|SS Rotterdam Hotel Facade|
|Our Classic Room at SS Rotterdam Hotel|
The Food & Bar: We went to the bar for a night cap and loved the relaxed atmosphere of the bar and the retro decor with plush velour chairs and gold trimmings. We noticed the bar and restaurant are also pretty popular with locals and Dutch tourists. They also have event spaces that according to the Dutchman and his family are pretty popular in the city for corporate events and parties. The breakfast was delicious and quite popular (we noticed non guests at the restaurant for the buffet). There’s everything from custom made eggs to the traditional dutch pancakes. Local tip: Make sure to check out its sister hotel, Hotel New York for lunch and lovely views of the city.
|The Bellman at SS Rotterdam Hotel|
The Location: Although not centrally located, there are many ways to get to the SS Rotterdam Hotel. If coming from Rotterdam Centraal Station, take a metro and then a bus to get to the hotel (the hotel has also shuttle service from the metro to the hotel). We decided to take a taxi from the central station. The taxi from the station to the hotel was around 25 Euros. There is ample parking if you’re coming by car (15 Euros per day). Another way to get around is by water taxi. Wish we could have done that, but we were too short on time, it’s an affordable way to catch great views of the city!
|View from SS Rotterdam Hotel Lido Deck|
Verdict: The SS Rotterdam Hotel is a unique experience with its original decor and fascinating story. You get to experience history in every corner of the property (tours are available to guests and visitors at a fee). I truly enjoyed the experience and its character, it felt as if I was stepping into history. You can feel the old glamour of those who crossed the Atlantic or sailed in the blue waters of the Caribbean.