The Mainport Design hotel – Rotterdam

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Chain: Design/Inntel hotels
Location: Rotterdam – The Netherlands
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website:

I always wanted to visit the Mainport Design hotel in Rotterdam because i heard great things about it. The Mainport hotel did not disappoint (at all!). First of all, the location is great: right at the mainport of Rotterdam. You can’t miss the modern black building when you are closeby. The Mainport hotel offers Valet Parking to their guests, always a bonus! The reception area is bright and gives a good first impression. Check-in went smoothly and the lady behind the desk was very professional and efficient. She handed us our roomkeys and showed us the elevators.

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We stayed in a Waterfront Spa room which (surprisingly ;-)) had a fantastic view on the harbour. It was a very large room (approximately 44 m2) and the huge jacuzzi was definitely the highlight of the room with a diameter of 1,70 meter. We then noticed the XL Kingsized bed. 3 people could easily sleep in this bed, without doubt! Other features: a comfy couch, a beautiful desk and an Illy coffee machine. You could even relax in your private Finnish sauna in the bathroom. The large rainshower works perfect and is very useful after the sauna session. The mirror tv is a plus too. This truly is what a spa room should be. The decor is modern, but without being too “cold”. Please note the pinguins on the wall. Would I decorate my home like that, no … but in this hotel it is just perfect!

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Besides the great rooms, this hotel has a lot of other facilities such as the spa area. They call it “Spa Heaven” and they did chose the right name. It is located on the 8th floor and offers fantastic panoramic views over the city. There is a fitness center with good equipment, a Finnish sauna and hammam. At “Club H2O”(directly connected with the hotel spa on the 8th floor) there is another (small) fitness room, sauna, hammam and a swimmingpool. The whole place is very clean and has a “relaxing” feeling, but I should mention that the water in the pool is pretty cold though…

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At night, we had dinner at “Down under” after enjoying our yummie mojito’s in the cocktailbar “At the rocks”. The quality of the food was good and the prices were fair. Service was good, staff was very friendly and we didn’t had to wait too long before our courses were served.

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The next day we had breakfast: a buffet with a large selection of cold and hot items. Sparkling wine is always a plus. The eggs are prepared by the chef just like the way you want them to be prepared. All guests were politely and courteously greeted with a smile.

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The Mainport Design hotel deserves its 5 star rating. It has a lot to offer and everything is done with a smile. I would happily return!

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