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Conservatorium Hotel
Ranked #17 of 376 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Extremely friendly and helpful staff- some of the best I have encountered anywhere! Great location and superb breakfast choices. Nespresso in the room. Luxurious bathroom as large as the bedroom. Lovely bedlinen, pillows and mattress. Good hairdryer.
Downsides?- fell badly on a wet bathroom floor- the large shower cubicle still let water out under the door and the small bath mat was overwhelmed.
The technology lets the place down- despite a quick orientation by the staff we only found the extra bathroom lights, the 'do not disturb' sign and the in mirror bathroom TV by trial and much error- the latter had poor sound and required a cheerful engineer to fix it. We did not need the TV but enjoyed the engineering banter (did I mention the cheerful staff?)
Many switches were unlabelled and, if labelled, barely readable for anyone over 20. The bed sticks out a bit into the room and one of us fell over the edge first thing. During the visit many bruised shin encounters followed.
Tried to call for a spa treatment but never received the promised call backs- maybe shift handovers? Both the main entrance at the atrium and the rental bicycles were discovered on the second to last day.
1. Read every word of the hotel services guide.
2. don't let the bathroom floor get wet!

Room Tip: We had a quiet cosy 7th floor standard room in the attic overlooking the southern end of the museum...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Dear guest,

We are most appreciative of your review and your feedback regarding your stay at the Conservatorium Hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your spacious room and the rich breakfast choices, but regret to hear about that you have also experienced some inconveniences. Please be assured that we have noted your comments and will have these checked immediately. Also for a next stay we would be happy to give you a more detailed explanation of our state-of-the-art technology, to make sure that you feel completely comfortable in your room. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you in the future. It would be our pleasure to continue serving you.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
Hotel Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

I travelled with my husband and 1 yo toddler, and this hotel was perfect for the occasion. We stayed in one of the rooms with 2 levels, and this was perfect for creating a separate sleeping space for the baby. Amazing spa-style bathroom that even my 1 yo enjoyed. Service was excellent from the moment we stepped in, when the doorman actually carried my child on his stroller up the staircase! Umbrellas were available right at the doors (which proved very useful!). It is expensive, no doubt about it, but the property is so beautiful and everything was so nice/convenient/accommodating, that I really can't complaint.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Dear guest,

We are very pleased to receive your favorable feedback regarding your stay at the Conservatorium Hotel. Thank you very much for your kind compliments about our outstanding services and luxurious facilities. We are looking forward to welcome you back for another amazing experience.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
Hotel Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam

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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Conservatorium Hotel is simply everything you are looking for if you want to have an unique stay in Amsterdam. Not only the building, rooms and spa are so precious, the level of service is excellent.
From the moment you step out of the taxi, you are warm welcomed by the doorman. The check in is efficient but personal.
The Host is there to make your stay more comfortable and they certainly do! Many good recommendations of restaurants and places to go. Especially Annie, she really took the time to make sure we would see all the good things of Amsterdam.
The Brasserie is a nice place for lunch, the food is very good and the waitresses are nice.
Definitely want to come back!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Aukje D
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Dear guest,

We are very pleased to receive your favorable feedback. Your kind comments form a great source of motivation to all of us, and I will certainly share them with the team, Annie in particular. We are thrilled to know that you would like to return, and it would be our pleasure to welcome you back.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
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Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We stayed at the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam for four night in April, 2014. This hotel is very well located my the three big museums - Van Gogh, Rijksmuseum, and modern - and within walking distance of the cannel rides. We stayed in a Conservatorium Suite which gave us the extra room (separate sitting room, bedroom and of course a great bathroom with both tub and shower which made it well worth the extra cost. While the hotel stated out as a bank and became a music Conservatory (giving it the name); the hotel is fully modern both in the rooms and the facilitates. We did have our breakfast in the main floor restaurant (full buffet plus hot dishes off a menu). Service was good and food worked fine for us. The Dinner (food and wine) menu was good; however, the service was a bit slow at times. The best part of the hotel is their concierge service. If you want any thing, just ask them. Good for booking museums to save the long line ups and great for booking day trips. They would get a five plus star.

Room Tip: Higher rooms are better. Would suggest getting a suite just for the extra room.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Dear guest,

We sincerely thank you for choosing the Conservatorium Hotel and for sharing your experiences on TripAdvisor. We are happy to know that you have enjoyed your spacious suite, and that our location in the museum district was to your liking. Thank you also for highlighting our concierge services, I will be certain to forward them your kind comments. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
Hotel Manager
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam

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Reviewed 2 May 2014

I have been a frequent visitor of the Conservatorium Hotel since the opening a couple of years ago. The consistency of the quality is with out any doubt formidable. I have never ever, in all of my travels throughout the world, experienced this amount of quality and passion for the hotel business as I have experienced in the Conservatorium hotel.

I am enjoying the hotel as a venue to conduct business, I impress my guests with Diner in the Tunes restaurant or with a well spend afternoon in the brassserie where I often lunch.
The Tunes restaurant is a high class experience of wonderfull and tasty food in a formal setting.
The Brasserie gives a broad view of the former outside of the hotel.

Privately I find the Wellness a place to find rest in the swimmingpool and love to enjoy a relaxed massage. There is a watsu bath, in which you float at 36 degrees water which was a seriously calming experience. Especially with my high blood pressure.

So, yes! I will be coming back!

Room Tip: Ask for a treatment if you are stressed, I had one ant I must say it is addictive! Oh and the Garco...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Dear guest,

We thank you kindly for your continued support of the Conservatorium Hotel and for writing this wonderful review. We are very pleased to receive such favorable feedback, it really means a lot to our entire team. We are very happy to read that you will be coming back in the future and are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
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Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam

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Reviewed 2 May 2014

We had a two night break in Amsterdam and my husband choose the Conservatorium due to excellent reviews. After a warm welcome and a brief chat to the Concierge about our dining likes and dislikes we had 2 restaurant bookings in place. My husband booked the more expensive Deluxe Duplex room which was deeply disappointing due to the fact it overlooked the lobby so you had to have the net curtains closed as you weren't sure if the guests dining below could see in so it felt very claustrophobic - I have never stayed in a hotel with a room that overlooks the lobby before - the lobby is a stunning glassed roofed area which is a lovely space to sit and dine in however it is not a worthy view for such an expensive room - and as such the windows, understandably, do not open so you rely on air conditioning for air flow which made the air in the room feel stale and the room un-aired. We eventually did move rooms and were then faced with a worse view of the rear of the bar areas for the internal offices - I have never had a room down grade before ! I am sure the rooms overlooking the street are much nicer and if we return I would go for a standard room overlooking the street not a duplex. Due to the Duplex rooms having little floor space and very high ceilings they have been designed with a mezzanine level where the bed is and downstairs is a sofa and desk in a very narrow space - it was obviously a design conundrum which doesn't work and feels very disjointed and neither area felt right.
The breakfast was outstanding, lots of choice and very fresh - definitely the best fruit I have had for a long time. The Lobby area is very quirky and a wonderful space. The bicycle rental was arranged easily and the bicycles were top notch and cycling it is a brilliant way to see Amsterdam. The location is great as it is close to Art Galleries and Museums yet not too far from the central hub and very easily accessed from airport. The concierge was first class and we had 2 amazing meals out as chosen by him from our brief. Overall it is a very impressive hotel and the staff we came into contact with were friendly and efficient. I would return but would not book a Duplex room again and would definitely ask for a room with a view of the street.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for reviewing your stay with five stars, even though the appointed room did not live up to your expectations. Please be advised that we have a broad range of room lay outs available, including spacious single level rooms with a nice view of the city. Hopefully we may welcome you back in one of these rooms in the future for a truly distinctive stay.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
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Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam

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Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

A nicely renovated design hotel inside a historic conservatory. Very charming, modern and spacious. I had a duplex room which was comfortable but it was inconvenient to have to go up and down. I loved the location, far from the crowded touristy part of Amsterdam but next to the city's best museums, a big park and luxury boutiques. Impressive, bright and large atrium lobby where a good breakfast is also served.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Conservatorium H, General Manager at Conservatorium Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Dear guest,

Many thanks for reviewing your stay with us. We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed our location in the museum district. We regret that the duplex room was not entirely to your satisfaction. Hopefully you will be our guest again and then we would be happy to help you find a room that fully meets your needs for an unforgettable stay.

Warm regards,

Roy Tomassen
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Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam

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Address: Van Baerlestraat 27, 1071 AN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #17 of 376 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: £303 - £558 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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