Hilton Rotterdam Hotel Review – City Shopping In Style

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If you are seeking a central stay in Rotterdam, Holland’s second-largest city, with access to endless amounts of shops in the city centre, then Hilton Rotterdam is the place to stay. I have stayed in many Hilton hotels here in Holland and each one offers unique experiences. They are always situated in accessible areas of any Dutch city, like the Hilton in the Hague.

The location of Hilton Rotterdam is a maximum 5-minute walk from the Central Station and the local shopping area with the Koopgoot and Bijenkorf department store is just around the corner. Also within walking distance are the iconic Markthal and the cubic houses.

Hilton Cleanstay

Hilton introduced ‘Hilton Cleanstay’ last year. This is a new form of hygiene and disinfection within its hotels. It is a promise to provide the same level of reliable and friendly service that Hilton guests can expect, but with the extra confidence of leading hygiene practices.


The reception area of the Hilton Rotterdam is warm and cosey and has a lovely seating area for check-in. It represents a clean and inviting place to stay. Leather, faux leather and fabric designs are often favoured, owing to their effortless capacity to soften interiors. Indeed, in classic and contemporary hotels like Hilton, neutral colours are a common feature.

Hotels are used for a number of other purposes besides accommodation. A setting for anything from business conferences, business meetings to wedding receptions. The Hilton Rotterdam ticks all these boxes.

King Executive Room

I stayed in the King Executive Room which are located on the 9th and 10th floor offering city views over Rotterdam, Holland’s most modern city. There was a lovely welcome bottle of Prosecco with some macarons, which I thoroughly enjoyed soaking up the view.

Nice to see how the city operated any time of the day. My daughter loved it so much she would watch her tablet here.

In the King Executive Room, the benefits, were an LCD TV, WiFi, 2 complimentary bottles of water and a Nespresso coffee machine, always a winner to me. The room features one king-sized Hilton Serenity bed. This was a massive bed and being a nation hosting one of the tallest people in the world it is very sensible to have.

I am a big fan of oak and wooden furniture, more so with a retro vibe. This room has a lovely feel to it, the furniture is comfortable to sleep and lounge in.

I am also a big lover of dedicated working desks. This combined with a very comfortable orange desk chair made my working life a pleasant one.


I really enjoyed the interior design of this bathroom. The big bath was lovely to soak in after all day exploring Rotterdam and its museums and harbours. This bathroom with spa-like features is an open invitation to relaxation and a sure-proof method of alluring guests through the promise of ephemeral luxury. Think en-suite bedrooms, waterfall showers, oversized bathtubs, large sinks, giant towels, beauty items and plenty of space.

Wellness treats are part of a nice hotel stays. So plenty of Crabtree and Evelyn products to ensure a relaxing stay.

Restaurant JAQ – Art Work

It’s a mutually beneficial exchange: the artist gets fed and watered, while JAQ restaurant’s walls are adorned by Art. The seats are filled with an interesting crowd, drawn by the Art spectacle as much as the eating. It is one of the nicest restaurant settings in a Hilton I have seen in a very long time. They use bright colours and unusual materials to offer an experience that transcends the norm.

Breakfast is served at JAQ restaurant. I ordered pancakes and omelettes from this area and it was served in the Executive lounge for me. 

The coffee was excellent here and so was the service.

A lovely area to unwind in.

The dining area is naturally the first area your guests will see, thereby setting the standard. Take care to furnish it in a way that summarises the ethos of your business. Besides JAQ there are two other restaurants in the Hilton Rotterdam with fine dining at Joelia, and Indonesian style food at TIWYA.

Executive Lounge

Executive rooms and suites come with the benefit of access to the Executive Lounge, which is a great area to chill out and network whilst enjoying complimentary refreshments and drinks. Currently, the Executive Lounge is open on Friday and Saturday from 16.00H – 20.00H. All other days drinks and appetizers are available in your room.

As I was there during the weekend the buffet breakfast was served here too. If I did not see what I wanted I simply asked. There’s nothing like getting that perfectly cooked omelette. It was given to me with brilliant customer service.

I could also have as much Nespresso coffee and tea as I wanted. In fact right throughout the day. The setting in this area was nice to access too.


I enjoyed the central location of Hilton Rotterdam as well as the city views that I could admire. There are plenty of stylish public seating areas as well as the executive lounge that made my stay in Hilton Rotterdam worthwhile. Especially after a full day of shopping and sightseeing when I needed some chill time. It is great to be able to socialise in such a beautiful setting. Foodies hardly have to go far as this hotel has three different restaurants to suit your appetite and budget.




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