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Campanile Rotterdam Oost
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Koningslaan 2 | Hoek Hoofdweg, 3067 Rotterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #37 of 53 hotels in Rotterdam
brisbane
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“bitten alive by mosquitoes”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2008

my family and I stayed there for 1 night.
we were bitten by mosquitoes. it was a nightmare!
the rooms were'nt clean and the neighbourhood is really bad too.
Price was reasonable.
we requested a baby cot which was confirmed by the hotel; only to find out in the evening we checked in that they have a broken one... to make the story short, in the end, they brought another baby cot from another hotel near by.
we would not recommend this hotel!

  • Liked — the rate
  • Disliked — everything else
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2008

We have just returned from 2 nights at the Campanile. The hotel was ok for simply having a place to snooze. It was not hard to leave the hotel and spend as much time out of our twin room as there was no air conditioning (or even a fan) and no mini bar, our remote control for the television did not work.

Staff at reception were warm and friendly. In fact I had to have documents urgently faxed back to London, which they were kind enough to send for me at no cost. We never ordered food from the hotel restaurant, as we never had time and thought it was cost effective to eat out.

Rotterdam Carnival was a train journey and two metro stops away, so this hotel was a little out of the way. Would have to stay much closer or on the Carnival route for quick access to your pillow! Also find out if they do week end travel cards as it can be costly to travel around otherwise. We had to get a taxi from Amsterdam back to the hotel, which was over 100 euros, luckily there were four of us...

The hotel was very basic, but was ok for the duration. The length of time spent in the hotel each day was perfect as it wasn't a place to relax, but simply shower and sleep.Perhaps not the most convenient if you want to experience the Amsterdam Cafes and Rotterdam Carnival in a short space of time!

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ireland
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2008

We stayed here for one night. The room was quite small, but comfortable, clean and everything you might require. Check in staff were friendly, and doubled up as waiters for the evening meal.

We also ate in the restaurant, which was good value for money. I got the fish of the day, and it was excellent. My colleague had an omelette and side salad, which was great too.

Bear in mind that this is quite a bit out of town, but only a 5/10 min walk from the closest metro station. A taxi into/out of town centre is roughly about 18/20Euro if you are heading home from a night out.

I would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2007

I booked online, but the hotel had no record of my booking. I had to contact the web site that I booked through at my expense. They sorted out the problem for me. Once we arrived at the hotel the staff were pleasant and helpful, the rooms were small but OK. Unfortunately our room was not cleaned for three days and we had to go and ask for toilet paper and plastic cups at reception. When the room was finally serviced the TV remote disappeared, never to be returned, despite reporting the loss to reception. When it came time to check out the bill was for Euro 95.00 per night (Excluding breakfast) instead of the advertised rate of Euro 83.00 per night. Also the hotel was displaying adverts for a special where you pay for one room and get two for the same price. Since our group was renting four rooms we asked why we did not qualify for the special. The rather weak response was that it only applied to people who have booked online. We pointed out that we had booked online but it made no difference. The staff seem unaware of the advertised rates on the internet and are not well informed about the special offers that they boldly display on the premises. I think this is a management problem and do not blame the friendly staff at the hotel. So beware, staying here might cost more than you expect and you will not get any relief by pointing out your internet booking sheet rates.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2007

We booked this hotel via the Campanile website, and that worked fine. We stayed here because of the hotel's location relatively close to Capelle a/d Ijssel where hotels are rather few and far between. It's only 3-400 metres off the Rotterdam Ring, and it's about a 15-minute walk from the hotel to the Oosterhoff shopping centre, where there is also a Metro station for links to central Rotterdam.

The hotel has its own (free) carpark, but there's only about half the number of spaces as there are rooms, so it can get full. Note that one side of the accommodation block faces, and is close to, a busy city street; if you're a light sleeper, try to get a room on the other/carpark side.

Not surprisingly, the hotel conforms to Campanile's formula of basic accommodation: the rooms are rather small and sparsely furnished, but it's all modern, clean and tidy; the bathroom equipment and fluffies were fine. Rooms are not airconditioned but staff told me that this is in fact going to be installed from July, 2007.

The hotel has a full-service (3 meals) restaurant and bar, and we found this quite an attraction. It had a friendly atmosphere, with the chef visible doing his work; there is a meal-of-the-day, as well as a menu, both very reasonably-priced. There is are excellent buffet bars for both salads and deserts.

All-in-all, we enjoyed our stay here - it was in a convenient location for us and provided everything on a reliable, no-frills, basis, for a reasonable price (considering this is Rotterdam). Recommended, if this suits your style.

  • Liked — Reliable, no-frills accommodation
  • Disliked — Traffic noise in street-side rooms
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2004

Beware if you've booked this hotel online. The booking system at the hotel isn't linked with the website.
We recently arrived for a 3 night stay and were told that the hotel was full, despite having our confirmation.
Make sure you phone the hotel in advance.

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Address: Koningslaan 2 | Hoek Hoofdweg, 3067 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Rotterdam
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #37 of 53 hotels in Rotterdam
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Hotel Class:3 star — Campanile Rotterdam Oost 3*
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