This is my first visit to Frankfurt and selected at random the hotel which I thought would be a reasonable place at which to stay. This time my choice was excellent. I selected Flemings Deluxe Hotel in the Main-Riverside area. I chose this location because of it's proximity to the river, the museums, and other historic facilities.
When I read the information about the hotel I was concerned because most of the hotel guidelines indicate that guests are able to check in at the designated check in time. In this case, the Flemings check in time is 2 PM, which is an hour earlier than at most hotels. This was important to us because our plane got in at 5:30 AM and we would have been traveling for over 14 hours. The idea of an earlier check-in was so strong interest because the thought of a bed for a couple of hours rest was most appealing. Fortunately, when we arrived at the hotel desk clerk indicated that our room was available at that moment. The "travel gods" we're good to me!
Our room was clean and comfortable. As with many European hotels the size of the room pales in comparison to those we are used to in the US. However, for this trip it was quite sufficient for us. The bathroom design leaves a little bit to be desired because, although new can design, the shower is actually exposed to the entire room. This would be difficult for some people to handle especially if roommates were staying at the hotel rather than a married couple or single person.
The hotel is located a few blocks from the trolley system which takes you to the main train station. We found this very helpful traveling back and forth. Frankfurt, as well as many other European cities, is no place to drive an automobile. Parking is very limited and driving is like being at an amusement park.
The hotel dining room is wonderful. We had a breakfast included for both of the days we were at the hotel. The entire staff was most accommodating and the trip breakfast was a complete breakfast with just about anything one could desire. Since the hotel is located on the river, it is in an excellent location for those who would wish to go for a walk or run in the morning. This is much better than trying to do so on the downtown city street.
The areas which I believe need improvement include the Internet service, which I found to be deplorable. But the staff is most accommodating and they will do anything to make your stay most pleasurable. I truly get the staff at this location and A+, something I rarely give at many hotels.
The bottom line is answered by the question would I stay here again. The answer is a definite yes!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ideal starting location from which to attend business appointments and to go on personal discovery tours into the heart of the pulsating metropolis: the hotel is very centrally and conveniently located in the Frankfurt inner city, in direct proximity to the Main. The new European Central Bank, as well as the subway and S-Bahn are within walking distance. Easily within walking distance is the "Schone Aussicht" (beautiful view) with the small Main bridge and an unforgettable view of the Frankfurt skyline, which can also be enjoyed from the 6th floor. One floor is fully dedicated to the needs to business travelers. The business rooms are furnished with a generously sized writing desk, a 37 inch LCD TV, a coffee and tea bar, and an ironing station and special amenities that put the finishing touches on your business trip. In addition, there are non-smoking and handicap-accessible rooms. Starting at business class, we provide attentive room service, free newspapers and minibar, and an optional pillow menu. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Steigenberger Hotel Frankfurt