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“Perfect quiet spot next to one of the great walk-ways of Rotterdam”
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Hotel van Walsum
Ranked #22 of 53 Hotels in Rotterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 December 2013

I stayed at the Hotel Van Walsum three times this year, June/August/October, for five nights each visit. It is very quiet, particularly with rooms facing the back of the street. The location is terrific - 10 minutes by taxi from the Centraal train station, a 10-minute walk to Erasmus Medical Center, but most importantly a 2-minute walk to one of the main walking streets of Rotterdam, Nieuw Binnenweg, where one can walk for 30 minutes for a couple of miles! There are any number of restaurants, bars, clothing stores. There are two grocery stores within walking distance, if you plan a stay of a few days.

Hotel Van Walsum has refrigerators in each room, wireless, 32 tv channels including English language (and 1 German I think).

Breakfast is typical Dutch style downstairs in the bar-lounge area, with an inviting patio just one step out the sliding glass door. Typical Dutch style includes eggs, breads, cheeses, lots of meats, cereals, plus tea and coffee from a real coffee machine. Newspapers are available, although I just read on my iPad using their wireless.

I have stayed at vastly more expensive hotels in Holland, one in Rotterdam and one in Amsterdam, and really this competes with both of them. There is no pool or fitness center, however I had all the exercise I wanted strolling along the walking street.

Staff is friendly, accomodations clean, lots of amenities, with a wonderful location that has little street noise.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Great area if you are in the city for Erasmus, still close to main streets and there is a supermarket 5 minute walk.

Rotterdam quite boring for a tourist unless you are into museums… Don’t waste time on Binnenrote market. Very good Italian restaurant near the hotel called Spaghettata.

Hotel is nice, good bar and breakfast area. There is a fun small garden to sit and/or smoke.
Stuff is welcoming and helpful. After entering a first door, you have to wait to be buzzed in the hotel, this feels very safe.

We had a superior room, was very large, 2 closets, 2 sofas, work desk and chair. Very good shower, nothing bad to say about the room!
Maybe one small thing, if you are planning on staying in your room and watch TV, so the TV is very small and old, but do have some good English channels.

Breakfast is good. The exact same food offered each morning, but it is ok for the three mornings we stayed.

Close tram and bus stations. Not sure if this location is the best if you want to be at city center.
If ever come back to Erasmus I will defiantly stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

The hotel staff was great! I arrived in a super hot day and my room had no air conditioner. I asked for a fan, and they brought me one, but then the hotel wasn´t full and they upgraded me to a super nice bedroom, with air, for free! The staff was so nice and so helpful. The breakfast is very good and the location of the hotel is also nice!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We loved our stay at the van Walsum. The rooms were great and the staff were very accommodating and helpful. We didn't have breakfast there, but went to a nearby restaurant. It is a good hotel to relax in as there are a couple of different sitting areas. We played cards with another couple in one of the areas. There is a small bar, but we had our own drinks. If there was a downside, it was a little far to walk to anything for someone who has feet that don't like walking, but having said that, I'd stay at the van Walsum again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

The hotel was in a good location - within strolling distance to the excellent museum district and on a couple of tram lines.

The hotel recommended a couple of the local bars and restaurants and we were happy with their choices.

Will definitely plan on staying here next time we visit Rotterdam

Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Really lovely staff who were all very welcoming. The room was a great size and the breakfasts were amazing.We liked the staff, the cost and the location. No complaints at all.
Lovely little garden as well (with a friendly little cat that comes to visit).

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

This is a traditional building with classical style rooms with high ceilings.
It is conveniently situated for the centre of town on a quiet street.
Although the rooms are traditional, they are very well equipped- air conditioning, T.V..(with BBC1 &2), iron and board and tea/coffee making facilities. Very comfortable beds.
There is a bar which also serves light refreshments and a breakfast room which serves a great selection of hot and cold buffet food ( Euro 13.5). These public areas have very modern décor.
The staff are very helpful and efficient.
A great place to stay and good value!.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel van Walsum

Address: Mathenesserlaan 199-201, 3014 HC Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Region: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Rotterdam > Oude Westen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Rotterdam
#12 Romantic Hotel in Rotterdam
Price Range: £60 - £140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel van Walsum 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel van Walsum is a cozy city-hotel in the centre of Rotterdam. A 6 minute walk will take you to the Museumpark. Free WiFi is available throughout the whole hotel. Other features include a paid private parking space and a 24-hour reception. The hotel is situated in three historical buildings that have been renovated recently. Each of the 28 rooms is unique and has been furnished with charm and design. You are welcome at our bar for a drink or a small menu. Weather permitting; the private garden is an absolute favorite. For lunch and dinner our staff can recommend one of the many cafes and restaurants within walking distance. The hotel is ideally situated for a visit to the Markthal, Boijmans van Beuningen museum, the Kunsthal, het Nieuwe Instituut, the Erasmus Medical Centre or the Sophia children's hospital. Attractions such as the Blijdorp zoo, the Ahoy event centre and Spido harbor tours are easily accessible by public transport. You can start your day wonderfully with the extensive breakfast buffet; including freshly baked bread, bacon and eggs, as well as several biological and fair-trade products. The hotel is characterized by the hospitality of the family and their staff. They aspire to make your stay at Hotel van Walsum an unforgettable experience. ... more   less 
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