We arrived late, about midnight. The location is in a bohemian part of town near the train station. Very unassuming entrance and a cafe and nice market next door. Reception gentleman was efficient but not overly polite. Room was spartan, small and the downside was that our room was overlooking the platz that was loud and teeming with traffic. VERY loud. Our windows were closed and it was a very hot day. No A/C as is expected in EU. Our room was about 105 degrees. How you say? BOTH radiators were turned to maximum. They were putting off so much heat and our only option was to open all windows and pray for some relief, Now, housekeeping should have noticed this and averted this situation. We called the front desk and asked for a fan and told him of the situation. No fan, no offer of a new room. Mind you there were two lovely fans at reception that they were using. We suffered thru the night sweating and plugging our ears. Not a good start. the next three nights we were able to leave the windows open all day and let the air in and finally the radiators had cooled. We could close the windows at night but the room was very stuffy. We bought a small fan to keep circulation and left it at the hotel as a parting gift. I hope they allow guests to use it. The toilet is weird and when flushed shot urine, water and at one point a little feces on the floor. Happens whether the lid was up or down. Beware, got my foot the first day. Gross. best part was the breakfast lounge. Hostess was great, food was adequate and lounge comfy. We thought it was included but was not. Got dinged for 100 Euro at end of stay. (12.50 euro PP daily) Fair price and shame on us for assuming. Overall, we would likely pay more for a better hotel. i like my A/C and will be sure to ask when booking next time during a summer visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On entering this charming hotel friends in Dusseldorf downtown, you will immediately sense its special intimate atmosphere that takes you back to the 70s through its extraordinary and exciting design. The place to be for daydreamer, travel blogger, fashion blogger...There you will feel like being in the past. Each detail and furniture has been passionately chosen. Each 40 rooms deserves a visit, since they all tells their own story. You will meet very famous faces, like Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, Harry Potter, Coco Chanel and co. hotel friends style mixes valuable antiques from the 70s, as well as a very modern and cozy furniture. The highlight of hotel friends is the huge lobby in old school style, including a hip bar or as we call it #klassentreffen, schoolyard (smoking lounge) #pausenhof and the assembly hall #aula. The special charm, the cosy mood, the casual and unique surrounding makes hotel friends to the city hotspot. Curious? Then go ahead and make your first reservation at #hotel friends! ... more less
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