Some travellers want to be pampered and leave the planning of their hotel stay to the professionals, while others prefer to take the reins and be the leader of their own holiday. Both are welcome at Rotterdams two new Le Marin Hotel locations: Le Marin Boutique Hotel (with restaurant Bar Bató) and Le Petit Marin Boutique Hotel.
Travellers who want to live like a local during their city visit will find themselves thrilled during their next trip to Rotterdam. Combining the cities bravado and elegance, Le Marin Boutique Hotel and his quirky little brother Le Petit Marin Boutique Hotel are located in pre-war Middelland neighbourhood in Rotterdam West. Here, guests of all kinds leave the world behind for a few days and recharge their batteries, finding renewed energy and inspiration while experiencing the authentic Rotterdam. The culinary-minded enjoy life with a table full of delicious bites and beautiful cocktails at the sunny terrace of Bar Bató. Both hotels are 15-minutes away from Rotterdam Central and are the perfect starting point for exploring the 'Maasstad'.
Petit or not so petit
Le Marin Boutique Hotel caters to the true epicurean looking for a complete experience and high-end service from beginning to end. A glass of bubbles accompanies the warm welcome and each morning starts with a delicious and extensive breakfast at Bar Bató. At the end of a full day of activities, guests can dive into their comfortable bed, and the spa-worthy bathroom calls for a well-deserved moment of relaxation. Both hotels owe their interior to Claire Ansems from interior design agency CLAIRE ANSEMS Defining Spaces. Claire designed five different rooms, created unique headboards exclusively for Le Marin Hotels and provided the reception area with beautiful, not to be missed wild sea entrance and complementing furniture.
At Le Petit Marin Boutique Hotel, guests will experience the same luxurious feeling and excellent service, but here it is all just a bit more casual and flexible. This is the place to be for guests who like to make their own plans and decide on the spot. Checking in is self-serviced and breakfast can be ordered through room service - whether on-the-go or a lazy meal in bed. The same goes for all the bites and drinks on the menu at Le Marin Boutique Hotel. For those in the mood for more fun, the doors of Bar Bató are wide open just 200 metres down the road.
Bar Bató is the neighbourhood gathering place where hotel guests are ready to mingle with neighbours and hungry passers-by. The sunny terrace is located at the street entrance and offers a beautiful spot for food and and drinks. The first coffee of the day is a direct hit, the beer is cold, plates full of Charcuterie are filled with delicious flavours and the pizzas are already in the oven. Bar Bató is that loyal neighbour that is always ready to have friends over for fun. Whether it's for an early drink or a late lunch, the staff is thrilled to welcome its valued guests.
In the evening, Bar Bató offers three and four-course dinners with, among others, a grilled steak salad, Pressé de Legumes and a lemon pie with mint crumbs. Of course, a completely vegetarian menu is also an option. When the sun has set but it's not yet time to head home, guests can grab a stool at the elegant and eye-catching bar and let the extensive cocktail menu full of 'Paloma's', 'Cuban Mules' and several G&T's keep the night alive.
Bar Bató will be open every day - including for non-hotel guests - until 10 PM and tables can be reserved via the Le Marin Hotels website. Here, of course, guests can also book a room for Le Marin Boutique Hotel and Le Petit Marin Boutique Hotel.
For the moment, the hospitality spaces - including the restaurant - are closed, but guests are invited to enjoy a delicious breakfast, and dinner in their room. Bar Bató is serving a 'plat du jour' with surprise dishes, the breakfast comes in the form of a breakfast box or a running buffet, and all the bites and drinks on the menu are ready to order.
Le Marin Hotels is a member of QL Hotels, a collection of 125+ independent hotels. 'Le Marin Hotels is the prototype of a boutique hotel. It perfectly matches the quality collection of QL Hotels. The design in boudoir style with dark colours feels chic, warm and welcoming. Furthermore, the location at the Henegouwerplein provides guests with a home base in one of Rotterdam's
hottest neighbourhoods,' says Mathilde van der Weerd, Managing Director of QL Hotels & Restaurants.
About QL Hotels & Restaurants
QL Hotels & Restaurants - founded in 2003 - is the hotel collection 125+ independent small and authentic quality hotels. Culinary enjoyment and overnight stays go hand in hand at QL. The QL Hotel collection is located in The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Norway and Sweden. For more information, please visit www.qlhotels.com.