One of the busiest ports in the world, Rotterdam is a cosmopolitan city boasting an extensive and excellent collection of art. Although the old city was destroyed in WWII, a modern city has since been built with commercial and residential areas lying on both sides of the Maas River. This modern metropolis boasts a large number of luxurious and boutique hotels to choose from, many of which feature artistic touches that visitors are sure to love. Here is a selection of Rotterdam’s best boutique hotels.
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Boasting a stunning location overlooking the oldest harbour, Mainport Rotterdam is situated within easy walking distance of many of the city’s most prominent attractions. This contemporary and very stylish hotel features plenty of luxurious touches that really helps to set it apart from the competition, such as the fact that many of the guestrooms come complete with their own saunas. Each of the 215 guestrooms feature floor to ceiling windows that present plenty of light as well as stunning views. The waterfront corner rooms are especially luxurious and unwinding in one of the huge whirlpool bathtubs is a real treat. There are also two large hammams in the spa for guests to use while they unwind in style.
Lovers of luxury who are looking for something a bit different are sure to enjoy staying at STROOM. This boutique establishment is located in a former power station and provides guests with plenty of space as well as edgy urban décor. There are just 21 rooms to choose from here, which provides guests with an extra touch of intimacy and opulence. Each room features industrial style furniture that reflects the origins of the building. There is plenty of space in each room for those who want to entertain, while guests are treated to a very friendly and personalized service that is sure to make them feel right at home.
Set in one of the city’s most striking skyscrapers. This modern and iconic hotel is the perfect place to stay for anyone who wants the chance to embrace modern city living. The hotel overlooks the Erasmus Bridge and many of the guestrooms provide pretty views of the river. More than half of the 287 rooms boast excellent views and boast a cool and crisp minimalistic look that makes good use of the space and light. The dining options are as modern as the hotel itself and make full use of the excellent local fish as well as fresh vegetables and other local ingredients. Flexitarians are sure to be in their element as each dish can be constructed in unique ways according to the dietary preferences of guests. Breakfasts a large and decadent and are sure to set guests up well for a day of exploring the city.
This cool and quirky hotel provides a refreshing change with its colourful and playful décor and plenty of places for guests to unwind for a while. Located just a short stroll from Rotterdam Blaak railway and overlooking the pretty Oude Haven, the CitizenM Rotterdam boasts an excellent location. The traditional lobby has been replaced by a series of stylish living rooms where guests are encouraged to linger, while guests are invited to use one of the Apple Macs during their stay or inspect the large library that contains books on just about every subject imaginable. Guests lean towards the minimalistic side of things with furnishings in neutral tones. Guests can start their day with fresh salmon and bread in CanteenM and end it with an expertly mixed cocktail from the extensive list that offers plenty of exotic surprises to sample.