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Where To Stay In Rotterdam: 7 Fabulous Hotels To Relax In - Updated 2020

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Rotterdam, much like the rest of the Netherlands, possesses a level of serene comfort and gracious hospitality. Nowhere is this reflected more than when visitors arrive in the city and stay in one of the plethora of hotels and private rentals that dot the seaside metropolis. These seven places are ones that do need a special eye for your jaunt to Rotterdam.

1. Hotel New York (from USD 172)

Towering over the Kop van Zuid, the Hotel New York is an irreplaceable part of the city of Rotterdam and of the nation itself. The hotel was formerly the main office of the Holland America Line of cruise ships, which set sail from this point for over a century. It now serves as a premium hotel for all visitors, retaining much of the vintage furnishings and décor while combining it with modern effects since its inception in 1993. There are 72 rooms in total here, all retaining a theme of the same maritime luxury one would expect from being on an ocean liner. The Tower suites are the main attraction here. Composed of two formerly green towers, they offer a bedroom on the first level and a second floor with a sweeping view of the city. The Boardroom is an expansive room that was once the office of the board of directors, and still has many of the same accoutrements, including a working fireplace. All rooms come equipped with free Wi-Fi, a Nespresso machine, and pillows in three different varieties of softness. The hotel also has a retro barbershop inside, along with two fine restaurants and an outdoor patio bar that many frequent, including locals.

Hotel New York

Address: Koninginnenhoofd 1
Price: from 172 USD

Lower bathroom sink Parking garage Security alarm Emergency cord in bathroom Breakfast in the room Accessible parking Restaurant CCTV outside property

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2. SS Rotterdam (from USD 75)

Known colloquially as “The Grande Dame”, the former mainstay of the Holland America Line of cruise ships has been permanently docked in the harbor of Rotterdam since 2010, and became a hotel in 2013 after being purchased by the same group that also operates the Hotel New York on the Wilhemina Pier a short distance away. The entire ship has been fully renovated to incorporate all of the modern amenities that one expects such as a cleaning service and free Wi-Fi along with a lounge area and private bathrooms in each of their hotel rooms on board. There are six total offerings regarding room types, beginning with the standard single room to the posh Superior room. The S.S. Rotterdam in total offers 254 rooms to guests, and has a few packages available - one of them being a four night stay that allows you to spend time in both the Hotel New York and aboard the Rotterdam.

ss Rotterdam Hotel en Restaurants

Address: Derde Katendrechtsehoofd 25
Price: from 75 USD

Bar Terrace ATM/cash machine on site Breakfast in the room Cashless payment available Facilities for disabled guests VIP room facilities Non-smoking rooms

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3. Hotel Ibis Rotterdam City Centre (from USD 67)

Situated in the Winjhaven harbor not too far from the Nieuwe Maas River, the Ibis Rotterdam City Centre is a fairly trendy hotel that first opened its doors in 2014. Designed with an eye for comfort in a modern and practical sense, each of the hotel’s rooms come equipped with a full range of amenities including free Wi-Fi as well as two safes with one specifically for laptops. There’s a front desk that is open 24 hours as well as in-house daily bike rentals. In terms of the rooms, there are three types – singles, doubles and triples. There is also an outdoor terrace and a bar area that attracts many. The hotel is also in close proximity to quite a few of Rotterdam’s main tourist attractions like the Rotterdam World Trade Center and Erasmus University.

ibis Rotterdam City Centre

Address: Wijnhaven 12
Price: from 67 USD

Soundproof rooms Air conditioning Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Contactless check-in/check-out Packed lunches Breakfast options Daily housekeeping Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays

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4. Big Light Houseboat (from USD 146)

In a nation and city known for its picturesque waterways, the Big Light Houseboat looks to be an inspired choice for travelers. Docked on the Noorderkanal, this houseboat can hold seven guests with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It is in close proximity to the city center, and a few steps from a public metro station. The hosts do offer guests a decent array of amenities, including free Internet access and kitchen space. There’s even a pool available on board.

Big light Houseboat in Rdam; 130m2!
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
299 reviews
Boat 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is fantastic with two terraces in which you can chill while watching the swans swim by
having breakfast with exclusive riverview is so nice
our stay in lieke‘s houseboat was amazing the houseboat is huge comfortable and very cozy
clean and well equipped
the room was very clean and comfortable
perfect place to explore rotterdam from very spacious clean and comfortable
the rooms are nice everything was clean and the house was nice and warm when we checked in
the houseboat was amazing clean and in a very good location
the host was lovely
owner very open and welcoming
she is very kind and welcoming
host was helpfull and easy to communicate with
the boathouse was lovely the host was very accommodating would highly recommend
i definitely recommend this cute place
it is in a good location just a short tram ride away from the city centre
if you’re driving like we were it’s close to a motorway and easy to get to
amazing place great location and would highly recommend
very beatiful house at a nice location
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5. Hotel Van Walsum (from USD 77)

The Hotel Van Walsum sits on a serene thoroughfare in the center of the city, and stands as a welcoming combination of old world charm and modern sensibilities with a nod to Dutch culture. There are 28 rooms in all, done up in a low-key style with an emphasis on providing gentle comfort from complimentary internet access and desks, to neat private bathrooms. The hotel is near some key attractions of Rotterdam, like Museumpark and the Kunsthal. Guests can also take advantage of the tranquil rear courtyard and terrace.

Hotel Van Walsum

Address: Mathenesserlaan 199-201
Price: from 77 USD

Business centre Single-use miniature toiletry bottles (including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, moisturiser, hand soap) Laundry Key card access Breakfast options Delivered food is securely covered Bar Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed

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6. King Kong Hostel (from USD 81)

The King Kong Hostel holds a lot of comfort and entertainment within its walls for guests to take in. Located in the Cool District (yes, that’s the name), the hostel has been open three years and offers a slew of rooms for travelers that are dorm-style, with single-sex or mixed availability. There’s a full kitchen available for visitors to cook their own meals, and a lounge that has everything on Netflix available for viewing. The King Kong Hostel even has tablets available for rent with your stay. It’s also in close proximity to major sights like the Zuidplein.

King Kong Hostel

Address: Witte De Withstraat 74
Price: from 81 USD

Free WiFi Shared lounge/TV area Wine/champagne Street parking Valet parking Heating Internet services Luggage storage

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7. Rotterdam Cube House

The kubuswoningen or Cube Houses are an iconic part of Rotterdam’s cityscape. Designed by Piet Blom, they are situated in the historic Oude Haven area and are the centerpiece of a larger complex that connects the harbor to the interior of the city as a pedestrian-friendly area. As a bonus, one of these houses has been made available for travelers to stay in. The Cube House is composed of three floors, with a patio space at the top that allows guests to take in the full scope of the city in a 360 degree manner. There are two bedrooms available that can accommodate 4 people. The house has free Wi-Fi, a full-fledged kitchen along with coffee and tea. The location of the house is also amenable to guests’ travel plans – in addition to being in walking distance from the Grotemarkt, there’s a metro station right below the complex that will have you at Rotterdam Centraal Station in 9 minutes.

Cubehouse in central Rotterdam
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
518 reviews
Dome house 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the hosts were very thoughtful in providing kitchen amenities and an extra roll out mattress
wifi was good and you can watch tv or play a dvd if the weather is unkind
there was also a few cooking supplies for a light breakfast and tea which was appreciated as well
the house was comfortable and bright with nice interior
i liked the small touches of nices soaps and the breakfast items
very clean lilian and mitch were very helpful
it is fasion clean and modern
the place was extremely clean and tidy
very clean exactly like advertised no surprises
staying in the cube house was a fantastic architectural experience everything was squeaky clean and exceeded our expectations
great host easy to communicate with
lilian is a friendly and helpful host and even provided maps for us
perfect host's in a perfect settingrotterdam was a joy
mitch was a super host
i met lilian the first day and she is very hospitable willing to give useful advice
the location was great
really good location
the location is also perfect with great food and transportation options nearby
super nice place and well located
great location for wandering around rotterdam
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Before you rest your head in Rotterdam

One key thing about staying in Rotterdam is that there are a number of different options for travelers to stoke their imaginations in line with what the city holds. Whether you want to relax upon the gentle waves of a canal, or whisk yourself back into an era where shipbuilding was the bread and butter, the choices of where to stay in the city are sure to pique the interest of even the most casual jet-setter.

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Christopher Smith is a writer who hails from New York City. Growing up, he had the love of travel instilled in him from a young age thanks to his parents to go along with a love of writing. After a...Read more

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