We chose Room Mate Aitana because it seemed to be very good value for the location. We stayed when we first arrived to Amsterdam, and again a week later. We were visiting family as well as enjoying some Amsterdam sights. Overall we were very pleased with the location, service and quality. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We had no problem getting my elderly father a room near the elevator each time he stayed there.
It is a new hotel, but most of the kinks seemed to be worked out when we got there, as we only experienced one 7:30am brief fire alarm due to construction. No full restaurant yet, but that was starting to be installed when we left.
The hotel is about a 15 min walk from the Central Train Station, and it is possible to walk pulling your luggage with no problem if you are so inclined - just keep an eye out for the bicycles along a few narrow sections of sidewalk. It's about a 10 minute easy walk to Haarlemmerstraat in the Jordaan district where you find plenty of eateries, groceries and shopping. Our family scheduled a private canal boat tour, and the boat picked us up right at the hotel dock which was super convenient.
The rooms were super clean and comfortable, large with nice city views. The rooms were very quiet too - we liked being a little removed from the bustle and noise of downtown Amsterdam. The staff were very good about calling for taxis when we needed, and storing bags after we checked out or before check-in. The hotel breakfast was very good. We would have stayed a third time if the hotel had not been completely booked the night we needed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Room Mate Aitana is a modern designer hotel built in 2013 on the new artificial island in the IJ river 500 meters from the Central Station and 19 min. walking from Dam's Square, the heart of Amsterdam. It is equipped with free Wi-Fi and a 37'' flat TV in all rooms, 7 meeting rooms, restaurant, lounge bar, breakfast buffet until 12:00, business area, fitness center and a marina with 60 moorings for recreation boats. ... more less
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