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
This Hotel is located close to the Central Station, near a harbor for private boats.
Check in was attentive and very helpful, the rooms are well equipped and clean but not extraordinary. (Which one would expect at this price) they have a gym which is somewhat okay.
Breakfast is very good!
Theres a nice view from some rooms.
First visit to Amsterdam, my wife and I (mostly my wife) were having a hard time figuring out where exactly to stay since we were not renting a car. We needed to be in a somewhat central location, so we can utilize the public transport to get places. She found this gem of a hotel. We stayed for 5 nights It is pricier than some, but 100% worth it. We would never consider looking elsewhere for our stay if we come back to visit in the future.
Upon arrival, the hotel staff was extremely helpful with getting everything set up. In a few minutes, we were all done and on our way to the room.
The hotel and rooms have a very modern set up, with lots of wonderful colors. Multiple elevators helped with getting in and out of your room in no time. The room was very accommodating, we had all the space we needed for our luggage . The bathroom was roomy, very clean, and had all the necessities. New travelers should be aware that most European hotels (including this one) require you to insert your hotel card into a card slot, right by the door in order to turn the electricity on. Took us a few minutes to figure it out, but we came across this same set up in other hotels in Europe.
The most important thing of all is that this hotel is located just a short walk away from the Centraal Stations. We had plans to visit surrounding areas of Amsterdam such as Harleem, Jordaan, etc. The Centraal Station has Trams, Busses, Metro (subway) and trains. Another thing that was helpful is that the hotel offers discounts for Metro Cards (we paid 18 Euros for 3 day pass). This give you access to Trams, Metro and Busses but not TRAINS. This allowed us to move easily around amsterdam with a single Metro pass. If you wish to visit locations outside of Amsterdam such as Harleem, you will need to get a train pass - but even those are not that expensive.
A 10 minute walk from the hotel will take you to multiple streets filled with restaurants, coffee shops, local supermarkets, bakeries and such. We would take strolls every evening to try out new restaurant and stop by the supermarket Albert Heijn to get some snacks and other necessities. The hotel has a restaurant but we have not tried either their breakfast or the dinner menus. No comment on that, but they look very nice.
All in all, we cannot say 1 bad thing about our stay at this hotel. Without a doubt, it met all of our expectations and more. No worries if you don't speak a word of Dutch, all staff speaks fluent/conversational English so you will definitely have no issues in that department. It is a 100% worth the price and we wouldn't even think about staying any where else in the future if we decide to visit Amsterdam again.
Spacious, quiet and comfortable room with a good view and a lot of natural light thanks to large windows. Good location outside the Old Town which was overcrowded with tourists, but comfortably close to the central station and all the main places in the center.
Very nice and modern hotel,close to Central train station. The staff in the reception was very friendly and willing to provide the best hospitality. They also offered us a cot bed for our little one with no extra cost! The room was spacious, bright and very clean. Our deal didn't include the breakfast and we were not sure if we want to pay extra 20€/person. We finally went for it and it was really worth the money! Great selection of bread, cereals and desserts and option to order your eggs. Very pleased in overall from our stay. Definitely recommended :)
Not a great deal wrong with this place nice rooms with plenty of space. Really modern and A bit windy outside but a lovely roomy hotel with nice bar/restaurant area. Great polite and helpful staff. Great for a short stay.