Ratings based on 61 Verified Reviews

3.7 out of 5
76% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
3.3 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Convenient & Clean Hotel!

Posted Oct 11, 2016 on Hotels
Excellent bargain for a clean and spacious room!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Scotland

Good hotel for visits provided you do not want to

Posted Apr 14, 2016
Pros: Facility and cost
Cons: -
Quite a long way from the city centre (good 20 minutes walk from the station), but clean and well equipped with Aldi just next door (and fast food if thats your thing) to get the groceries in. Good apartment hotel with all you need for a self-catering stay.
5 out of 5
by Benjamin

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Feb 1, 2016 on Hotels
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler from UK, Notts

1st floor room, big window, Curtains would be nice

Posted Oct 11, 2015
It's a budget hotel, perfectly clean, actually a good shower, but the bed is a little sparce. There are no staff - you just call and they unlock a postal box with your room key in it. However, I was in a ground floor room with a huge window, overlooked from all sides and there was no curtains in the room. I guess a one off but still a pain. It is reasonably priced and great for a cheap night or two stayover - but nothing more.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Reception is 2.5k away

Posted Jul 13, 2012 on Hotels
It would be useful to know that the reception area is in another building 2.5 k away. Instead of coming to you when you need something they require you to come to them.
2 out of 5
by Pete

No multilingual staff

Posted Jun 19, 2012 on Hotels
There were no multilingual staff working when I arrived, making checking in very difficult. In addition, please note that this hotel has NO reception. Te reception is at a different location a mile or so away and you have to check in and out there - breakfast is also there. Very inconvienient if you have no car.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jun 14, 2012 on Hotels
3 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler from London

clean and functional

Posted Nov 13, 2011
Location: The only area of Essen with much life is Rüttenscheider Straße, Its the place to find places to eat and a bit of nightlfe. Its just south of the main railway station.
Located in an essen suburb but with easy tram links in city centre. Hotel is clean but basic. Breakfasts good. No non-german TV channels (ancient TV). Some rooms face onto busy road. Staff are nice. There are 3 petuls. The apartment one is supposed to be the nicest but you need to check in in Stolpenberg to get a key. The Petuls are fine for short stays for business but in terms of the surrounding area, its dead and the only way out is the tram service into the city.
2 out of 5
by Asia friendly from London, UK

Ikea-syle Hotel missing the small things like service

Posted Nov 13, 2011
Location: Stay near the centre of Essen, prefereably closer to the station to at least stand a chance of taxi drivers knowing where to go
Petul City Garden is a satellite apartment block away from the centre of town. The only amenities (and highlights) are a McDonalds and Rewe within 50m. To obtain entrance you must check in at the Hotel Petul a few km away, and same for check out, making this less than convenient. Once in City Garden, you are on your own in this sterile new build. Services like night reception are hinted at but never seen. In fact prepare for dark eperience outside the rooms as motion sensor lighting in the hallways come on reluctantly if at all and promise an uneven search for rooms in darkness (if travelling early or late) or require a dervish jumping dance to get them to turn on. The high point was a true power shower but even that had not been fully wired properly. Clean but small touches like service were truly missed. I dont normally ask much from a a business hotel but this failed to provide even that leaving memories of a sterile stay and pleasure at checking out.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Hotel Essen

Posted Mar 7, 2017
Het was niet echt wat we er van verwacht hadden. Locatie somber, inchecken niet duidelijk aangegeven dat dit via een telefoon gaat. Geen wifi op de kamer, zoals als aangegeven, alleen onder bij de liftuitgang enigszins signaal. Daarnaast geluidsoverlast van het verkeer dan wel lossende vrachtwagens van de Rewe. Verder kamer schoon, redelijk ruim.