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“Comfortable, but a bit small” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of H2OTEL Rotterdam

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H2OTEL Rotterdam
Ranked #17 of 52 Hotels in Rotterdam
Rome, Italy
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63 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Comfortable, but a bit small”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2011

This hotel is well located, close to the city center and to public transportation. The fact that it's in a boat makes it an unusual and interesting option. The bar area is nice and welcoming, a good place to enjoy free wifi and a beer. My room was comfortable and clean but very small, with a tiny tiny closet. I had some problems with the AC/heater, but the staff came by promptly to fix it. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was clean, not impeccably clean, but clean. THe staff was in general nice and helpful. Breakfast was good, not too many options, but a perfectly fine continental breakfast.
Overall the hotel was convenient, but a bit plain. I thought it would be a quirkier, funkier option, but it's just a regular hotel inside a boat. I also thought there was a distinctive and lingering smell of stagnant water in my room, which was slightly unpleasant.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2011

Visited the Netherlands and stayed at the hotel 3 nights.
It was a unique experiece staying in a floating hotel.
We really enjoyed it.
The people were friendly and very helpful.
The breakfast was excellent. Big variety to choose from.
The room was very comfortable

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Helen A
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2011

Fantastic stay in the heart of Rotterdam something special at a good price rooms are big enough and if you lucky you get the balcony rooms as we did, however more wardrobe would be good if you stay a couple of days. The breakfast was prefect and enough. Staff very friendly and help full we will back again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Henk v
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Lublin, Poland
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68 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

+ ideal for trying something different - this hotel is on the water
+ big enough, pleasant, theme rooms (I stayed in the upper room, which you enter directely from the outside)
+ possibility of having breakfast on a round boat which I do recommend!
+ nice selection of teas and good buffet breakfast
+ good location
- thin walls, so you can easily hear your neighbour

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank koteczek
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Cornwall
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2011

Warm welcome from the staff on arrival. Spacious room, one of the few to have a private balcony/terrace to sit out on.
Plentiful continental breakfast, wide range of tourist information available. Only negative comment was that staff were not fully aware of events and restrictions for Pentecost week-end, i.e. shops closed all day Sunday and Monday and major cycle race on the Monday which closed most of the main streets, suspended trams and made getting to the station rather an experience - thank heavens for a Lewis Hamilton taxi driver!
Hotel owns Restaurant a short distance away - dined there on our last night and was disappointed that the standard of the cuisine did not match the hotel experience.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank grumpycornwall
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Canada
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2011

The location on a quiet canal (channel?) is great; walking distance to everything downtown. Our room on the upper deck was clean and quiet, with a little terrace. Good water pressure and hot water, which was a nice change from smaller B&Bs we stayed at on this trip.

There was open wifi in our room, but it didn't seem to be the hotel's. Sorry, random Rotterdamer whose wifi I used!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank bluetorbie
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paris
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85 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2011

While visiting Rotterdam, I was looking for an "exotic" alternative to standard hotels...
Luckily I was to find H2otel thanks to Tripadvisor!

The boat is located in a calm channel, a few minute walk from the city center.

I was warmly velcomed by the staff. Travelling alone, I choose the smallest room, that was very cosy: a comfortable bed, a nice office viewing the channel through a boat-type window.
My place was very clean. The atmosphere was unique.

The bar was very pleasant, offering a charming small terrasse on the channel and free wifi.

Definitely the place to visit if you look for a different -but comfortable- place to stay in Rotterdam.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank manywhere
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Additional Information about H2OTEL Rotterdam

Property: H2OTEL Rotterdam
Address: Wijnhaven 20a, 3011 WR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Rotterdam > Stadsdriehoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 52 Hotels in Rotterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — H2OTEL Rotterdam 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Have a taste of real Rotterdam by staying on the floating h2otel in the sparkling heart of the city. The H2Otel has 49 rooms in different styles,a bar-brasserie with a terrace and a landing jetty,a conference and art exhibit room as well as lounge boats offer catered boat trips in the inner harbour. ... more   less 
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