Rotterdam is one of the biggest cities in the Netherlands, and an excellent choice if you want to try something different to Amsterdam. It’s managed to grow from a small village to a metropolis. This port city has a rich history and is known for its modern architecture, such as the Markthal and Euromast.
Get to know Rotterdam and enjoy its charm, while staying in one of our top-rated Hotelgift hotels. From luxury boutique hotels to innovative hostels and everything in between. Find out why these locations are praised by recent guests and book your favourite hotel for your next unforgettable experience.
1. Hotel New York - 4*
In the former headquarters of the Holland America Cruise Liner, you’ll find Hotel New York. Located at the Kop van Zuid, this building offers a beautiful view of the Rotterdam skyline. The hotel combines a classic interior with a modern touch, giving each room a unique experience.
The high reviews of this hotel are primarily due to its unique setting and central location. Another highlight is the excellent hospitality that Hotel New York offers. Multiple guests mentioned that they had to force themselves out because they were having such a good time inside the hotel walls.
Thanks to this, there’s no need to scour Google Maps to find the perfect bar or restaurant to spend your evening. Hotel New York offers excellent options. Seafood fans will enjoy a unique experience at the Oyster Bar, where chef Marco Lung prepares the most notable fish and sushi dishes.
After this culinary experience, you can quench your thirst at the NY Basement bar with a cocktail while you enjoy the hubbub and meet travellers from all over the world. Not a night owl? During the day, the impressive restaurant also offers appetising sensations, such as a classic English high tea. Is the sun shining? Then move to the inviting terrace.
Although the hotel offers all the cosiness and comfort your heart desires, the location also offers the ideal opportunity to discover the city centre of Rotterdam.
2. CityHub Rotterdam - 1*
This location is unmissable for those of us who feel at home in hostels. CityHub Rotterdam is the king of hostels with the latest technical gadgets, ready to give you an unforgettable experience. This innovative location finds the ideal balance between privacy and the signature cosy atmosphere that hostels always offer.
These modern additions are what make it so popular with guests. The price-quality ratio is so high that this hostel is a true favourite. The balance between the lively hostel atmosphere with the privacy of their own bed makes this accommodation a perfect stay for young travellers.
Sleeping cabins are the latest trend in hostels, as they take up little space while still allowing you to lie in a large, comfortable bed without being disturbed by the roommate who walks in at night. They’re armed with built-in speakers and adjustable lighting to make it feel as luxurious as possible.
This may not seem like part of the description of a hostel, but it’s true: the hostel has neat and clean bathrooms, as well as excellent service. Of course, no hostel is complete without a cosy common room. CityHub does not disappoint here with their Hangout, where you can even tap your own beer in the self-service bar.
CityHub is located on the Witte de Withstraat, which is the ideal place for young guests who prefer to be in the hippest of places rather than the touristy ones. This is the place to be!
3. Stadsvilla Mout - 4*
Stadsvilla Mout is located in Schiedam, less than 6 kilometres from Euromast. This monumental building has recently been renovated, making this small-scale suite hotel both beautiful and spotless. In addition, the owners do everything in their power to preserve it, and that does not go unnoticed.
Even though Stadsvilla Mout is located just outside Rotterdam, this hotel is the ideal location for culture snobs. Drive 3-minute you find yourself in front of the Stedelijk Museum of Schiedam and 5 minutes further you’re at Streekmuseum Jan Anderson. In this way, you’ll discover so much more than just the city centre of Rotterdam. Not only do these museums have lots of interesting stories, Mout too has a rich history. From the first gin distillers that settled in this building, to a theatre where Fleetwood Mac performed, the owners lovingly share about all the eras this building has seen.
The word "perfect" is regularly used in their reviews, a sign that staying at Mout is never a bad idea. The fact that the City Villa is located just outside the city centre does not stop guests from giving the location a high rating. The view over the small harbour with its charming boats boasts an idyllic and cosy atmosphere, which makes guests feel very much at home. What completes this feeling is that the service is experienced as friendly and informal. A noteworthy extra: the breakfast is described as "heavenly". In short, nothing is missing in Stadsvilla Mout.
4. The James Hotel Rotterdam - 3*
We go back to the inner city of Rotterdam. Right next to Central Station and the Coolsingel you will find the design hotel The James, a three-star hotel that puts comfort first. With a gym and lounge area included, this hotel makes sure you won’t lack anything. As The James says: "Renew, recover, refresh!"
The true bon vivants
among us will be immediately sold when we tell you that this hotel has a 24/7 Food Market. From the breakfast corner in the morning to cocktails and snacks in the evening, you’ll be sure to discover the most delicious delicacies at any hour of the day.
The James describes itself as a luxury hotel with the highest level of hospitality. Their guests can only agree. They feel more than welcome, which makes their stay pleasant and cosy. In addition, the location is considered a real gem, as almost everything can be discovered on foot. The rooms are found to be spotlessly clean, and the elegant interior design is highly admired. Many guests even refuse to discover other hotels when they are in Rotterdam, as they’re convinced that this price-quality ratio cannot be found anywhere else in the heart of the city.
The beautiful view over the city completes this hotel. It becomes a dilemma to decide whether to stay and be pampered or to be seduced by the view and explore the city.
5. Room Mate Bruno - 4*
Located 100 metres from the harbour, Room Mate Bruno is a large and modern hotel housed in a former tea warehouse. With views over the river Maas, you’ll feel free as a bird. Every kind of transport is in the vicinity, allowing you to explore the entire city with ease. The best way to transport yourself is undoubtedly the water taxi. With this, you’re bound to have a fun experience.
Each of the 217 rooms at Room Mate Bruno has a colour theme, giving the building a cosy and vibrant atmosphere. From bright pink to baby blue, every room will make you happy. With 7 different types, from comfortable singles to luxurious suites, you’ll be sure to find a room to their liking.
The hotel has a breakfast restaurant and lounge bar, so you can start your day relaxed and unwind after a day full of activity in the city. The warehouse also houses the Foodhallen, where you can discover cuisines from all over the world. Experience international flavours and treat your taste buds to a real feast.
With thousands of reviews, the hotel feels honoured to see that the vast majority leave a high rating. This is partly due to the staff, who give every guest a warm welcome and are ready to serve them at any time of the day. In addition, the rooms are described as luxurious and clean, which takes the comfort of these rooms to the next level. The tasteful breakfast is also one that guests don't want to miss for a day.
Which hotel fits your needs perfectly? Discover Rotterdam in the most unique way by choosing one of these Hotelgift hotels. This way you can be sure that your stay will be comfortable and cosy. Are you curious to discover more hotels in Rotterdam?