City Hotel Essen
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City Hotel Essen for nearby public transit and late-night food/bar Aug 03, 2009
The City Hotel Essen is a great location for a place to crash for the night, especially if you are attending a concert or football/soccer game at the Veltins Arena in nearby Gelsenkirchen, Germany. This 2-3 star hotel is centrally located with 2 U-Bahn stops within a block's walk, plus several bars and restaurants nearby that are open late night.
The hotel has breakfast and some rooms have a nice view of the local churches and parks. The area has a "university town" feel to it, so the locals seem to stay up late. It also costs several Euros to get a cab to the main train station if you do not connect to the U-Bahn.
The staff's English is OK and they were straight-forward with helping us find the right U-Bahn line to get to the U2 concert. the bathroom was quite small for the size of the room which had a large, open living area and windows. The shower was also pretty tiny and old, but it had hot water and good pressure for our use. There was even a working elevator. The rooms were so big we thought they may have been converted apartments.
This hotel is fine for 1-2 nights or a nice weekend in Essen which also has good international shopping.
Part of the U2 360 Tour Concert in Gelsenkirchen, Germany travel blog
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City Hotel Essen Overview
This 3-star hotel in Essen is centrally located.
The City Hotel Essen's neighbourhood is known for its nightlife and you'll be spoilt for choice deciding on the place to go and let loose.
Under 10 minutes drive away are some great tourist attractions such as the Stiftskirche Maria in der Not, Museum Folkwang and Aalto Theatre, and conveniently there is free parking on site at the City Hotel Essen should you need it. Dusseldorf International Airport (DUS) is a 30 minute drive from the hotel. The staff will be happy to book tours and sightseeing during your stay in Essen as well as give dining suggestions. Wireless internet is available throughout the hotel, ensuring you'll have no trouble remaining connected while on the road. Stratmanns Theater Europahaus, Essen Cathedral and Old Synagogue Essen are within a 20-minute walk from the hotel.
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