Driving up from Munich, we stopped in at Frankfurt for the night. We found the hotel with relative ease and soon discovered the easy option was to park in their private car park... Street Parking is available, but a bit of a pain - for the tourist anyway!
The welcome was typically German - To the point less the niceities! It's not rude, It's just the way the language is - For a western tourist, it can feel a little abrupt, but you shouldn't let it worry you.
The rooms were large and the bed comfortable. The bathroom and amenities were all fantastic - I've stayed in plenty of 4 and 5* that aren't as comfortable as this!
The bar staff were good and there was a good selection of beer and wine available.
The 'local characters' I refer to in the heading were about the only downside - The hotel is located on the edge of a seemingly seedy type of area - We saw a few drug users, hookers and that type of crowd, mixed in with the everyday folk... quite openly plying their trade... It wasn't a case of feeling nervous - it was more of a case of looking twice... digesting and moving on. Neither of the above activities had a negative impact on my stay in the hotel.
Holiday Inn Express is good as it offers breakfast! From the 2 or 3 I've stayed in, its a run of the mill, know what your gonna get type of breakfast... but it's good and it's consistent - Thats all you need!
We did venture out into Frankfurt in the evening - And boy oh boy - We found an amazing little restaurant that served up some fantastic, traditional german cuisine! My father was in Germanic heaven. I'll try to attach the photos! The restaurant is call Das WirtsHaus. Absolutely fantastic - Their is a platter option for two at about 20 euros a head - It's worth every cent!
We also went out to the tallest building in frankfurt and took the lift up to the top for 5 euros, for a great view of the city - I recommend this if you have the chance!
All in all, a really comfortable hotel and a great little restaurant made our short lived stay in Frankfurt most enjoyable!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WelcomeChoose the sleek Holiday Inn Express Frankfurt-Messe hotel for a convenient location 10 minutes by taxi from the Messe exhibition grounds, and 20 minutes from Frankfurt Airport. Continental buffet breakfast in our airy Great Room prepares you for a fruitful day at the Messe or exploring the Old Town. Return to your warm-hued Guest room with free wireless Internet access. If you're arriving by car, we're just 1.5 km from the A5 motorway. Frankfurt's Gallusviertel and Gutleutviertel business quarters are 1 km away, while Höchst and Eschborn industrial parks are less than a 15-minute drive. Complimentary wireless Internet in our smart Lobby area means you can plan your day over coffee. Our 2 meeting rooms, with wireless Internet access and natural daylight are tailor-made for private conferences. Bus 37 takes you from our door to Frankfurt central station in 7 minutes. Take a 10-minute stroll from the Holiday Inn Express Frankfurt-Messe to the River Main promenade for panoramic Frankfurt views. The cobbled Old Town and bustling Zeil shopping promenade are 4 km away. Meet and mingle in the granite-floored, open-plan Lobby and browse complimentary newspapers over drinks and snacks. You can check your emails in the 24-hour self-service Business Centre. For restaurant tips and Frankfurt city maps, just ask the friendly staff at our 24-hour Front Desk. At Holiday Inn Express children and teenagers are special guests: up to two children under the age of 18 stay free of charge, sharing room with their parents. According to Holiday Inn Express standards, also breakfast for children is without extra charge, already included in accommodation price. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Frankfurt-Messe Hotel Frankfurt
- Frankfurt Holiday Inn