I stayed here in summer 2009 with some mates as we had got some cheap flights with Ryanair (which go to Weeze Airport, not the main Dusseldorf one) for £5 all in, so we wanted somewhere cheap and relatively central and the Monopol seemed to fit the bill.
The location is okay if you don't mind a little walk to the old town, and it is quite close to the main train station as well if you want to go further afield. The rooms are possibly some of the strangest I've seen. The design of them is very 1980s West German with bizarre fittings and the beds built into the wall (see my photos), with a bit of sprucing up the rooms could be made into stylish boutique hotel style rooms. The bathroom was adequate with sound water pressure - the hair dryer was rubbish though (even five star hotels I've stayed in can't get that right so I'm not going to hold this against the Monopol!)
The hotel itself seems to be a converted shop (again see pictures), which seems a little bizarre. Breakfast is nothing special, with a selection of cold cuts, cheeses and so on - not bad for the price. The lift is tinyand old fashioned; you can probably get about three people in it at a squeeze.
I've given the sleep quality five out of five, but I think this might have something to do with the lovely Alt beer rather than the quality of the beds! The staff were efficient and polite (as you would expect in Germany).
If you are on a tight budget then I would definitely recommend the Monopol, I think we paid £60 for two nights. At that price you can't go wrong!
- Also Known As:
- Monopol Hotel düsseldorf
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