The weekend has flown by again and I can’t imagine it’s already two weekends ago that I stayed in the Citizen M in Rotterdam to visit the IFFR (International Film Festival Rotterdam).
So today I wanted to tell you a bit about my stay at the Citizen M hotel and the movie I saw at the IFFR. The Citizen M Rotterdam hotel is different from most other hotels. One does not immediatly step into the lobby, we stept into the hallway which had a gorgeous spiral staircase. From the moment you step into the hotel you saw design everywhere. Interesting in-house architecture and interior styling come together with almost perfect balance. The atmosphere relaxed and home-y, but with many cool things to spot from within the corners of your eyes. Let’s just say that the Citizen M hotel in Rotterdam is a true hotspot!
Read on to read my full experience at Citizen M and the IFFR!
Not only the hotel living room but the hotel rooms are pretty awesome as well. Modern and clean, with a XL kingsize bed and huge window as wide as the walls. Everything in the rooms is controlled by the Mood Pad which can be found in all the rooms. From opening or closing the blinds, picking your favorite movie to watch, to turn up ambient lighting to get into the right atmosphere. Oh and the rooms have an amazing rainshower as well!!
After check in we could have easily spend the whole weekend in our comfy room, but there was a movie to be seen! We went to see the Mandarin movie ‘The Assasin’, which is not a typical movie at all. Films at the IFFR most of the times are more artistic movies than the commercial movies you normally can see in the theaters. We had some expectations of the movie but these turned out pretty wrong haha.
When you think Assasin, you think action right? Well there was some action but to us, as we are used to commercial movies, it was sometimes odd. The movie features a lot of relations that are intense and complicated, communication involved less words and more looks. The characters seemed to be in thoughts a lot, contemplating things. What I loved most about the movie was the gorgeous nature scenery and the serenity of the female assasin Nie Yinniang . What I did not quiet like, personally, was the fact that some storylines were so vague. At some points storylines just randomly started and finished without it feeling finished. For me it was both an interesting and weird movie.
As I were super busy I totaly forgot to make the following shots myself. So the next two photo’s are from Citizen M Rotterdam’s facebook! Don’t forget to follow them while you are at it 🙂
I really had an amazing stay at Citizen M Rotterdam and I can’t wait to stay at another Citizen M hotel soon!
Thanks to Citizen M Rotterdam and International Film Festival Rotterdam!