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Grand Hotel Central

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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 ;)

I' ve been here for one night during a exibition, I paid 80 € per night when the rate of the other other was 3 times. The quality is very pour the furniture are old. I can't say that is not so clean. So at the end for a night is ok, for more better to find something else.

This place is cheap, but it is beautiful in that they do not hide the fact. In fact, Hendrix stayed here as did Marilyn. It is one of the only buildings in Rotterdam to survive WWII and so is revered in some ways. Rooms are simple, plumbing is ok, water is hot and there's always help at the desk. I would rather stay here than across the street at the Hilton (for 1/5 of the price).

Waaaay over priced for the accommodation you get. Wifi is useless, shower leaks, no cold water in basin, funny smell in bathroom, cold breakfast restaurant. If this was cheap, I might make my peace with it, but won't recommend it to a friend.

I was here with a work colleague. At fist, both of us received terrible rooms (noise from the heating pipes, strong odor from the freshly painted bathroom). We asked to change the rooms and the girl from the reception told us the classical "we are full, no other room available". The other rooms we received were "ok-ish". Acceptable at most. The internet so just crap. Conclusion: avoid it!

Just about everything was a little or very depressing and dreary. There were some fairly tough looking guys hanging around in the lobby and leaning up against the elevator door. Of the four rooms that I was shown one had a terrible smell. They all had holes in the walls, chipped paint, flaking plaster. The room I took had a TV that didn't work, a clock radio that did work, but no electric outlets by the bed. The bathtub looked horrible and the toilet give you a little shower from above each time you flushed it. On the back staircase they were huge patches of paint falling off the walls, rotten plaster etc. there wasn't really anything very nice. On the plus side The Location was excellent for my conference and transportation needs. The sheets and towels were clean. I asked for and received a no smoking room. There was no traffic noise or street noise. The friendly young woman at the desk was bemused but agreed to show me rooms before I had to pay at check-in. Which was a good thing because at least I had a choice.

Kruiskade 12 Rotterdam

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to De Koopgoot and Maritime Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk

Grand Hotel Central places you in Centrum, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as De Koopgoot and Maritime Museum. 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 Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum and Erasmus Bridge.


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.

Property features

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.

Room options

Standard Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

17% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 383 reviews