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“Lots of good points”
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Hotel Breitner
Ranked #24 of 52 Hotels in Rotterdam
New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lots of good points”
Reviewed 9 October 2007

This hotel has traditional decor which is well looked after. Nice gardens too. We had a family room (for the 2 of us) and it was a good-sized room. The tiled bathroom was well set out and nice and clean. Other good features - helpful friendly staff helped us with where to find places to eat etc, the location, sumptious breakfasts, free Internet on a computer near the buffet area, iron available.
As non-smokers, we did notice the smoking but it probably didn't bother us as much since we'd been in Europe for 4 weeks so sort of were used to it. In New Zealand people are not allowed to smoke inside in public places including hotels so it's quite different.

  • Liked — The overall quality of the accommodation
  • Disliked — The smoking
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank pounamu
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London
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2007

A decent enough small hotel, but for the fact the proprietor smokes those little cigars all day (and probably has done so for years) and so the smell of cigars permeates the rooms, even rooms he has probably never entered! On the plus side, it was a great value for a Rotterdam hotel during the North Sea Jazz Festival -- it seemed to be the only hotel in Rotterdam that did not double its rates! Good location for getting anywhere in Rotterdam as well. Remarkably quiet considering it is right behind Niewe Binnenweg and the bars there. But the memory that will stay with me is the cigar smoke smell.

  • Stayed July 2007
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Thank Torontotrident
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Dublin
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2007

Spartan. Dormitory. Quiet. Gezellige. No free lunch here.

  • Liked — The price.
  • Disliked — The room.
  • Tips/Secrets — Typical Dutch property. The same price from a broker or direct. Stiff 'em and book through a broker.
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled solo
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Thank MaxHopper
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Harrow, England
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2006

The Breitner was a very nice hotel, in an ideal location, and I'd certainly stay here again. The hotel is located in a fairly bustling area, close to Rotterdam University, but it's hidden away in a quiet sidestreet and the rooms are therefore brilliantly quiet at night. Walking to the Central train station takes around 20 minutes and the whole city centre is easily accessible on foot, so you don't even have to worry about using the Metro (although there's a stop just around the corner if you'd rather).

The hotel itself is very clean, with friendly and helpful staff, although the rooms are a bit on the small side. It's certainly worth getting up for breakfast, which consists of a decent continental-style buffet of cereals, bread, ham and cheese - but with the addition of a boiled or fried egg. Also, my room had a safe and a large ceiling fan - and the television even got BBC One!

Aside from the minor complaint about room size, I really can't fault this hotel. Its location is excellent, around the corner from some lovely restaurants and bars but down a quiet residential street, and the service and cleanliness were both spot on.

  • Stayed May 2006, travelled on business
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2 Thank IDean
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Aberdeen/Rotterdam
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2004

The Breitner is a short walk (15 min) from Central Station, or take Tram 4 with a stop round the corner. One of the best points about this hotel is that it is quiet! I've stayed in a few hotels in Rotterdam and most are alongside busy roads, this one is in a residential side street.

Rooms are spacious for the price. Decor dated but clean with a good sized bathroom and balcony. Good bar. Excellent buffet breakfast in the conservatory attached to the bar. Relaxing environment. Only downside about my particular room was the mattresses were a bit on the spongy side.

They do food as well though didn't try it as there are a few good eateries in the surrounding area.

Overall good value for money and recommended.

  • Stayed January 2005, travelled on business
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3 Thank Pictish
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Rhyl North Wales,UK
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2004

This is a very reasonably priced city centre hotel with excellent facilities and a warm welcome.

I have stayed at the Hotel Breitner four times during 2004, although my partner has been using this particular hotel for the past four years. Each time we stay, we have a warm welcome from the owners as well as the evening staff, whom we have made friends with. We travel over quite frequently to visit my partner's son, who lives nearby.

The hotel is pleasantly situated near the centre of Rotterdam and we always book a garage for our car as there is no free parking in Rotterdam, there is a small additional charge for this.

The room is always spotlessly clean, with freshly laundered sheets and towels each day. We usually have a large double bed with a single bed for my partner's son. The shower room is fully tiled and has a supply of liquid soap/shampoo. There is a (free) TV in the room, a desk and chair as well as wardrobe and usually a settee which can be made in to an extra bed if required. One addition could be coffee and tea making facilities in each bedroom. There is a lift available to all floors, the stairs can be quite steep!

We have always been given a room facing the front, the whole of the end wall is a window overlooking the quiet side street. Ceiling fans can be used in warm weather, there are central heating radiators in the rooms for cool weather.

Breakfast is a choice of cereals/yogurt/fruit with bread/toast/crackers, sliced meats and cheese, tomatoes, fruit bread, jams, marmalades, orange juice/tea/coffee. If having tea, though, be aware, the Dutch like to drink weak black tea flavoured with sugar! If you are like me, and fancy a 'proper British-cuppa' then ask for two teabags, the pots are kept warm on small burners on each table, a nice effect. You are also offered a choice of eggs to accompany the ham and cheese, a hearty breakfast. Don't expect a fry-up.

The hotel has a bar which seems to stay open quite late. The local beer is fine and the bar has a well stocked whisky selection with over 260 varieties on offer (but as yet, no Welsh whisky!) Snacks and light meals can be ordered from thr night staff, either to be eaten in the bar or to be taken upstairs to the room.

The Hotel can seem quite busy, with a lot of people arriving throughout the night but this has never been a problem for us, our room has been quiet, there is no street noise.

I would recommend the Hotel Breitner to any traveller who needs a comfortable, clean, centrally-located room in the heart of Rotterdam.

  • Stayed October 2004
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5 Thank Carmen63
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Property: Hotel Breitner
Address: Breitnerstraat 23, 3015 XA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Rotterdam > Oude Westen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Rotterdam
#7 Business Hotel in Rotterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Breitner 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in the heart of Rotterdam This charming hotel is situated in a quiet yet central part of Rotterdam, just 1 km from Rotterdam Central Station and a 5 minutes walk from the city centre. Metro, tram and bus stop Eendrachtsplein is 3 minutes and bus stop Breitnerstraat is 2 minutes on foot. Hotel Breitner has free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout all of its rooms, a 24-hour front desk and offers private on-site parking for a fee. All rooms are carpeted, decorated in wooden decor and have double-glass windows. They feature a flatscreen-TV, desk and Laptop-size Safe. The rooms come with a private bathroom fitted with a toilet and a bath or shower. A breakfast buffet is offered every morning including freshly baked breads, bacon, eggs and a broad range of meats, spreads, fruit and cereals. You can relax in the lounge with a newspaper provided daily by the hotel or enjoy a variety of drinks at Hotel Breitners' bar which takes pride in a broad collection of whiskey's. Laundry and ironing services is provided by the hotel at an extra fee. Many sites, like the Museum park, Euromast, Markethall and the Cube houses are accessible on foot from Hotel Breitner. It is 10 minutes on foot to the Maritime and Harbour Museums. From Eendrachtsplein, it is 10 minutes by metro to concert hall Ahoy. Main shopping areas De Koopgoot and the Coolsingel are a 10-minute walk away. ... more   less 
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