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“Excellent hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Conservatorium Hotel
Ranked #9 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014

This must be the best new hotel in Amsterdam, and good value for money. Very cool and trendy, well located, loved the duplex suite, and a very lively bar. Top recommendations from the concierge of new places to go (as I have been in Amsterdam lots of times), would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Amy S
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your kind words and warm recommendation. We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed your time in Amsterdam and look forward to your next visit.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
Hotel Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Millburn nj
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014

if you are looking for a WOW factor in a city, this place has it. its quite rare to couple the charm of a small country hotel with trendy city accommodations. but this place makes both work. rooms were spectacular. we stayed in a loft-style (think apartment not hotel room) room with a view of the lobby. our teenaged kids stayed in the sister room next to ours. OK so you are thinking ... so what's the big deal, its a lobby view. stop there, because the lobby is a work of art and opens up entirely to the outside and sky with a glass structure. a visual delight; words can't do it justice. the only issue is I "mooned" the lobby guests several times while walking up the stars to the loft bedroom area. the windows in the room span both floors and the shades are slow to draw (or Im quicker than the automatic shades, not sure?). anyway, its Amsterdam so no harm no foul ... and no charge for the show. but my apologies to the diners at the lobby restaurant.
the food was very nicely done: abundant (buffet style option was awesome), tasty and very healthy local fare. staff is "on it", accommodative and friendly. even the doormen were engaging and helpful with directions and hints about the city. the spa is much better than the usual overpriced hotel want-a-be-a-spa, complete with a pool and gym. also if you enjoy staying fit on the road, the gym is extensive for a city hotel. (thankfully, since the shades are slow in our room.) the hotel is near many great attractions (2 mins from Van Gogh and Stedelijk) and 15-20 min walking to the heart of the city. but its still far enough from the center of the city to be quiet at night and have close access to an amazing park and local fare. bonus! that said if you want to be in the center of it all ... this location is slightly off the mark. you will have to walk a little.
stay here and you will not regret the decision. enjoy the amenities and be prepared to walk and enjoy the city. oh, but you will pay for the experience. its not overpriced but its premium priced. that said, I thought it was worth it and so did my family (all of whom raved about the experience). and Im sure the other more standard rooms would be less expensive and you should still enjoy the entire hotel (minus the slow shades ...).

Room Tip: lobby side rooms are amazing and quiet; other side rooms open to the street and may be little less s...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jjltravel
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear guest,

I would like to sincerely thank you for the wonderful and very detailed description of your stay. We could not have been more pleased with your review and would like to thank you for staying with us, I suppose also on behalf of our lobby guests as we did not get any complaints from them.

We look forward to welcome you and your family back to the Conservatorium Hotel.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
Hotel Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014

We received 5 star luxury service in this glorious hotel in the Amsterdam fashion and museum district. The pampering began the moment they greeted my husband by name as he stepped out of the taxi. This former savings bank, turned music conservatory; now renovated hotel has modern duplex rooms with every amenity from electronic shades to large flat screens. We have already planned to return in 2015.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are unique - our duplex had excellent views.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Sharon S
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear guest,

Your kind words and vote of confidence give us great encouragement and we thank you for reaching out to us and letting us know about your stay at the Conservatorium Hotel. We hope this experience with us is just one of several you will have for many years to come and we are very happy to know that you will be returning next year.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
Hotel Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2014

Fantastic design. Sophisticated. The hotel is in very close proximity to the museums. Concierge and Reception are extremely helpful. Service a bit tedious and slow in the Brasserie. Duplex rooms a bit inconvenient with small children...but one is to think twice before taking children under perhaps age 8 to Amsterdam at all. It is not a very child friendly city.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
Helpful?
Thank PAD626
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for reviewing your stay at the Conservatorium Hotel, and for your kind compliments of our colleagues at the reception and concierge desk. I also greatly appreciated your feedback regarding areas for improvement. I am sorry to hear that you did not experience Amsterdam as a very child friendly city but do hope that we may welcome you back. Perhaps when the kids are a bit older or for a nice romantic trip for two.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
Hotel Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2014

Love it, best at everything ......best gin and tonic, great food wonderful ambience. One of my most favourite places in Amsterdam . So stylish, but still great for children, everybody is made to feel welcome.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank marion0305
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Dear guest,

I am very happy to know that we are one of your favourite places in Amsterdam and thank you for your kind comments. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
Hotel Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

I'm not sure we have ever been more impressed with the staff at a hotel (especially considering the cost). Everyone was extraordinarily helpful, friendly, but not obtrusive. The building itself, and its location, are objectively perfect. But the staff made the experience what it was -- wonderful.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank ket1919
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Dear guest,

I am heartened by your kind comments regarding our staff and the overall experience. I am pleased we were able to demonstrate how important customer service is to us, and would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to for your very kind feedback. Hopefully you will be our guest again in the future.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
Hotel Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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Hong Kong
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2014

This hotel is a beautiful gem that I usually enjoy but it really needs better service during its busy periods. I arrived at 2:30pm and was told the room might not be ready until 5pm; thankfully it was ready by 4pm. Restaurant service was nonexistent yesterday during a busy lunch hour and the restaurant manager was rude and unhelpful. Reception also called me twice late at night with an unfriendly attitude about a credit card billing error that turned out to be their own mistake. I really like this place but my stay would have been much more pleasant with more professional and friendly service.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank bluedragonhk
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Dear guest,

Please accept my sincere apologies for the disappointing experience . I am very sorry to hear about the streak of bad luck you had during your last visit. As you already indicated, this is not the service our guests normally experience. I can assure you that we take your comments very seriously and I will discuss them with the responsible managers to be sure that we can prevent these situations from happening in the future. Hopefully you will be our guest again to experience true luxury service at the Conservatorium Hotel.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
Hotel Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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Property: Conservatorium Hotel
Address: Van Baerlestraat 27, 1071 AN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Conservatorium Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 129
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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