I recently had the great pleasure of spending 3 nights at the Conservatorium Hotel for my girlfriend's 30th birthday - I booked it as a surpise! It needed to be fantastic for such an occasion and the hotel, Etan and his team certainly delivered, and some - we had an amazing time. I have never written a review on here but i feel i should given some of the bad reviews on here which are completely undeserved.
I let the hotel know in advance that the visit was for my girlfriend's 30th birthday and that it needed to be special and they pulled out all the stops, working really hard to make it so. They not only upgraded our duplex room to a suite, but gave us a discount on spa treatments and even delivered a cake on her birthday and a little wind up music player which played happy birthday! They were also extremely helpful in recommending many restaurants and things to do in Amsterdam.
If you like design, dont worry about any reviews on here, just go, you will be stunned at the beauty of the place. The rooms, conservatory, spa, bar and restaurant, all super beautiful and seriously cool. Its difficult to explain, but the hotel has a wonderful air of calm, its a sanctuary. Although Amsterdam has so much to offer it really is very tempting to spend your time in there. The spa especially is amazing (2 floors underground) - huge, beautiful and very peaceful. The treatments are fantastic - try the private hammom......
I chatted to a few of the locals about the hotel, and they all said that this was by far the best hotel in Amsterdam, they seem very proud to have it.
The only slight frustrations I can think of were, we ordered 2 glasses of prosecco on room service whiile in the bath...the guy brought up a bottle by mistake, but instead of just pouring the 2 glasses ordered and taking the rest away so as not to disturb us again, he went away and came back with just the 2 glasses ordered and a new receipt, which meant I had to get out of the bath twice and we waited for around 40 minutes...which kind of spoilt the mood a bit! And sometimes room service didnt answer the phone, so maybe they need more people down there (im sure they were very busy as the hotel was full). However these are the only very small negatives in an amazing stay, and not something I would worry about. I think the negative reviews on here are people looking for problems. To be honest, in my opinion it is better for the hotel that these grumpy people dont go as they will ruin the very cool vibe of the place for the rest of us! I have stayed at the Ritz in London for example and I would choose the Conservatorium every time.
Etan and his team were outstanding, very helpful and always smiles and very pleased to help. They are very lucky to work in such a place! They were also very human, unlike in some 5 star hotels. Thanks guys for making my girlfriend very happy, she really was bowled over! If anyone is considering booking a hotel for a special occassion, I really couldnt recommend it more. We hope to come back one day!
Thanks guys you did a superb job, it was definitely a birthday that wont be forgotten!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Home in the Heart of Amsterdam The Conservatorium Hotel is Amsterdam's leading luxury lifestyle palace, evoking glamour and elegance for sophisticated, design-literate travellers. Located in Museum Square, the luxury centre and cultural heart of the city, the Conservatorium is an architectural masterpiece that combines a landmark heritage building with a graceful , contemporary design, offering guests a selection of restaurants, a bar, lounge and the 1,000 sq m Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Facility. A destination hotel with a real sense of place, the Conservatorium is known at home and abroad as 'Amsterdam's Living Room'. ... more less
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