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“Nice hotel for a short stay” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Van der Valk Hotel Rotterdam-Blijdorp

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Van der Valk Hotel Rotterdam-Blijdorp
Ranked #20 of 52 Hotels in Rotterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Eindhoven, Noord-brabant, Netherlands
Level Contributor
180 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Nice hotel for a short stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed in this hotel because we visited The North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam. We had a spacious junior suite, which was good. The staff was very friendly and helpful. After arrival we had lunch on the nice terrace, the quality of the food was good. The breakfast next day was sufficient and average. This hotel can be recommended for business people and for a short private stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Wim P
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kiev, Ukraine
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31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

The hotel by itself is quite good. Modern architecture, everything is convenient. The furniture is need to be changed slightly. The breakfast was too expensive for my opinion - 17,5 euro for sausages, omelets, some ham and cheese? Too less i think. And the most important - about location. It's situated close to rhe zoo. So, you could easily spend some time there - walking.... Kids would be happy. But to get to the Rotterdam center by public transport - is problematic. Only bus 32 goes to blaak direction. Approximately 25 minutes.But what is more that i noticed, that on working hours it's 3,4 busses per hour, but when i wanted to come back at 9 pm, i was waiting for 40 minutes. That unconvincing. So, plan your trip wise. But for staff - i mist admit, that the staff was excellent!!!!

Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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1 Thank Ivan D
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Melbourne, Australia
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108 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

The Van de Valk Hotel Rotterdam-Blijdorp is conveniently located to access the airport and central station by public transport. It's also right next door to the Zoo. The hotel is clean, neat and the king size bed is huge. It's a little isolated, no cafes, etc for a mile or more, so it's eating in the restaurant, or catch the bus back into Rotterdam Central. The bus station (route 33) is less than 5 minutes walk to the hotel, and it's a quick ride (3 euros) into town, and also out to the airport. There are lots of parks near the hotel if you're keen to go for a walk, and the hotel has a deal with a fitness centre located next door. If you don't mind being a little away from things, the rate paid in June 2014 as part of a conference hosted by Van der Valk hotels was 75 euro per night for the room, and 10 euro for breakfast.

Room Tip: The hotel is in a quiet location, didn't encounter any issues re traffic, etc - most rooms seem...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Amanda E
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed for 9 nights on a hockey tour and the hotel staff did everything they could to help us. They provided early breakfasts, additional towels and were the friendliest staff we have ever come across in a hotel of that size. Raymondo, in particular, helped us with directions to local places and kept smiling throughout! Rooms were very well equipped with a large bathroom, complete with walk-in shower and catered for our every need. Thank you.

Room Tip: Ask for a room looking out rather than an atrium view
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 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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1 Thank Lenny1311
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Zurich, Switzerland
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52 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014

I was hesitant when I booked this hotel, given the average score from Trip advisor's reviews. In the end I was happy we stayed there.
Positives: price (very good for Rotterdam), proximity to city centre, free parking, free drinks at our arrival (we had an excellent wine from the bar), late breakfast (till 11am), large size of the room, excellent sleep quality, inspired design of the main lobby.
We did not try the indoor swimming pool, nor the gym.
No suggestions to improve. Just to keep up the standard and would be great!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 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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1 Thank Rashela
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Harwich, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

Pleasant hotel not too far from the center with ample,free, parking - an important consideration where city center parking has become frightfully expensive. If you're only in town for a short time 24-48 hours an OV card is not necessarily a viable option because of the initial fixed cost.
Our room was spacious and comfortable and more than acceptable, although we had to report a few minor "housekeeping" issues - no plug for the sink and faulty light bulbs. Hopefully, this would have been rectified before the next guests arrival.
Found breakfast cost rather on the high side!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 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 Robert G
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Netherlands
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126 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

Bit dated, but still clean enough. Some stains on carpet, but spotless bathroom.
Room didn't cool below 23 degrees, while outside it was much cooler.

Dinner not very good.
Breakfast is nice. Especially the fresh rolls, which were extraordinary.

Stayed in spacious suite, with seperate living room, toilet, bathroom and bedroom. View on the Blijdorp zoo.

Free parking.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sander_Stulemeijer
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Property: Van der Valk Hotel Rotterdam-Blijdorp
Address: Energieweg 2, 3041 JC Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Rotterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #20 of 52 Hotels in Rotterdam
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Hotel Class:4 star — Van der Valk Hotel Rotterdam-Blijdorp 4*
Number of rooms: 189
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