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SS Rotterdam
Ranked #9 of 52 Hotels in Rotterdam
Certificate of Excellence
The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Cruise for one night”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

The ship is permanently attached to its present location and operates as an event center / restaurant / hotel. We joined a special event organized on the whole ship and stayed overnight. The circumstances may thus be special, but we can say that the room was great. We stayed on the B-deck all the way to the back of the ship overlooking the river. The way there may be confusing but once you know where your room is, its no problem finding it again. The room was really nice, stylish, spacious with a great bathroom. Everything looks well maintained and well designed. Breakfast in the morning was also good, even though the staff at the coffee bar was tired of serving coffee and pointed us unfriendly to the coffee machine to do it ourselves. Still a great experience. If you are looking for the special place to stay overnight in Rotterdam, this is the place.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

very oldish decorated room
room has enough space, bed is ok
bathroom is standard
no wifi in the room
however, and the customer is not even informed of it (so do not be claustrophobic!!), some rooms have no windows at all !!!
breakfast is "chaotic" (long wait coffee corner, flow at buffet not well organized...) ; quality wise is rather standard
the boat is interesting (historic cruiseship) with old lowcost decoration (and sticky carpets)
takes this hotel only if you have a special opportunity on board (party, restaurant event...) or a nice discount; otherwise a bit expensive for what you get

the boat istelf is interesting (historic cruiseship) with quite old lowcost decoration

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

We stayed one night onboard of the SS Rotterdam and it exceeded my expectations. Sure, it was going to be special to sleep in a ship with a history but it turned out that it's very well renovated with a nice combination of modern comfort and 50s style.
All staff is very friendly and dressed in style as well.
Our standard room on the inner side of the ship was much bigger and comfortable than expected. It even had a separate sitting area, again in the style when the SS Rotterdam was sailing to New York. Breakfast is served on the Promenade deck and offered an extensive choice. If you’re spending the night in the weekend, it might be good to come early as it starts to get very busy from 9.30am onwards. The Ocean Bar tend to be very noisy & crowded during the weekend, but if you want to have drink in a quieter environment before heading to bed, try the Lido bar. During the evening, we chose to eat outside as there are plenty of restaurants at walking distance in the neighborhood of Hotel New York.
In summary: if you're in Rotterdam and want something else then the standard hotel, this is your choice.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

The SS Rotterdam is a huge cruise ship rebuilt to hotel. It has a fantastic atmosphere and great views to the skyline of Rotterdam. The rooms are small and well equipped. I had a room without a window, however the rooms to the outside of the hotel do have windows. The breakfast has a great choice and is well presented. I had a diner in the evening, food was average. To get to the city centre of Rotterdam is complicated. The price for the room is rather high but alternatives are limited in the city.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

Stayed in the hotel for 2 days in a nice standard double room. The rooms are very clean and in a 50s style. I was missing a bit of decoration on the wall though around the bed, lot's of wall, nothing on it except a tv. Shower rooms clean, not the most logical layout but clean. Ship has been restored pretty nice, they are not completely finished but overall very nice. Having worked on this ship it was also great seeing it back with many features restored. Would recommend it definitely. Breakfasts are great, really continental mostly.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

Stayed on the ship 1 night and was delighted. Loved the experience of staying on board and being greeting by the ships porter when boarding. It leaves an impression. Everything was wonderful, my only complain would be food is expensive. For the rest you simply must stay here when in rotterdam it doesnt dissappoint. Im going back this weekend for a night with the kids cant wait to see there faces when they she the ship:) recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Surf City, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2013

I had been looking forward to the opportunity to stay here. I had traveled on the SS Rotterdam
twice as a child round trip New York to Rotterdam to visit family in 1963. It did not disappoint. It was also very interesting to see the former first class areas that we did not experience then. Our room was large, for three, and very comfortable. The breakfast buffet was excellent. Enjoyed walking around the ship, taking me back to my childhood. Would have loved to stay longer, but was setting sail on the MS Rotterdam! Would highly recommend for any ship buff or for a pre or post cruise stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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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
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 52 Hotels in Rotterdam
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Hotel Class:4 star — SS Rotterdam 4*
Number of rooms: 254
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