When we arrived the welcome at the front desk was a bit lacking, after we had hauled our cases up the stairs (no concierge) but the hotel itself was quirky, very different and interesting in it's design and history. We booked a balcony room (technically is was a balcony, but not one you could put a chair on!) which overlooked the waterway. It was very different from the average hotel room, with plenty of space, a very comfortable bed, very unusual bathroom, great views and very quiet. Wanted to change some currency at the front desk but they do not offer this service. There is an ATM 400m up the road so went there and collected some Euros.
We ate in the restuarant the first night which was packed and buzzing - great food, a really good atmosphere and excellent service. The waiters and waitresses were great and the restaurant manager took us to a good table and really was concerned that we had a good meal and a good time. Breakfasts were good with plenty of choice, but limited service and quite different from the buzz and cheerfulness of the night before.
We were on a 2 night stop which made a lovely change from the usual city centre hotels. We would go back and stay in the same room..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel New York is located in the beautiful former headquarters of the Holland America Line, situated on the banks of the river Maas in Rotterdam in The Netherlands.A visit to Hotel New York is both a journey into the past and into the future. The nostalgic building symbolizes the departure of many emigrants with hope and tension of their new homeland.The agitated history is still touchable in the building: many pictures and suitcases of the emigrants, as well as the 6 former board rooms are keeping the history alive.Hotel New York has 72 exceptional hotel rooms, 7 unique halls and meeting rooms. The ground floor features a large café-restaurant, where 400 guests can enjoy an extensive or simple a-la-carte meal in any price category from early in the morning until late at night. High ceilings, colourful lights, sturdy nautical elements and robust tubes and pillars provide a maritime and industrial atmosphere, where everyone feels at home! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- New York Hotel
- New York Rotterdam