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“A brilliant hotel with friendly staff and an attractive design” 5 of 5 stars
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Room Mate Aitana
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   IJDok 6, 1013 MM Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #29 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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“A brilliant hotel with friendly staff and an attractive design”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Room Mate Aitana's Amsterdam branch makes for a truly comfortable stay. Rooms have comfortable beds, with a T.V. containing English, Dutch and other international channels. The shower is large too, with soaps that are satisfying to use. The hotel has a pier that it overlooks that sets up a very nice water view from the lobby and rooms. Inside the design is minimalist, with wide space that is created through high ceilings and tall glass windows.

The staff were key to this stay being successful also, as all were helpful and friendly. Room service assisted us with a UK-European adapter as well as towels, soap and taxi requests. The receptionist Marta put good effort into helping us out with such things. When we visited the bar some drinks were unavailable, but the bartender Leslie explained the ones that were in great detail and ended up mixing a tasty cocktail that wasn't on the menu to begin with.

Our only gripe was the hotel being 10 minutes walk from central station, which for the majority of people won't be any difficulty at all. There is a bus stop nearby that goes to and from central station which is quite easy to use, and the hotel will always order you a taxi if you ask them. There was some music being played in the lobby in the morning one day that was a little too upbeat for our ears, but these are clearly minor annoyances I am looking for in what was an wonderfully pleasant stay.

Room Tip: Rooms with a view of the pier are worth asking for.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merijn V, Manager at Room Mate Aitana, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear Rami A,

Thank you very much for your stay with us and for writing such a positive review, truly a pleasure to read! At Room Mate we understand the importance of a comfortable hotel where you can rest and have a great night sleep, which is why we have our beds are specifically designed for our chain! I am happy to read that you enjoyed it as such!
Your comments about our helpful and friendly staff, specifically Marta and Leslie are very much appreciated, I will be sure to share your comments with the entire team who I am sure will read it with pride!

It was our pleasure to have you as our guest, and we look forward to welcome you back on your next visit to Amsterdam!

Kindest regards,

Merijn Veken
Accomodation Manager
Room Mate Aitana
m.veken@room-matehotels.com
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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London
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Had a great weekend stay at this hotel. Paid for a Junior Suite room (which was worth it). Whilst the nearest station is Centraal - be prepared for a brisk walk to get to the hotel. By the last night we were too bored of the walk and found a nearby restaurant for dinner instead. It's a shame that the restaurant is still not completed. Little things missing were slippers for the room (we asked at reception and were giving some). Bathrobes! Really a must for the Junior Suite with so much glass exposure to the neighbouring buildings. Shame they didn't have any! Staff are amazing - they can't seem to do enough to help you (except for the bathrobes)! I hope the hotel is a success and I hope that a tram line will extend to this part of the town as not a nice walk back late at night

Room Tip: Ask for a room on a high floor and splurge for the biggest room you can afford.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merijn V, Manager at Room Mate Aitana, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear Shazfern,

what a pleasure to read your review! I am pleased to read that you had such an excellent stay with us. I fully agree, the upper level Junior Suites are fantastic, I myself am amazed with the view each time I see it, and am thrilled to read you enjoyed it so much as well. Your comments about our amazing staff make me proud, and I will be sure to share your comments with the entire Room Mate team!
Your ideas to improve are very much valued, as me are continually working on improving our product and services.

It was a pleasure having you as our guest, and we look forward to welcome you back!

Kindest regards,

Merijn Veken
Accomodation Manager
Room Mate Aitana
m.veken@room-matehotels.com
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Stayed one night in December - it's ok in terms of decor, but nothing special and lacks atmosphere. Fairly bland masquerading as designer. Booked one night but the receptionist insisted it was 2, and would only accept that on proof of my email print-out - however the receptionist the next morning kept talking about me 'amending my booking', like I had caused an inconvenience, not that they had made a mistake! Far too expensive for what it is. Kettle didn't work - a pathetic 2 tea bags and coffee portions. The heating was all over the place - hot and cold all through the night, and the shower was lukewarm. Although the guy who came to replace the kettle and look at the heating (all he could do was bring us another duvet) was very pleasant, and the bar man was nice, I didn't think much of the others. Better places in Amsterdam for half the price.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Merijn V, Manager at Room Mate Aitana, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear minnowpea,

thank you very much for taking the time and share your opinion of your stay in our hotel. We strive to offer a unique hospitality experience, and I am sorry to read that in your case your expectations were not met. I do very much appreciate the comments you shared, as we can only improve by receiving such valuable feedback.
I would like to assure you that we are constantly evaluating and improving the services we offer, and I will make sure your comments will be taken to heart!

We would very much like a chance to welcome you back to show you our hotel as we intend it to be. Perhaps you can contact me directly to discuss your experience and possible future stay?

Kindest regards,

Merijn Veken
Accomodation Manager
Room Mate Aitana
m.veken@room-matehotels.com
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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

10 min from Central Station, so big and confortable, with music and lounge bar at nigth and very quiet in you bedroom.
Looks like travel in the Titanic
We think they need more bikes to rent and renting by hours because this city is to ride a bike!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Merijn V, Manager at Room Mate Aitana, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear MZuniga,

Thank you for sharing your very positive words in reviewing your stay with us! It gives us great satisfaction to read that you enjoyed a comfortable stay and are so positive with regards to our staff. Your comments about the availability of bikes are very much appreciated.

Thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to welcome you back!

Kindest regards,

Merijn Veken
Accomodation Manager
Room Mate Aitana
m.veken@room-matehotels.com
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Amsterdam
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The hotel was absolutely gorgeous - beds really comfy spacious room and central location - will definitely be back. Really friendly staff couldn't do enough to help us out :) can't wait to go back :).

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Merijn V, Manager at Room Mate Aitana, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Dear Joanne W,

thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us. How wonderful to read that you had such an excellent stay. In particular your comments about our staff are very much appreciated and fill me with pride! I will be sure to share your review with the entire team!

Thank you for staying with us, and perhapt until your next visit?

Kindest regards,

Merijn Veken
Accomodation Manager
Room Mate Aitana
m.veken@room-matehotels.com
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

What a hotel!, makes a nice change from the usual rubbish in Amsterdam. The room was spacious, with flat screen tv with English channels on, the shower was great.
This hotel is easy to find once you know where it is. Come out of the back way (dock side) of central station turn left and after 10 minutes walk you will see a big white building on the right, Room Mate Aitana is just behind there. Walk across the smalll bridge on the right to get to it quicker than the road way.
I got a really good rate on this hotel, once word gets around im sure this hotel will be fully booked up and will be more expensive.
I was only hear for one night, i wish i could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merijn V, Manager at Room Mate Aitana, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Dear Waynester05,

thank you for naming us the best hotel you have stayed in! We love our guests, and when they are as happy as you are, it fills us with pride!
Let's spread the word, we promise to keep delivering great value and a special experience in Amsterdam.

Thank you again for your kind words, and we look forward to welcome you back with us!

Kindest regards,

Merijn Veken
Accomodation Manager
Room Mate Aitana
m.veken@room-matehotels.com
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I loved the hotel!! Amazing room and view. Comfortable stay, super friendly staff and great location. Although the bar is a little weird with it hidden away we enjoyed sitting looking out across the water. Would definitely stay again!!!!!

Stayed December 2013
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Merijn V, Manager at Room Mate Aitana, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Dear Ru_Simmons,

Perfect! What a fantastic way to start your review, thank you for those kind words. I am thrilled to read that you had such a good stay with us, enjoying the water view, relaxing bar and our friendly staff!

It was our pleasure having you stay with us, hopefully we may welcome you back next time you are in Amsterdam.

Kindest regards,

Merijn Veken
Accomodation Manager
Room Mate Aitana
m.veken@room-matehotels.com
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Additional Information about Room Mate Aitana

Address: IJDok 6, 1013 MM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Room Mate Aitana 4*
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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