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“Holiday fun” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Bazar
Ranked #22 of 53 Hotels in Rotterdam
Hull
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67 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Holiday fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We have been to the restaurant many times and thought it was worth trying the hotel. Glad we did. It's a great location and the food at breakfast is up to the standard of the main menu. So, on the downside, it is noisy in the street rooms and the amenities are more hostel than hotel as others have said but it's a fun place to stay. Rooms are large and the decor is quirky. Also, it's cheap which is always a bonus. We go to Rotterdam a lot. Usually by Ferry so this is perfect for a cheap getaway. Woth a try at least!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This ho(s)tel has been booked for us by the organizers of an exhibitions in Rotterdam, and we were really looking forward to it after reading all the positive reviews.

We stayed for two nights, and my feelings about the place are very mixed. For sure, there is a certain charm in the shabby oriental decorations of the corridors and rooms. But then again - is there a charm in saggy mattresses and dirty carpet?

+ Very friendly and helpful stuff, had an answer to every question
+ Unusual interior decorations - a nice relief from monotony of modern grey business hotels
+ Very popular restaurant downstairs, serving an amazing "Eastern" breakfast - fresh fruits and yoghurt, Turkish bread, cheese and sausage, different sauces... Enough to last until dinner!
+ Central location
+ Luggage room
+ Affordable

- Very noisy. Half of the rooms face the street famous for its night life, and the restarant downstairs is busy until early morning. Many other face the courtyard with noisy ventilation tubes humming away all night. Not for light sleepers.
- Old, dirty carpets, saggy mattresses... Rather cheap than classy. Not for people seeking higher quality standards
- Bathroom in our room had no door and the toilet was visible from almost every corner of the room. Not for couples seeking a romantic adventure, unless you find watching and listening to your partner sitting on the toilet ver romantic.
- Hot in summer. In our room, you could only open one of the three windows, and only a tiny bit. We had a conditioner, but it was even noisier than the ventilation system outside.

There you go - lots of pros, lots of cons. In the end - you decide!

Room Tip: Avoid rooms facing the street
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Ilja V
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Brussels, Belgium
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123 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Booked with my G Friend for 1 night, concept is nice, hotel too, reception, friendly.
Restaurant is very very noisy but quite good and the Break fast is Perfect!!
The restaurant staff in the morning are perfect and very friendly, must say that.
Price was ok.
I used to go to the bazar Amsterdam too.
only avoid street roon which are very noisy during the night and hotel doesnt have 2 glass frames, so awake all the time by drunk people around...
Another things good to know is that our African style room was without WC door...just for you to know, might be quite anoying some times...it was part of the style and not a bathroom problems...
bed Mattresses are much too soft too, quite anoying.
So nice concept and nice restaurant, but will not stay more than 1 day.
Nice city and very good for shopping!

Room Tip: dont ask street view room!!!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank alexfrombrussels
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Rome, Italy
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Bautiful place to slepp, with really nice rooms and furnitures. The arab restaurant is simply great. It was a big surprise to find such a special place. It is located in a good position. Maybe you might dislike it at the first impression but go in and check teh rooms and floors.

Room Tip: Check out the rooms they all have different styles so chek you favourite one
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Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The hotel is located in one of the most interesting area of Rotterdam, my room was a bit aged but in the mean time very funny, a lot of unusual staffs have been used to make it more comfortable. The hotel is located in an old building which would probably need a review...but the small defect are covered by the kindliness of the personnel and by the...amazing mexican breakfast. Internet to be payed extra. Great solution for short period.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank michele v
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Singapore, Singapore
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190 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

A friendly, creative hotel. As mentioned in other reviews, each room is decorated differently, in either Middle Eastern, African or South American style. Rooms vary considerably in size so make sure to check which one you pick. The lacking door to toilet and shower makes this less suitable for traveling with someone you don't know very well.
The breakfast is really good and comprehensive, and the location central. A good choice of bars and cafes is nearby. Witte de Withstraat can get a little noisy at night but not to the extent that it would have disturbed me while sleeping with open window.
Don't expect luxury, don't expect 4 stars, but if you like creativity, to try something different and if you are young (at heart), this is a good choice.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank FerrisXL
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Akershus, Norway
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Stayed at Bazar for two nights during a business stay. Centrally placed in a cool area of town. Big bed on the floor, no door to the bathroom, and a giant shower/tub. A fun hotel out of the ordinary. Good food and perfect for grabbing a drink in Witte de Withstraat.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank John H
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Property: Hotel Bazar
Address: Witte de Withstraat 16, 3012 BP Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Rotterdam > Cool
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Ranked #22 of 53 Hotels in Rotterdam
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Number of rooms: 10
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