Location: Rotterdam – The Netherlands
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: marriott.com/…/rtmmn-rotterdam-marriott-hotel
Located in one of the tallest buildings of Rotterdam, the Marriott Rotterdam is one the best hotels in the city. It used to be the Manhattan hotel but they recently (about one year ago) renovated the hotel and it is now a Marriott hotel.
Renovated Lobby Area (loved it!)
When I entered the hotel I was wowed by the stunning lobby area. It just looks amazing… A contemporary designed place where it is great to hang out, enjoying a drink and making new friends. I just love the place, it is all about connectivity in a friendly and luxurious environment. Pillars bar and restaurant is located here as well which I will tell you more about later!
Five Star Accommodation
After a friendly and efficient check-in, I was ready to explore my beautiful executive room. Again, I was amazed by how different the rooms are now. The room was extremely large and absolutely stunning! The comfortable lounger was great for relaxing and surfing on my iPad, the large designer desk was excellent for doing some work and the best was among the most comfortable bed I have slept in. Marble bathroom both has bathtub and separate shower.
Since I was staying in an executive room, I had access to the executive lounge located on one of the top floors. Here you can enjoy complimentary soft drinks, wine and light snacks (cheese, crackers, etc.) throughout the day. It actually is a pretty good deal to upgrade your room with access to the lounge. Views are outstanding and there’s a relaxed atmosphere. In the next upcoming months they are going to renovate this lounge as well which will make the place even more comfortable.
At night I had dinner at the Pillars restaurants and I must say that the food and service were excellent! It is not just an ordinary hotel restaurant… I noticed several non-hotel guests enjoying a delicious meal here. The menu is varied, from meat to fish, from healthy options to let’s say less healthy but yummie choices, it’s all there and prepared in an excellent way! As a starter I enjoyed the confit salmon with a gel of watercress, pickled cucumber ribbons and Ice Plant. The Caesar salad with grilled chicken, Parmesan cheese, croutons and Caesar dressing as a main course was delicious too! And a good dinner of course has to end with a yummie dessert.
After all the eating and drinking, I was happy to find out that there’s a full sized fitness center at the Marriott Rotterdam.
Breakfast is served on the first floor. The buffet style breakfast offers something for anyone. It is a very restaurant with the most comfortable chairs. A perfect start for the day and the surrounding views of Rotterdam makes it even more special!
Marriott Rotterdam is a top notch five star property which I thoroughly enjoyed. Staff was very professional and kind, interior has been nicely updated and rooms are among the best rooms I stayed in while in Rotterdam! It is not one of those formal five star hotels, I felt at ease and was treated in a very kind yet professional way. If you are looking for a luxurious five star hotel in Rotterdam, this definitely is the place to be!