On a recent business trip to Holland to visit a client I stayed in the 5 star Manhattan Hotel in Rotterdam having flown in from London’s City Airport. The Manhattan Hotel is 6 KM from the Rotterdam- The Hague airport where we landed and is about a 15-20 minute drive by taxi which makes it convenient for any visitors to the city.
The Hotel is also opposite the Rotterdam Central Station for arrivals by train, and the station offers an interesting view with it’s modern architecture. I later found out that the locals have nick named it the ‘potato sack’ as it looks like a bag which has fallen over onto its side. It is also only 5 minutes or so away from Rotterdam’s shopping and entertainment streets.
On entering the The Manhattan Hotel Rotterdam I was impressed by the lobby area, particularly the lovely display of flowers and the sumptuous furniture. The staff were efficient and polite when I checked in and despite going round in circles to find my room I enjoyed the corridors which were a deep purple in colour – perfect for me as this is my favourite colour!
I opened my hotel room via my key-card and when I switched on the lights I was met with a clean, spacious and elegant looking room complete with desk, double bed, a modern and good sized bathroom alongside storage space and a selection of complimentary refreshments comprising of coffee and tea. Of course there was also a fully stocked mini-bar which looked great, but I did resist!
There was plenty of storage space for my luggage and although I didn’t have much to unpack as I was only staying for one night, there was lots of space for clothes should you be staying for longer. The bathroom was a great size and came with the complimentary items you’d expect, perfect as I hadn’t bothered to pack any myself, along side some lovely fluffy towels. I enjoyed a nice soak in a hot bath before getting ready for bed.
The bed was a generous sized double complete with a firm but comfortable mattress and many plump pillows. Opposite the bed was a good sized TV where I found some English news channels to keep me company as I readied for bed. How did I sleep? Very well! I woke refreshed and ready for my day of business in Holland. I made myself some coffee whilst I got ready for my day and found the coffee maker easy to use with good instructions and I found the coffee was of good quality which is what I would expect from a 5 star hotel.
One of the most important features of a Hotel, along with the bed comfort level and the bathroom, is the breakfast! I was very happy to discover a full and comprehensive breakfast buffet offering a range of hot and cold items. I selected the traditional English breakfast (minus the meat) which was very tasty and perfect to set me up for my busy day. I enjoyed another cup of coffee which was served to me by a polite and cheerful member of staff.
How did I find my experience? Very pleasant. I think the Hotel offers a great level of accommodation. I was particularly impressed with the size of my room and the overall finish of the fixtures and fittings. The interior of the Hotel was beautiful and sophisticated and it had a lovely atmosphere helped along by the friendly and helpful staff. I had a really great night’s sleep and a fantastic breakfast in the morning. Combined with the convenient location I think this is a really lovely place to stay and award The Manhattan Hotel Rotterdam 5 out of 5 stars.