What We Love
- Couldn’t be more conveniently placed for discovering the revitalized Museumplein, Amsterdam’s high cultural epicenter, on foot
- Modern decor retains the original charm of this 18th-century mini-mansion
- The staff takes a genuine interest in your comfort
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What To Know
- A five percent city tax per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Hedonists should look elsewhere; this is a sedate and sophisticated part of town, although the relatively rowdy Leidseplein is close by
- Roemer is an intimate hotel; don’t expect your breakfast conversation to go entirely unheard
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Curled up in an artfully worn leather armchair beneath a midcentury Arco lamp, and looking out at one of the typically serene courtyard gardens of the old-money Oud-Zuid district, one might be tempted to forgo all of Amsterdam’s cultural treasures in favor of the modern fireside comfort of Hotel Roemer’s living room area. Framed and signed gig posters and carefully collected curios demonstrate that this is more than decorating by numbers; the place has character.
Bed and Bath
Upstairs, things are less rocker-made-good and more classic townhouse – think monogrammed carpets, pleasantly muted paint jobs and smart black marble. Art has been procured from respected local practitioners in abstraction. Bathrooms are well proportioned, especially given the tricksy dimensions of a property like this. Bedwise we’re talking the full fluffy cloud experience, with pillows the size of your average canal house.
A full-on restaurant would be too much to ask in a hidey-hole hotel of this size; instead Hotel Roemer has poured its resources into a well-above-average room service menu (the humble club sandwich turns out to be a hearty meal) that only intensifies the homey vibe. Breakfast is also a hands-on affair, with a hot and cold buffet supplemented by eggs cooked to order, all overlooking the charming garden. Alternatively, you can head to its sister property Hotel Vondel (just a minute’s walk away) for lunch or dinner in restaurant JOOST Eat & Drink.
How to Get There
At the desk we decided to take up an option to upgrade to a larger room with a Jacuzzi bath which was available for €15 a night extra.
When we entered the room, everything seemed fine until we discovered that evening that the plug in the bath was faulty and could not hold the water in the bath. Also, the TV was not functional with no programmes available to watch on it.
We mentioned this to the front desk that evening and the gentleman came up and looked at the bath but it was beyond his ability to fix. He also informed us that there was a technical fault with all the TV's. He said that a technician will look at the bath the next day.
The next day when we returned to our room in the evening no improvement to the TV or bath, we again contacted the front desk who said they thought we had a do not disturb sign on (which was not true). Anyway, technical support came later in the day and it couldn't be fixed so they changed our room to an equivalent room. All the TVs had been upgraded too. We moved room.. the TV and Jacuzzi were now working. TV has alot of English channels!
The customer service was therefore 4/5
The room was 4/5.. minor issues like poor drainage and no batteries in bathroom remote.. Also they charge you for tea and coffee
The Roemer is centrally located in the heart of Amsterdam. Stayed here recently for a business trip. The staff is super friendly and caring. The rooms have everything you need for a good nights rest. Super comfy mattress. The breakfast was scrumptious as well, serving all the classics. A lot of attractions and restaurants are in walking distance to the hotel. Definitely recommend it further.
The hotel is ideally located for the Museum Quarter, a 15 minute walk from the 9 Streets and an easy tram ride from the Central Station (tickets can be bought on the trams). On arrival be sure to have the hotel's street number (10) as external signage is very discrete and easy to miss particularly at night. Staff is helpful, hotel is quiet, comfortable and clean, breakfast is well worth paying for when you book and the rooms come with coffee machines. The AC/heating system in our room was slow to respond and the sink in our bathroom was a designer mistake (about 3 inches deep with no plug) form over utility.
A little more attention to detail would pay dividends as overall the hotel falls a tad short of its 4 star rating but it's good and well worth considering.
Stayed here for 3 weeks, while I was working in the city. The team at Roemer helped with everything I needed, and were very pleasant. The jacuzzi bath was also a godsend at the end of a long day. Would recommend staying.
Stayed here for a long girly weekend. Fantastic hotel in a great location (for us). We had 2 quad rooms. They were really spacious, next door to each other and shared a private courtyard. Perfect. We loved it and will definitely be returning. The staff were lovely. The hotel is close to lots of amenities, the tram, a park, clubs, shops, everything, a real find. The rooms we stayed in are across the road from the main hotel and up some steep steps at the front of the building so might not be suitable for everyone but there is a lift once inside.