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SS Rotterdam

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3E Katendrechtsehoofd 25, 3072 AM Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Cruise Hotel)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It's a unique setting. However we had the standard room which is located in the interior of the ship and as such does not have a window. The breakfast is great and the staff is very friendly. The setting of the ship is nice, but you need to take a paid tour to see the machine room etc. It's a... More 

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JoostvGils, Manager at SS Rotterdam, responded to this review

Dear ikkebenikke, Thank you for sharing your review after your stay. Our superior rooms offer an porthole window. At the moment we work hard to optimize our WIFI in all hotelrooms. To access the city centre you can also use our Watertaxi shuttle to Leuvehaven/Coolsingel. We look forward to welcome you back. Kindest regards, Joost van Gils Operational Manager ss... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The SS Rotterdam Sneek was our 3rd and final stop during our 4-day tour of The Netherlands with family. After booking the rooms I found out out it belongs to the same group - Westcord Hotels - as te hotel we stayed in on the first night at Terschelling. When approaching the pier, you do not expect such an impressive... More 

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JoostvGils, Manager at SS Rotterdam, responded to this review

Dear Ivo-Knottnerus, What a pleasure to read your review of your recent stay with us. Thank you for sharing this review and for all the kind words. I‘m delighted to read that the hotel and my entire team have met your expectations! As a Operational Manager I’m proud to have such dedicated team members! Thank you for choosing our hotels,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If you like stately ocean liners then this is the hotel for you. I don't mean the huge modern ships we have now, but ships from a bygone era when life ran at a kinder pace. The food in the Lido was great and available all the time but in the evenings you can eat in the Club Room. The... More 

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JoostvGils, Manager at SS Rotterdam, responded to this review

Dear ancienttraveller80, Thank you so much for recommending us and rating us 5/5 stars! We appreciate this very much and I will share this with my entire team! We look forward to welcome you back in the future. Kindest regards, Joost van Gils Operational Manager ss Rotterdam More 

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Ever wondering how it would be on a cruise ship crossing over to America? On the SS Rotterdam you will go back in time! Every thing is brand new but looks from the sixties. Just walk around there is enough to see. You can always take the water taxi to town and enjoy the night life of Rotterdam.

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JoostvGils, Manager at SS Rotterdam, responded to this review

Dear Dlanor80, Thank you for sharing your experience of the ss Rotterdam. It's very nice to read the experiences of our guests. This is really an inspiration for our team. We look forward to welcome you back in the future! Kindest regards, Joost van Gils Operational manager More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My visit and stay on SS Rotterdam was a wonderful highlight to a 3-week holiday in Europe in autumn 2014. As a boy growing up in the New York City area, I remember SS Rotterdam when she would sail into New York Harbor. I am happy that this majestic ship has a new career as a hotel in her home... More 

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JoostvGils, Manager at SS Rotterdam, responded to this review

Dear Joseph S, We are so delighted to read your review. It was really a honor to welcome you on board in Rotterdam during your trip in Europe. Your kind words are highly appreciated! We look forward to welcome you back. A returning guest is the biggest compliment we can get! Kindest regards, Joost van Gils Operational Manager ss Rotterdam More 

Vigo, Spain
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The SS Rotterdam is a former passenger liner and cruise ship of the Holland-America Line. She was certainly one of the "Queens of the Sea" and retains much of her former glory. Of course, it would be fantastic to see her sailing again but being permanently berthed in the city of Rotterdam as a floating hotel and museum is not... More 

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JoostvGils, Manager at SS Rotterdam, responded to this review

Dear Stephen C Thanks for highly recommending the ss Rotterdam in your review. I appreciate this very much! We look forward to your next visit in Rotterdam. Kindest regards, Joost van Gils Operationeel Manager ss Rotterdam More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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138 reviews 138 reviews
61 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Very original hotel, at a great location in Rotterdam. Service was very good, flexible and wiling to adapt themselves to the customer (group of collegues). The room I had was spacious, complete and clean. The only negative was the porthole could not be opened. We had several lunches and made use of the bar. All o.k. Recommended!

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Thanks for sharing your kind words! I'm very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to welcome you back in the future! Kindest regards, Joost van Gils, Operational Manager ss Rotterdam More 

Howden, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Being regular cruiser and lover of history/architecture we were really looking forward to staying on the SS Rotterdam and she didn't let us down. We were picked up from the Metro station by the lovely lady driving the free shuttle bus who gave us a quick history lesson on the ship. We were supposed to check in at 3pm but... More 

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JoostvGils, Manager at SS Rotterdam, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for sharing your 5-star review and such a kind words. I'm so delighted to read your experience. This is such an inspiration for our team! We look forward to welcome you back some day in Rotterdam! Kindest Regards, Joost van Gils Operational Manager ss Rotterdam More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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84 reviews 84 reviews
9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is a great hotel to stay in. Rich in history, and a must visit tourist attraction in Rotterdam. Great staff, a nice bar and amazing views add to this property. It is accessible via a dedicated RET bus, a nearby metro line and shuttles offered by the hotel itself.

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JoostvGils, Manager at SS Rotterdam, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your kind words. I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and recommend the ss Rotterdam as a must see attraction in Rotterdam! We look forward to your next visit! Kindest regards, Joost van Gils Operational Manager ss Rotterdam More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We stayed for one night as guests at a party. We were warmly greeted by staff who showed us to reception check in. This 1950s cruise ship has been sympathetically restored to maintain most of its character while offering modern day facilities. Food served at the private function/party was excellent and the waiting staff made sure drinks were topped up... More 

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Thanks for sharing your experience and 5-star review! This is really valuable for us! I'll share this with my entire team. We look forward to welcome you back in Rotterdam! Kindest Regards, Joost van Gils Operationeel Manager ss Rotterdam More 

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