If you're travelling for work purposes, need to be in central Rotterdam for an early start and are looking for basic accommodation that doesn't warrant spending more than necessary, this place is probably for you.
During our visit to the Netherlands, Euro Hotel Centrum provided my wife and I with a basic, travelodge style, twin room that still showed signs of the late seventies / early eighties heritage of the building - which is basically a concrete block in a side street off of the main drag heading south towards the Erasmus bridge. Immediately next door, a former fire station has been converted into a nursery school.
The good bits:
Location - approx ten minute' walk from Rotterdam Central station and five minutes walk from central Rotterdam's main shopping and restaurant area and Pathe cinema and Casino Holland complexes.
Clean bed linen, and fully functional ensuite with plenty of hot water when needed. Towels changed daily.
Er . . . that's it.
Not so good bits.
Not a single room in this hotel is smoking. As the windows in our room on the third floor could not be opened more than a few inches, my wife had to get dressed and walk down to the hotel entrance for a cigarette. The hotel makes it clear they impose a EURO 150.00 penalty on any guest caught smoking in their room (smoke detectors are fitted) - and if they have your credit card details I've no doubt they'll take it and argue the matter afterwards.
No air-con, and even with the temperature controls set to the minimum our room was hotter than we would have liked. So the windows stayed open with all of the subsequent problems of noise from the main street which our room overlooked - on our first night we were woken at 6.30am by the refuse truck clearing dumpsters, again at 7.20am by an HGV delivering a skip (the diesel engine ran for 40 minutes right under our window) and two men digging up the street directly opposite our room from about the same time. None of this is the fault of the hotel of course, but it did mean we gave up any hope of any peace and left the hotel probably an hour and a half before we planned to. For balance, on the following morning (Saturday) the street was quite peaceful.
No tea/coffee making facilities in our room. This cheeses me off whereever I travel as providing this amenity costs peanuts but makes all the difference. As we chose not to take breakfast at the hotel (at a EURO 10.00 per person supplement), we had to get dressed and leave the hotel just to get a cup of coffee. I'm sure the duty receptionist would have rustled us one up if we'd asked, but frankly the hotel being what it is we preferred to find a local cafe.
Would I stay here again? Unlikely. In fact I'm not sure I'd stay in Rotterdam again - as a city it's an ugly concrete metropolis with little of cultural note to warrant an overnight stay. If we go back we'll stay in Delft, which is only fifteen minutes from Rotterdam by train (with a return fare being just EURO 6.30) and much more remeniscent of "ye oldy twee Holland", with canals, churches, etc as well a the more modern aspects.
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