The James Hotel Rotterdam with kids: hospitality at its best!
We came across this nice design hotel in the city center of Rotterdam online and when we saw the central location of the hotel and the beautiful stylish photos of the hotel on the website, we were immediately excited. When we saw that the hotel also has a family room, we knew we wanted to spend a night here with our daughter during our trip in Rotterdam (see also our blog Rotterdam with kids). Below we will present our findings.
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The hotel looks very stylish throughout, which does give a very luxurious feeling. We were able to park the car at the hotel by driving the car into a car elevator. You will be right next to the reception desk. Everything looks nice and new. The restaurant was also implemented in the same style. Here you can grab yourself a drink and relax with your kids on the luxurious couches. Especially the details present throughout the hotel really makes you feel luxurious.
The location of the hotel is really super. You couldn’t be better located in the city center with your accommodation than the hotel is. This puts you right on the shopping street when you walk out of the hotel downstairs. Famous shopping streets such as Lijnbaan and Koopgoot are a 1-minute walk away from the hotel.
Because of this, we did not have to walk far to get some groceries and to go to eat at a restaurant. In fact, an Albert Heyn is a two-minute walk from the hotel.
What we liked so much is that in terms of location you are in the middle of the city, but once in your hotel room you experience absolute tranquility.
In addition, we were able to borrow bicycles from the hotel, which allowed us to easily reach all of the city’s attractions without relying on public transportation or a car.
The family room is 30m2 and is equipped with four single beds, a desk, air conditioning, bathroom with rain walk-in shower, flat-screen TV, mini fridge, safe, tea facilities and a coffee machine. You can, of course, put these single beds together to make a double bed again. Between the two beds you can put some kind of screen, creating some privacy for you and your kids.
The family rooms are located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the hotel, so views are limited. We thought the room looked very stylish. What we found a huge advantage was that you could watch Netflix series in the room, which allowed our daughter and us to watch some series at the end of the day.
What we also found very special about the room is that with a device (which the hotel had placed in our room) you could create a kind of starry sky. This made the whole room look very fairytale-like.
We found the hospitality of the hotel to be perhaps the most distinctive aspect of this hotel. The staff is super friendly, there was a little welcome bill in the room, there was a device placed in the room with a starry sky and the general manager who happens to stop by the restaurant and ask if everything is to your liking. It is often small things, yet a big gesture. In any case, it gave us a tremendous sense of welcome.
We really had a great time at The James Rotterdam and thought it was a good choice of ourselves to stay at this hotel.
On the hotel’s website, they describe the hotel as follows:
‘The James is unique in the three-star segment. We combine the stylish decor of a design hotel with the highest level of hospitality. Quality, a luxurious feel and the best suggestions to get the most out of your visit to Rotterdam are always included with us. The James is ready to pamper you after a busy day in our bustling city, so enjoy our warmly decorated rooms as if they were yours. ‘
and we really have to be honest that nothing actually lied about it. In short, a great hotel to stay in if you visit Rotterdam with your kids.
For more information about the hotel, rooms and room rates just here.
This blog was created through a collaboration with the hotel in question.