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“Charming a real gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel van Walsum
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mathenesserlaan 199-203, 3014 HC Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Oude Westen)   |  
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Ranked #15 of 52 Hotels in Rotterdam
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“Charming a real gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Immaculate hotel with a friendly and helpful staff. Is family run and it shows. Tha breakfast was wonderful and the the owner went to market every morning for fresh fruit that went with bacon , eggs and other goodies. You could set outside in a lovely garden or in the air conditioned lobby. It is located near the the tram and bus or they will call a taxie for you. Would highly recommend this hotel can not think of one negative .

  • Stayed August 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Room: A/C which was nice, Had a balcony were you could sit outside, room was a desent size, firm bed. Very quite room with absolutly no noise.
Breakfast: Had a nice outdoor area you could eat in, good food choices.
We ended up walking everywere from this hotel, we did the walking tour which was about 8KM return to the hotel and spent the whole day doing it. Was well worth the walk or you can rent a bike, that way you can stop and do some of the tours around the city.
Would highly recommend this Hotel to Other travelers.
Was a nice Hotel to have spent a couple days of our Honeymoon on.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore
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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This was one of the nicer hotels we paid for on our 2 week trip through Lux, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Cost was reasonable. Upon arriving the front desk was curt but helpful. Our room was a bit noisy as it was near the staff closet but it wasn't too bad. TV was nice, bed was comfy, and they had Air conditioning! Tea and Coffee came complimentary in the room which was extremely nice. Breakfast also included! The room was very small but that's the deal when you're in a city like Rotterdam. Reception was helpful just not too friendly. Location was nice for various activities and not on the main area as to be too loud. I enjoyed the stay and the back garden was an extra bonus. Would return to again for a stay in Rotterdam.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Port Ewen, New York
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46 hotel reviews
Reviews in 97 cities Reviews in 97 cities
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We stayed here 1 night after being in Germany for 2 weeks, awaiting a cruise to begin. Found them due to reviews on here. We paid $70Euro, about $95US for the room, which included breakfast.

From emails with the hotel, the info about reaching the hotel by taxi from central station and then to cruise terminal were spot on, about $10-11 euro. Much easier than walking, but walking is only about 15-20 minutes from Central Station.

After being in Germany for almost 2 weeks during pretty warm weather with no AC, it was a relief to be able to cool down the room. There was also coffee and tea in the room with a kettle; another nice touch not found in the hotels we stayed at in Germany. In the morning, the breakfast buffet was your typical European breakfast......eggs, toast, Nutella, meats, yogurt, cereal, just about anything outside cooked to order food.

The guy who checked us in gave us some info about the area for us to look around the afternoon we checked in. Also quickly provided multiple IDs for WiFi access as each room apparently only has 1 code assigned by default. In the morning, they held our luggage until we returned from sight seeing to get to the cruise terminal. Everyone we met was helpful and smiled. It was a good stop for us and I can see why it's been so highly rated.

  • Stayed July 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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Brussels, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I can't believe people giving high score to this hotel, it doesn't deserve it. It is average at most! It is located in a remote area, you cannot really walk to the center and believe me I am a fan of walking and discovering cities. The rooms are ugly and dated. My parents were on the older side which was even worse than my side. Front desk was moody and they insisted to sell us a parking spot which is much more expensive than parking outside. I didn't like this hotel but to be fair it is not horrible. I think one can stand it for one day or two if there is no better alternative.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

This hotel is in a great part of town: close to conference areas, near the museums and fab bars. It is the most beautiful, light-filled hotel, with balconies at the back, and rooms over leafy streets at the front. There are tea-making facilities and a fridge in each room. The beds are sumptuous. The staff is just lovely. I would really recommend this hotel. There is a sitting room to work in on the ground floor if you wake before everyone else (the staff offered me an extra coffee when I was working there one morning!), free wifi (which really works - fast connection), and the hotel is open 24 hours.

If you get a chance - ask if you can have a room that is not adjacent to the lifts, as the noise carries a little (as with most elegant, historical hotels that have wisely added elevators). It is slightly noisy in the morning with the room-cleaning staff happily answering their mobile phones in the hallways at 9am. Fine if you are checking out, but not so great if this is your one chance of a sleep-in. But this is a pretty common thing in hotels, so no real complaint here.

Breakfasts are a little expensive (if you are a light eater at breakfast) but over-the-top yummy with fresh fruit, yoghurt, cheeses, bacon and eggs, sweet croissants and serious coffee. From my point of view, it would be great if they let you have a coffee and croissant for half the price.

Really loved having a hotel with plaster roses on the ceilings and elegant tiled bathrooms with all products supplied and thick towels. There is a real sense of history. Would recommend this elegant and chic hotel to anyone who needs a sense of calm in the midst of travel. The people who work there go out of their way to enhance the fun of travel.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This small hotel is conveniently located on public transportation. They have a very good breakfast, the rooms are comfortable, clean and safe. We have been going there for about 10 years and they keep upgrading to make it very comfortable and friendly.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the larger rooms - it may cost a little more but it is worth it. Rooms on the back m...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Mathenesserlaan 199-203, 3014 HC Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Rotterdam > Oude Westen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Rotterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel van Walsum 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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