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Hotel an der Gruga
Ranked #20 of 69 Hotels in Essen
Reviewed March 11, 2009

This hotel came highly recommended, and I can see why. Starting with the staff, everyone is friendly and helpful. At least one person will be available who speaks very good English. As an example of the service, I asked a young lady who was a breakfast attendant whether the bowl of "quark" was sour cream. She looked it up, and told me it's curds. The breakfast is in an attractive room, buffet-style, with fine quality sliced meats (which I don't eat) and smoked fish (which I do), also a large bowl of assorted cut fresh fruit, with apples, oranges, kiwis and pineapple in the mix. The breads are fresh and varied, with many spreads, and there are excellent soft cheeses, also assorted raw vegetables, and, of course, cereals, juices and mineral waters. This morning there were scrambled eggs, hot tomatoes with cheese, and very good sauteed mushrooms, also bacon.
I booked a Business Plus room, which has a Nespresso coffee machine and a Nintendo Wii, as well as a large-screened TV, and a clock radio with an iPod dock.
The bathroom has good lighting, with a convenient magnifying mirror, and an excellent shower. Two washcloths are provided, in addition to the towels.
The single bed is very comfortable, with top quality sheets.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 3, 2008

I have stayed here every October for the last 4 years and for the price it's a great value. The staff is very accomodating and the breakfast (included in price) is excellent. The rooms are good size and clean. A train stop is 1 minute away and the convention center across the street. There's a great vegetarian restaurant nearby called the Zodiac. Excellent food. Even my meat-loving German friends really liked it.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 7, 2008

I have stayed at An der Gruga numerous times over the past 10 years and have never been disappointed. It's an excellent hotel, impeccably clean, the staff is very friendly and helpful and most importantly, they make you feel right at home. You are a name and not a number. The rooms are large, big flat screen tv's, newly renovated bathrooms and a cappuccino machine in some rooms. The breakfast spread is plentiful and the rolls fresh and delicious. It's in a great location, a stone's throw from the convention center and within walking distance of abundant restaurants, bars and shops. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone -whether on business or vacation.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 23, 2003

This is just a great hotel. It's comfortable, attractively appointed and very clean. The bedroom I had was spacious and the bathroom brand new and immaculate. The only drawback was that the shower was very small. Breakfasts are wonderful. The hotel staff even try to accommodate American travelers by offering eggs and bacon, not at all common in Germany or Europe generally. The hotel practically sits on top of the convention center and it's right next to a major subway station, and so it's convenient to get around from there. The neighborhood is also Charming with lots of good German and ethnic restaurants. Highly recommended!!

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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
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  • Stayed: December 2017, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel an der Gruga

Address: Eduard-Lucas-Str. 17, 45131 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Essen > Rüttenscheid
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #20 of 69 Hotels in Essen
Price Range: $89 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel an der Gruga 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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