007 Theme hotel: Mainport By Inntel Hotels, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

007 Theme hotel: Mainport By Inntel Hotels, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

February 5, 2015 0 By 007 Travelers
Mainport By Inntel Hotels

Hotel: Mainport By Inntel Hotels, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Address: Leuvehaven 77, 3011 EA Rotterdam
(See the interactive map here)
Stars: ***** (5)
Check in time: 15.00
Check out time: 12.00
Bond connection: Offers 007 Hotel package during Designing 007 Exhibition in Rotterdam
Visited by 007 Travelers: 16th – 17th of January 2015

Rotterdam is the second largest city in The Netherlands, and boasts one of the
world’s biggest ports. Since its inception in 1270 on the banks of the river Rotte,
the city has evolved into an internationally important trading center, often
referred to as a gate to the world. The inner harbor of Rotterdam has a skyline
view which connects the center and the southern part of the city with the new
and almost futuristic harbor area. Mainport is located in Leuvehaven, next to the
historic maritime museum and the asymmetric Erasmus Bridge, designed by
Amsterdam-based architect Ben van Berkel.

007 Travelers recommends this awesome hotel due to its beautiful rooms, great location, friendly personnel, good food and its Bond package. See the introduction and know what else is in this hotel!

Designing 007 Hotel package includes:

  • Overnight stay in a City XL
  • Live cooking ‘Champagne’breakfast buffet 

007 Travelers enjoyed tasty Champagne breakfast when morning sun was rising from the horizon. You could almost imagine birds singing on the terrace outside. But it was January and outside temperature was quite close to zero degrees. Anyway cold and warm meals were perfect and we were ready to start our day.


Our breakfast was fresh and perfect

At Down Under restaurant, chef Sander Jongenotter offers predominantly Australian cuisine, characterized by the melting pot of influences from east to west. There are classic
dishes to be found on the menu alongside Japanese Sashimi and Argentinean

See the MENU here.

Just perfect!

  • A sophisticated cocktail at cocktail bar ‘on The Rocks’ 

“on The Rocks” is named after the hip, up-and-coming part of Sydney that is beloved by the artistic scene. Barkeepers create refined cocktails like Singapore Sling or a Manhattan. Here you can enjoy fabulous cocktails and delicious bites on the quay terrace, while soaking up the spectacular view over the water.

In the evening we had Martinis in Cocktailbar “on The Rocks”. Shaken not stirred, of course. Cocktails belonged to the hotel package and atmosphere in the bar was very romantic and peaceful. Music in the background was really charming and reminded us from our perfect day in Rotterdam. The city is really nice. Next time we have to visit The Netherlands when tulips are in the fields and butterflies are flying over us. Such a beautiful country!

Martinis. “Shaken not stirred”


Bar “on The Rocks”.
Find the Bond poster on the wall.

007 Travelers really liked this bar and its great looks, tasty drinks and friendly personnel.
We had a nice conversation about James Bond with the bartender.

See the COCKTAIL MENU here.

  • Visit to Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style at the Kunsthal. You will receive the tickets at the Kunsthal or at the hotel. 
  • Designing 007 goodies upon arrival 


  • Free use of Spa Heaven on the 8th floor including Finnish panoramic sauna, Turkish steam bath, swimming pool and Life Fitness Gym. Sauna is very familiar to Finns like us and that’s why we appreciate having Sauna here also.

The Turkish steam room will increase blood circulation and stimulate sweat glands to encourage healthy and glowing skin. Regenerating facials will leave you feeling good as new and a traditional Hamam-style scrub performed on a heated marble massage table will truly invigorate your body.

This experience is sure to purify the mind and body while providing an indulgent voyage into Eastern bath culture. In addition, a Finnish panorama sauna, showers and a lounge area, for pre and post treatment tranquility, creates a true sanctuary in the midst of an energetic city.

A Finnish panorama sauna.
Because Spa Heaven is based on the traditional Finnish culture, the hotel asks you kindly to respect the rules of this culture, being: For hygienic reasons and to open your pores it requires everyone to be nude when using the sauna.
The swimming pool

…and enjoy the view!
Right next door to Spa Heaven on the 8th floor is the Life Fitness Gym
where you can relieve stress and have the best time working out.

See the SPA HEAVEN introduction video here (By Mainport Hotel)

  • ‘The Explorer’ city map with 60 hotspots
The Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam
(De Zwaan /The Swan)
The Erasmus Bridge (Dutch: Erasmusbrug) is a combined cable-stayed and bascule bridge across the Nieuwe Maas, connecting the north and south parts of the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The 802-metre-long (2,631 ft) bridge was designed by Ben van Berkel and completed in 1996. The cable-stayed bridge section has a single 139-metre-high (456 ft) asymmetrical white pylon with a prominent horizontal base,
earning the bridge its nickname “The Swan”.
Mainport Hotel is located near the bridge.


 007 Travelers visited this beautiful hotel on 16th-17th January 2015.

The hotel lobby
An elegant five-star hotel´s spacious lobby
The Bond showcase in the lobby: Bollinger Champagne, 007 compact poker set, 
007 fragrances, Ian Fleming books and other Bond related stuff

You can put your coat here
Polish and clean your shoes here

We were really warmly welcomed and our luggage was carried in our room and soon we have an honour to get a hotel tour which was presented by hotel´s Marketing & Communications Executive, Lous van Prooijen. See her interview here.

 Lous van Prooijen

Mainport is a luxurious 5-star design hotel, offering spectacular views over the water and the skyline of Rotterdam. Each floor of the hotel, designed by Feran Thomassen, represents a different continent.

The hotel is quite new; Opening date: 13th of May 2013.

215 Rooms & Suites


In room standard facilities:
Free WiFi internet
Individually controlled air conditioning 
Illy espresso machine 
Tea-making facilities 
Desk with design lighting 
Flat Screen TV 
Laptop-sized safe 
Mini bar 
Ironing facilities

Comfort in all bathrooms:
Walk-in shower 
Mirror TV 
Vanity mirror with light 
Luxurious Malin+Goetz bathroom amenities 
Bathrobe and slippers

This hotel has 10 floors.

1st floor:  Restaurant “Down Under” and Bar “on The Rocks” , they are in the ground floor
2nd floor: The lobby on street level


3rd floor        Polar
4th floor        Oceania
5th floor        Africa
6th floor        Europe
7th floor        Orient
8th floor        Far East
9th floor        South America
10th floor      North America

It is great that every floor has its own looks and decoration with reference to floor´s name! 

Let´s start with our room, it was on 8th floor: Far East.

Room type: City XL
Price: 130,00 EUR / 1 night
This rate is inclusive breakfast buffet and exclusive 4.5% city tax


The City XL (36 sq m / 387 sq ft) is designed for today’s city traveler.
Also a great choice for 007 Travelers!

The supersized room with funky layout, with XL king size bed
Mirror TV and Vanity mirror with light 
A spacious bathroom with whirlpool that 007 Travelers really enjoyed!
Walk-in shower 
The rooms are large spaces with high ceilings and panoramic windows offering
spectacular views overlooking the harbor, the Erasmus Bridge and Rotterdam’s
city center. Mainport’s rooms and suites are the perfect base to watch the world go by.
The best of two worlds: quietly overlooking the oldest inner harbor of Rotterdam,
yet right in the heart of the vibrant city, this room (34 sq m / 366 sq ft) offers
a spectacular bathroom with a walk-in shower, whirlpool, mirror TV and private
007 Travelers just loved the colouring of this room! 

Every room has a wooden box on the bed. There you can find brochures of the hotel and of Rotterdam. There is also a diary where everyone can write down their memories of this hotel. And that is a great idea, 007 Travelers recommends everyone to write something nice. 


The Corner room is all about the city experience

With windows on two sides there is no way you will miss out on the Rotterdam feeling!

Waterfront Spa room (44 sq m / 474 sq ft) – the true
jet set room – offers a huge jacuzzi in front of the window
overlooking the inner
The penguin wallpaper is brilliant! 
Explore Rotterdam from the jacuzzi!

The wellness experience includes a bathroom
with walk-in shower and private sauna.
007 Travelers likes this luxury!

See more rooms:
Waterfront Sauna Room and Spa Suite here

Mainport is the most luxurious and modern hotel in Rotterdam. This brand new 5 star hotel offers guests a true experience. Book a room here.

See hotel´s own introduction video here

See our introduction of Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style Exhibition here.

See more 007 HOTELS here