When we arrived we were checked in very quickly and with a friendly smile. The room we had been given had been smoked in and reception moved us straight away with profuse apologies.
The location is perfect for the Central Station (10 minutes walk) and the local tram terminus.
I suggest using the train from/to the airport. It cost Eur70 for a taxi from the rank but only Eur8 (for two) on the train.
The hotel is light.bright and clean.
The staff were very friendly (with only one disinterested barman who spoilt a perfect score).
For breakfast we didn't think Eur 18 would be good value so we went across the street to Bagels N Beans for bagel and coffee. About 1/3rd the cost, with great views of the river and the boat traffic a great atmosphere and very friendly staff.
The room were very generously sized and had full picture windows to give a panoramic view. Beds were very comfortable.
We ate in the restaurant on two evenings and the food was very good. Maybe the portions were a little bit undersized, but the quality was excellent.
The only grumble, one day the maid seemed to have forgotten to finish our room, bed made but no towels or soaps. Very quickly put right, but attention to detail.
Would definitely recommend this hotel and the city, a great short break.
- 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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