Hotelchain: WestCord hotels
Location: Rotterdam – the Netherlands
Classification: 4 star hotel
Official website: hotelnewyork.nl
Hotel New York is one of the most iconic hotels of Rotterdam! The building used to be the head office of the famous Holland America Line. I was looking forward to exploring this unique hotel. The building wasn’t built as a hotel and that’s why the hotel New York is so unique. The location is excellent, right at the Maas river. It’s pretty interesting to know that thousands of emigrants left Europe and were heading to the US hoping for a better life. By the way, when you cross the bridge, the Rotterdam’s city center is just a short walk away.
All rooms at hotel New York have different sizes and are decorated in a different way. Each are very comfortable and offer four star comfort such as a Nespresso coffee machine, the most comfortable beds by Treca de Paris and cozy seating areas.
We were lucky to stay in one of their signature suites, the Maas Suite. As you can imagine, the suite had a full view of the Maas. It was just beautiful… I was impressed with the suite, it was very large and luxuriously appointed. One of the nicest suites I got to experience! The typical Delft Blue design is a nice touch, we were in the Netherlands after all! The suite comes with some nice details such as the high chair with a telescope for you to enjoy. What I also liked was the combination of old and new throughout the entire suite. The large television popping out of its closet, the modern bathroom and the most comfortable couches made this suite one to remember!
What surprised me most at hotel New York is their on site restaurant NY Basement. After exploring many restaurants in Rotterdam, NY Basement is my favorite! I appreciated the atmosphere and overall decoration. Do note that Hotel New York has two restaurants. On the main floor there’s a very large restaurant where guests can enjoy their favorite dishes. I was told that the sea food there is amazing! But let me start with the NY Basement which is more intimate than the upstairs restaurant. I started with a yummie Mojito and then enjoyed the most delicious four course dinner. Hands down, this is one of the better restaurants in Rotterdam! The chef knows how to combine ingredients and adds extra touches to each dish, pretty impressive. The pictures speak for themselves, right? I would also like to highlight the impeccable service of the staff, not too formal yet not too informal… Excellent! I was at ease and had a great time. Be sure to book a table here, you will love the culinary journey and the most delicious cocktails!
After a great night in the suite, it was time to explore the main restaurant. I was blown away by the size of this place. Later I found out that 400 people can be seated here. Decoration is unique, l love the mix of ‘new’ and ‘old’. Food was excellent, it is a buffet style breakfast with the most friendly staff. Views of the Maas are great, I imagined people waiting here in the old days before boarding the ship. The atmosphere is truly amazing.
Hotel New York is one of kind! It is not just an ordinary hotel, but a hotel with history… As a guest you can still feel the grandeur of the old days. Go explore it yourself, you won’t be disappointed and have a great time exploring Rotterdam and its surrounding areas.