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Van der Valk Hotel Rotterdam-Blijdorp

2.5 km from the city centre



89% of guests recommend Van der Valk Hotel Rotterdam-Blijdorp.

Energieweg 2, Rotterdam Map

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Van der Valk Hotel Rotterdam Blijdorp lies within walking distance of Diergaarde Blijdorp Zoo, one of the Netherlands' most popular zoos. Visitors of all ages can admire its many animal residents. Rotterdam city centre is just 3 kilometres from the hotel, boasting architectural feats as well as beautiful museums, such as Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Or go shopping in what the locals affectionately dub the 'Koopgoot' (literally: shopping gutter). The centre is easy to reach from the hotel and you can quickly reach other parts of the city thanks to Rotterdam's excellent public transport links.

The comfortable and modernly furnished hotel rooms come with a flatscreen television, free WiFi, air conditioning, a safe, a refrigerator, tea and coffee facilities, and a bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and a toilet.

Guests can make use of the sauna, the swimming pool and the gym in the adjacent David Lloyd Fitness Centre; an additional charge applies.


Rotterdam is a dynamic place that is perfect for a city trip. Home to Europe's largest port, it's well worth hopping on a boat to admire the city from the water. Check out extraordinary architecture, such as the Cube Houses and the Erasmus Bridge. Several interesting museums can be found around the Museumpark, including the Kunsthal, Boijmans Van Beuningen and the Netherlands Architecture Institute. What's more, the hotel is a short walk from Diergaarde Blijdorp Zoo and the Oceanium sea aquarium.

Food and Drink

Breakfast is served on weekdays from 06:00 until 10:30, and at weekends from 07:00 until 11:00. Guests can enjoy outstanding dishes and wines in the restaurant, which is also the perfect place for lunch or a snack. Lunch is served daily from 11:00 until 17:00. Dinner is served from Sunday to Friday from 17:00 until 22:00, and on Saturday from 17:00 until 23:00.

Facilities and rules Hide Show
Number of rooms



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from 00:00 until 12:00

Children & extra beds

Children/extra beds: A cot for children aged 2 and under can be added in the room free of charge. A maximum of one extra bed can be added in a Superior Room. For children aged 3-11 years old this costs €20 per night (breakfast costs €9.50). For guests aged 12 and above an extra bed costs €35 per night; excluding breakfast, which is €19.50. Please note that the extra bed is a foldaway bed.

Important information

Please note that on December 25 and 26, you can only have lunch and dinner in the restaurant if you have booked in advance. (Based on availability)

The following is prohibited: Using or being in the possession of nitrous oxide, soft drugs and hard drugs, smoking in the hotel. Upon discovery you will be asked to leave the hotel without refund of costs incurred. We are not responsible for any consequences after the imposition of the curfew and cannot be held liable for any fines and penalties. We do not provide any statements.


Free Wi-Fi

Guests can make free use of wireless internet at the hotel.


Car Park: The hotel offers parking facilities for guests. Exit tickets are available at the hotel reception at a reduced rate of €4.


Pets are allowed

  • 24-hour reception

  • Air conditioning

  • Dry Cleaners / On request

  • Family Rooms / On request

  • Garden

  • Laundry

  • Lift

  • Luggage storage

  • Meeting/Function Room

  • Bicycles
  • Bike rental: The hotel offers bike hire. A 7-gear bike is available at €12.50 per bike per day. A Qwic E-bike costs €22.50 per bike per day.

  • Electric bike charging point / On request

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast (€ 19,50 per person per night)

    Food and Drink
  • Bar

  • Drinks Vending Machine/Items can be purchased at Reception

  • Outdoor Terrace

  • Packed Lunch / On request

  • Restaurant

  • Smoking policy

    The entire hotel is non-smoking.


    Disabled rooms / On request

    General information

    Green Key certificate

    Reviews Hide Show

    Reviewed by 65 guests

    89% of guests recommend this hotel











    Here you'll find the latest reviews by guests who have visited this hotel.


    Travelling alone maart 2018

    Nice ad confortable

    Nice hotel

    No water to dring in the room


    Travelling alone september 2016

    not that good as expected

    Good place for guests with dogs because dogs are allowed in the restaurant. Nearby park to walk the dog.

    The bathroom was not as clean as expected bathroom also needs to be renovated. Perforated curtains and dirty windows.


    J van der Meer
    Older couples december 2014

    breakfast, location, spacy room

    the bathroom was very cold

    “My tip: put some kind of heating in the bathroom”


    jh krischer
    Travelling alone juni 2014

    location easy to find

    check in fast and very friendly. very easy parking breakfast outstanding, dinner was delicious, liked your salad bar. excellent service by your wait staff.

    none at all

    “My tip: you might consider to have coffee available without sitting down., maybe provide coffee to go.”


    W Verschuren
    Young couples mei 2014

    Mooi hotel, rustig gelegen en grote parkeergelegenheid

    -grote gratis parking -rustig gelegen -evenwel dicht tegen het centrum -ontbijt inclusief


    Families with young children juli 2013

    Good value and clean hotel with outdated connectivity

    Near a great Zoo for kids and adults Very clean Good value for money

    No in room wifi No option to connect IPAD, DVD or Game Console to TV Limited breakfast choice (only buffet breakfast) Poor bathroom design Inconsistent service - some staff were great, some not helpful No facilities for Children

    “My tip: The Zoo next door is great. ”


    Older couples juni 2013

    Great location, unaware that you are in a city

    Excellent food, large room

    Lovely large windows in the foyers but the cross beams are thick in dust

    “My tip: nice restaurant”


    Travelling alone mei 2013

    perfect for an overnight stay for business travellers

    very friendly staff / good location close to highway

    breakfast / no swimming pool / superior rooms not really superior / carpets in the rooms not very clean


    Travelling alone april 2013

    bed is very uncomfortable

    location and overall facilities

    bed is cheap and very uncomfortable


    Young couples maart 2013

    Overrated hotel

    Nice personnel, helpfull

    Very bad comfort for a 4 stars. Very disapointed of the general state of the detail. Important fault of taste in decoration (easter in this case) Bed was done very badly and looked repulsive Very dissatisfied

    “My tip: Nothing to do in the area, just parkings outside the hotels. Having a car is mandatory”


    Travelling alone januari 2013

    Had a pleasant stay at a very nice hotel.

    Very nice, big room with nice bathroom.

    The Internet was a bit slow.


    Travelling alone mei 2012

    Comfortable smart friendly hotel with great facilities

    Excellent service provided by highly professional and helpful staff. Provision of smoking rooms, bar and restaurant. The hotel is very well presented. UK and european power outlets in the room, and free internet in the room. Good choice of european language TV channels (English, French, Italian, German, Dutch)

    No clothes iron in the room - clothes creased in the suitcase stay that way (there may well be provision elsewhere in the hotel, I should have asked at the front desk I guess)

    “My tip: bring a travel iron just in case”


    Travelling alone maart 2012

    Neat Hotel Bad Location

    It's good if you're looking for Isolation.

    Out of the way from Rotterdam Central, Ahoy, Business centre. No eateries, shops around the place. One has to rely on public transport or taxi to get to an eating place. Who would want to eat at the hotel all days. The transportation cost is more than the Eating out cost. No wireless internet facility.

    “My tip: Please do not depend on the hotel for a pick-up or drop to airport or rail station as their transport facility is perenially unavailable.”


    Families with young children september 2011

    Nice enough place, but this hotel does NOT have a pool.

    Nice looking hotel, clean and newish. Check-out time of noon. Free parking. Close to the zoo.

    Contrary to other van der Valk hotels, the pool is not at the hotel and is not included in the price. For the "special" price of 10 euros per person you can walk next door to the community health club and share the kiddie pool with 50 kids doing swimming lessons. "King size" bed in our superior room was actually two singles pushed together. Breakfast is overpriced at 16,50 per person. Wireless internet costs 12,50 per day.


    Young couples september 2011

    King size bed is two singles pushed together

    Great Location. Easy access to both the zoo and the city center

    What they call a king size bed is just two singles push together.


    David Graham
    Travelling alone september 2011

    Good quality hotel, shame about the bed

    Clean, tidy and modern with Friendly and helpful staff

    Bed in room was old and tired, it sagged in the middle.


    Young couples juli 2011

    excellent value, great location

    we had a great deal on our overnight stay which included breakfast & free mini bar.. all for only 92 euro inc tax! the standards overall were very high, atmostphere relaxed.

    after quietly checking the evening menu we chose to eat somewhere else, but as we left a comment was made by the chap behind the bar who had also initially greeted us. even if it was a joke, he told us unsmiling that sorry but they don't serve fish & chips. we found this comment was inappropriate. offensive & racist


    Wayne Hall
    Travelling alone juni 2011

    Air con doesn't work!!

    Service from the staff was good

    First room, electrics didn't work, second room air con didn't work and it was too hot. Because I had to open the windows, there was the noise from the zoo next door.


    Marie-Eve Menger
    Travelling alone mei 2011

    Overall good- but careless on details

    personel was very friendly and tried to resolve the issues there were - obviously not their fault

    Overall, stay was good, just major points of carelessness which should not happen in a 4 star hotel of this price: 1) room was taken when I came (but still got the key so found out myself) - they had no replacement room except for a disabled room 2) no toilet paper in the room 3) room service forgot to clean dirty coffee cups 4) reception not reachable for more than 15 minutes in the morning as the only staff was somewhere else (no cordless phone) 5) not possible to charge fitness on the bill and no flexibility / effort to solve this problem 6) taxi ordering took very long (reception said it was 5 min- it took more than 10 - not handy when one has to catch a train)


    Wim Slag
    Groups december 2010

    clean, good service

    not on walking distance of everything


    Mark Doane
    Travelling alone december 2010

    Everything you excpect from a Van Der Valk Hotel

    Almost Everything was excellent

    They should either have a Geldautomat or allow guests to get cash on their cards. The hotel is not within walkiing distance of any cash machines.


    Older couples september 2010

    good restful stay

    Very Clean; friendly service; rooms very good; great selection of TV programmes; service efficient and kind; modern streamlined design of building; good breakfast buffet; very quiet;

    standard bathrooms have no bath, only a shower. Parking facilities very few bays for hotel guests on the premises.


    Matthew Knight
    Older couples september 2010

    Very Comfortable

    Very comfortable Great food

    Location, too far from Rotterdam city centre


    M. Van Eenennaam
    Travelling alone september 2010

    open good looking hotel, bed, shower facilities good

    break fest very light in comparison to other vd Valk hotels


    Matteo Massari
    Young couples augustus 2010

    Bell'hotel con ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo!

    Stanza molto confortevole e spaziosa

    Internet Wi-fi non gratis

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