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“Very enjoyable and different” 4 of 5 bubbles
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SS Rotterdam
Ranked #10 of 52 Hotels in Rotterdam
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable and different”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

We stayed on the SS Rotterdam while visiting friends in Rotterdam. We did not eat at the hotel but spent some time in the bar. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the prices reasonable. I think they have made a good job converting this ship and have preserved a lot of the original features. I have stayed on the Queen Mary at Long Beach so I do have something to compare it to. It is located a bit out of the way but there is plenty transport nearby. It is worth it for the lovely views of the city. The beds were probably the most comfortable we have experienced in a hotel and the bed linen had the most gorgeous smell. I'm sorry to hear that the hotel is losing money. It would be a shame if it were to close after all the effort that has been put into renovating it.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Staffordshire
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

My fiancee and I stayed at this location between 26th and 28th April 2012. We upgraded to a superior room which was quite large and had two portholes which allowed plenty of light to enter. The room had facilities such as a coffee machine, hair dryer and iron. The beds were very comfortable and the room was very nicely decorated.
On our first night, we had a meal on board the ship, which was excellent, having had steak which was cooked to perfection for both our tastes. We had earlier reserved the table and had asked for a table by the window. The lady in charge ensured that this took place even though it was busy that night.
Although it was disappointing that we could not tour the ship without having to pay extra, we were still allowed outside on the stern and took some great photographs and film footage.
Although the ship is away from the city centre, the ship do provide a free shuttle service to the nearest metro station and there is also a bus service that you can use near to the ship. This service did take us to the Ahoy centre which was the main reason to stay at this location.Next to the ship is a water taxi service which we did not use . We did walk to the metro station which took around 20 minutes and would be ideal on a nice day as you pass other large boats moored nearby.
We also took the opportunity to visit the centre of Rotterdam as well as Amsterdam, using the metro and train service which are all easy to use and are accesable.
The only reason that we have not classed this as excellent is that on our last night a door was constantly banging somewhere below our room which did disturb the sleep pattern. We should have mentioned this as it was happening however we chose to leave this until we checked out.
Also they had no menus or documentaion in the room which was printed in English, however the staff were very friendly and helpful.Apart from that, we can not fault the stay on this ship.
If you want somewhere different to stay and have great photographs to remember by, then this is the place to be.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

Sleeping on a real cruise ship, a warm welcome when entering the boat, old fashioned interior, it unwittingly fed my expectations on a unique experience. Unfortunately, the dream shattered with high speed. The air in the hotel room / hut is dry due to the centrally controlled air conditioning, it is not possible to open a window. The narrow hall is noisy at night with people coming back from their night out. Food and service in the restaurant are very poor, breakfast ok but expensive. With nothing near (city centre is also far away) it is strange to pay € 15 for a parking lot. I understood the hotel is losing money and i now understand why. A nice location, a modest hotel, a one time and not recommended experience.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ren_S_11
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Madrid, Spain
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55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

I have just come back from Rotterdam and I stayed at SS Rotterdam. To say it shortly... my room cost 150 € and it didn't have nothing special, well, water pressure on the shower was not very good, and the room was not flat, I guess because I was in the bow of the ship... but in any case was odd.Again, as it is a ship, windows are extremely small as wel as having low ceilings. The breakfast is also average. Clearly, it is overpriced.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Rafa M
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Campinas, SP
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152 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

I have been for two days in this hotel. Rooms are nice and clean, with modern and new furnitures. Room have some facilities like coffee machine. Staff it is really nice and pleasant. Breakfast is reasonable for the price.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

I was there for a large conference at the hotel and we all had to stay here. The location is far from the center of Rotterdam. There is nothing much close by. I didn't try taking the bus/train to the center. We came for the conference, attended it and left. That would be the only reason to stay here.

I liked the free WiFi internet in all public areas. The rooms have wired free internet however it does not work for tablets and smart phones etc. I liked the late check out given without much hassel. Breakfast was included and was sparsely adequate.
I did not the like the room, the furnishings, the decor, the bed. They could have done it much better. The bathroom is small with no space to place your personal items. There is not fitness room, the multiple lounges and clubs at least one can be converted to a gym.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank wakar
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Centurion, South Africa
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190 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

Felt strange to be on a boat that doesnt go anywhere. Anyhow, was there for a big group event. Was well handled and well organized. Boat is in a good condition. Like the theme.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lynn0416
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Property: SS Rotterdam
Address: 3E Katendrechtsehoofd 25, 3072 AM Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Cruise Hotel)
Region: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Rotterdam
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 52 Hotels in Rotterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — SS Rotterdam 4*
Number of rooms: 254
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