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Room 217
May 31, 2017 by
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On a missiong for my Q2 2017 Accelerate challenges so I booked a night at the Holiday Inn Express Frankfurt City because the location suited me. I stayed the previous night at the nearby Le Meridien and for almost the same rate, I'd pick Le Meridien without hesitations!

 

Location

Just going to repeat what has already been said. Near the main station, walking distance to all the city center spots (I never took public transport), in a very mixed neighborhood with Asian Oriental Middle Eastern shops and reastaurants as well as the so called Red Light District. Not dangerous or seedy at all though. It's perfectly safe and nice. Try those nearby restaurants, good and cheap!

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Check In

Checked-in in the afternoon. The staff was friendly but to be honest, they displayed a bit of a "I don't really care about you" attitude. Nothing bad but a bit more attention would be appreciated, even if it's "just" an HIX  :)

They told me the WiFi was not working very well that weekend and that they were doing their best to fix it. Well it was not fixed. It was on and off... and not that fast.

You need the keycard to call the elevator. And once on your floor, you need to waive your card once again at the main door to enter the room section, so it's pretty safe.

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You can see that these IHG Rewards Club rooms are bigger when looking at the floor plan. Must be those rooms that they "upgrade" their Plat members into.

 

Room

Overall size of the room is good for one person or even two. Big bed but it was way too soft. Not sure if it was the mattress or the frame.... but I don't like beds that "sink" when you sit on them.

Room is a bit on a dark side with those huge dark blue curtains running from floor to ceiling. Strange enough, I was on the 2nd floor only but it seems that the window wall is slanted as you can see on the picture. I would expect this kind of slanted roofs when located on top floors.

Small flat screen TV, kettle with coffee powder and teas, nice bathroom that looks clean and new.

Only one plug on the bed side though. Wish there was one on each side.

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Dining

As usual breakfast was included in the rate but I didn't take it there. The breakfast area is right next to the lobby. It was quite busy at 7AM when I checked out. The seats were so uncomfortable there... used a seat for a few minutes while waiting for a friend and they were hard as rocks, despite them being covered with fabric.

Overall

As said at the beginning, it's a good hotel, good location but for the rate I paid, I would stay at the nearby Le Meridien instead which runs for similar rates.

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