Room Mate Aitana
What We Love
- Location on an island in the Ij River, a 10-minute walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station
- Leisurely breakfast served until noon each day (for an additional fee)
- Great views of Amsterdam’s docks and waterways from most guestrooms
- The hotel is entirely nonsmoking
What To Know
- The lounge bar is open until 1 a.m. each day
- Bikes are available to rent at reception
- There’s a restaurant on-site and the surrounding neighborhood is full of places to eat
- The gym has a great little sun terrace on which to cool down post-workout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
On an island in the Ij River, close to Amsterdam Centraal Station, Room Mate Aitana is a fun design hotel within striking distance of the city’s top attractions. Built in 2013, it sports a clean, contemporary aesthetic — think angular lines, swaths of glass and colorful abstract sculptures. The 284 guestrooms are equally playful, decked out with designer chairs, geometric rugs, patterned walls and floor-to-ceiling windows. The higher category Executive Rooms feature fabulous artworks, giant bathtubs and sweeping harbor views. Elsewhere, there’s a restaurant, a gym, a business center, a sun terrace and a hip little lounge bar open until 1 a.m., while the immediate neighborhood, with its cool cafés and arty startups, is ripe for exploration.
In the Area
Amsterdam’s former shipyards are now home to its hippest neighborhood. Abandoned factories and vast empty warehouses have been transformed into cafés, restaurants, arts hubs and event spaces. For a contemporary culture fix, head to the cool NDSM Wharf or the EYE Film Institute. Later, linger over colorful plates of Cajun jambalaya and superfresh cerviche at the industrial-chic Noorderlicht Café. Top to-dos include a visit to see the Dutch Masters at the Rijksmuseum, a bike ride through Vondelpark, a shopping visit to the Nine Streets and a café-hop around the pretty residential neighborhood of Jordaan.
How to Get There
Decent location near to the main railway station and right on the river front. Opposite end of the city to main attractions but still only a 10-15 minute. Great hotel with clean and decent sized rooms.
Very nice modern Hotel. Going to my sons Graduation in Groningen so found a Hotel near station. To be honest its a little bit further than appears on map as there is a long bend to it but still convenient. Rooms really clean and modern, all facilities uba modern. Breakfast really good selection and value for money, no point going out to save a couple of Euro's for less choice. One problem I was in my suit for graduation and I had fruit and yoghurt it ended up on my legs. I thought it was me but next day on same highly polished table a coffee mysterious started moving Harry Potter style towards me as if by magic, there is a slight incline towards the edge, beware! The staff are very good, friendly genuinely interested and full of advice. Its centrally located but far enough away for peace. I found a purse in dinning room with money, cards and driving license for a lady in Connecticut, handed it in they never took my name so hoping she got it back. Had one dinner everything was fine portions fairly small which is what we needed but could be a problem. Will use this again for Amsterdam.
We had a superb room 1002 which provided a great view from the room. The service here was very very good and if you want an alternative breakfast try the Bagel restaurant across the street which was very very good and a bit cheaper. The location of this place is fantastic and literally 5 minutes from the central station and across the road from hop on hop off bus. You can book trips from reception and would recommend Tickets and Tours Countryside and Windmills tour. There are some great bars in Amsterdam and one of my favourites was In De Wildeman. Loved Amsterdam and this hotel was a great base.