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“A nice little stopover”

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Ibis Budget Aachen Nord
Ranked #19 of 41 Hotels in Aachen
Reviewed August 14, 2012

We stayed here for the first night of our road trip from London to Budapest and back. It was perfect for our needs - great value for money; clean; easy to locate; with free parking and WiFi; and a helpful receptionist who spoke very good English. Aachen is a relatively small town but it has a lot to offer as a stopover - it has some pretty little streets; a UNESCO World Heritage listed cathedral; a wide variety of good quality shops and eateries; and a speciality type of lebkuchen called 'printen' (which is like a spiced gingerbread type biscuit). It is easy to get into town from the hotel by car and parking in garages in the centre of town is considerably cheap.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

This was the perfect hotel for an overnight stay, if you're just looking for a bed for the night. Situated close to the motorway, was very easy to find. The car park is right next to the hotel, no need to trawl around side streets. If you're looking for food, there's a few fast-food places within a 15-20 minute walk. It ain't going to win hotel of the year, and I wouldn't stay there for more than a couple of nights, but it did the job for us.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

Etap hotels are very basic, but a very good option for the budget traveler. The rooms are very small, but offer a desk, bunk beds, private WC and shower, and a tv. You can access free WiFi from the room. The only really odd thing about this place is the shower is IN the room, offering little privacy. The booking process is done at a kiosk in the lobby and is very simple. The vending area offers a basic selection of coffee, soup, water and Bitberger beer ( for the same price as a water!) this hotel is very out of the way from the city center. There is a bus that runs frequently, and if you plan on visiting Carolus Thermen, it is on the same route. The name of bus stop is Strangenhauschen, a hard word to pronounce even if you do speak German, so the bus driver may not understand you. It is easier to say Etap hotel, but some drivers do not know where that is. The desk is only manned part time, but the staff is really nice and most speak english.

Room Tip: Good budget option, 3 adults maximum to a room
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

Hotel is best summed up as what you pay is what you get. It was clean and tidy, easy to check-in using the automated system and nothing needed to check out (just leave the hotel!). The only complaint would be the beds in these styles of hotels / motels are not all that great and the pillows provided are not adequate. But as a business traveller I could imagine bringing my own pillow as all hotels in this price band are the same. Only other complaint is as it's in Germany, rooms tend to smell a little of smoke (even if they are non-smoking rooms!). For money / value I would give it 4/5 stars.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 21, 2011

We needed a hotel for one night stay, not too expensive and would fit me, my spouse, and teenage son. This hotel was very convenient off a major highway and just minutes from downtown Christmas markets. We slept comfortably and the room was very clean. The do not provide shampoo, just soap bars. We forgot ours so this was inconvenient, but for the good night's rest and the cleanliness, we didn't mind at all. The breakfast was great with a variety of foods, tasted great and was affordable. We truly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Ibis Budget Aachen Nord

Address: Strangenhaeuschen 15, 52070 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Formerly Etap Hotel)
Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Aachen
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 41 Hotels in Aachen
Price Range: $60 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Ibis Budget Aachen Nord 1*
Number of rooms: 78
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