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Review: Hotel Bazar Rotterdam, A Hotel with Character

What I expressed in this post is truly based on my travel experience. All images and video are taken by myself in the hotel’s premises.

hotelbazar-1-wordpressFirst time entering the hotel’s lobby, I felt like entering a fantasy world. The hotel lobby is small cozy and decorated beautifully with giants genie lamps, Moroccan lanterns & Turkish hanging lamps on a sparkling tree.

Hotel Bazar in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) is a hotel with its own characters. The hotel has 27 rooms, and each room has its own design with theme Middle Eastern, African, and South American. I feel the hotel’s designs are reflecting the multicultural life that existed in Rotterdam, a port city where some of its residents are immigrants from these regions. The mixture of these three themes works very well in Hotel Bazar: they made up the colorful and delightful hotel to stay.

After staying and dining in the Hotel Bazar and its restaurant, I conclude there are four things that I enjoyed while staying there.


Strategic Location

The hotel is located in one of the popular streets in Rotterdam, Witte de Withstraat. It is just walking distance to famous museums in Rotterdam: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Kunsthal Museum, Comics Museum and Maritime Museum Rotterdam. Aside to that, the street has numerous restaurants, bars, supermarket and independent shops – from the expensive restaurants until budget ones are available in the street.

In the spring and summer time, the street usually busy with several festivals and events such as Rotterdam Summer Carnival or Museum’s Night. However, regardless how busy the street was, we did not hear the street noise in our hotel room!


Unique Room Design

I love our bedroom. It is spacious with Moroccan living room style and window view. The bed is comfortable with urban modern touch design. The hanging bed lamps are made from plastic funnel – very smart design and unique. The attention to details is remarkable, even for the television part. The television in our room was a tube TV. It’s old, but as in my opinion, it matched perfectly with the room. Dutchie, in another hand, thought the room should have a flat screen television – in which on my defense, it would not fit the interior of the room. After all, we were on vacation, why waste our time watching television?


Generous Breakfast

No breakfast pictures this time, but you can have my words: it was delightful, fulfilling and fresh from the oven! The breakfast served warm foods like warm bread, African pancake, sausages, and eggs. There were fruits and yogurt with juice and coffee or tea. The room price in Hotel Bazar included the breakfast and it is worth to try their breakfast.


Delicious Food and Drinks just Next Door: Bazar Restaurant

The restaurant attached to the hotel also decorated in the similar style. I love the numerous and colorful hanging lamps on the ceiling. It’s eye catching! The restaurants offered Morrocan menu in modern style. I personally like my order, a shrimp menu. I asked for chili sauce (in the Netherlands, it called “sambal”), and they made freshly made sambal which was delicious – a perfect match to the food. I recommend asking for the sambal if you love spicy food.


In addition to these “fantastic four things”, I appreciate the effort of the hotel to introduce Rotterdam. Upon our check-in, we got a booklet with complete touristic information of Rotterdam – which was very helpful for new visitors to Rotterdam. If you are visiting Rotterdam, do consider staying in this hotel – you will not regret it!

More information about Hotel Bazar Rotterdam, please visit:

Hotel Bazar Rotterdam 



    • Yes, please do 🙂 Usually summer is really nice – plenty option of festival from North Sea Jazz to Caribbean style summer carnival. I was visiting Rotterdam for Christmas, now already returning to the cold Minnesota..

  1. I don’t know anyone who knows Rotterdam like you do, Indah, and now that you’re visiting your old haunts, it’s great to see this hotel review. Sounds like you had a wonderful visit, with a great place to lodge as well.

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