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Rotterdam is the ideal place for a city trip. It is rich in architecture, history, art and has lots of fun hotspots. But how can you make your weekend extra special? With the right accommodation of course! Below I share 10 very unique hotels in Rotterdam for a guaranteed unforgettable stay.
10 Unique hotels in Rotterdam
It is multifunctional, sustainable and super tiny. Located within walking distance of the center, you have your own oasis on the water. Ideal if you want to travel in an environmentally conscious way and are looking for a special experience. Rotterdam is, after all, a port city. And this must be discovered!
Location: Location: Wijnhaven 2 (dockside), 3011 WP Rotterdam
2. Stayokay in the Cube Houses
It is one of the icons of the city: the cube houses. With its distinct architecture, it is a favorite spot for travelers who love taking photos. But how cool would it be to not only see it from the inside, but actually experience how it is to live on the inside? Stayokay, which is located in one of the cubes, offers private rooms for two, three, four or six people in addition to shared rooms.
Location: Overblaak 85-87, 3011 MH Rotterdam
The most modern hostel we have ever seen is definitely Cityhub. Everything in this hostel can be controlled with your wristbands and the Cityhub app. Your room is not just a room. It’s your own pod! The pod offers Wi-Fi, bluetooth and lights which you can change into any color of the rainbow. Apart from the fact that everything is just very awesome in this hostel, Cityhub is located in the Witte de Withstraat. A street where you will find everything around food, drinks and art. So, expect a special experience, right in the middle of the city, with lots of touchscreens and fast service!
Location: Witte de Withstraat 87, 3012 BN Rotterdam
Do you want to wake up with the best view of perhaps the whole country? Then definitely spend a night at Nhow. We have been able to experience it for ourselves and really, it feels as if you are in New York. With a view of the Erasmus Bridge and the Skyline of Rotterdam you not only get to see a beautiful sunset, you will see Rotterdam getting up in the early morning. Besides the beautiful rooms – think of a lot of windows, even the walls of the bathroom! – and the beautiful view, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or a drink at the bar with an equally beautiful view.
Location: Wilhelminakade 137, 3072 AP Rotterdam
5. ss Rotterdam
Wondering how people in the 1950s sailed to New York on a huge cruise ship? Then board the 4-star hotel on the water, also called the ss Rotterdam. In this former flagship of the Holland-America Line you can stay in one of the 254 rooms with a choice of six different room types.
In terms of food you are also in the right place. In the Club Room diner you will be served delicious courses and there is plenty of choice in wine. And we speak from experience when we say it’s really good ;).
Furthermore, there is no need to get bored during your stay. With an Ocean Bar, an Escape Room and a beautiful terrace on the aft deck, you don’t even have to leave the ship if you don’t want to!
Location: 3e Katendrechtse Hoofd 25, 3072 AM Rotterdam
We now know Nhow has a beautiful view… But the Euromast certainly is a winner as well! The hotel has two suites: one on the north side and one on the south side. Both with a ridiculously good view over the city. Not only do the suites come with complementary champagne, one suite even has a jacuzzi!
Although there is a price tag when spending a night in the Euromast, it’s certainly a night to remember. Definitely a great idea for a special occasion such as a birthday or a wedding night!
Location: Parkhaven 20, 3016 GM Rotterdam
7. Hotel New York
A hotel with history! The building of Hotel New York has been there since 1901 and is the former head office of the Holland America Line. Nowadays, it has been a hotel for quite some years and with its beautiful location, it is the ideal place to enjoy Rotterdam. Hotel New York offers 72 unique rooms and for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner you do not have to go far as the restaurant is also very popular among locals. Next to Restaurant Hotel New York, you can also find Restaurant NY Basement in the same building; a trendy place where you can drink delicious cocktails.
Photo by Hotel New York
Location: Koninginnenhoofd 1, 3072 AD Rotterdam
8. STROOM hotel
They call themselves different and a bit stubborn. It’s a surprising hotel in a former energy factory and they want everything to just be very laid back. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, work, sleep, read, get married, it’s all possible, whatever and however you like it! If you book a night here, you will not just get a room… You can stay in a regular studio, split level studio with a luxurious bathroom or an urban loft as suite apartments. How great does that sound?
Staying in STROOM hotel is ideal if you want to explore all sides of Rotterdam. It is located in the historic Delfshaven. With a rich history you can see Rotterdam from a very different (and beautiful!) angle. But no worries, a short ride with the metro (or just a stroll) will take you to the city center!
9. Logeerboot Visithor
Rotterdam is known for its port and it is not surprising that the next one in our list is, again, a boat! “Logeerboot Visithor” is located in the Maritime District, which means that sleeping here will provide a real harbor experience. If you want to discover the city, this hotel definitely is situated perfectly. Within walking distance you will find the iconic Markthal (food hall), the Koopgoot for great shopping, the Witte de With Street with all kinds of nice bars and restaurants and museums such as the Maritime Museum.
The boat offers two apartments: Visithor I and Visithor II. You can book them both if you are a group of nine or separately for four to five people. In the galley you will find everything needed to prepare your own breakfast or dinner. For those who prefer to eat somewhere else, there are plenty of options in the neighborhood.
Location: Wijnhaven 107, 3011 WN Rotterdam
10. Hotel Room Mate Bruno
A piece of Rotterdam history mixed with a luxury and design. At Hotel Room Mate Bruno you stay in the most colorful rooms we have ever seen, located in a former warehouse for tea from the Dutch East India Company. The hotel has 217 rooms, all containing elements of seafaring and astronomy in a way that you may not immediately expect!
Room Mate Bruno is located on the Kop van Zuid, right on the banks of De Maas river and surrounded by the architectural gems of Rotterdam. The hotel has, among other things, a nice restaurant where you can have breakfast. But for lunch and dinner you’re set too, because the same building has a market hall, where you can try all sorts of different cuisines. You will also find plenty of other options surrounding the hotel, such as the Fenix Food Factory, By Ami Urban Bistro, Rolph’s Deli and more!
Location: Wilhelminakade 52, 3072 AR Rotterdam
Hopefully you have found the special hotel for your stay in our beautiful city. Would you rather want to spend the night in one of the best hostels in Rotterdam, need inspiration on where to eat in Rotterdam or other would like to know other useful information for your visit? Stick around on our website and check more articles or go to @weekendsinrotterdam on Instagram for lots of inspiration!
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