Grand Hotel Central3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We went there for just One night and got a very tiny room with 4 bed for only 2 People. The bathroom should have been cleaner in some edges and the bed aren't that comfortable For the low price comparing with other rooms in rotterdam it was ok - but only ok for One night.
A good sized Family room with plenty of space that was clean and tidy. A good continental breakfast choice, with fresh fruit and hot croissants amongst other things. Work is being done on the hotel so it does look run down. However it is well located near the Central Station and has both the Metro and a Tram stop within 5 minutes walk. There is a parking garage directly across the road, which is €30 per day, the same as other parking garages in the city. The only downside being in a room on the front of the hotel was the nightclub that went on until 4am. The sound insulation on the Windows needs improving.
Some of the online reviews do simply not match the truth of how run down this hotel is. From the bell on the main desk, the hallways, the lift, the bedroom, the shower to the minimal choice of food selections for the continental breakfast..everything was simply unacceptable for the price we paid. Oh, and the bedroom smelled strange until my wife described the smell as 'old semen'....enough said! Have a look at the photos. Might be nice when everything has been renovated...😔
It is a slum The worst hotel we have ever stayed in Building falling apart No save rooms People lying on the corridors Absolutely disgraceful It is horrible disgusting falling apart and wreck Slum lords come here to get lessons Do not ever book this place it is a disgrace
We arrived to find a drunk vomiting in the lobby. She was still there and still vomiting an hour later. The next day we returned to the hostel after some sightseeing to find that the elevator was out of order so we walked to our room on the third floor to find water pouring through the ceiling and a centimeter or so of water on the floor. Several books and a map that were sitting on a chair with some clothes were soaked. The one bright spot was a very pleasant and sympathetic desk clerk who assigned us a new room. She did not seem surprised at the problems we presented. It was clear that she was the only employee present at that time in the facility.We were offered no assistance in moving. When I turned back the covers on the bed there was a dirty sock between the sheets. There was no shower curtain in the bathroom. The tub did not drain, the paint was Peeling and the bathroom door would not close. The electrical outlet did not work. We were told the manager's name was Paul Kaston. He refused multiple requests to talk with us and has yet to respond to emails I sent. For this I was charged almost €500 for two nights, something I mean to contest. I filled out a "restitution form" with the suggestion from the clerk that at least 50% of my bill would be refunded. As of today, almost a month later, this has not occurred. As we left the hostel The next day the elevator was still out of order and there was no apparent attempt being made to repair it. Still, we were happy to walk down the four flights and leave the place.
I stayed in single room with private shower at that time. The hotel is located near Rotterdam Centraal which is a location that I need. The space is adequate for me to organize my suitcase. There's a small table and chair, coffee, tea and electric kettle. The room has TV but unfortunately only local, not international cable channel. Since I don't understand Dutch It's not much of entertainment for me. The hotel is kind enough to let me store the luggage when I move to other city to meet my friend and come back to get it the day after. Still, for my pocket the price felt too expensive.
This hotel is located in the city centre, about 200 m from subway station and in walking distance from harbour. It is an old building, which definitely needs a renovation, but I can't complain about my room. It was furnished very simply, but clean and quiet. Breakfast was perfect, with enough big choice of food and drinks. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The only disadvantage of the hotel is that it doesn't have any parking lot, so if you come by car and don't want to drive in Rotterdam count with additional 30 EUR per day for parking in the parking house across the street.
We spent one night in this hotel for a site visit in Rotterdam. The room was clean, the bed comfortable, and the breakfast was fine and varied. The shared areas of the hotel (corridors, elevator, reception) are poorly maintained and this is definitely disappointing. The hotel is centrally located.
After our check-in I wanted to write a mild review. Suggesting that for one day/night and for the last option for a room in Rotterdam one can book it for one! night, because of the near of the Centraal station. After our first "night" (in which we got no sleep) that mild attitude was lost. So here is a summary of my stay. First i shifted the arrival to the day before, via telephone. When we arrived nobody knew anything about that, it was not in the system. So after a while we got a triple bed room for one night and the double bed room we booked regularly for the next day. The first room was disastrous. The first thing that came in view was a pair of dirty socks over the fire alarms. (After mentioning them to the receptionist we got the information "you can take them off") The bath reeked of marijuana and was ugly. The bed sheets were wrinkly. The water boiler was dirty. And after we laid down more issues became present. The walls are thin as paper. You hear literally every whisper one does on the hallway or the neighboring rooms. Our room faced the front of the building and out of the window you saw a disco, a bar and a garage. It was not nice that this particular window can't be closed properly that we had constant fresh and cold air and noise from outside. The curtains didn't block light too. So room was flooded with light the whole night. The other room was quite better, windows facing the inside of the building. The walls were thin too, so the other nights were nearly unenjoyable like the first one. We avoided the breakfast even when we had it included. The entrance and our rooms told us not to go. The building itself is out of shape. Renovation is needed. The lift reached us what fear really is. Summed up it was the worst travel experience of my life.
If you're someone, who cares a great deal about comfort and hygiene, then this is most likely not the place for you. If you're someone who wants (or has) to travel on a budget and are willing to make some concessions, then this hotel will just do. It's located as centraly as it gets (close to all the main landmarks and the train station), the breakfast is pretty basic, yet varied and filling, and you do get a sense of staying in a piece of dilapidated history (which, I guess, can have its appeal to some, including myself). At the same time, having read some of the reviews, it's difficult not to notice how fairly happy and sattisfied some guests are, and how utterly disappointed and appaled others were. I guess not everyone has the same standards or expectations, but it also seems that not all the rooms are in the same bad shape. Personally, I found little to complain about (considering my short stay here and the peanuts I paid for it), staying in the room on the first floor with the small balcony right above the entrance (sorry, don't remember the room number anymore). That room was far from some horror stories I've read in other reviews, so I guess, if possible, try to get that one ;)
- Walking distance to WORM and De Koopgoot
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- 24-hour front desk
Grand Hotel Central places you in Centrum, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as WORM and De Koopgoot. This 64-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a computer station. Located centrally in Rotterdam, it's also close to Maritime Museum and Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum.
For your convenience, breakfast is served for a fee each morning. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.
All 64 rooms provide coffee makers and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and cable TV.
Guests of Grand Hotel Central enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a computer station. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the area. This smoke-free hotel also has a TV in a common area.
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17% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 402 reviews