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
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
After doing a lot of research and analysing all the hotels in Amsterdam for my first Christmas trip away with my boyfriend, I decided to stay at Room Mate Aitana.
I can not recommended this hotel highly enough and exaggerate that they instantly make you feel comfortable and welcome. We arrived before check in (2pm) so they offered to keep our bags in there store cupboard whilst we started exploring the city. I had organised for our room to be decorated with balloons, petals and a cake for my boyfriends birthday. Not only did they do this but they put us on the top floor which meant we had an amazing view of the city and exceeded my expectations.
The room was immaculate and cleaned everyday. There was no outside noise which gave us both peaceful nights sleep. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was very modern. The WiFi was reliable and had no problems. The hotel was a 15 min walk from Amsterdam central station which meant there was no need to get a taxi and saved a bit of money. It was about a 25 minute walk from Amsterdam square however there are lots of smaller shops and restaurants around it which we based ourselves in for the first night/day. But we occasionally got an uber into the centre when going out for the evening which only costed £6-£8.
Overall, I would not go anywhere else when looking to stay in Amsterdam and will be booking this hotel for my second visit this December. No faults or complaints, very enjoyable stay.
I cannot fault this hotel at all. It was perfect for our stay. The rooms are great with great bathroom facilities. The hotel itself has great facilities, great service and perfect location just a short walk from the train station on the water front.
The hotel location was great just outside the city and within a 10 minute walk to the Anne Frank house.
Very sleek looking exterior with glass, high floors gave good viewa over marina.
Staff helpfull, rooms warm and spacious, great bathroom.
2nd visit in 2 years. Location is still a great asset of the hotel. Also the price is not cheap, but less expensive then others in the neighborhood.
Check-in didn't change much, still no friendly - how are you - , things like that. What amazes me is that they still have to appoint you a room. First my room was going to be on the 2nd floot with a handicap bathroom, but then that room was given to the people checking in next to me and we got a familyroom on the 6th floor.
I can tell you, rooms on the 11th floor a way bigger, so there is a big difference between and an executive room.
Also a big difference is, in the 'better' room you get Nespresso and and the 'cheaper' room you get instant coffee.
Toiletpaper is still way too cheap for a 4* hotel.
Beds are really comfortable.
Joy who cleaned are room according tot the little note on our bed, left some oreo cookies from the previous owner on the floor under the bed.
Rooms are nice, but there is room for improvement.
Breakfast stille the same. Scrambled eggs are bad, sausage dry, bacon also not a jewel. A lot of sweet stuff, also a bit healthy and standard cut meats.
I am still not convinced by this hotel. Service-wise and greeting people there is a lot of work. Friendly faces are hard to find.
15 minutes' walk from the train station. This hotel provides a clean big room for you to regain some energy for work. You can gain some moments of peace and silence at that waterfront location. I enjoyed the stay for its quiet location and the modern interiors. This hotel is on my list for my next visit to Amsterdam.