REVIEW: Intercontinental, Dusseldorf – a lovely stay

The Intercontiental Dusseldorf is located in the centre of the city and surrounded by a typical german mix of offices, shops and residences. The property itself is unassuming from the street and is located on a strip of water. Once inside however, the hotel opens to a large atrium. Rooms face inside or outside the property.

When I arrived, the front desk was not busy and were expecting my arrival. They had pre-registered me and my suite was ready. I had booked using the Intercontinental Ambassador 2-for-1 certificate giving me a free weekend night when I book two nights. In addition the hotel had given me an upgrade from the Club Intercontinental room I had booked.

Three glass lifts take guests to the higher floors of the hotel.

The suite was not large but had a separate bedroom. My welcome amenity of fruit and water was already laid out. The living room had a TV, sofa and desk. WiFi was included as I had booked via an IHG web site and am a member of their frequent stayer scheme.

The bathroom featured a large bath tub as well as a separate shower room.  There was the customary sink and toilet also. Bathrobes and slippers were provided.

I slept well, although it was not possible to get the room totally dark due to the way that the curtains are hung at the end of the windows. The next morning I had access to the Club Intercontinental, located on the second floor, right above Reception. It was quiet, being a Saturday morning, with just one other person having breakfast. Champagne was available for those so inclined.

There were a wide range of cold items out on the tables, with some simple warm items. In addition there was a list of custom made items, including (as you can see) Eggs Benedict. The food was great and the staff friendly, refilling coffees  as quickly as I finished them.

There was a modest selection of sandwiches and cake for Afternoon Tea – all tasty!

The evening selection was excellent too – salad, warm and cold items generously laid out with self pour alcohol available.

Views from the room were over an courtyard and adjacent buildings. On the Saturday night there was quite a lot of noise from this area, causing me to wake several times.

Although Dusseldorf is not the most exciting city – it’s not a Berlin or Munich, for example – the Intercontinental is an excellent property with a great lounge. Well worth a visit.