Holiday Inn Düsseldorf
The Holiday-Inn near Düsseldorf Central Station is the former Queens Hotel; there is also the Holiday-Inn Königsallee as the second Holiday-Inn in Düsseldorf City Centre. The Hotel is just some 300 m from the Central Station and so you have either easy connections to long distance trains or the airport or the subway of Düsseldorf.
The “Altstadt” of Düsseldorf could reached by subway (exit at Heinrich-Heine-Allee) easy.
The hotel was built in the early 90’s and has six floors. A garage is available for 12.50 EUR / day.
The hotel has a restaurant (called “Ludwig’s”) where in the morning also the breakfast is served and a bar (called “Erhard’s”). Bar and Restaurant are not in separate rooms but in the open lobby area and if there is a big number of people in the lobby, you could feel disturbed by some noise during your dinner in the restaurant. The Prices in the restaurant are on a mid level, a big plate of salad with roasted chicken, a glass of wine and water costs me 18.60 EUR. The Bar is small – only a few tables – and if
the hotel is full, I avoid to sit there, as this area could be noisy.
In the lobby and the nearby Bar is W-Lan available (Swissport), the rooms will be fitted in 2005, I was told by the staff of the front desk in December 2004
In the basement there is a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a Turkish Bath, a small fitness room and a solarium. The area is quite warm and especially the space in front of sauna and Turkish Bath is quite small. There are two deckchairs and some normal chairs and is it full, if there are more than five persons, therefore is plenty of space at the Jacuzzi, as this room is quite large. If you want to visit this area, you have to call the front desk and ask them to turn on the Sauna (needs app. 30 minutes).
Stays: 03 December 2004
Arrival Date: 3 December 2004
Departure Date: 4 December 2004
Room type booked: Standard
Rate Plan: 3 Day Advance Booking (with breakfast)
Room Number: 529
Room Rate: 75.00 EUR
Status of Guest Program: Base / Blue
The floors are not quite easy to reach, as the rooms in the rear part could only reach by a separate staircase – (a level between the floors of the main building). The room was quite small, although I was told, I get an upgrade. To be honest; I did not really see a big difference between the normal and the superior room.
The working desk had a normal size but, the internet keyboard took some place. If you have a laptop and some papers, it could be to small. Good, there were two sockets right at the desk. The lounge chair was nice, but the space between working desk, bed and window was somehow small, it would have been better to remove the table. The cupboard was okay, but I was missing a safe. There was a minibar in the room, but unfortunately no tea and coffee facilities.
The bathroom was okay, a bath, toiled and washbasin. The space round the washbasin was quite small, especially with the hairdryer and the mirror. The mirror became foggy after a shower, so one has to open the door of the bathroom (but this is quite normal unless you have a heated mirror like the Imperial Sheraton in Kuala Lumpur).
The breakfast is served in the restaurant as extended continental Buffet. Available are scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon on the one hand, rolls, bread, cheese, jam / marmalade, cereals, cornflakes on the other side. If I write side, I mention this as side, as the buffet consists of two buffets and this is chaotic if the restaurant is full. It would have been better to have one buffet, but due to space, it seems they need to separate warm and cold dishes.