolete.

However, we do agree that we should always push ourselves to the max and keep up with green innovations.

Once again, thanks for your feedback!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

This hotel speaks to its guests. Its rooms are begging you to love it, with the quirky, personal descriptions on the door that welcome you ("I have always been your room, we just haven't met until now. Remember me always, I am room 123"), the soap dispenser and towels which share messages about the environment and how much you mean to them. The glass walkway between tower a and b has interpretive signage describing the plantings (sedum, dianthus) and wildlife (bees, a cat!) you will see along the way. The descriptions are humorous and we actually did see the cat which was depicted, many times.

The staff was excellent. We didn't try the breakfast buffet but opted for something cheaper. I would have given this a higher rating, but the lack of any way to unpack your suitcase or anywhere to put your clothes was a minus, because we had to live out of the suitcases on the floor for 3 days. This may have been because our room looked like it was wheelchair accessible, but it would have been nice to have the option to raise the suitcases without taking up chairs or the table. That said, the room was a nice size, the bathroom was HUGE and we really liked the location: close enough to the park but far enough from the tourists and conveniently across from the tram stop. Wish we could have opened the window more than a few inches at the top because we were there at a warm time of year.

We enjoyed our stay, and appreciated how eco-concious the hotel was. Wish they would open up some in the states!

Room Tip: Tower B is very quiet. Our room (125) was warm (the weather was unseasonably warm and sunny, which w...
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Ginsugal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Conscious_Hotels, Manager at Conscious Hotel Vondelpark, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Hi,

Thanks for the review! Glad to see you liked our 'roofsafari' (as we like to refer to it)!

Next time you stay with us, just ask and we will happily unlock the window for you in hot times like these.

Hope to see you again!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Worcester, MA
Level Contributor
94 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a great hotel, really a 4.5, at the Southern edge of the Vondelpark, right on the tram (that will get you into the center in 7ish minutes) and dozens of restaurants ranging from the high end to cafes to pancakes to coffee to a supermarket (if you want to make your own sandwiches, etc). I chose this hotel because I have lived in the neighborhood and just needed a one night stay between flying from Japan and home to the US. It's a great choice. The hotel doesnt include breakfast but most in Amsterdam don't. However, I did have coffee at the hotel and it was excellent and reasonably priced. There is a pancake place less than 30 seconds outside the doors as well as a place for "tosties" (basically grilled cheese with tomato, ham, etc) and coffee places a similar distance. Nice bathroom with shower gel, TV with multiple international channels, free wifi, recycling, just great! My one small complaint is that the white walls need repainting - there are lots of scuffs and marks and it makes the overall quality and ambience of the room seem lesser than they should in a high quality hotel such as this. Also, this hotel doesn't have air conditioning. So if it's hot, as can be the case in The Netherlands during the summer, I don't think I'd stay here.

Room Tip: I asked for a quiet room away from the street and the woman at the desk was super accommodating.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank HappyCamper613
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Conscious_Hotels, Manager at Conscious Hotel Vondelpark, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Hi!

Thanks for your review! We love hearing about we you like and didn't like and will always try to improve our hotel and its services.

Good to hear that you liked our coffee and such a shame you didn't opt for breakfast; it's very yummy too!

I have passed on the remarks about the walls in the rooms to our maintenance and although he's usually a nice guy, he wasn't too happy about the walls either.. ;-)

Hope to see you again and spread the word!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

The location is great if you want to be away from the massive tourist area. Next to Vondelpark, great for escaping the city rush, jogging, relaxing... There are also plenty of neighbourhood cafes nearby and the tram that runs in front of the hotel to go into the action.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Jonathan G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Conscious_Hotels, Manager at Conscious Hotel Vondelpark, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Hi,

Thanks for your kind words! We're very happy too, to be away from the massive tourist area ;-)

Glad you liked it!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Amsterdam hotels
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Conscious Hotel Museum Square
Conscious Hotel Museum Square
#89 of 362 in Amsterdam
4.0 of 5 bubbles 861 reviews
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia
Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia
#105 of 362 in Amsterdam
4.5 of 5 bubbles 795 reviews
Vondelpark
Hotel Apple Inn
Hotel Apple Inn
#85 of 362 in Amsterdam
4.0 of 5 bubbles 452 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Vondelpark
Park Plaza Vondelpark, Amsterdam
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Hotel Aalders
Hotel Aalders
#55 of 362 in Amsterdam
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,199 reviews
Amsterdam Tropen Hotel
#129 of 362 in Amsterdam
4.0 of 5 bubbles 696 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Conscious Hotel Vondelpark? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Conscious Hotel Vondelpark

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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #93 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Conscious Hotel Vondelpark 3*
Number of rooms: 81
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, Travelocity and Odigeo so you can book your Conscious Hotel Vondelpark reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing