Van der Valk Hotel Rotterdam-Blijdorp

Four stars hotel 88.9%of guests recommend Van der Valk Hotel Rotterdam-Blijdorp

Energieweg 2, Rotterdam Map 2.0 km (2.5 km from the city centre)

Score of 9 reviews: 7.8

Van der Valk Hotel Rotterdam Blijdorp lies within walking distance of Diergaarde Blijdorp Zoo; one of the Netherlands' most popular zoos. Here visitors of all ages can admire the zoo's diverse residents. Rotterdam city centre is just 3 kilometres from the hotel and boasts numerous architectural feats as well as beautiful museums such as Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. You can go shopping in the Koopgoot. The centre is easily accessible from the hotel and of course you can quickly reach other parts of the city thanks to Rotterdam's excellent public transport links.

The comfortable and modernly furnished hotel rooms come with a flatscreen television, free WiFi, air conditioning, a safe, a refrigerator, tea and coffee facilities and a bathroom with a shower, a hair dryer and a toilet.

Hotel guests can make use of the sauna, the swimming pool and the gym at the adjacent David Lloyd Fitness Centre; at an additional charge.

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“ Nice hotel ” MARIAMA AIDARA March 9, 2018


The dynamic city of Rotterdam is perfect for a city trip. Rotterdam houses the largest port in Europe, which you can admire during a boat trip. The city is renowned for its architecture; the cube houses and the Erasmus bridge are just a few examples. You can visit several interesting museums in and around the Museumpark such as the Kunsthal, Boijmans Van Beuningen and the Netherlands Architecture Institute. The hotel is just a short walk from Diergaarde Blijdorp Zoo and the Oceanium sea aquarium.

Food & Drink

Breakfast is served on weekdays from 06:30 until 10:30, and on weekends from 07:00 until 11:00.Guests can enjoy outstanding dishes and wines in the restaurant, which is also the perfect place for lunch or a snack. Lunch is served daily from 11:00 until 17:00. Dinner is served from Sunday through Friday from 17:00 until 22:00, and on Saturday from 17:00 until 23:00.


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from 14:00
until 12:00
Number of rooms
FREE! Guests can make free use of wireless internet at the hotel.
Bike rental
The hotel offers bike hire. A 7-gear bike is available at €12.50 per bike per day. A Qwic E-bike is €22.50 per bike per day.
Car park
The hotel offers free parking facilities for guests.
Children/extra beds
A travel cot for children up to and including 2 years old can be added in the room free of charge. A maximum of one extra bed can be added in the room. For children aged 3 up to and including 11 years old this costs €15 per night including breakfast. For guests aged 12 and above an extra bed costs €30 per night excluding breakfast, which costs €17.50. The extra bed is a foldaway bed.
Smoking policy
The entire hotel is non-smoking.
Pets are allowed. € 10 per night. Please indicate this in the booking form.
24-hour reception, Air conditioning, Bar, Breakfast, Drinks Vending Machine/Items can be purchased at Reception, Garden, Green Key certificate, Laundry, Lift, Luggage storage, Meeting/Function Room, Outdoor Terrace, Restaurant, Free WiFi. On request: Disabled rooms, Dry Cleaners, Electric bike charging point, Family Rooms.


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All reviews are completed by our guests after their stay at the hotel Van der Valk Hotel Rotterdam-Blijdorp.

  • (Travelling alone)
Nice ad confortable
  • + Nice hotel
  • No water to dring in the room
  • (Travelling alone)
not that good as expected
  • + Good place for guests with dogs because dogs are allowed in the restaurant. Nearby park to walk the dog.
  • The bathroom was not as clean as expected bathroom also needs to be renovated. Perforated curtains and dirty windows.
  • (Older couples)
  • + breakfast, location, spacy room
  • the bathroom was very cold
  • * my tip put some kind of heating in the bathroom
  • (Travelling alone)
location easy to find
  • + check in fast and very friendly. very easy parking breakfast outstanding, dinner was delicious, liked your salad bar. excellent service by your wait staff.
  • none at all
  • * my tip you might consider to have coffee available without sitting down., maybe provide coffee to go.
  • (Young couples)
Mooi hotel, rustig gelegen en grote parkeergelegenheid
  • + -grote gratis parking -rustig gelegen -evenwel dicht tegen het centrum -ontbijt inclusief
  • (Families with young children)
Good value and clean hotel with outdated connectivity
  • + Near a great Zoo for kids and adults Very clean Good value for money
  • No in room wifi No option to connect IPAD, DVD or Game Console to TV Limited breakfast choice (only buffet breakfast) Poor bathroom design Inconsistent service - some staff were great, some not helpful No facilities for Children
  • * my tip The Zoo next door is great.
  • (Older couples)
Great location, unaware that you are in a city
  • + Excellent food, large room
  • Lovely large windows in the foyers but the cross beams are thick in dust
  • * my tip nice restaurant
  • (Travelling alone)
perfect for an overnight stay for business travellers
  • + very friendly staff / good location close to highway
  • breakfast / no swimming pool / superior rooms not really superior / carpets in the rooms not very clean
  • (Travelling alone)
bed is very uncomfortable
  • + location and overall facilities
  • bed is cheap and very uncomfortable
  • (Young couples)
Overrated hotel
  • + Nice personnel, helpfull
  • Very bad comfort for a 4 stars. Very disapointed of the general state of the detail. Important fault of taste in decoration (easter in this case) Bed was done very badly and looked repulsive Very dissatisfied
  • * my tip Nothing to do in the area, just parkings outside the hotels. Having a car is mandatory
  • (Travelling alone)
Had a pleasant stay at a very nice hotel.
  • + Very nice, big room with nice bathroom.
  • The Internet was a bit slow.
  • (Older couples)
  • The internet connection was much too slow, can't really be called a service....
  • (Friends)
Very nice hotel, very nice stuff, super
  • (Travelling alone)
  • While I booked the hotel room, I received wrong information: 1. It was mentioned that in the romm I will have a free minibar. Not only that it was not free but the minibar was total empty. I went and ask the reception and they said that this is a decission of the hotel as it makes lots of problems to have this minibar!!! 2. In the web there were two types of rooms, I decided to take the more expensive since it was a view facing the zoo, I was asking the reception and she said that they dont
  • (Travelling alone)
Comfortable smart friendly hotel with great facilities
  • + Excellent service provided by highly professional and helpful staff. Provision of smoking rooms, bar and restaurant. The hotel is very well presented. UK and european power outlets in the room, and free internet in the room. Good choice of european language TV channels (English, French, Italian, German, Dutch)
  • No clothes iron in the room - clothes creased in the suitcase stay that way (there may well be provision elsewhere in the hotel, I should have asked at the front desk I guess)
  • * my tip bring a travel iron just in case
  • (Travelling alone)
Neat Hotel Bad Location
  • + It's good if you're looking for Isolation.
  • Out of the way from Rotterdam Central, Ahoy, Business centre. No eateries, shops around the place. One has to rely on public transport or taxi to get to an eating place. Who would want to eat at the hotel all days. The transportation cost is more than the Eating out cost. No wireless internet facility.
  • * my tip Please do not depend on the hotel for a pick-up or drop to airport or rail station as their transport facility is perenially unavailable.
  • (Families with young children)
Nice enough place, but this hotel does NOT have a pool.
  • + Nice looking hotel, clean and newish. Check-out time of noon. Free parking. Close to the zoo.
  • Contrary to other van der Valk hotels, the pool is not at the hotel and is not included in the price. For the "special" price of 10 euros per person you can walk next door to the community health club and share the kiddie pool with 50 kids doing swimming lessons. "King size" bed in our superior room was actually two singles pushed together. Breakfast is overpriced at 16,50 per person. Wireless internet costs 12,50 per day.
  • (Young couples)
King size bed is two singles pushed together
  • + Great Location. Easy access to both the zoo and the city center
  • What they call a king size bed is just two singles push together.
  • (Travelling alone)
Good quality hotel, shame about the bed
  • + Clean, tidy and modern with Friendly and helpful staff
  • Bed in room was old and tired, it sagged in the middle.
  • (Young couples)
excellent value, great location
  • + we had a great deal on our overnight stay which included breakfast & free mini bar.. all for only 92 euro inc tax! the standards overall were very high, atmostphere relaxed.
  • after quietly checking the evening menu we chose to eat somewhere else, but as we left a comment was made by the chap behind the bar who had also initially greeted us. even if it was a joke, he told us unsmiling that sorry but they don't serve fish & chips. we found this comment was inappropriate. offensive & racist
  • (Travelling alone)
Air con doesn't work!!
  • + Service from the staff was good
  • First room, electrics didn't work, second room air con didn't work and it was too hot. Because I had to open the windows, there was the noise from the zoo next door.
  • (Travelling alone)
Overall good- but careless on details
  • + personel was very friendly and tried to resolve the issues there were - obviously not their fault
  • Overall, stay was good, just major points of carelessness which should not happen in a 4 star hotel of this price: 1) room was taken when I came (but still got the key so found out myself) - they had no replacement room except for a disabled room 2) no toilet paper in the room 3) room service forgot to clean dirty coffee cups 4) reception not reachable for more than 15 minutes in the morning as the only staff was somewhere else (no cordless phone) 5) not possible to charge fitness on the bill and no flexibility / effort to solve this problem 6) taxi ordering took very long (reception said it was 5 min- it took more than 10 - not handy when one has to catch a train)
  • (Groups)
  • + clean, good service
  • not on walking distance of everything
  • (Travelling alone)
Everything you excpect from a Van Der Valk Hotel
  • + Almost Everything was excellent
  • They should either have a Geldautomat or allow guests to get cash on their cards. The hotel is not within walkiing distance of any cash machines.
  • (Older couples)
good restful stay
  • + Very Clean; friendly service; rooms very good; great selection of TV programmes; service efficient and kind; modern streamlined design of building; good breakfast buffet; very quiet;
  • standard bathrooms have no bath, only a shower. Parking facilities very few bays for hotel guests on the premises.
  • (Older couples)
Very Comfortable
  • + Very comfortable Great food
  • Location, too far from Rotterdam city centre
  • (Travelling alone)
  • + open good looking hotel, bed, shower facilities good
  • break fest very light in comparison to other vd Valk hotels
  • (Young couples)
Bell'hotel con ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo!
  • + Stanza molto confortevole e spaziosa
  • Internet Wi-fi non gratis
  • (Other)
There is room for improvement!
  • + Clean, comfortable, friendly staff, great design, good value for money, excellent spacy room and bathroom, internet connection possible, coffee & tea facilities, fridge...
  • 1) check in was extremely slow, although I had booked with you on line and almost all details were already given. 2) kitchen service was extremely slow, very long waiting time between courses. 3) had to send my meal back as it was totally overcooked (second time round it was perfect, but quite a waiting time was yet again involved, eating my meal by myself as my partner had long ago finished his plate) 4) airconditioning in the room was totally inadequate (temp was 24C on arrival 18.00, wanted it back to 19C, having the airco on on high the whole night, at 7.00am it was only gone down to 22.5C!! Unacceptable.
  • (Groups)
Calm and Tranquil
  • + Nice Spacious hotel
  • Lots of mosquitoes and my colleagues suffered food poisoning.
  • (Young couples)
This hotel is an excellent value.
  • + We were very pleased with this hotel. For a free breakfast, it's very good. Many different choices of food. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Rotterdam Centraal is less than 10 minutes away by bus and it's right next to the zoo. We will most likely stay here again.
  • There was some confusion as to whether or not breakfast was included with our stay. Thankfully we had our reservation with us so we were able to prove it was.
  • (Young couples)
comfortable room and beautiful view from the window
  • + comfortable room and beautiful view from the window
  • Itâ™s a 10-mins walk from the bus stop. no good when youâ™re carrying a luggage in rainy days
  • (Friends)
modern, goed, vriendelijk hotel
  • + New hotel, strakke luctige italiaanse inrichting. uitstekende bedden en kussens. Vriendelijk en behulpzaam personeel. Even wennen was het raam dat aan een binnen tuin is dus geen direkt zon licht. Dit is niet met alle kamers.
  • extra betaling voor de fitness ruimte en zwembad.
  • (Young couples)
Very good!!!
  • (Young couples)
Italian atmosphere in a big well located hotel
  • + Calm and very good access. Italian confort / music / interior
  • lack of hotel parking
  • (Travelling alone)
Good, but not in the center
  • + confortable, rooms not small,good food and good service
  • quite far to get in the hotel or leave it just bus 33 or taxi

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