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.
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.
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.
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
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
Top guest reviewsthe house is fantastic with two terraces in which you can chill while watching the swans swim byhaving breakfast with exclusive riverview is so niceour stay in lieke‘s houseboat was amazing the houseboat is huge comfortable and very cozyclean and well equippedthe room was very clean and comfortableperfect place to explore rotterdam from very spacious clean and comfortablethe rooms are nice everything was clean and the house was nice and warm when we checked inthe houseboat was amazing clean and in a very good location
Host:the host was lovelyowner very open and welcomingshe is very kind and welcominghost was helpfull and easy to communicate withthe boathouse was lovely the host was very accommodating would highly recommendRead more reviewsi definitely recommend this cute placeit is in a good location just a short tram ride away from the city centreif you’re driving like we were it’s close to a motorway and easy to get toamazing place great location and would highly recommendvery beatiful house at a nice location
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
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.
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 RotterdamRotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewsthe hosts were very thoughtful in providing kitchen amenities and an extra roll out mattresswifi was good and you can watch tv or play a dvd if the weather is unkindthere was also a few cooking supplies for a light breakfast and tea which was appreciated as wellthe house was comfortable and bright with nice interiori liked the small touches of nices soaps and the breakfast itemsvery clean lilian and mitch were very helpfulit is fasion clean and modernthe place was extremely clean and tidyvery clean exactly like advertised no surprisesstaying in the cube house was a fantastic architectural experience everything was squeaky clean and exceeded our expectations
Host:great host easy to communicate withlilian is a friendly and helpful host and even provided maps for usperfect host's in a perfect settingrotterdam was a joymitch was a super hosti met lilian the first day and she is very hospitable willing to give useful adviceRead more reviewsthe location was greatreally good locationthe location is also perfect with great food and transportation options nearbysuper nice place and well locatedgreat location for wandering around rotterdam
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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