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SS Rotterdam

4.0 of 5 3E Katendrechtsehoofd 25, 3072 AM Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Cruise Hotel)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked the hotel as a birthday surprise for my friend who had worked as an engineer for the Holland America Line MS Rotterdam. Staying on board brought back plenty of memories of the good old days, for me it was the first time on a 'cruise ship' and i loved the experience of going to the authentic 50's bar... More

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Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was my dream to stay here as true Rotterdam born native in Rotterdam on the SS Rotterdam. Until one year before her owner went bankrupt, this liner was unanimously voted by the American cruise market guests as the best and most beautiful liner in the world. Now after a long and interesting story she came home and is a hotel... More

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JoostvGils, Manager at SS Rotterdam, responded to this review

Dear SNRMBX, I 'am so glad to read your experience! This is exactly the experience we propose for our guests. Thank you for sharing this with a 5 star rating! We hope to welcome you back in Rotterdam! Kindest Regards Joost van Gils Operational Manager More

Stamford, Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an inside cabin (no view) and it was reasonably priced and quite OK. It is definitely a ship's cabin and not a hotel room so for instance if you want the same storage space as a hotel room then you will be disappointed but I think most clients will be perfectly content. To get to the Rijnhaven Metro... More

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JoostvGils, Manager at SS Rotterdam, responded to this review

Dear Stuart D, Thank you for staying with us! We're delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and reviewed our sleep comfort and cleanliness with the highest rate as possible. We hope to welcome you back in Rotterdam in the future! Kindest Regards, Joost van Gils Operational Manager ss Rotterdam More

Arnhem, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big ship, big hotel. Great theme and format is done well. Many old details of the ship bring you back to the old travelling days. Rooms tend to be a bit dusty, carpet not 100% clean. Service at check in/out very good. Restaurant little understaffed and big. Fine for breakfast, even though their coffee will win no prices. Breakfast buffet... More

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JoostvGils, Manager at SS Rotterdam, responded to this review

Dear EppoSt, Thank you for sharing your experience. Thank you also for touching some points to improve. Feedback of our guests is very valuable and we'll absolutely check the room you stayed in and test our coffee again. I hope to welcome you back in the future! Kindest regards, Joost van Gils Operational Manager More

maasmechelen
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Classic Car Club had it's European Meeting this year at Rotterdam. The weekend took place at the SS Rotterdam a great ocean liner built in the 50th. Cabins have all been renovated and offer all facilities of a 5 star hotel. Be aware it's not a wellness hotel. The restaurants and meeting rooms are still as they were in... More

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JoostvGils, Manager at SS Rotterdam, responded to this review

Dear jean1943, Thank you so much for sharing a review and I'm very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay. It is a great honor to read your sentence "Staff is very helpfull in whatever you ask or desire". Your recommendation of Hotel New York, our sistercompany, is very appreciated! I hope to welcome you back on board in... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The free (!) visit to the panorama deck is great way to spend some time. Great views on Rotterdam harbor and easy to visit and leave again with superspeedy watertaxi. Good lunch facility on board. Highly recommended!

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JoostvGils, Manager at SS Rotterdam, responded to this review

Dear appeltjes, Thank you so much for highly recommend us! The panorama terrace is free for visit. To explore all venues on board please take part of our tour. Kindest regards, Joost van Gils Operational Manager More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Pain to get to but once you are there its an OK ship. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are clean enough but badly lit. The restaurants are unable to cope when the ship is busy. They need to tell you (and don't) that you need to book a table for dinner in advance of arrival or you will... More

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JoostvGils, Manager at SS Rotterdam, responded to this review

Dear travelexpert999, Thank you for sharing your feedback of your stay. I am sorry to read that we didn't meet your expectations during your stay. Your feedback is very valuable for our team to improve our products and services. I hope we'll get a chance to welcome you back in Rotterdam as a travelexpert! Kindest regards, Joost van Gils Operational... More

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Nice clean room; 2 portals for windows; a little outdated but charming. Decent food in the restaurants; if you want something different than the regular hotel room stay then stay here. No health club that I found but good area to walk or run outside.

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JoostvGils, Manager at SS Rotterdam, responded to this review

Dear harnett01, "Better than expected; different for sure" thank you for sharing your compliments after your stay on board the ss Rotterdam. We hope to welcome you back in the future, when you're visiting Rotterdam again. Kindest regards, Joost van Gils Operational Manager More

Perth, Australia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
58 hotel reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Room: Great family room, lots of space. Wired Internet access is available in the room, while the reception area has wireless access. We had particularly fine weather while we were in Rotterdam and unfortunately the air conditioner in our room was relatively underpowered. A staff member came to look at it, but said that it was working as best it... More

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JvanGils-ssRotterdam, Manager at SS Rotterdam, responded to this review

Dear Travel_with_Bender, "Reborn as a hotel, it provides a unique experience that is hard to beat." I am very delighted to read your review and blogposts about your stay in Rotterdam. Thank you also for your feedback, this keep us focused! We're improving our airconditioningsystems after we received lots of feedback during the hot summer days. Also we're accessing all... More

London
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The SS Rotterdam is great example of a 1950's transatlantic liner and is great stay if you want a taste of the now long gone age of gracious travel. The ship itself has been both converted and restored. Its location is a bit of a long, but interesting walk from the city centre and is in an area which is... More

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JvanGils-ssRotterdam, Manager at SS Rotterdam, responded to this review

Dear Wapping1, Thank you so much for writing such an extensive review! I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for giving us tips to improve our product and services. I'll bring your feedback into our management meeting with our departement managers. I hope to welcome you back in Rotterdam in the future! Kindest Regards,... More

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Address: 3E Katendrechtsehoofd 25, 3072 AM Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Cruise Hotel)
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Rotterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — SS Rotterdam 4*
Number of rooms: 254
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