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“Exactly as expected” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Essen City Centre

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Holiday Inn Essen City Centre
Ranked #19 of 68 Hotels in Essen
Tampere, Finland
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31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Exactly as expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

There are no surprises here. Everything works as expected, rooms are clean, spacious and quiet. Not a great spot for a romantic getaway, but convenient for business etc.
The location is excellent. There is a large shopping mall over the street and downtown Essen is almost as close.
The only complain was the shower. This seems like a spot the hotels never check. The shower head was clogged and only a little water coming through. Was painful to take a shower, like little needles on your skin.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dimangi
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

Our family of two adults, two children stayed for a night at Essen Holiday Inn during a long road trip from UK to Copenhagen. The hotel was everything we needed; a good night's sleep, an extension so we could sleep in after arriving late, and polite and efficient staff. Essen is an interesting former industrial city which is making a great effort to reinvent itself as a cultural centre while retaining pride in its industrial past.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Situatedness
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Oslo, Norge
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42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

I've stayed in this hotel one week in February each year since 2007, when attending the e-world fair in Essen. From the hotel to the Messehalle it's a 15 minute cab ride.

The experience has always been the same: Friendly, helpful staff. Spaceous rooms where everything works. OK internet connection, depends on which floor you're staying at. Great breakfast buffet with a wide selection of foods - the standard continental breakfast stuff but also fresh fruit salad and muesli.

I've also used the cleaning service many times, it's not the cheapest, but they deliver quickly and without problems.

If you're looking for a place to sleep, eat a good breakfast and maybe have a late night beer, I'd have no problems booking here.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stian L
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

The hotel was not expensive and service like all other European Hotels. Rooms are bit tight but can adjust. Break Fast was not good and selections were very less. Toilets with out toilet shower like most other European hotels. Only location is bit good with a small park

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mytours24
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

We went here as part of a weekend trip to Moviepark Germany. The garage is a bit of a challenge when your car is bigger than say a peugeot 208: it's very narrow. Check-in was good with helpful English speaking staff. Diner in the restaurant was a buffet which was excellent. I didn't like the pillows that much but they do have different types of pillows available. My wife slept like a rose so it's probably me. Breakfast the next day was very very complete and of great quality. I would recommand this hotel without a doubt.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Steven0031
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Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

We bought a package deal of 2 days pass Movie Park Germany for 3 people and 1 night stay including breakfast for about 130euros and we were surprised about the room size. I didn't expect that they will give us a suite (one bedroom and one extra room as a living room with dining chairs and extra sofa bed) even a kitchenette is provided with microwave, fridge, plates and forks.
If you are on a budget you could always bring your own instant food and use microwave or the water cooker to prepare it.

The breakfast was really extensive. Wide choices between warm and cold continental breakfast, you could even make your own waffles! My son loved this and we made 3 waffles for our breakfast. We were pleasantly surprised about everything since we arrived and it made our stay totally worth the money.
And lastly, the Pillows are the best pillows I have come across! I wish I could bring them home with me, we slept really really well.

I recommend this hotel for people who want to explore Essen (it's walking distance from a shopping centre) and also people with car who are going to visit Movie Park Germany.

Don't forget to park your car at a Q-Park behind the hotel for just 3,5 euros for 24 hours as the hotel parking space is rather expensive (25euros a day!). You can park your car and walk to the hotel with your luggage, it's exactly behind the hotel only 1 minute walk!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sweetkaran
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folkestone,kent,england
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2012

went for the xmas market december 2011 we highly recommend this hotel from the friendly staff to the lovely room we had and also the location to the market which is only a short walk away would stay at this hotel again

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank clarkey58
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Property: Holiday Inn Essen City Centre
Address: Frohnhauser Str. 6, 45127 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Essen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Essen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Essen City Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 149
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel Holiday Inn Essen City Centre is located in the city centre of Essen, only 200 m from the shopping zone and 300 m from the Colosseum theatre away. The hotel Holiday Inn Essen City Centre offers 168 comfortable, large rooms and appartments. All rooms of the hotel Holiday Inn Essen City Centre are equipped with sound-absorbing windows, direct dial telephone, radio, satellite-TV, 'Pay-TV' free of charge, minibar, hair dryer and a free coffee- and tea bar. WiFi is complimentary for all our guests without any device or time limit. 50% of the rooms are equipped with air condition. Five multifunctional banqueting rooms present the ideal conditions for conferences and banquets up to 99 persons. In the restaurant Amaroso you will be offered local specialities and international cooking-highlights before or after enjoying a cold drink in our lobby bar or our summer terrace. If you wish to relax, you are welcome to our sauna and mini gym - for our guests free of charge. The underground parking lot is equipped for up to 60 cars. We are looking forward to welcome you! ... more   less 
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