As I walked in, a dazzling sea of city lights illuminated my suite at the MAINPORT By Inntel Hotels, surrounded by a glass facade that revealed a panoramic view of the Rotterdam skyline. My eyes were drawn to the city’s jungle of skyscrapers, the tranquility of river Maas and the iconic Erasmus bridge lighting up the night sky.

Thanks to its prime location, I was able to reach these and more highlights of Rotterdam within a few minutes of walking. It was the perfect opportunity to experience the vivid city center and its imposing market hall as well as the serene Het Park and landmark Euromast, overlooking the whole city.

True to the hotel’s reputation, I dived into luxury at the finest end, such as bathrooms adorned with marble tiles and a whirlpool, in addition to the room’s vivid wall coverings giving subtle nods to faraway places. In fact, each floor of the hotel is meticulously designed with its own unique color scheme and wallpaper, representing the atmosphere and colors of the respective culture and continent. Additionally, my room’s open and luxurious design, styled by Feran Thomassen, created a sense of grandeur, while the carefully selected furniture from high-end interior brands added a touch of sophistication. The clever arrangement of the furniture maximized the spaciousness of the room, creating an airy and inviting atmosphere.

The comfort of MAINPORT, however, goes beyond the furnishing of the rooms. Its wellness oasis “Spa Heaven” offers facilities such as a Turkish bath, a hammam, and rooms for massages and beauty treatments, while its highlight is undoubtedly the panoramic Finnish sauna with a view – an immersion into relaxation and indulgence.

In the evening hours, the 5-star hotel’s restaurant “Down Under” lives up to its name, showcasing diverse culinary influences, a reference to Australia’s multicultural cuisine. The dinner menu is a fusion of flavors from around the world, with dishes ranging from Japanese Bentoboxes to Argentinian steaks and New York cheesecakes. This is followed by a late night visit to the hotel’s own cocktail bar “On the Rocks”, which serves timeless classics, of which I enjoyed a Daiquiri, as well as unique signature cocktails with worldly influences.

As one of the most prestigious hotels of Rotterdam, MAINPORT By Inntel Hotels justifies its acclaim and sets a high standard for exclusive accommodation. From breathtaking views to premium amenities, this hotel provides an all-round experience of comfort, luxury and relaxation.