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Tryp Bochum-Wattenscheid Hotel
Ranked #4 of 23 Hotels in Bochum
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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“Big rooms in shrinking city”
Reviewed 10 January 2013

This hotel is situated on topt of a former coal mine. Although most buildings from the past have disappeared, some interesting examples of industrial architecture still survive. Part of the industrial landscape has been transformed into a park, with some interesting features, like a artificial mountain inviting to be climbed, some sculptures etc. Having said this, Wattenscheid itself is quite boring. Most if not all pubs seem to close early in the evening. This is partly compensated by the excellent tram link to the city centre of Bochum, although after 8 pm trams runs only every half hour (until midnight).
The hotel itself is comfortable, with an huge choice at the breakfast buffet, and big rooms. I found the staff very helpful and welcoming.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Vicente V, Director General at Tryp Bochum-Wattenscheid Hotel, responded to this review, 30 January 2013
Dear Andre50,

Your opinion is very important for us and we can assure the all presonal from the Hotel recives your positive comments. We are always trying to improve our level of services. Thank you about your nice words about the Hotel.

Best regards and hope to see you soon with us.

Vicente Vives
General Manager
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Kristiansand, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Great big rooms, Bathroom was really great an big, but in our room the aircondition did not work. Breakfast over average, but the staf asked us every 10 minutes about our roomnumner. 1 time each morning should be enough.
Quiet surroundings, near the Autobahn A40, and you will need a car to get there.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Essex
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196 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Reasonable standard of hotel in a depressed area of the Ruhr, though I thought the cost of e-mail internet was excessive for a business hotel, and the carpets in my room were pock-marked with cigarette burns (not a smoking room..). Strange that such a modern hotel did not have AC and the rooms were very uncomfortable the night (in August) I stayed there but this is probably not a very frequent problem! As other reviewers have pointed out there is nowhere within walking distance to eat or even a decent bar, but the hotel catering and service was excellent and we could sit in the garden. I would certainly stay there again if I needed to do business in the area.

Room Tip: Nothing around so no noise, any room OK.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2010

The hotel in itself is not really bad, but when the use T-Mobile for internet and charges 8 Euros for 1 hour internet, it´s totally unacceptable. I will certainly never stay here again. 3 hours internet costs 24 Euros...

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 July 2010

A typical business hotel that is close to nothing. Tram stop near which will take you to Bochum or Gelsenkirchen. Good breakfast, otherwise completely unremarkable.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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tunbridge wells, kent
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Reviewed 17 October 2007

The hotel is quite hard to find if you travel by train arriving at the nearest station of wattenschied - it is a good 25 minute walk. However there are taxis outside the station that could take you there and for later on during your stay there is a tram line near the hotel less than a 5 minute walk.
The reception area is clean and well decorated with a good bar and a very social atmosphere. The rooms are more than adequate for a few nights sleep and the best shower in a hotel I have ever used, the carpets could do with a clean as a little stained but couldnt really find anything to complain about. The staff were very professional and couldnt do enough to help - even ordering us a take away.
Please bear in mind there is nothing near this hotel, Bochum is about 25 mins on the tram one way and Gelsenkirchen 25 mins in the other direction. The last trams are at 11pm.
The breakfast was good as well for 13euros you could eat as much as you like and it was very good quality, though they do not bring any more food out about half an hour before breakfast closes.
To conclude this was a very good hotel for the money paid through expedia I couldnt find fault with it at all. Also a great base for the Veltins Arena as trams go direct there which was the purpose of our stay.

  • Liked — Excellent value for money and great staff
  • Disliked — The location could be a problem if you were not staying for a specific reason like I was e.g Veltins Arena
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with friends
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Oxfordshire
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Reviewed 17 October 2007

The hotel presents a warm ,clean and freindly attitude upon arrival and although busy when we arrived the check in was conducted in an efficient manner. One of the plus points for us was that all staff are fluent in English and most helpfull and knowledgable with regard to the facilities to be found in the surroundind area.

The food is presented well and at a cost that won't break the bank although the choice is very limited and a little on the bland side.

Although situated in an industrial area around Holland and a little off the beaten track this did not present a problem as there is plenty of free parking on site. The hotel is also within a 3min walk to the number 302 tram that runs from Bocum to Gelsenkirchen . This tram operates until 00.07 in the morning so returning to the hotel in the early hours is not a problem.

Maybe not the best appointed hotel that I have ever stayed in but it did represent good value for money and I will most definitely stay there again when in the area. The hotel is above average for the price paid.

  • Liked — Freindly helpful staff
  • Disliked — Bland food
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Tryp Bochum-Wattenscheid Hotel

Property: Tryp Bochum-Wattenscheid Hotel
Address: Josef-Haumann-Str. 1, 44866 Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Region: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Bochum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Bochum
#2 Best Value Hotel in Bochum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tryp Bochum-Wattenscheid Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a quiet area, in Holland Business Park, and very close to the centre of Wattenscheid and a wide range of restaurants and shops, the city of Bochum and Dusseldorf Airport, the Tryp Bochum-Wattenscheid is the best option for staying in Bochum-Wattenscheid thanks to its excellent access to anywhere in the city, its full facilities and the quality of its services. The Tryp Bochum-Wattenscheid provides 111 spacious and bright rooms; free high speed WiFi internet; different dining spaces; a sauna and free parking for our guests; an outdoor terrace; a large, bright hall and 3 meeting rooms for up to 100 people. ... more   less 
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Sol Melia Bochum Wattenscheid

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