Courtyard by Marriott Düsseldorf Seestern
The Courtyard Düsseldorf is a formerly Ramada hotel, build in the 80’s and since this time not renovated. So the furniture was somewhat old and has the “charm” of the 80’s. I prefer this hotel over the newer Courtyard Hafen, as the CY Seestern has a pool and a bigger Sauna.
As I was told in Autumn 2003, the hotel would be renovated during the first quarter of 2004, so I decide to stay there in the end of March 2004. The renovation was still in process and the pool area was closed, but I could stay in one of the renovated rooms.
Opposite the entrance are some parking places available, but they are most time occupied by other cars. On the left side it the garage, but the parking is difficult as there are many pillars. The staff also tends to allow more guest to use the garage as space is available.
The lobby is nothing special to report, quite normal. Not as small as in the Holiday-Inn but not very big in comparison to other hotels. The check-in counter is left hand side. The staff is friendly and very helpful.
There are some board and meetings rooms available.
A restaurant and a “Kamin Bar” are available. The dishes from the restaurant are also available in the Bar, which also serves some snacks. The food is of good qualitiy and the portions are on the bigger side.
The pool is in the souterrain and offers some fitness equipment like treadmills, etc., a sauna and some deck chairs. The area is small (and if the hotel is full, this place could become crowded, especially in winter) but nice.
You can reach the floors by two elevators, which are somehow slow and you have to wait some minutes in peak time if you want to use it to go down.
Stays: 25 March 2004
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Arrival Date: 25 March 2004
Departure Date: 26 March 2004
Room type booked: Standard (got Executive)
Rate Plan: 7 Day Advance Booking (with breakfast)
Room Number: 1010
Room Rate: 99.00 EUR
Status of Guest Program: Base
One of the reasons to stay there was the renovated rooms. A new carpet and (partly) new beds give the room a somewhat modern appearance in comparison to the old one. The furniture is likely the same I saw in several new or renovated Renaissance hotels (e.g. the Bochum Renaissance) but it looks nice. New in the room was the working desk with a nice lamp and the sideboard with integrated mini-bar and tea and coffee facilities.
A lounge chair with a table and a lamp were also in the room. In contrary to the Holiday-Inn Düsseldorf the room does not appear small because of the number of furniture. The bed was two double. There are also rooms with a single bed.
Unfortunately the bathrooms was not renovated as the furniture in the entrance floor was also still the old one.
The room rates vary between 55 EUR on a weekend and up to more than 200 EUR during a trade fare – for my point of view it is not worth to pay more than 70 EUR / room.
The breakfast is served in the restaurant as extended continental Buffet. Available are sausages, bacon, rolls, bread, cheese, jam / marmalade, cereals, cornflakes on the other side. Scrambled and fried eggs are available on request.