The NH wasn't my first choice, but where I had booked had given away my room, so the NH was convenient and had a room available.
Location is excellent. If you are in Dortmund for business or pleasure, it is right next to the train station, immediately off the down-town area, with restaurants, cultural sites and what DO has to offer within easy reach. Of course Dortmund isn't all that big, so most of it is easily accessible.
The lobby is basic - reception, a restaurant area, elevators. Very business-like, not fancy, not bad. The reception was very friendly and helpful. Parking is for a fee in the garage right by the front entrance. At 6.50 Euro for Hotel guests, actually quite reasonable.
I had a room on the third floor. It was clean, serviceable, and quite spacious, with the bedroom separate from the living room. There was small bar with bar stools, the obligatory mini-bar (remained unused), a Sofa and a chair. The TV, rather small, was in the bedroom. Fortunately the bedroom was not very large, so the TV was easily visible (for the nearsighted). I liked the way the room was set up. The bathroom area was separated from the bedroom by a sliding door, and was accessible from both the living room and the bedroom. The sink, mirror, luggage area, was situated between the bath and bedrooms. The bathroom was clean, no mildew or other unsightly things, and functional. Nothing out of the ordinary.
The only thing that seemed a bit worn, was the carpeting with a stain or two, here and there. Such things are forgivable in hotels like this. The location make this a high traffic area, and not all guests are careful with the facilities.
The bed was comfortable, large enough for two, but set up for only one guest, and since I was alone, that was fine. The pillows were ok and the large window could be completely covered by light-blocking curtain. BTW - there was also a large window in the living room, with the same curtain. The view was over a busy street, so nothing exceptional to see.
Being the hotel is in the middle of the city, some traffic and exterior noise did reach the window, but not enough to truly create a disturbance. I slept fairly well.
The breakfast spread in the morning was quite nice, with a good selection of continental style or American breakfast (the latter with eggs and bacon). Coffee was served quickly and individually, but from OJ to tea, from rolls to fish snacks, there was quite a bit to choose from.
Check out was as easy and fast as the check-in. They validated the parking, and off I went.
Not a fancy place, not romantic, but convenient, great location and service. I can recommend it without hesitation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the NH Dortmund, the only 4-star suite hotel located right in the heart of Dormund, one of the most important towns of Germany's industrial "Ruhrgebiet" area. The hotel is perfect for business travelers and tourists alike, as it is centrally located right by the main train station and only 15 km from the Dortmund Airport. ... more less
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