From trendy, boutique hotels and high end luxury retreats, Rotterdam hotels are some of the best you’ll find across the Netherlands.
Once you’ve wandered around the city and had your fill of the best local coffee and beers, you’ll want somewhere decent to spend a night or three. Here’s our top picks of the city’s greatest places to stay.
Best hotels in Rotterdam
Pincoffs is a beautiful boutique hotel with 17 charming suites in a historic building dating from 1879. The view of the docks, of the river and of the famous Rotterdam bridges makes this extra special.
It even has its own water taxi stop, from which you can be in the city centre in eight minutes, so it’s an ideal base for exploring the city.
Mainport Hotel is a luxury five-star design hotel which opened in 2013; it’s right next to the Erasmus Bridge, looking across the Maas river to the Rotterdam skyline. It’s one of the most luxurious and modern hotels in Rotterdam.
Rooms are sleekly designed, with waterfront views – many of them even have a private in-room sauna.
STROOM is a funky hotelin a former power plant in the Lloydkwartier. Not just a hotel, it’s also home to a brasserie, rooftop terrace, an espresso bar, bakery and store with fresh, artisan goods.
Rooms are pretty cool: the Split Level Studio is a two floor room with stairs. You will enter the room through the bathroom with double rain shower and big bath.
Hotel New York is located in the former headquarters of the Holland America Line at the Kop van Zuid in Rotterdam, with nostalgic feelings of Dutch immigrants setting sail from here to seek a new life in North America.
The rooms are all different in shape, design, colour and a nod to the origin of the building, with an amazing rooftop room that has its own private terrace.
This four-star hotel is part of the sleek new De Rotterdam building, which includes shops, cafés and restaurants – all handily located in an area known as ‘Manhattan on the river Maas’.
As for the rooms? They’re contemporary and uncluttered, with floor-to-ceilings windows letting the light flood in.
If you want a failproof place to stay in Rotterdam, you can’t go wrong with the Hilton. Classy, comfortable and right in the middle of the city.
The 254 rooms and suites have breathtaking city views; all suites include executive lounge access with complimentary breakfast, evening canapés, drinks and refreshments during the day.
The H2otel is a floating hotel with a classical maritime ambience. It’s more stable than a boat (so no fear of being sea sick!) and has been moored in the Wijnhaven harbour in the Waterfront area since 2008.
There’s a bar with a waterside terrace and jetty and you can even rent floating lounge boats to cruise around the harbour.