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
Great location for walking. Family room ideal for 2 couples, 2 good sized connecting rooms both with en-suites. Opening windows, good sleep quality and light modern decor . Some steps to access the property. Situated on a quiet leafy street
This smallish hotel is beautifully situated in a quiet neighbourhood, but conveniently close to town and importantly, handy for the nearest tram stop (just a 5 minute walk).
All of the front of house staff were never less than courteous, but also frequently, very friendly and helpful.
Our bedroom, situated on the first floor, (room 21) overlooked the relaxing greenery of the gardens at the rear of the building, and this scene was enhanced by a large open balcony.
The room itself was large. The bed seemed even larger and was sumptuously comfortable. It also had great WiFi accessibility and reception. The bedside fridge was roomy enough to accommodate some personal purchases. During our three night stay, there was little to cause any disturbance.
The bathroom had a good shower centred over the bath. The shower screen however, was positioned at the bottom of the bath. The only thing not getting hit with water was the screen - fortunately the floor was able to collect most of the escaping liquid!
In three days, our room received no direct housekeeping in any shape or form whatsoever. On our second day, we were out of the hotel, from morning until dinner time, and the room was just as we had left it many hours previously. On Day 3, the housekeeper was heard outside of our door - but as we had only just returned, mid-afternoon from a very long walk, we did not wish to be disturbed for a while. We did vacate the room one hour later however, and did not return until 2100, when we once again returned to our pile of towels and now overflowing bin.
I do want to stress however, that these minor things did not detract from our short break. The staff were excellent, the hotel was lovely, the location would have been difficult to be bettered, the breakfast was excellent (the brown bread makes excellent toast). In summary, we would definitely return to the Hotel Roemer.
PS. Many thanks for my birthday drinks vouchers and tin of waffles which were kind,y left in my room on the occasion of my birthday. A lovely welcoming gesture which was very much appreciated.
Good location near large park and museum quarter. Good link by tram from Central Station. Lovely quiet room with balcony in annexe across the road. Glad of the double doors as we were able to cool the room without having the air conditioning on all the time. The slate like sink and surround was not a good design choice as it looked dirty even when it was not. That said small marks causes by toothbrush draining onto surface was not cleaned in the daily housekeeping. Free safe provided. The room was perfect for our needs during our three night stay. People with mobility issues should note that although there is a lift to all floors once inside, all stairs in Amsterdam are extremely steep and there is a ten rider flight to the front door, may need to be housed in the main building if this is an issue. Hotel and annexe are secure and accessed by keycard from the street. We didn't have a car but local parking appeared to be an issue with other guests.