Hotel Review: A Stylish Stay in Nhow Rotterdam

"Darling, we've been invited to a hotel opening..."

They are eight words I thought I'd never say to NewMan, but I was happy that I did get to say them and that I did get to stay at Nhow Rotterdam. It has all the things I like in a city-centre hotel;  design, comfort, space, a lot of personality and a great view (of the Erasmusbrug no less). I'm not sure you'd find a better situated hotel with as much style for your stay in Rotterdam and I hope myself to return there for a weekend soon.

Below are my photos of the room, the party in the bar and the breakfast in the restaurant (taken with my new camera, exciting!), but first here's a little review of Nhow hotel Rotterdam... 

Review of Nhow Hotel Rotterdam

It's hard to fault Nhow Hotel's location in Rotterdam for its accessibility to everything, for its views and for its WOW factor. From afar the building Nhow is located in is one of many skyscrapers in Rotterdam that make the mind boggle and your neck sore from stretching up. The stack of buildings Nhow is in are now quite perfectly aligned, giving the illusion that half of each of the three towers is supended in the air, about to topple over. But of course it won't... At least, I don't think so.

While you're in the thick of the best architecture in Rotterdam, you're also in the centre of much of Rotterdam's rich history as a port town as Wilhelminakade is where the first ships departed from taking Europeans to the "New World", aka now the United States of America. Just a short walk from Nhow you can wonder down to the end of the pier and see statues commemorating this. I have stood on that waterfront many times and tried to imagine what it was like when queues and queues of people were waiting to board a ship to a new life on the other side of the world....

But back to Nhow (geddit!?). I'm happy to say that the inside has as much of the WOW factor as the outside, with a modern design throughout. From the ground floor lobby you have to take a lift (a loooooong way) up to the floors where the rooms are and even further up you'll find the bar and restaurant. All of which offer incredible views, including a roof terrace next to the bar where you can sit outside and gaze out over the Erasmusbrug all lit up at night.

Unsuprisingly as the hotel was opening that night, everything had a lovely polish to it from our room's facilities to the excellent customer service. We loved watching the bar staff at work making cocktails and then enjoying the fruits of their labours. Breakfast was a wide array of buffet foods and we did not leave for a day exploring Rotterdam hungry...

All in all, I'd recommend Nhow Rotterdam as a modern and stylish place to base yourselves during a weekend break or longer in Rotterdam - enjoy!

Frances M. Thompson

Londoner turned wanderer, Frankie is an author, freelance writer and blogger. Currently based in Amsterdam, Frankie was nomadic for two years before starting a family with her Australian partner. Frankie is the author of three short story collections, and is a freelance writer for travel and creative brands. In 2017, she launched WriteNOW Cards, affirmation cards for writers that help build a productive and positive writing practice. When not writing contemporary fiction, Frankie shops for vintage clothes, dances to 70s disco music and chases her two young sons around Amsterdam.
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