CitizenM Hotel Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Opening (2): The Room (Dutch Design 27)

The CitizenM Room has various neat design features:

Its 2 m long and 2 m wide Bed under the window with, on the west side of the hotel, nice views on one of the landing strips of Schiphol Airport:

Under the bed, like in yachts, there is a huge trunk size drawer where you can stash your luggage away. Next to the entrance there are 5 coat and dress hangers over a small locker that can hold a small laptop without loading facility for its batteries.

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How do they manage to care for those beds? Very simple: They developed a system whereby the whole mattress can be pulled up to the front of the bed vertically. The used sheets fall of and the clean sheets can be hung up on the two upper corners in stead of crawling around the bed which would be impossible. They applied for a patent for the system.

The view gets nicer when the sun sets:

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The shower and the Throne have each their own cylindric glass separation. The throne’s glass is etched. Between the shower and the bed there is a room wide curtain to separate the bath”room” part from the Sleeping part of the room. In the Throne’s cylinder an extra air suction facility prevents odors.

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Here you see the two cylinders closed. Left is The Hotel Throne. Even I with my considerable belly can easily pass between the two cylinders. In the middle you see the sink. Under the sink is a small cupboard that holds the waste basket. No tiles behind the sink. The floor of the room is quite slippery when wet.

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In this photo of Citizen M taken from the bed, you can see the mood lighting and, on the left,the separation curtain (they took care of the Yotel guest reviews that were complaining about the visibility of the Yotel Throne) and the rain shower. There are two tables in front of the bed and there is one chair available: The Vitra re issued C1 chair designed by Verner Panton.

Between the sink and the throne there is a turnable frame with on the one side a man high mirror and on the other side some small shelfs to store stuff and a shaving mirror and some international shaving wall sockets.

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This photo I took in the big mirror.

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This photo I took in the shaving mirror.

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Detail of the sink with huge soap block

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Two types of shampoo and a water bottle which is the only drink available in the room. Other drinks you have to fetch in the lobby cum canteen M…however I noticed they closed the lot during the night at around 2 AM while Rattan claimed during his introduction that it would be open all night!

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I don’t know what to think of this feature: The Citizen M Doll. If you think it is a gift you are wrong: They charge a hefty Euro 20 for it!

Conclusions

Room rates vary according to demand and start with Euro 69 per night up to Euro 139 per night.

The bed sleeps fine.

All in all I am really impressed by the care for detail in this concept. Especially the lack of outside noise is amazing with all the planes flying around at Schiphol Airport.

Good value for money if you are looking for a bed to crash in.

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5 Responses to CitizenM Hotel Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Opening (2): The Room (Dutch Design 27)

  1. laradunston says:

    Very cool indeed! But there doesn’t seem to be any room for luggage…?

    Now, have you got any tips on apartments in Amsterdam for the month of August. I’ve investigated all my usual reliable sources including vbro.com but haven’t come up with anything so far. Realize I’ve left it late but a last minute project has come in.

  2. The drawer under the bed is huge and can contain a huge suitcase.

    I am not very well in the know with Amsterdam Apartments, but try this site: http://www.weekendhotel.nl

  3. elliottng says:

    Excellent photos Guido. I appreciate the detailed pictures of the room and bathroom. I love to see how designers use space efficiently.

  4. @ Elliott

    Thank you for the compliment.

    They really did an excellent job!

    Guido

  5. Good Hotel says:

    I was there few months ago for a connecting flight to Kazakhstan via Moscow and was very happy with Citizen M in Schiphol. Just few steps from airport, no need for a taxi or bus. Nice rooms and very well organized, you do not feel the room is small. Good and healthy food and drinks available 24hrs/day downstairs, self service of course. A good number of PC’s with internet free 24hrs/day. Price low if you consider the location, I paid about 90 Euros and was allowed to stay few hrs more than the check out time (I can’t say this is the rule but if they can, based on next customer arrival there is good chance they will allow this). So very good score.

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