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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for an event at essen messe. Great location. Right next to a shopping mall and loads of restaurants. Had a super service. Great you can park right at the hotel. Will be back next year again for sure.

Thank Danny S
Ulrich S, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Holiday Inn Essen City Centre, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you so much for your kind feedback. We are very happy that you had a comfortable stay with us. We will be happy to share your feedback with the entire team and we are looking forward to welcome you again next year! With kind regards, Ulrich Schreiber - Guest Review Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a Spire member expected more attention, no welcome as Spire no welcome gift etc. Seems to be an older hotel not really comfortable and new. Breakfast was middle range Location middle in the city Centre close to the tube Price was ok

Thank JacDab
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Essen City Centre, responded to this review

Hi JacDab! Greetings from the Holiday Inn Essen - City Centre! Thank you for choosing to stay in our hotel and going out of your way to share your feedback. Thank you for the overall satisfactory rating you gave us and for finding value in our pricing. On the other hand, I'm sorry to learn that you found our property...

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This must be the noisiest hotel in history - right by a main road junction surrounded by buildings that make the road into an echo chamber. Wonderful if you want to listen to the Traffic Light Grand Prix all night and delightful if you enjoy listening to truck drivers demonstrating their gear-crunching. Avoid.

Thank mausoptik
Ulrich S, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Holiday Inn Essen City Centre, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to write a review. To be honest we are a bit confused about your feedback as there are no traffic lights DIRECTLY at the hotel. Could it be that you have stayed at the other Holiday Inn hotel here in Essen, the Holiday Inn Express Essen City Centre? Depending on the location...

Reston, Virginia
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Stayed here on Business. Perfect location - 1.2 KM from Central Station (Hbf) across from the mall (Limbecker Platz) and Shopping thoroughfare. Rooms are good with wifi. Restaurant has decent dining experience and small bar. Overall good property to stay

Thank SKU1970
Ulrich S, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Holiday Inn Essen City Centre, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your kind review. We are happy that you had a comfortable stay with us and you have been satisfied with our complimentary wifi. We would be happy to welcome you again very soon. With kind regards, Ulrich Schreiber-Guest Review Team

Lelystad, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We recently stayed for an overnight here during the Christmas market. The hotel was clean and the staff at the front desk was very welcoming and helpful. Our room was on the first floor and on the side away from major traffic. There was still a bit of street noise as the street loops around the hotel. Also on this...

Thank whouwhoami
Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Outdated hotel, with a very small outdated bathroom. We had a roadside room on the first floor, which was very noisy. Caused by the big road nearby and the smokers outside under your window. Our room was way to hot, even with all the heaters out it stayed hot and that wasn't caused by the gluhwein. The location is nice,...

Thank Steven J
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Essen City Centre, responded to this review

Dear Steven J, I would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us and going out of your way to leave you thoughts. I am happy with your commendations for our cordial hotel staff members and I am glad our location is convenient for your itinerary. On the other hand, I am sorry to know that our hotel...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to this Essen city centre hotel, arriving as we did for a long weekend to visit the very impressive Weihnachtsmarkt situated just a few minutes away on foot in Kennedy Platz. All the staff without exception in this hotel are friendly, efficient and professional. Nothing seems to much trouble for them and in our experience...

Thank AndyBarras
Kaiserslautern, Germany
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This hotel has a great location in the city center and it is clean with very friendly and polite staff, but the quality is not high enough for the price I have paid. Furniture and rooms equipment is old and very simple. Especially beds with plastic mattress covers are very uncomfortable. My room's windows were directed to the parking house...

Thank EvaF2Eva
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Essen City Centre, responded to this review

Dear EvaF2Eva, Thank you for staying with us and for leaving a review. I am happy that our location worked for your travel needs and that you found our staff commendable and our rooms clean. However, I regret that we were not able to meet your expectations, specially with the bed and furniture. I have forwarded your comments to our...

Herning, Denmark
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I stayed here while I visited the Spiel faire in Essen. The distance to the faire is a little bit too long to walk if you need to carry anything, you are better off to take a taxi. In relation to the Spiel faire the hotel had set up two large rooms for people to play in, alot more nice...

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Since my visit a year ago this hotel has gotten worn down and become a bit more shabby in its appearance in certain areas and looks a bit dated for a 4 star. Outside appearance does not say 4 star hotel. Spotlights that are on 24/7. Weeds in the rock landscaping and paint is dull. Lobby area is a bit...

Thank Expat_American
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Essen City Centre, responded to this review

Dear Expat_American, We are glad to welcome you back at our property. The review was a very detailed account of your experience and we appreciate the time and the effort taken to write it. We are happy that you were very much satisfied with the service that our staff provided and the location was convenient for you during your stay....

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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 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Essen City Centre

Address: Frohnhauser Str. 6, 45127 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Region: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Essen
Price Range: €61 - €142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Essen City Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 149
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Essen City Centre Hotel Essen
Essen Holiday Inn
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#11 Luxury Hotel in Essen
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“Higher than the first floor”
 of 5 bubbles whouwhoami, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Certain rooms on the backside face a area that has commercial trash disposal areas including glass.”
 of 5 bubbles Expat_American, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the back of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles isobelo2013, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you want AC, must book non-standard room”
 of 5 bubbles Rast67, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No real views here so try for a suite is best. Gives more room.”
  • View out window. Forgettable.
  • Small bathroom with step in shower. Adequate.
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 of 5 bubbles peterperfect2, 31 May 2016 | Read review
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