The hotel is ideally suited if you are driving a hire car or travelling in by train. The hotel is not yet listed on any sat nav so you have to look for the nearest road as the hotel was only completed recently. On arrival you enter and to park you must veer left to the underground parking facility that is secure and leads to the hotel via a lift however the cost is 50 euros a day less 50% discount if staying in the hotel and the cost is added to your room, Also if driving you need your ticket to open the door that leads to the parking area, if you lose it or misplace it you will endure a substantial wait to get out the parking area.
The hotel is very modern and minimalistic which I like. The place is very fresh and clean with helpful staff who have a cheery disposition even if they do lack a sense of emergency. The lifts are of a reasonable size and can accommodate a few people at once rather than just 1 or 2 like many small hotels in the area. The room that I had facing the city was excellent. The view was good and the TV entertainment was the best I have ever had without paying for it. Free WiFi as well. The bed was very comfortable and large with excellent AC working to required temp.
There was a free safe, fridge, tea and coffee facilities. The en suite was first class with a well designed shower that you could move about in as well as a separate bath. Very well done indeed.
The breakfast was good with plenty of options starting at 6.30.
Dam Square is approx. 10 minute walk and the main station is similar. The evening delights are very close by and I have to say that I will be using this hotel again on my visits to the area. I had read some of the reviews prior to booking and the negative ones I don't understand as both my colleagues agree with me that the hotel was well worth the money all round for location, and comfort!
- 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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