We stayed at this hotel for a night and went with trembling after reading the reviews on this site. However, we didn't come across any of the inconveniences the reviews described!! So if you've booked here or you're thinking about it I can reassure you it would be a good call!!
We stayed at the hotel with our entire family, my parents and four other couples (my brother and sisters with their spouses). We've stayed at other hotels before wit our family and hotels would often put us on different floors. Here however, our rooms were next to each other of opposite one another. At booking the hotel the friendly staff informed us in advance the double rooms were already fully booked and they could only offer rooms they normally put single persons in. The rooms were slightly smaller than normal double rooms and the bed was 140 by 200 meters, so quite nice and cozy, but we were ok with it and it's a good thing they'd informed us in advance.
Rooms were great and had everything you needed. My sister and her husband stayed in a room with two little children and brought their own little beds. The hotel didn't even ask questions despite our lack to mention it.
In the evening we had diner in the hotel's restaurant and enjoyed our free welcome drink! Dinner was lovely and staff friendly.
Some of the pictures we found in advance were dated and a lot was renovated, like the breakfast restaurant. Breakfast was served from 6.30 till 11.00 AM which is quite extensive for hotel breakfasts. Normally we have to wake up early to make breakfast in time but now we were able to sleep in till nine and enjoy a great continental buffet breakfast!
Connectivity is great as well! There's a subway station literally right in front of the hotel which takes you to the city centre straight away. Just take the U011 and get off at Essen Hfb or the station after that and you'll be right in the centre of Essen. Great shopping and an amazing Christmasmarket, one of the biggest in Germany, in December.
We really don't know why the other reviews are as bad as they are because we simply had a marvellous time!! I'd recommend it sincerely!!
We booked our rooms through: www.hotelkamerveiling.nl and got each room for just 30 Euro!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Novum Hotel Arosa Essen is located in Essen Rüttenscheid directly on the famous boulevard Rüttenscheider Straße. The hotel is just 800 meters from the Exhibition Centre Essen offers modern and comfortably furnished rooms in the city core. The family run hotel is the ideal address for business, leisure and cultural tours. The exhibition, numerous attractions and countless corporate headquarters are located in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. ... more less
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