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“Good budget hotel, skip breakfast get quiet side room” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Rotterdam
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Schiekade 658, NL-3032AK Rotterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #27 of 53 Hotels in Rotterdam
Groningen, The Netherlands
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97 reviews 97 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Good budget hotel, skip breakfast get quiet side room”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I like this budget hotel. Has everything you need, only a 5min walk from the train station.

Had a not so great breakfast here once, so now I book without.

Street side rooms are bit noisy, rooms are compact (but for the price very good).

Spend the money you save on a hotel on a nice meal, Rotterdam has plenty of good options :)

Stayed June 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This 4 star hotel is nicely located within reasonable walking distance from central station but make sure (as I did) that you are getting 4 star standards as they have rooms waiting to be decorated (they refer to as basic ircstandard) which would not get 4 stars! Breakfast buffet great but staff a bit slap dash. Fruit juice machine keeps packing up!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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79 reviews 79 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I guess I got thrown off when reserving a Superior Single Room. Superior generally means renovated and my superior (562) is definitely not renovated. In fact, after entering the room I thought that the management had made a mistake. So, I called down and said "I have reserved a superior room, are you sure that is what you gave me, because it looks pretty basic?" They said, yes it is a superior. I said, " so what is the basic like?" "Smaller and it faces onto the main street so it is noisier. Hmmm...well this superior is pretty small and it faces onto a kind of sad looking courtyard.

But what is worse than the room is the neighborhood it is in. I thought it was close to the train station so I expected at least to find several restaurants near the hotel. In fact, it is not that close and there are very, very few restaurants. If you are walking here from the train station, look at the Turkish Restaurant "Dunya Lokanta". That is probably your best option near the hotel, other than the Hotel Brasserie. The hotel is located in a kind of run down residential neighborhood with almost nothing nearby. I asked at the reception desk for a restaurant suggestion and they mentioned a take away pizza place and the Dunya Lokanta.

While the price is good, on the date I came, I could have stayed in some 5 star hotels for about 20 euros more than I paid for my "Superior Room".

I wish I had.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is not a bad hotel, some reviewers have likened it to a Youth Hostel but, having just stayed in one of those also, I can tell you it is certainly better than that!

It is true the decor is dated and, as a whole, the hotel isn't pretty to look at (the breakfast room is particularly gloomy but the food is ok), and it's not got any extra frills, but the room was clean and the location is really great, we could walk everywhere from here.

The reception staff were always friendly and very helpful which always makes a huge difference. I would totally recommend this hotel to anyone on a budget looking for a centrally located hotel in Rotterdam.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Worlington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

First trip to Rotterdam. I booked this hotel through the net, so you are not always sure about what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised with the value that came with the price. Large room (by European standards), comfy large bed, desk, two chairs and lots of hot water for showers. Breakfast was included in the price and was fairly typical euro fare. A plus was having the #25 tram line just down the street that took us to Centraal and anywhere we wanted to go via tram or metro. The staff was most accomdating on a booking error and very friendly in making restaurant reservations, directions and such. I would stay at this hotel again, to be sure.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The hotel seemed to be half-way through a renovation. Some areas looked great, but others were pretty run-down, like the room we stayed in. Some water damage and damaged fittings in the room. The bed-linen and shower were clean, though, so that was OK.
We only stayed one night, and it worked well for that, but I wouldn't necessarily want to stay in that room for a long time.
Great breakfast - the dining room is one of the newly-renovated areas.

It's conveniently located very close to the main station.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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leeds uk
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

As previous reviews have been mixed I was hoping the hotel would be OK when I booked. I have just retuned and was very pleased with the result. I booked a twin bed superior room for 2 with breakfast and this was £50.00 plus city tax ( which was about 1.5 Euros) and in return got a spacious room , comfy beds , sparkling bathroom , strong shower and free internet access. The breakfast was adequate but they do need new toaster as it was old and slow. There is walkable access to shops, restaurants and the central rail station but if you have a case the number 25 tram stop is just outside the hotel which can be caught at the side of the railway station. From the information booth just inside the stations main entrance a travel card can be bought (8.70 euro for 2 days) for unlimited access on tram, bus and metro. For 13.50 you can also get the welcome pack which includes discount vouchers and the travel pass. There are discounts if over 65 and different rates dependant on days needed,
The hotel says it is four stars it is not my idea of a four star but it is a clean, comfortable stay near all the facilities at a good price and would definitely stay again

Room Tip: for the little exra worth upgrade superior room
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Rotterdam

Address: Schiekade 658, NL-3032AK Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Rotterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Rotterdam
#17 Luxury Hotel in Rotterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rotterdam 4*
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Also Known As:
Best Western Rotterdam
Rotterdam Best Western

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