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“Ship Ahoy!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of H2OTEL Rotterdam

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H2OTEL Rotterdam
Ranked #17 of 52 Hotels in Rotterdam
Exeter, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Ship Ahoy!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

It's a floating hotel in the centre of Rotterdam. That in itself is not so unusual, what is though is just how friendly and welcoming this place was. Spent 2 nights there and felt like a regular within hours. Very welcoming team and a wonderful atmosphere in the bar and dining area.

It's not luxurious, and that's reflected in the reasonable pricing, but it is boutique, clean and in a great location being just a short walk to the centre of town. And food was good too, lovely fresh croissants particularly. Rooms are not huge but they are functional and it was nice to open the side door onto a deck area and look out over the canal, even if it was snowing and minus 2 degrees!

Definitely worth staying again that's for sure.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Paris, France
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

The design is really nice and interesting. Very confortable beds but unfortunately it was freezing cold in the room!!!
We stayed two nights and we couldn't sleep because of the cold. We had an airconditioning machine but it wasn't making much difference...
We changed 2 times the room and both rooms had the same problem.
It is also very noisy ...
To be honest , we will not go back to this hotel and we wouldn't recomend it to anybody because for the price we paid .... it was terible!

Room Tip: If you want a warm room ask for the bottom ones.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Papuca
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

Fed up with the same boring old hotels? Well, stay on a barge in the centre of Rotterdam. This place is clean, modern, warm, is in a great location, has a great bar & a decent breakfast. The staff are very friendly. Understandably the rooms are a bit small, but they're ideal for those who aren't looking for luxurious benefits. The price is really good and you can negotiate good deals. It's tastefully decorated and feels homely - makes a really pleasant change from the run-of-the-mill hotel chains.

Room Tip: Rooms nearest the bar have decent internet connection - 32 & 34 for example. Going further from...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Toffeeman1878
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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Right in the heart of the city, this hotel is a converted barge. The rooms are 'boutique' - not luxury but had everything we needed for a 2 night stay. We were lucky enough to have one of the rooms with an outside terrace overlooking the canal. The only downside to our room was that it had very little natural light and the 2 lamps didn't really make a great deal of difference.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. Good wifi in the bar downstairs but not available in rooms.
Breakfast was a small but adequate buffet. I will be staying again!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank CornwallDee
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Mayenne, France
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

I had to stay in Rotterdam for business and was looking for an hotel close to downtown and the train station when I ended up finding this amazing hotel which clearly sounded surprising.
I decided to give it a try and I have not been disappointed at all.
Of course, due to the context and environment itself, the room was small, and this was no surprise.
Now, I liked this as an experience, plus decoration is really well managed.
I even slept really well, which i was kind of unsure at first.
The bar is nice. Breakfast room is fun, even though the breakfast is not really interesting (I am sure they could easily improve it with some local products).
Staff... sorry, crew is providing standard service, nothing more.
I think I would go back with my family at least for one night to share this experience.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Legolas53
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Antwerp, Belgium
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47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

I stayed at the hotel during the Shantyfestival Rotterdam at 7-9 september 2012. The hotel has a great 'cruiseship' atmosphere
The rooms as well as the other rooms in the hotel have a nautical touch.
Very clean and comfortable rooms.
Friendly and helpfull reception staff as well as kitchen/bar staff.

Surely a 5/5 experience for us
Hope we can stay there next year again

Room Tip: i gave swimming pool and fitness center excellenr rating even though they dont have one, just to mak...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank gejo-fototeam
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Perth
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed here for a few days in August after we had just moved to Rotterdam. Our room had a private balcony and it was clean and comfortable. The whole boat aspect is fun and different. Breakfast was cold buffet but delicious and there is a hotel bar with free wifi. The staff were friendly and super helpful. Just a note, keep your windows closed at night there are many mosquitos!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank swissaussie84
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Additional Information about H2OTEL Rotterdam

Property: H2OTEL Rotterdam
Address: Wijnhaven 20a, 3011 WR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Rotterdam > Stadsdriehoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 52 Hotels in Rotterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — H2OTEL Rotterdam 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Have a taste of real Rotterdam by staying on the floating h2otel in the sparkling heart of the city. The H2Otel has 49 rooms in different styles,a bar-brasserie with a terrace and a landing jetty,a conference and art exhibit room as well as lounge boats offer catered boat trips in the inner harbour. ... more   less 
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