Hello there pretty people!
As you might have seen on Instagram I was in Rotterdam this Monday&Tuesday and today I’m telling you aaall about it:)! I was invited at the citizenM hotel to enjoy a night at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam (IFFR), followed by a complimentary night’s stay at citizenM. The IFFR is a wonderful opportunity to see lots of supergreat international movies throughout the city. Every beginning of the year, Rotterdam becomes the place to be for fanatic movie watchers all over the world. This year the festival runs from January 27th – February 7th 2016, so you can still enjoy the movies too! You’re able to dive into touchy, enchanting and suprising movies that you would otherwhise never watch. To be honest I had never visited the Film Festival nor Rotterdam (for a citytrip) before, so when I got the chance to visit this modern Dutch city and enjoy the Festival I didn’t hesitate for a second!
So Monday afternoon we traveled by train to Rotterdam, just a hop, skip and a jump from Rotterdam Blaak Station we found the citizenM hotel and I immediately fell in love with the interior of this Hotel. From the stairs to the walls, everything is so well designed. It’s filled with cute details all over the place and it’s like each corner tells a story of it’s own. Yeah, I’m a big fan of the brand identity. The place is impressive just like the rooms (that are non-smoking btw, definitely a big plus if you ask me!).
The bed guys, is a XL KING SIZE super comfy bed with a wall-to-wall window next to it..I mean…how perfect can it be?! After getting super excited about the bed I went to the bathroom to take a look and I found out there was a rain shower…#woeehoeeee. I decided this place was awesome!
After a quick stay in the Hotel we walked to the cinema that was very close to the hotel (plus!) to watch ‘The Model’. This movie tells the story of the 16 year old emerging fashion model Emma from Denmark who struggles to enter the Parisian fashion scene. She gradually starts to realize that it’s not everything she had always been dreaming of. Emma falls in love with an much older photographer and starts losing control. I thought the movie was very great and touchy! It makes you thinking about things in life you wouldn’t really think of normally. It also made me wanna discuss things and it triggered me to talk about it which I think is a good thing. After a good talk about the movie and other life struggles I fell in sleep in the superbig and comfy bed. Everything was so great! Amen.
But for the ones that know me quite well, you would probably know that I attach a big importance to a good and healthy breakfast. And I was curious about how it would be at this hotel. I mean, a bad breakfast can destroy my positive feelings about my stay at a hotel. But how awesome would it be if they would serve some healthy stuff? I’m a girl that loves to eat healthy. And guess what…they did! Every day they serve a wide range of food until 11 am , so yes you can even sleep in a little (BIG PLUS too!). It was a continental breakfast so you could choose from scrumbled eggs with bacon to bread with cheese to several fresh fruits BUT here’s my thing: they served superfood granola with yoghurt and blueberries…Yaaay! And and and you can add some semi healthy indulgences such as a slice of banana bread or pumpkincake too. For real, that’s damn freaking perfect right?!
To sum it all up I had a lovely experience in Rotterdam, the movie was better than I expected and the hotel itself was just perfect and the staff was super friendly as well. I know where to go when in Rotterdam again. Also, I saw they have a hotel in New York too, which I’m literally DYING to try out. OMG New York baby. I’ve never been to NY but that’s one of my dreams for such a long time!
I’m dreaming away, talk to you soon lovelies!