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Mercure Hotel Plaza Essen
Ranked #1 of 68 Hotels in Essen
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London
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87 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“fine business hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Clean, Comfortable and friendly hotel. Ticks most of the boxes required for business trip.
Have to pay for WiFi.
Bar fine but limited food in the evening but plenty of good resturants within walking distance.
Good selection of hot and cold breakfast.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

The Mercure is a newer structure. We had an excellent experience. The staff at registration was welcoming, friendly, and helpful in English. The server in the bar for our complimentary glasses of Pino Grigio was quiet but friendly. The room was reasonably spacious and completely up-to-date.
The location has two strong merits: the Folkwang Museum is next door and the HBf is about five blocks away. One potential short-coming for travelers without a vehicle is the smaller number of nearby restaurants. Free checking of our bags after checkout while we visited the museum was a bonus that confirmed the Mercure's gracious spirit.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

I’ve been twice to this hotel and both times was satisfied with everything^ rooms, room service, nice and attentive receptionists and everybody from the hotel met.
It’s not very far from the city center: if you like walking, it takes you approx. 10 minutes till you reach Hauptbahnhof (Main rail station) where many shops, shopping moles, cafes etc are located.
I highly recommend this hotel to everybody who stands for nice and cozy atmosphere in the hotel, good service and affordable prices.
Thank you!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

We stayed here for the Essen Motor Show at Messe Essen, for which this hotel was very convenient.
I feel that the standard of the hotel far exceeded the price paid. The hotel was exceptionally clean and rooms were very well appointed. I have two wonderful nights sleep on the second floor the road noise was never a problem.
The only slight complaint that I have is that the breakfast is slightly overpriced for what was on offer and some people may find the beds a little hard (but for me this was fine)
Other than that I would have no hesitation in staying here again or recommending the hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

New hotel, exceptionally clean, spacious room, superb breakfast. Near the city center. The hotel has a good parking in the basement. My room faced the really busy and noisy street, so I could not open the window.

Wifi is not free, which is always a disappointment. The hotel has a swimming pool (on the third floor!) which I did not use however

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Regensburg, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

This hotel is average for a few reasons. I have stayed in better 3 star hotels and considering it is a mercure the service was very bad at reception. I had to wait 10 minutes for my invoice to be prepared which is preposterous. The breakfast is good but the pool is very far away in another building and takes at least 5 mins to get too and much too small! I was unable to swim in it really. It was approx 7m long!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Stayed here for one night. It is a basic hotel which no doubt serves its purpose. But I found it soulless and a bit too Travelodgy for my liking. It is on a main road into Essen with a view of the busy road. It takes about 10 mins to walk into Essen town. There is a handy underground car park (E16 per day).

Our room was a family room at the front which was nice, light and spacious but our friends were in a standard at the back and it was pokey and dark. The beds were comfortable but the pillows were huge spongy polyester things and I found sleeping gave me a sore neck.

Food: the bar serves a very limited menu and at lunch all they could make was a pizza. There is no room service. The staff are helpful and friendly and the breakfast was good.

Leisure: The pool times are very very restricted and it is next door (though you can enter via the hotel though it isn't very well signed). However, when we used it it was empty which was nice.

Overall it served a purpose but I wouldn't stay there again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Mercure Hotel Plaza Essen

Property: Mercure Hotel Plaza Essen
Address: Bismarckstrasse 48-50, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Essen > Südviertel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Essen
#5 Business Hotel in Essen
#5 Romantic Hotel in Essen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Hotel Plaza Essen 4*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 1.5 km from the city centre, the 4 star Mercure Plaza Essen offers 132 bright and comfortable rooms. The Essen trade show centre is 1.5 km away from the hotel. The A52 and A40 motorways are easily accessible. Within 200 m of the hotel are the Folkwang Museum and the Philharmonie Saalbau concert hall. The Boxengasse hotel bar is a popular place for a drink in the evening. Guests can enjoy our swimming pool and sauna. Basement car parking. ... more   less 
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