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“Very good choice, the breakfast was great !”

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Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark
Ranked #11 of 52 Hotels in Rotterdam
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Reviewed 1 September 2010

The staff is professionnal, very hepful, the breakfast was generous, this hotel is close to Erasmus University and a little far from the center.

Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 May 2010

the novotel brainpark is a modern and well appointed hotel. big comfy rooms and helpful staff. if you're there for business, or for visiting the Erasmus University, it is a great place to stay. Just be aware that the city center is not near at all.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 April 2010

Great hotel, very friendly staff, spacious and very clean room. I'm a regular at the Novotel Brainpark and each time I have to remember myself to bring earplugs along. The hotel is very conveniently located; not to far from all the thingsto do and see, it's even perfetct when you -as I have- visit Erasmus University, but it's also near the bif circle motorway, which causes constant noise all time.
I don't understand why the reception is not providing earplugs pro actively.
Ask for room as high (till 17the floor) as possible and at the backside.
Peter van MInderhout

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 March 2010

stayed for the weekend and was impressed by the modern, comfortable design. Great TV dining option in restaurant plus interactive whiskey tasting on an iTouch were nice extra touches. Staff super friendly!

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Reviewed 13 February 2010

The treat of a lifetime!!! The closest feeling to Dutch virtue you will ever get. The hotel lives up to its 4 stars in every way. Luxury rooms, restaurants and a view to die for. The service is next to non and super friendly and obliging beyond the call of duty. Great location with use of the facilities. The room service and breakfast are an absolute must too. The only downside is having to leave...!!!

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 December 2009

If you are going to Erasmus definitely stay here. Very convenient walking distance.
Very helpful friendly reception staff.
Standard room.
Restaurant and breakfast good.
Internet in rooms easy to use.
If you need a taxi to airport can take up to 1 hour to come so definitely book beforehand with reception.
Iron, kettle and mini bar in room.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 November 2009

Positives:
- Spacious rooms
- Friendly staff
- Location perfect for anyone visiting the Erasmus University
- On-site restaurant available
- Good value for money

Negatives
- Location isolated if you plan to visit Rotterdam regularly
- Lack of fitness facilities
- Pricy breakfast
- Have to pay for WiFi

I stayed at this hotel for 11 nights due to the convenient location just across the road from the RSM Erasmus school where I attended a short course. So an obvious choice for anyone in the same case! For those who want to be in the centre of Rotterdam there may be better options closer to town. If you want to go into Rotterdam each evening, Novotel is rather isolated in the middle of industrial and university land. You do have the metro and tram near by the hotel (5-10 mins respectively) and taxis can bring you to the centre (when they're available!) within 20 mins if you’re motivated enough.

All staff were friendly. Check-in and check-out was easy and efficient. There was a visible effort on their part to live up to 4-star standard service but was a little hit and miss in some situations where they didn’t quite “get it”.

There is a restaurant available in the hotel. They have a great concept for any lone travelers – a seating area with your own TV and headphones. I found it a great alternative to the usual battle between a newspaper, phone and my plate  Food was OK, nothing to write home about to be honest. Breakfast is available but at a pretty hefty price of 18.50 Eurs. I have heard from other guests that it is not worth the price-tag and other reviews for the hotel also confirm this.

One negative is the lack of any fitness facilities, which were important to me during an almost 2-week stay. I find it odd that they didn’t incorporate this into their renovations a year back. For me it’s a pretty standard service, especially in a newly renovated hotel. Even more add since they talk about health and wellness in their posters on each floor and yet this hotel has nothing of what they mention! It only emphasizes the lack of facilities even more! The hotel is certainly big enough to have accommodated even just a small one. There is one available off-site at a local gym with a hotel reduction, but again not hugely convenient for guests.

Novotel sets expectations high as a 4-star hotel and hence opens itself to criticism and comparison to other top notch 4-star hotels. I wouldn’t actively promote the hotel but would recommend it to someone if asked as it is good value for money. Just don’t expect too much.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled on business
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Address: KP Van Der Mandelelaan 150, 3062 MB Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Region: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Rotterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Rotterdam
#6 Romantic Hotel in Rotterdam
#10 Luxury Hotel in Rotterdam
#10 Green Hotel in Rotterdam
#11 Business Hotel in Rotterdam
Price Range: £62 - £116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark 4*
Number of rooms: 202
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark is a modern, entirely non smoking 4 star hotel, with free parking. The hotel is easily accessible, just a 5 minute drive from the centre of Rotterdam.Our convenient location makes the hotel ideal for a business trip to Rotterdam, meetings and conferences or a relaxing weekend away. Our guests feel at home in our pleasant rooms and are welcome to relax with a drink in our modern bar or enjoy an exceptional meal in our restaurant or dinner in front of the TV. ... more   less 
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