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City Hotel Essen

Viehofer Platz 5, 45127 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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City Hotel Essen
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Ranked #20 of 69 Hotels in Essen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I stayed in the City Hotel Essen for 5 nights in September 2014, as I was looking for a hotel close to the university, where my congress was being held. The location of the hotel is superb! A short walk or 2 metro stations away from the main station, it is really easy to reach. Just across the road is... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Ok, I admit. The hotel doesn't look nice on the outside, and once inside the reception is the size of a small living room. Never mind the reception; checking in doesn't take more than a minute. German efficiency is here perfected. Then there is the room. An unbelievable large space, clean, and quite comfortable. The only minor issue I had... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Very spacious, clean room. Pleasant reception staff. Convenient location in Essen center - walking distance to Kettwiger street for example, but you get a free pass to public transportation anyway. Be sure to take a city map at the lobby. Across the busy street there is a large cathedral, and a few pubs. Room windows are double glazed and seal... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Found this hotel purely by chance and was very lucky. It has a great location near to town centre. Really helful staff, a very spacious room with great double bed, table and chairs and also a desk with a proper desk chair. Very large flat screen TV Even though our room was on the side nearest the very large junction... More 

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We booked the room for 1 night. We was here one time before and I liked it at our first visit. Nothing changed. Extreme friendly staff, helpful and in good mood. The room was big enough to move, some hotels have so small rooms that u have to struggle your way around the bed. Not so here. Bathroom is a... More 

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Farum, Denmark
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I've stayed at the City Hotel Essen in February 2014 for a business trip/Trade Fair in Düsseldorf. The price was pretty OK, the rooms had a very good size, the cleaning quality was good, the staff was very helpful and the restaurant had a very good selection of breakfast. The elevator was very slow and you couldn't walk from the... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Looks a bit old fashioned on the out and inside but nevertheless good price quality. My room was HUGE! Nice staff, they were very helpful. Good location in the center, 5-10 min walk from the shopping mall, they give a free public transport ticket, good wifi, free minibar, decent breakfast buffet German style.

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Espoo, Finland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

A tram station just outside the hotel combined with the free public transport ticket provided by the hotel makes this just perfect. You can get to the hotel from the railway station in a few minutes and it is conveniently close to the restaurants/cafes/bars/clubs of the center to walk to. The breakfast is typical for German hotels, but as it... More 

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Tarporley, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

A few weeks ago I was at a gig in Essen, backstage with the band, and had my computer case c/w laptop, passport, spectacles, razor and other personal accoutrements stolen - one minute it was there, the next it had gone. Luckily my son was able to lock my laptop remotely from the UK (thank goodness for Apple software) and... More 

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Lymm, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This hotel is at the other end of the shopping centre from the Hauptbanhof. It is about 10 minutes walk from the station or a couple of stops on the tram. It is very convenient for the University and for shopping. It was also very good value and they included a free local transport pass that allowed unlimited access to... More 

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