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“A good option for rotterdam” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark

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Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   KP Van Der Mandelelaan 150, Rotterdam 3062 MB, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #11 of 53 hotels in Rotterdam
Paris, France
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A good option for rotterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We spent one night to visit Rotterdam with a baby.
The service is really great, The rooms are clean and quiet.
Nothing to add but it is a seriously good option to spend time in rotterdam.at a very reasonnable price.
We particularly appreciated the family friendly attitude.
Great service and good quality level.
I would without any restriction recommend this place.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NovotelBrainpark, Front Office Manager at Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you for your positive comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark!
I will share your comments with the team. Satisfied guest is our greatest reward - thank you.
We look forward to welcoming you again at Novotel.
Best regards,

Vanessa Cost
Front Office Manager
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We spent three days in Novotel Brainpark this August.

As there is so many reviews on this hotel, so just some points that perhaps were not so often commented:

All the rooms are the same quality and size, so do not bother with upgrading to the superior (or whatever they call it) room - it the same as regular room, only sleeping gowns and perhaps a bottle of water are added in the room.

If you want a truly quiet room, as for the one overlookig the Erasmus University. We did that and the room was prefectly quiet. Three other sides of the building face the highways or rather busy streets. Our room was "regular" one, so you do not need the superior room to be on the quiet side.

The rooms are quite big, but have a disappointingly little wardrobe space. Actually, there are only two small boxes that could be called wardrobes, the remaining open shelves also do not provide enough space for the clothing.

The hotel is located outside of the city (there is spacious free parking for hotel guests), but there is a metro station within 7-10 minutes of walk, providing good connection to the town center. Warning: make sure to check when the metro gets closed at night, we were once surprised how early this happens and had to take a cab.

The breakfasts, although not spectacular, are plentiful and offer many choices. Pity that because the hotel is so large, the breakfast area gets crazy crowded and noisy. Do not expect any relax with the cup of coffe and newspaper, not here.

Think twice before having a dinner or lunch in the hotel restaurant (no other choices nearby...). They simply do do not cook well. We tried both lunch and dinner, and were disappointed each time.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The service was very good. The room was very clean and very spacious
The menu in the restaurant was good and food was very tasty
The location was close to the center, lot of bars and cafe's
A nice hotel and it is worth to stay overnight again


  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Included breakfast buffet is quite good, and if you need to go to Erasmus University, it's across the street. However, I found the staff to be standoffish which was funny considering that every other Dutch customer service person is shockingly warm and helpful. My main difficulty was being from the US where the credit cards don't have chips yet. So, to buy metro tickets, you need coins. Well, don't ask the hotel for coins! Heaven forbid you ask for change at a hotel desk, what a crazy and unreasonable request! So that left a sour taste in my mouth. That, and the stain on the wall.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel
Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel Rotterdam
Accor Rotterdam Brainpark
Novotel Rotterdam
Rotterdam Novotel
Address: KP Van Der Mandelelaan 150, Rotterdam 3062 MB, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Rotterdam
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Rotterdam
#9 Luxury Hotel in Rotterdam
#10 Business Hotel in Rotterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark is a modern, entirely non smoking 4 star hotel, with free parking. The hotel is easily accessible, just a 5 minute drive from the centre of Rotterdam.Our convenient location makes the hotel ideal for a business trip to Rotterdam, meetings and conferences or a relaxing weekend away. Our guests feel at home in our pleasant rooms and are welcome to relax with a drink in our modern bar or enjoy an exceptional meal in our restaurant or dinner in front of the TV. ... more   less 
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