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.
from 14:00 until 00:00
from 00:00 until 12:00
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.
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.
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
Dry Cleaners / On request
Family Rooms / On request
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 (€ 19,50 per person per night)
Drinks Vending Machine/Items can be purchased at Reception
Packed Lunch / On request
The entire hotel is non-smoking.
Disabled rooms / On request
Green Key certificate
Here you'll find the latest reviews by guests who have visited this hotel.
Travelling alone maart 2018
No water to dring in the room
Travelling alone september 2016
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”
Travelling alone juni 2014
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.”
Young couples mei 2014
-grote gratis parking -rustig gelegen -evenwel dicht tegen het centrum -ontbijt inclusief
Families with young children juli 2013
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
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
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
location and overall facilities
bed is cheap and very uncomfortable
Young couples maart 2013
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
Very nice, big room with nice bathroom.
The Internet was a bit slow.
Travelling alone mei 2012
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
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 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
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.
Travelling alone september 2011
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
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
Travelling alone juni 2011
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.
Travelling alone mei 2011
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)
Groups december 2010
clean, good service
not on walking distance of everything
Travelling alone december 2010
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
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.
Older couples september 2010
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
Young couples augustus 2010
Stanza molto confortevole e spaziosa
Internet Wi-fi non gratis
Energieweg 2, 3041JC Rotterdam
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