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
Hotel is a 10min walk from central station. Location great with coffee shop and comedy club across the way. Tasty pretty food lots of flavor and almost too beautiful to eat. The bar is cool with 10 different guns to choose from, room service small menu but delicious. Rooms a bit dark even with all the lights on. Bathroom is bright with s great shower.
I stayed here with my husband for a long weekend. The room was comfortable with a great view over the marina. The subdued lighting throughout the hotel made the atmosphere very relaxing. The weather was VERY wet for our stay so once we were in and dry in the evening we didn't venture out again but ate in the hotel restaurant. The food was delicious but very pricey. The bar area was again relaxing and comfortable and I had a lovely gin cocktail. It was an easy walk from Central Station and the city centre.
Myself and my partner decided to spend Christmas in Amsterdam so we chose this Hotel. We’ve been to Amsterdam every year the last 4 years, this was the best Hotel for us. We arrived Christmas Eve and left Boxing Day. The rooms have beautiful views, great staff. The hotel is modern, and was definitely good value for money.
I think we will book this Hotel next time we go back.
Great location (about 10 mins from Central Station), good sized room, two, very comfortable double beds, excellent shower, tea and coffee making facilities and free wi fi.The only downsides was that breakfast was not included - and a bit pricey at 20.50 euros if pre booked - 21.55 on the day. Apart from this the hotel was faultless - and it should also be noted that when we checked in there were a number of other people checking in at the same time - and the hotel staff rallied around and there were 5 or 6 people engaged in the checking in process. All of the staff were lovely.Would use this hotel again if ever in Amsterdam. Thanks to all concerned.
Lovely stay at this hotel, everything you need is in the room - Iron, Ironing board & a full size hair dryer also a kettle.
The mini bar is well stocked & snacks on hand if you get a munch on, the room is well cleaned & great view, we could not fault i - massive bed very comfy.
Its about a 10-15 minute walk to the main square & the station.