The hotel has an excellent location, close to the railway station, close to the pedestrian shopping area (Lijnbaan) and at a walking distance to the Erasmus bridge (20 min) or Bojimans art gallery (30 min). The area is full of tall new buildings, but is clean and quiet. It is a little odd the fact that the reception is located on the first floor, and the rooms are above, and the entrance is really ugly. Also the lobby at each floor is ugly, cold, with no design. Instead the room was big, clean and quiet. The free wi-fi functionned perfectly.
The reception staff is friendly and helpful, eager to give you information or help with the parking. By the way the parking fee is very high 20 euro/day, but I search and it could be even higher :(( In general, parking in Holland is very expensive, it seems they encourage the public transportation.
The breakfast was so and so. It's what I call an "improved continental breakfast" meaning that apart from regular coffee, milk,croissants, jam and butter, they added 2 sorts of cheese (gouda), ham, boiled eggs, some vegetables (cucumbers and tomatoes), cereals and yogurt (for the yougurt I have to praise them because I cannot easily find plain yogurt in the hotels; I do not understand why they are keep on proposing fruit yougurts, not everybody likes them).
The coffee from the machine was awful (ok, there might be people liking Dowve Egberts trademark, but for me it was undrinkable). Overall it was a good breakfast and the girls there were filling in the trays constantly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The new Holiday Inn Express Rotterdam – Central Station is perfectly located in the heart of Rotterdam. Whether you are visiting Rotterdam for business or leisure purposes, this hotel is your place to be!The hotel is located next to the central station of Rotterdam in close vicinity of the main shopping area of the city the Koopgoot and on the corner of the Hofplein and Coolsingel. Large companies such as Nationale Nederlanden, ING, Unilever, Houthoff Buruma and the Holland Casino Rotterdam are all on walking distance. The hotel has the perfect location for every purpose.The sound proof, well furbished and spacious rooms offer modern equipment like LCD TVs with 50 international channels, free wireless Internet, coffee/tea facilities and a spacious shower. On top of all these facilities, our guests are served a complimentary Continental breakfast. The hotel offers a modern decorated lobby and bar, where our guests feel at ease and can relax with friends and colleagues. ... more less
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