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A Small Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Witte de Withstraat 94, 3012 BT Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Cool)   |  
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Ranked #19 of 53 hotels in Rotterdam
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A very unique and special experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We only stayed one night and I still miss the room! It is on a lovely lively street in Rotterdam with a good selection of bars and restaurants. But the hotel itself is the real draw. We stayed in the Coco room. It was spacious and beautifully decorated. There was everything you could possibly need or want. A fridge with a bottle of wine, beer and cans of coke all included in the price of the room! Breakfast brought to your door and a huge menu to choose from. And the makings of coffee and high quality tea and some snacks. We had a selection of dvds to watch and the bed was a "Coco Mat" bed, made from 100% natural fibres. I am not exaggerating when I say we both had the best sleep of our lives. This was after 4 days in Amsterdam which we loved but which was always noisy at night and the rooms too hot and stuffy but the streets too noisy to open the window. Here (at the Small Hotel) we woke after a long deep sleep and felt like we'd been under a spell. I would go back to this hotel just to enjoy the room, in the dead of winter, never step outside the door, just enjoy the wine, dvds and amazing bed. And the huge bathtub. I really miss this room! It is also very well run. Anyone worried about the fact that there is no real reception, don't. We arrived early to check in and simply rang the number and the very kind gentleman who runs it all arrived from two doors down and sorted us out in a jiffy. He was very kind and helpful and assured us that if we needed anything we could call on him anytime. We enjoyed the feeling of freedom it gave not having a reception, the rooms are like mini apartments so it feels like your own place. But you also have the security of knowing that if you need anything at all you can call. Plus check out is incredibly easy, just leave your card in the room and go. If you are going to Rotterdam it would be a crime to miss this place. It is unlike anywhere else and will give you a very special experience.

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in A Small Hotel in September.
The location is excellent being close to shopping, restaurants, local attractions and transport.
We stay in one of the "coco" rooms on the third floor. The stairs are steep but easily manageable. The room was excellent, very comfortable and the coco mat bed possibly the most comfortable we have slept in.
The owner was very friendly and helpful and we wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

This is just a perfect spot to stay in Rotterdam. The house where the six rooms are is just fantastic with high ceilings and the best hotel beds ever. The street is very lively, esp. at night. The most important museums of Rotterdam are just around the corner. And public transport is also very very nearby.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Herman B, Owner at A Small Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for your kind words . Hope to be ay your service again
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Very nicely decorated but no hotel services to speak of, including a round-the-clock reception desk. No elavator so you need to walk up one, two or three flights of stairs to get to or from your room. If on business this may be inappropriate since there is no "real" desk that is convenient to work on. I found Coco One room too dark.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Herman B, Owner at A Small Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for your respons, we are sorry that we could not give you the facilities needed.
All rooms have their own atmosphere. Coco one is , as you said, a darker, more romantic room.
Sometimes appreciated by customers, others like more the big windows in the Tex and Zen room, or even the privat terrace of Zen two.
Hope, a next time, we can offer you a more convenient suite.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Stayed here in August 2012, with a group of friends (6 in 3 rooms) on a lads weekend. Rooms were clean and modern with ipod connection and a decent music system. The area (witte de witt strasse) was not noisy and there were plenty of bars and cafe's nearby. Restaurants were a bit of a walk but this was ok.
There was a dutch 'coffeeshop' downstairs but we never had a problem with that.

Prices were reasonable for the quality of the place and the owner communicated well with the group via email. Was even better as she was also from UK so no language or culture barrier, but its Holland so this would not have been a problem with a dutch national.

Great place for a group of friends if not too rowdy, probably ok for couples but maybe not for families with the 'coffeeshop' nearby.

Room Tip: Make sure you get right bed, most are double beds not ideal for guys sharing! Out of the group (6 o...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We have stayed at this hotel twice and stayed in the Tex Two room each time as this room has a roof terrace.

The hotel is more like studios with check in at an office in the building next door. Its situated on a street with quite a few restaurants and bars. There is also a coffee shop around the corner and a tram stop there too.

The room has a good sized comfortable bed, nice decor, dvds and flat screen tv, sofa, fridge (stocked with some drinks) and a table. There is a small bathroom with a shower (no bath).

This room is realy nice in the warmers months when you can sit out on the terrace which is a good size with a wooden bench and table.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Herman B, Owner at A Small Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you ,for your friendly comment, we are glad that you enjoyed A Small Hotel
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Address: Witte de Withstraat 94, 3012 BT Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Rotterdam > Cool
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 53 hotels in Rotterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — A Small Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Small Hotel is a small boutique hotel located in the centre of Rotterdam’s cultural heart, in the Witte de Withstraat. A dynamic, artistic and innovative street with many tasteful restaurants and trendy shops. The Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, the NAI (Netherlands Architecture Institute) and the Kunsthal (Art Gallery) are a mere stone’s throw away.This unique hotel is housed in a classical building that has in 2007 undergone a complete renovation. There are 6 large rooms divided over the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors. There is no reception and no elavator in the hotel.A Small Hotel is designed for guests who want to stay in the right place, in luxury and with privacy, in the vibrant area that is the Witte de Withstraat. A Small Hotel is oriented towards both business and tourist guests. Longer stays are also possible. ... more   less 
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