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Hotel Bredeney
Ranked #24 of 68 Hotels in Essen
Reviewed 28 October 2008

A group of us stayed here whilst visiting the Essen fairground (Messe).

It is very convenient for the Messe - less than 5 minutes in a taxi.

The hotel itself has a bit of a strange layout - the rooms are in separate 3-storey blocks off a main corridor. However, this was fine.

The rooms themselves are small compared to other German hotels we have stayed in, but pretty average for UK rooms. They were clean and bright, with a remote TV and a mini-bar.

The breakfast each morning was very good - highly recomended.
The evening meal was pretty good too, altho there wasnt a huge choice - after 4 nights I was wishing for something a bit different!

The only annoyance is that the hotel is in the middle of a manufacturing area - no shops, restaurants, bars etc.

However, if you were visiting the messe for a few days, I would certainly recommend it. We will probably stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 September 2008

Have just stayed at this hotel whilst on business and would agree with others comments that it is more of a business hotel than one for a vacation.
The rooms were clean but i found them hot, as there was no air conditioning. I left my window open during the night but there was alot of noice around that woke me at circa 5am each day.
The restaurant had good found and had a very good breakfast.
The staff were very pleasant and helpful.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 July 2008

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 7 nights in June. This is definately just a business hotel, not a hotel to get real comfortable in. Room was big and clean but there is no air conditioning, so it was very warm at night. It is far away from anything, you must take public transit to get into Essen. I had walked one day but it took about an hour to get to central Essen. The work out room was adequate, two bikes, one eleptical, one treadmill, but again very warm. There are weight machines but the only instructions to use the type of equipment is in German.
We thought the breakfast was very good. Large selection although the selection gets smaller as the morning gets later.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled on business
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Thank Allison2
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Reviewed 28 October 2007

Supposed to be a 4 star hotel. Heating limited, whole place smells of cigarettes, no carpets on walkways, service very limited- no help with bags, restaurant very average (and continues with the heavy cigarette theme) and a long! way from anywhere, even the Messe. I was very cold. 1 little quilt on bed, window kept fallong open and the heating is on tepid. Quite expensive too.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled on business
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1  Thank GeorgieBrown
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Reviewed 22 September 2006

Stayed here during World Cup.

Very large hotel looked a bit like an office block. Stayed here as best accommodation that we could get for world cup semi at Dormund at short notice.

Was really hot and sleep was difficult, quite though and obviously convenient for nearby businesses. Little else of interest nearby.

Used bar, breakfast and bar snacks all of which were fine.

Pet hate of mine is paying for hotel parking where it is not at a premium i.e. Central London ok but here?

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled with friends
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5  Thank BasilsTravels
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Reviewed 22 September 2004

I have been a guest at the Skandic Essen hotel on two occasions. While it's affiliation with Hilton first captured my attention, I will definitely return on future business trips. Okay, the room size is small by American standards but the hotel is an ideal place to unwind after a hectic day. The lobby, restaurant and bar have somewhat of a familiar American feel. But the German atmosphere is evident with the great indoor pool, convenenient locker room and outstanding dry sauna facility. Amenities that would cost extra in the US; here it is N/C. I would suggest a business center, however for an obvious business hotel - this is missing. Otherwise, a good choice.

  • Stayed: September 2004, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Bredeney

Address: Theodor-Althoff-Str. 5, 45133 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Formerly Scandic Essen)
Region: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Essen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Essen
#14 Luxury Hotel in Essen
Price Range: £79 - £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bredeney 4*
Number of rooms: 293
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel Bredeney expects you right in the heart of the Ruhr. The traffic-favorable position (direct motorway binding A52/A40), our 220 parking places (max. EUR 6,00/24h) directly in front of the hotel and our 24 hours occupied reception guarantees you a pleasant arrival. Only a few minutes from the fair Essen away, directly at the edge of forest and in the proximity of many places of interest convenient, is the hotel Bredeney as well for Business trip as for short vacation with the family your perfect partner. With us you expect a relaxed atmosphere, a convincing price performance ratio with a free internet access in the whole hotel and, first and foremost, people who are ready to respond flexibility to all of your needs and wants - after all, life is complicated enough as it is. ... more   less 
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