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“Old world charm”
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SS Rotterdam
Ranked #9 of 53 Hotels in Rotterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Stayed in the hotel for 2 days in a nice standard double room. The rooms are very clean and in a 50s style. I was missing a bit of decoration on the wall though around the bed, lot's of wall, nothing on it except a tv. Shower rooms clean, not the most logical layout but clean. Ship has been restored pretty nice, they are not completely finished but overall very nice. Having worked on this ship it was also great seeing it back with many features restored. Would recommend it definitely. Breakfasts are great, really continental mostly.

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Stayed on the ship 1 night and was delighted. Loved the experience of staying on board and being greeting by the ships porter when boarding. It leaves an impression. Everything was wonderful, my only complain would be food is expensive. For the rest you simply must stay here when in rotterdam it doesnt dissappoint. Im going back this weekend for a night with the kids cant wait to see there faces when they she the ship:) recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

I had been looking forward to the opportunity to stay here. I had traveled on the SS Rotterdam
twice as a child round trip New York to Rotterdam to visit family in 1963. It did not disappoint. It was also very interesting to see the former first class areas that we did not experience then. Our room was large, for three, and very comfortable. The breakfast buffet was excellent. Enjoyed walking around the ship, taking me back to my childhood. Would have loved to stay longer, but was setting sail on the MS Rotterdam! Would highly recommend for any ship buff or for a pre or post cruise stay.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had a nice one night stay at the SS Rotterdam. If you give yourself an upgrade for Euro 20,- you'll get a really big hut/room. The setting is fantastic. The ship was built in 1958 and every detail of this oceanliner has the athmosphere of fifties and sixties design. You may think of the madmen tv series. You can get a tour on the boat where they show you all the different decks and spaces like the dancing room, the dining rooms, the smoking room the captain's bridge and cabin and the theater on board. The only downpoint is the food. Not especially a recommender. although the breakfast is OK. You may have your lunch or dinner a few minutes away in Hotel New York.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Stayed 3 nights to attend Rotterdam Marathon. Room fabulous, but cannot open the windows! it got stuffy. Otherwise it was a fun venue, watch out though breakfast is 38 euros for two. It is situated a 25 minute walk to the nearest metro, during the day there is a shuttle to the metro, but if you want to go out at night it is not easy as there is nothing nearby and taxis are expensive, if you can get one. Food on board was good and staff very helpful and cheery. Overall though I would have prefered somewhere in town so that one can just pop in and out as the whim takes.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

I loved the decoration of the room I stayed in. Breakfast was nice and watching the view from the deck was just wonderful. I would advise to stay there for a night. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are warm.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

You can't argue with it - staying on an ex transatlantic cruise liner is a great experience! From sighting the ship in the distance to seeing its huge size as you draw near, it's exciting all the way. Our room (3 of us) was huge and very comfortable. The port holes are small, and wifi is in public areas only, but the views from the decks of the city at night are great and the restaurant we tried was good (the Lido). I wouldn't stay here if I was on business, but for a one night stay with a different with my teenage children, it was very good. Do check whether there's any business event on - the bar was full when we were there, and part of the ship was closed to the public. There's a daily trip at 10.00am we couldn't fit in, but wish we could have.

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Additional Information about SS Rotterdam

Address: 3E Katendrechtsehoofd 25, 3072 AM Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Cruise Hotel)
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Rotterdam
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 53 Hotels in Rotterdam
Price Range: $87 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — SS Rotterdam 4*
Number of rooms: 254
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