SS Rotterdam Hotel en Restaurants

Four stars hotel 95%of guests recommend SS Rotterdam Hotel en Restaurants

3e Katendrechtsehoofd 25, Rotterdam Map 2.7 km (Maas harbour)

Score of 66 reviews: 8.3

The mooring place of the ss Rotterdam Hotel en Restaurants is a true 'eye catcher', especially from the water or the Erasmusbrug. On the quay are as many as 583 parking spaces. Onboard, there are two restaurants with an open kitchen: the Lido Restaurant and the Club Room Restaurant. The hotel also has a bar: the Ocean Bar. The unique location makes this hotel very suitable for business guests as well as for tourists, for whom this is the perfect point of departure to discover the city of Rotterdam. Ahoy is also nearby, making this hotel a perfect place for your stay.

Guests can explore the ship and learn more about her rich history. A free shuttle service takes visitors to the Rijnhaven metro station. From here you have great access to the centre of Rotterdam. The ss Rotterdam Hotel en Restaurants is easy to reach by car, public transport, and also via the waterways. The ss Rotterdam has a private pier, and you can make use of a water taxi.

The original cabins have been transformed into beautiful hotel rooms, which are furnished in a 1950's style. There are six different rooms types, which vary in terms of size and location. The rooms come with a double bed, seating area, a desk, air conditioning, vanity counter, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, wireless Internet and a flatscreen television.

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The ss Rotterdam Hotel en Restaurants has a unique location, which offers a completely different view of Rotterdam, a city that never sleeps. This young city has an international vibe. Its location and the contemporary architecture certainly make it worth your visit. Rotterdam houses Europe's largest harbour, and this will be the final port of call for the ss Rotterdam.

Food and Drinks

You can enjoy a meal in two different restaurants onboard the ss Rotterdam Hotel en Restaurants: the Lido Restaurant and the Club Room Restaurant. You can enjoy a drink or a cocktail in the Ocean Bar.


From 15:00
till 11:00
Number of rooms
FREE! Guests can make free use of wireless internet at the hotel.
Car park
There are 583 parking spaces on the quay directly in front of the ship. Parking costs €3 per hour or €15 per day. This car park is also suitable for coaches.
Children/extra beds
A maximum of one additional bed can be placed in the room; on request at €25 per night.
Guests can make free use of wireless Internet at the hotel.
Smoking policy
The entire hotel is non-smoking
Not allowed
24-hour reception, Bar, Breakfast, Business Centre, Lift, Luggage storage, Meeting/Function Room, Outdoor Terrace, Play area for children, Restaurant, Shops, Free WiFi. On request: Bike rental, Disabled rooms, Dry Cleaners, Groups, Laundry.


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All reviews are completed by our guests after their stay at the hotel SS Rotterdam Hotel en Restaurants.

  • (Older couples)
Bijzondere plek in Rotterdam, meer dan een gewoon hotel
  • * my tip Eten bij de matroos en het meisje op Katendrecht vlakbij aan het Deliplein, meer dan prima bevallen
  • (Other)
Nice place to stay
  • + This hotel is really a docked cruise it's got great activities, nice restaurants and bars.
  • * my tip try the ocean bar...and the main dining room, the cuisine is exquisite.
  • (Other)
great facility
  • + see comments previous visit.
  • on previous visit had better before, same class booked. staff need to be more vigilant, Desk staff again struggling with settling accounts - over charged again. Computer system???
  • * my tip as before
  • (Groups)
Magic place
  • + Excelent enviroment,great service.
  • The bed are not 100% comfortable that's the only minus.
  • (Other)
  • + Just a wonderful experience to be on board such a beautiful liner! The fresh appearance and excellence of the workmanship and preservation was a real pleasure. The cabin was spacious and comfortable (apart from the temp control -- see below). Apologies. I don't read Dutch and so some of the questions below I can't answer!
  • The only minus point was that the cabin (room) was too warm for sleeping. We tried to reduce the temperature using the temperature control and indeed some cold air came through. But it was slow and we had to keep the cabin door open to allow some cooler air to circulate from the passage way. Half-way through the night the temp was comfortable and we closed the door.
  • (Friends)
Great ship.
  • + Comfortable and clean. Interesting to be on a ship (which I was a passenger on in 1981).
  • The food in the Lido restaurant was too expensive and did not taste very good.
  • (Older couples)
Very expensive, poor selection of food in restaurants.Staff wonderful
  • + I can only praise the staff on SS Rotterdam for their kindness, help and professionalism. Every member of staff that I had dealings with were most helpful and are certainly an asset to SS Rotterdam.
  • Very expensive. Too far outside Rotterdam. Shuttlle Service should operate all day into late evening and not just for a few hours in the morning and a few hours late afternoon. Poor selection of food in the restaurants and very expensive. Bar did not have any nibbles(ie. peanuts or crisps) available and my wife and I were served a large slab of cheese with mustard which did not compliment our drinks.
  • (Older couples)
Verwacht geen hotelkamer maar een scheepshut met beperkt uitzicht.
  • + Mooie locatie. Goede bedden dus prima geslapen.
  • Kleine kamers, niet zo'n beste bewegwijzering, grote drukte ontbijt, parkeren prijzig.
  • * my tip Mooie gelegenheid om musea te bezoeken.
  • (Other)
  • + That whas a very nice stay on the ss rotterdam
  • The ship must by
  • (Other)
SS Rotterdam
  • (Friends)
Experience a bye gone era in the heart of Rotterdam
  • + An amazing experience, the minute you step off the gangway you know you are on a liner. Beds very comfortable. Bathroom is much larger than on most modern cruise liners. Tour of vessel is fantastic. Art deco onboard brings you back to 1950's
  • Breakfast buffet was not value for money. The food for breakfast could be a lot better. Music in the bar was very loud and it was difficult to speak.
  • * my tip You must take the full ships tour. The book shop was excellent. The experience is fantastic if you like ships. Views from the decks of Rotterdam are excellent too.
  • (Friends)
  • (Older couples)
One of the places to go before you die.
  • + Great opportunity to stay in a place that the City of Rotterdam was all about: the biggest port in the world on a legendary ship inextricably linked with Rotterdam's legendary heritage.
  • Can't think of any!
  • * my tip JUST GO THERE!
  • (Older couples)
  • + A once only experience for the nautical enthusiast. The official ship tour is interesting, made all the better by former crew members providing commentary and insight. Teak decks thrive on a daily bleaching with clean salt water, a gradual deteriation is evident while sitting on the Maas. Reception staff helpful.
  • Main business focus appears to be the conference facilites. Hotel only participants face restricted access to large parts of the vessel. More could be done with the main reception area.
  • (Older couples)
Great experience, the volunteers were informative and entertaining.
  • + The volunteers were great, they were full of information, some were very humorous and they showed us a good time. Comfortable room, excellent dinner.
  • Slow sevice in the Lido for an afternoon drink.
  • (Young couples)
Value for money hotelroom for business or leisure.
  • + Value for money regarding hotel room.
  • Bathroom with no bath.
  • (Travelling alone)
A new, exiting experience-very worthwhile
  • + Everything was just fine but there is one exception. Me myself being a former merchant navy officer do claim that the number 13 (as table no. or cabin no.or lifeboat) should not exist , the same as in an airplane for the seat or row number
  • I had room 2030 - on Wednesday morning I did inform the reception, personally, that 2 bulbs in the cabin were broken down. On Friday morning, when I left, nothing has been changed. Technical service ?? No idea
  • (Families with older children)
  • + Good sized rooms - ( outside cabin) Bathroom - fine wth separate shower.
  • Very disappointing, the place needed a good hoovering and the games machines outside our room were thick with dust. Far from a luxury liner it was more like a big ferry in character. A missed opportunity, it lacked the luxury wow factor that I was expecting- right from stepping on the ship - reception very uninteresting.
  • (Travelling alone)
Unique experience, worth the bad service
  • + beautiful and inspiring place. unusual, unique experience. looking at the stars at night from the deck was amazing.
  • The Service in the Hotel was terrible. The service at the hotel restaurant was even worse. But the beauty of the place offset the irritations
  • (Young couples)
  • It is a pity that you can hardly go anywhere without paying extra fee for the tours.
  • (Friends)
perfect weekend on ss Rotterdam
  • (Older couples)
Special Experience
  • (Young couples)
A complete gem
  • + The ship is so historic and the moment you walk on to it, it feels that you are taking a cruise!
  • Slow service in the Lido, and the location is a bit out of the way - but this lends itself to great views.
  • (Families with young children)
  • + Surprisingly good access considering location - metro from Centraal station follwed by immediate 77 bus connection
  • Bed horribly soft with travelling matress - it moved at one end a half metre during the night and threw me out of bed one morning because it was by then totally unsupported. Breakfast price rediculous.
  • (Friends)
  • + Very friendly staff, food is excellent in the lido resturant
  • the river bus was a great way to et to the Hotel.but not widely advertised. The river taxi very expensive.
  • (Friends)
A hotel with a difference!
  • + Interesting place to stay, and very different from the usual land based hotel.
  • If you are staying on board because of what the SS Rotterdam once represented, you may be disappointed. All the former public rooms have been wonderfully restored - only problem is they are run by a separate company from the hotel operation, and most if not all will be locked, and you will not be able to visit. However, the 'tour' that is available, at a price of 16 Euros is quite good, taking in the bridge, the engine rooms, and much of the open deck areas.. We had an inside cabin - it was very hot, even though the control was set at the coolest! I would not stay on board again until the A/C is sorted out!
  • (Friends)
Lovely ship conversion, with great interior decor & ambience.
  • + The conversion of the ship is superb
  • Only 2 rooms were open to us - the ocean bar and the lido. All the rest of the ship was off limits. In our "cabin", 2112, which was lovely, the air did not work at all, there was no way to make tea or coffee (no cups!) and noises from the lido outdoor deck above carried down to it.
  • (Friends)
Won't be staying there again.
  • Very slow reception Very poor (public) transport links to town centre Weren't given a choice of breakfast time - so we had to get up early on a Sunday! (There was a late sitting but we weren't told about it). Very expensive breakfast. Didn't notice that 1 of our party had asked for an evening meal in the Club Room for the 4 of us. They had not noticed this, and so had to eat off the ship as we didn't consider the Lido good enough for a Saturday night meal. Most of the beautiful public rooms on the ship were off limits. For a restored liner, this is simply not good enough.
  • (Other)
Classic Liner
  • (Friends)
Not quite ship-shape...
  • + Wonderful to stay on such a ship of state in Rotterdam. Tours available on board to see some Public Rooms, the Bridge, Engine room etc.
  • Housekeeping could be improved. Very limited Bar and Dining space. Nowhere to sit out of Bar/Dining opening hours. Ship/hotel has only been open 10 days so I expect things to improve.

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