Anyone who traveled in Germany way back in the 20th century has almost certainly stayed in city hotels like this before. When you look at the signage, the furnishings and the in-room TVs you can really feel like you stepped back 20+ years! This place with never be confused with luxury, but its cleanliness and convenient location are definitely attractive. The breakfast is probably better than you have a right to expect, but as it doesn't start until 7 you might think fresh brotchen wouldn't be too much to ask. The Wifi works pretty well and is free. The walk to the Hbf is about 10 minutes, but you can reach several tram lines below the Rathaus Galerie in about half that time. The staff is generally pretty good, although unwilling or unable to speak much English. I have to give them credit, they were extremely obliging in holding a large bag for me for several days while I was out of Germany. The bottom line is that this place is well worth considering if you need an affordable place to sleep in the center of town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Novum Hotel Ambassador is located directly in the heart of the Ruhr metropolis near the minster and the Kreuzeskirche in the pedestrian zone of the city of Essen. The hotel is just 400 meters from Essen Town Hall and offers modern and comfortably furnished rooms right in the city core. This family-run hotel is the ideal address for business, leisure and cultural tours. The exhibition, numerous attractions and countless corporate headquarters are located in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. Our rooms are in the main building with reception and the adjoining house with separate entrance. ... more less
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