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
Tuck at a corner of the town, this hotel is a good location within walking distance from the train station yet not situated amidst the noise and buzz. Friendly hotel staff who could give good advice on nearby cafes and restaurants. Suitable for those who doesn't want to be in the midst of the town to get some quality rest.
That’s my second stay at a room mate hotel. I had a special rate because of my conference that i was attending and i liked it for:
1- spacious rooms in comparison with other hotels
2- great view
3- room keeping
4- helpful in whatever we needed
5- easily accessible
10min walk along waterfront from Amsterdam Centraal station, so a short walk into old town but good value spacious contemporary rooms, views and pleasantly quiet at night. Traveling with teen son so booked family room, with comfortable single bed in addition to king sized bed. Helpful staff at check in (arrived early but managed to be switched to another family room) and excellent breakfast in basement (be sure to take lifts since long walk along corridors via staIrcase). Not recommended if you need to be in the centre of the action, but great for space and peace and quiet on a city break with family or travelling on business.
As is apparent from many other reviews, this is a modern hotel situated in a part of Amsterdam on the harbourside which has been redeveloped in a wonderfully imaginative way. The hotel is reasonably well located but a 10 minute walk is needed to reach Centraal Station from where so many of the trams begin their journey.
We found the breakfast to be fairly pedestrian and have enjoyed better at other (and cheaper) Netherlands hotels.There are a few shops, bars and cafes opposite the hotel and after out first day we took breakfast in the bagel cafe which turned out to be amazing.
Given that the hotel is slightly outside the centre of Amsterdam a taxi may be advisable for some journeys. These are ordered by the reception and a little patience is sometimes required.
We enjoyed our stay but think that on another visit we would probably opt for an hotel closer to the middle of the city.
Stunning views and modern hotel facility. 5 minutes from Central Station with links to the airport. Modern hotel, with restaurant and separate bar. Staffed 24 hours a day. Stunning interior surrounded by cutting edge architecture. Not the cheapest hotel but loads of roam, free wifi and tv. Note mini bar and tea and coffee facilities are not free. I would have loved to stay longer. This hotel is close to the center but offers quiet and beautiful surroundings.