We have stoped in Essen for a few reasons on our way to France and it was not our first time in the Ruhr Gebeit, yet we stayed in InterCity for the first time - the reason for this was a special deal from Travel Zoo - 2 noghts for the price of 1.
The hotel yet belongs to big german Inter City chain has nothing to do with Deutsche Bahn, the chain is owned by other company. Overall the hotel is OK, yet for the stay longer that one two nights with your family (if you are not in your twenties already) you better look for something else in the city or arond.
There are number of pluses:
Location - close to the main railway station and some city facilities too
Dogs were allowed, yet for extra price
From our side the following was not as good as it shoud be:
The size of the room - too small even for two persons
Hotel is hard to find and the parking cost of 15 euro per day - too much
View to the other windows making the window curtain always close, that means air conditioning - not ideal
The friendliness of the staff is OK, yet helpfulness could be improved
Feeling very much like business purpose one night stay hotel overall. Need to be reconsidered for the next visit to the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The InterCityHotel Essen is located in the centre of the city near Essen main station and thus forms the ideal starting point for your business appointments and cultural activities. The cultural capital Ruhr 2010 with the Essen Cathedral and the new shopping centre is well worth a visit. The Essen exhibition grounds are only 5 km from the InterCityHotel, and even the Dusseldorf exhibition grounds and airport can be reached quickly. The Essen FreeCityTicket for local public transport in the whole of the Rhine-Ruhr area from Dusseldorf to Dortmund is included in the room price. At the heart of the Ruhr metropolis, our 168 modern and friendly furnished rooms offer an atmosphere in which you can feel at ease. Whether you are holding a meeting or a conference - the conference hotel in Essen offers the ideal background for every event. Four air-conditioned conference rooms and modern equipment throughout the building ensure a pleasant environment with a maximum of success for your event. For all InterCityHotels concerned the usage of the WLAN is free of charge up to 256 KB/s. ... more less
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