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IntercityHotel Essen
Ranked #15 of 67 Hotels in Essen
Bavaria
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34 reviews
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“Wifi very expensive”
Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

Unremarkable, but decent business place within walking distance to Essen main station and shopping district, 25 min by train from DUS airport.
Wifi in rooms is 4,50€ per hour,I don't think this is acceptable these days for a business hotel.

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Stayed here for one night due to location for next day business meeting in Essen. Quite nice Hotel, central location, not the cheapest in town at Euro 140, but to good standard, its modern and clean and receptionist was very friendly. Breakfast was really good with great selection, restaurant was full of business people. Having to pay for Wi Fi in this type of business hotel though is not good, it should be free!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

only 5 minutes by foot from the main railway station to the hotel makes it very convienient.
the room is nice and if you have a room to the back it's quite.
The bed is comfortable.

You have to pay for the internet and also for the breakfast.
But in the railwaystation there is free internet for example at Starbucks and you
get probably a cheaper breakfast in any of the places in the station.

Room Tip: get a room to the back or the inner court
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 June 2013 via mobile

Fab place.... all staff very helpful and aways smiling.... room was clean and really enjoyed my stay....I would recommend this hotel to stay at....outside patio area small.... not a great view but the service was excellent....

  • Stayed June 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights with my 5mth old; 2 year old and my husband whilst working in Essen. This hotel provided for us a "studio" (don't be fooled - NO self-catering facilities other than a kettle.) This room was their largest room and it was more than adequately sized for a family. No shower, which is typical in Germany and typically annoying for bathing children, but for a short stay, bearable. They provided a low bed for my toddler, which was comfortable and safe - no danger of her falling out! The room was extremely clean and the room facilities were good - though the hair dryer was quite pathetic.

It is extremely close to the Essen Hauptbahnhoff and that is jolly convenient if travelling by train or needing to get to the airport (which is 22 mins direct train journey to Dusselfdorf Airport.) We had a room on the side of the railway but didn't hear it through the German double glazing! The air conditioning can be switched off, which is better than a lot of hotels. The hotel is very close to good restaurants and shops.

The wifi was an absolute rip off - EUR14.50 for 24 hrs. Needless to say, we didn't use it. Unacceptable in this day and age to charge that. That has knocked my overall rating down.

The breakfast is good and the were staff helpful enough, though I was surprised they were not able to tell me where there to find a children's playground. (Behind the Philharmonie concert hall! I found it.)

For a hotel in a convenient location, this is rather good. It's certainly clean!

Room Tip: We were on the railway side but undisturbed due to the good double glazing. In the height of summer...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Romania
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights in December. It is an average hotel, 4 stars quoted but more like 3 stars. The rooms are small in size, small beds with furniture too old for a 4 star rating. As an additional note in the right bathroom that is clean and modern with a nice shower. Breakfast is modest restaurant is medium in size. The staff is not very communicative and gives the impression of a boring hotel. The advantage for this hotel would be its center location. I do not know how are other hotels in Essen but I will not come back at Intercity Hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 16 November 2012 via mobile

Conveniently placed, 200m from the railway station. A bit too long the waiting time at the reception. Absurd price for wifi Internet, 14€ a day, and no LAN. Breakfast ok. Rooms are clean and staff is nice. I'll go again, but Internet is not a plus.

Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Property: IntercityHotel Essen
Address: Hachestr. 10, 45127 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Region: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Essen > Stadtkern
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 67 Hotels in Essen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — IntercityHotel Essen 4*
Number of rooms: 168
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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