Ok Hotel for one night
Posted May 19, 2011
I chose this hotel as it was quite close to Essen where I was attending the classic car show and it was cheap. It is quite easy to get to from the autobahn, and there is plenty of free parking (at first I thought it was full but there is a whole other parking section at the rear, which you have to drive around the end of the hotel to get to...) The check in staff were friendly, and apologetic about the lift being out of order. My room was right at the end of the first floor by the emergency exit, the door of which was keep slightly open and was being used as a smoking area. The room, which was a good size, was non-smoking, but stank of cigarette smoke and opening a window didn't help. I was very tired so put up with it for the one night. The bedding etc seemed clean enough though, and apart from the smell I slept fine until the smokers woke up and started using the emergency exit 'smoking area'. The shower drain was partly blocked so the shower was in danger of overflowing the tray, I had to cut my shower short because of this. The hotel is in a pretty dull residential/business area, and I didn't see much to do in the immediate area. If they fixed their maintenance issues it would be a decent budget hotel. As it was when I stayed I'd only recommend it on price and parking.