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“Still going strong at 20!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel New York
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Koninginnenhoofd 1, 3072 AD Rotterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #3 of 53 Hotels in Rotterdam
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“Still going strong at 20!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The HNY celebrated twenty years in service this May, and the place is as good, or better, than ever.

Notorious as a location for international architects to stay while on business in R'dam, we found that it's a very pleasant place to stay on holiday, as well. Since we were last here, the watertaxi fleet has been greatly updated with new, larger planing hull boats, so the trip across the Maas takes about a minute. No, really, we timed it.

We were lucky, and had beautiful warm weather, so we enjoyed the outdoor bar in the afternoon, and the warm restaurant in the evening. The only disappointment was the new menu: HNY used to serve a big bucket of Zeeland mussles...as in a real, galvanized steel bucket full of them. They still have the same delicious bivalves, but now serve them in a much too civilized china platter. We didn't much mind though, as some concessions to progress must, one supposes, be made.

In short, HNY is well worth a stay. In fact, if you're interested in visiting Amsterdam, you might even consider staying in Rotterdam and just taking the train for the day up to the big city. It's a lot quieter and calmer down by the Maas.

Room Tip: Don't forget to get a haircut at the wonderful barber shop!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I found this hotel as we were taking a cruise out of Rotterdam. Although the cruise line had a different hotel, we elected this hotel as it was within walking distance of the pier. The location was nothing short of perfect and the room itself was so quiet we slept for an hour after our arrival (which was 3 hours prior to recommended check in but the room was ready early to our delight). The terrace bar was perfect for people watching. In the morning we were able to simply check out of our room and walk to the ship! PERFECT

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lvandenoever, Public Relations Manager at Hotel New York, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Thank you very much for the compliments. We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay in Hotel New York! We are just wondering if it is possible to receive the name of the travel agent? It would be great if you could email this to info@hotelnewyork.nl for the attention of the marketing department. Again thank you very much and we are looking forward welcoming you again in the near future!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

I only stayed here by accident as I had a meeting there and I am so pleased I did!
My room had a wonderful view over the water and had so many quirky design ideas to mention.
Excellent location close to metro and brilliant dinner and breakfast!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We spent two nights at the Hotel New York before a cruise. The hotel is very old and the decor is quirky, but the rooms are very modern and have A/C. There is also an elevator. There is, however, no easy way to get your luggage up to the Main Lobby level except to drag it! Wish they would build a ramp! The restaurant was also very good, although not air conditioned, which is normally not a problem. We had a very restful stay the first night, but very noisy neighbors the second. All in all, we would highly recommend staying at the Hotel New York and enjoying its colorful history.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Two night stay in room 219, this probably the best hotel I have ever stayed in. So unique, you feel part of its history.
The staff are very helpful, very attentive.
The food is excellent. If a nice day sit out with a few nice ice cold lagers.
Would recommend this hotel to anyone who visits Rotterdam.
The dutch people are tops.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed in one of the few rooms with a balcony overlooking the well maintained canals of Rotterdam. Hotel used to be the Holland America Cruise terminal for immigrants coming to America. Rooms are designed to remind you of being on a ship. Ours was very roomy with all the basics. Only downside was the bed was really two twin beds pushed together. Good restaurant.

Room Tip: Great mass transit system to get around town. Hotel location is great except it's a bit isolated...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I've stayed there for one night due to business reasons. The room that was assigned to me looked very comfortable with great mattress and pillows. Even the bathroom was decorated in a taste of end of 19th century. I've read the brochures telling the amazing story of the building and walked through the floors of the hotels. I had the feeling to find myself in a movie, thinking of million people that left Europe to find the American dream.
The staff was helpful and cordial and suggested me to have a meal in the restaurant, which was very good: excellent value, I think worths a romantic stay as well.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Koninginnenhoofd 1, 3072 AD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Rotterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Rotterdam
#3 Romantic Hotel in Rotterdam
#3 Business Hotel in Rotterdam
#3 Luxury Hotel in Rotterdam
#5 Green Hotel in Rotterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel New York 4*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel New York is located in the beautiful former headquarters of the Holland America Line, situated on the banks of the river Maas in Rotterdam in The Netherlands.A visit to Hotel New York is both a journey into the past and into the future. The nostalgic building symbolizes the departure of many emigrants with hope and tension of their new homeland.The agitated history is still touchable in the building: many pictures and suitcases of the emigrants, as well as the 6 former board rooms are keeping the history alive.Hotel New York has 72 exceptional hotel rooms, 7 unique halls and meeting rooms. The ground floor features a large café-restaurant, where 400 guests can enjoy an extensive or simple a-la-carte meal in any price category from early in the morning until late at night. High ceilings, colourful lights, sturdy nautical elements and robust tubes and pillars provide a maritime and industrial atmosphere, where everyone feels at home! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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New York Rotterdam

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