Hotels With A View: Mainport Hotel, Rotterdam
In desperate need of a peaceful weekend, my prayers were well and truly answered as I satisfyingly sunk into what I can only call the softest hotel bed that I have ever slept on to date. The view from the 7th floor of my Harbour room allowed me to aimlessly stare out of the floor to ceiling windows as endless bright Yellow water taxis shot up and down the dock transporting locals and tourists to their destination of choice. Whether you’re admiring the view from your bed or from the massive whirlpool bath in your suite you can’t help but admire the awe-inspiring architecture and impressive skylines.
Instantly gravitating towards the Mainport Hotel for its central location, countless reviews and being one of the very few hotels in the city that offered traditional Eastern spa facilities I was instantly sold! However, having said that I don’t think I was ready for how traditional these spa facilities were going to be. Stepping into Spa Heaven definitely turned into an unforgettable experience to say the least. Being a bit of a T&C’s offender, I dodge all small print and click ‘accept’ on things after scrolling and NOT reading them. So for all of you fellow small print dodgers I’m going to give you a rather helpful disclaimer. Swimwear is strictly prohibited in the Spa Heaven facility, I repeat Swimwear is strictly prohibited in Spa Heaven. For the body confident individuals amongst us who are comfortable with baring it all you can do exactly that. For those of you who prefer to guard your modesty don’t panic! You don’t have to get your bits out! There is an additional health club which can be accessed by both Mainport and Inntel guests called the H20 wellness club which is only a few steps down the corridor and has its very own indoor pool, Turkish steam room and a Finnish sauna that requires you to wear appropriate swimwear.
When I’m embarking on a city break I want to be in the heart of the action! To get a taste of Rotterdam nightlife be sure to visit Witte de Withstraat which is only a short ten-minutes’ walk away from the hotel, a street dedicated to late night dining and drinks. For the daytime explorers, Mainport is around the corner from other major must-see’s such as Erasmusburg, the Cube Houses, Markthal and Museumpark.
If you were planning on visiting Rotterdam anytime soon, I would highly recommend staying at the Mainport. If you fancy adding an extra layer of luxury to your stay, the upgrade options are insane that include suites that hold their very own sauna in the bathroom, or you could settle on a spa bath in the centre of your room if you’re in the mood for being extravagant! For reservations and more information click here.