It was one of the worst days in summer history for Holland and what better place to rest and watch the rainy weather than staying at Room Mate Aitana. This massive glass design hotel in Amsterdam is amazing to look at from a distance. Where it is situated is what I call the modern Amsterdam. The hotel is located by the river IJ about fifteen minutes walk from the central station and the area is less noisy apposed to staying in the centre. The hotel is located on a newly created peninsula called the IJDock it includes a harbour where visitors can more their boats.
The idea of staying at the Room Mate hotel does not mean what you think. So if you’re travelling alone then you and your room mate Aitana can just hang about. I was on my own so it was down to me and Aitana to explore this very modern building which is only three years old.
The reception area was big inviting and very modern. The staff uniform looked youthful and they were aware of my needs in a very laid back approach. I did like the art work around the building and the overall feel was very modern. The view of the harbour with its boats was nice especially when I was dining at the restaurant. The reception area was spacious with a lot of seating places for you to either be on your own or with friends.
— John De Wever (@johndewever) December 28, 2016
My room had a great view of Amsterdam from a distance and on one of the worse days in summer, it was really nice to sit back and enjoy the views. The room was very spacious between 30 and 40 m2 of floor space. The living area with design furniture was very cool and a was a nice working space. I liked the working desk, the wood design was really lovely to work on. The rotating TV was great because I could choose to sit on the lounge and later on watch the Olympics on my bed. The bed was huge and very comfortable to sleep on and the bed linen was nice and soft. I liked the blocked colours in the room which gave a nice warn feel to it. There was plenty to choose by from the minibar and with a view like this a nice wine was great to have easy access too. The bathroom was nice and big and I liked the soap brand from Japan, it was quirky and something different from other hotels.
The I-Dock Restaurant Bar and Marina terrace, offers a comfortable atmosphere for you to enjoy any moment of your day. What a great way to kick off the evening with Rico, the drink mixer, who created some great cocktails for me. They were unique and it really set the scene for the evening with my favorite called Frozen Lips. This restaurant offers a variety of food at a very high standard. I opted for its new signature menu which looked and tasted amazing. The presentation was of high standard and the tartar was one of the best I have tasted in a very long time. The portions were not too big, a had a nice balance and combinations of food texture. Combine this with a window view of the harbour it was a nice atmosphere to enjoy the food. The staff serving knew the menu well and explained it in detail which is nice to see. If you are not a hotel guest then it’s a nice place to dock your boat in the marina and enjoy international cuisine with Mediterranean influences inside the dining room or out on the terrace.
The hotel breakfast had lots of options to choose from, with very healthy options as well which was nice to see. I liked where you could order your own eggs, so I opted for a tasty omelette, which was prepared to perfection. The breakfast is self service and a really nice start off the day. I loved looking outside to see how the day can pass you by.
The staff at the Room Mate Aitana were great and the atmosphere was very nice and modern, it was a different stay for me in Amsterdam. It was nice to experience another Amsterdam than the traditional old centre. I really liked how you can pull up in your boat next to the hotel and have a nice drink outside and sail off. It was also a nice way to observe how Holland from a water perspective, you can see all sorts of boats passing by. This is a great hotel whether you are staying alone or staying with friends or family. If you are a regular visitor to Amsterdam I would recommend staying here for a different experience.
- Room reviewed: Executive Queen, from €229
- Website: room-matehotels.com/en/aitana/
- Address: IJdock 6, 1013 MM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Phone: +31 (0)20 891 4800