I booked this hotel primarily for the airconditioning. The added bonus was breakfast included in the price / package. I was aware that the hotel was a bit out from the city. I stayed for 4 nights with my husband and two children. The room was clean and had a lovely little balcony that allowed us sit out in the evenings. The only thing I missed in the room was tea making facilities. I solved this by buying a travel kettle for €12.99 in this large electrical store called Saturn in My Zeil shopping centre in the city. Also, there were no shower caps available. Our room faced the wood next door so there was no road traffic noise. Breakfast in the morning was lovely with a good selecion of cereals, hot food, fruit etc. The scrambled egg was fabulous. There is a Lidl shop a very short distance from the hotel (towards the train station). There was an empty minibar in the hotel room so I was able to store items bought in Lidl there. By the way, Lidl in Germany is much cheaper for some items than Lidl Ireland. I compared prices on my return - I paid €1.99 for a bottle of red wine that costs €4 in Ireland (reduced from €5.29). Bottled water was for nothing - 65c for 6x500ml bottle still as opposed to €1.69 and I only paid €1.24 for 6 x 1litre bottles i.e. 19c each. Bottle of German lager cost 27c. There are bikes for hire at the hotel - €1 for an hour or €8 for 24hours. On our last evening, we hired bikes. We cycled a short distance through the wood and came out the other side to a lovely walking / cycle path that runs parallel to the river. We should have explored this earlier during our trip so I can't say how far it goes but I was sorry that I had left it so late to discover it. The first taxi we got was from the main trainstation in Frankfurt city and I think the distance from there was 6.9km. This taxi cost us about €14. I had planned on using public transport more but, unfortunately, our children were sick during the trip with the flu so we ended up using taxis most of the time to avoid having to drag them around too much. To get to the city from the hotel by public transport, you would have to take the train. The train station is about 2km from the hotel in the opposite direction to the city. There is a bus stop about 50 metres from the hotel - it is located across the road towards the city. Unfortunately, this bus doesn't go into the city - it goes in the opposite direction but you could use this bus (No. 59) to get to the train station (Nied Stop). We didn't bother with the bus on the one occasion that we used the train - we just walked the 2km into the town / village of Nied. You have to go to the opposite side of the track then to get the train into Frankfurt city. It cost €8 in total for the single trip for 2 adults and 2 children. I think there are group tickets / weekly tickets available also so it would be worth checking this out prior to your trip or seeking advice from the main station in the city. As far as I know, the buses and trains are part of the RMV transport system, so check out their website. The kids wanted to find a children's clothes shop to spend their money so we found out that there was a Primark / Penneys in the NordWestZentrum shopping centre.There is an underground station at the shopping centre and buses serve it also. Again, rather than taking a taxi like we did, this shopping centre could be reached by taking the underground, so with a little forward planning, a lot of money could be saved I'm sure by familiarising yourself with the routes. There was a city map with a transport network map available at the hotel reception. I didn't realise this until after I had bought a map at Frankfurt Tourist Office. It only cost me €1 there but the same map was €4.95 in one of the souvenir shop across the road!! We all enjoyed the zoo and the admission for the 4 of us was only €20. The English language is widely spoken in Frankfurt so we had absolutely no problems in that respect. I had to stock up on OTC medicines for the kids and we had no problems in pharmacies or anywhere for that matter. All our taxi drivers were non-German and each one was as nice and accommodating as the next - we had drivers from Greece, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Poland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hotel is in a peaceful location in the middle of a wooded area. Due to the convenient location and direct motorway connection, the airport, the Frankfurt city centre, as well as the nearby cities of Niederrad and Eschborn are within easy reach.The Frankfurt Exhibition Centre is at a distance of only 2 km. The railway station is only 6 km away, and the next bus stop is at a mere 200-metre distance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard Frankfurt Messe
- Frankfurt Courtyard