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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Top Hotel Rotterdam
- Rotterdam Top Hotel