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Holiday Inn Express Essen - City Centre

3.0 out of 5.0

Holiday Inn Express Essen - City Centre

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I spent two nights there. I liked. The room was very well clean and the weather was also right set. The staff was very attentious. Also the breakfast was amazing. The place is well located also close to malls and bus lines.

If you have a car, parking can be a challenge to go down to its garage, it's just way to small entrance and parking space is for compact size or mid-size SUV. The hotel seems to be rather modern and new, but the room is a bit out of date Vs. other HIE. Wifi is not too stable, on and off here and there. It's within 3 min walk to local shopping mall with restaurants for a quick bite. The mall closes at 8pm on weekdays with fast food nearby. Small shop next to the hotel for drinks and snacks if you don't feel like walking to the mall.

Very good hotel close to City Center. Nice rooms with TV set and good beds. Clean bathroom. Nice atmosphere at The bar. Good breakfast. Very close to City Center with bars and restaurant and a big shopping Mall.

Normally, I’m quite enthusiastic about the concept of Holiday Inn express. As business traveler it offers exactly what is needed: small but well equipped room, WiFi, good shower, fast breakfast and an efficient check-in/out process. This time I was traveling with my family and that gave me a bit of mixed experience. The rooms are the same, but with an addition sleep-couch in the room, the desk can’t be used anymore and the window can only opened/accessed by climbing over the sleep-couch. The queen size bed sounds royal, but queen size means 140cm and that’s not a lot for two large adults. The pillow choice is however again as usual and the shower was the same quality as ever. The breakfast is also very similar, excellent for business trips, but for a cosy family breakfast the choice is a bit small. The location in of this HI Express is nice. Close to the city center, nearby a very large shopping mall with some fast food or outlets of restaurant chain nearby. All in all mixed feeling: 3 out of 5.

Location is next to Berliner Platz with subway station (2min walking distance). Although not in the most recent HIE brand design, this house is well maintained and services. There are some few photos around which give impression of fairly big rooms. The majority of pics are correct. I was booked on 3rd floor, front side view to the green park. Quiet location leads to good sleep. I find it always disappointing to find a very limited closet and locked hangers. Anyhow good value for money at a very good location.

Good hotel in tge city center. Very close to a big shopping mall and the area with restaurants and bars. Close also to the rail station. Nice rooms and clean. Interesting idea if you want to renounce to cleaning in one day you get a drink to save the planet. Good breakfast although no omlete. Very friendly staff.

I found the staff very helpful. Even their concierge services were very much more than I could expect. Breakfast was basic but ticked all the spots. No scrambled eggs but boiled was fine. Rooms-clean and modern and quite (I was on the 16th floor). I’d be more than happy to stay here again. Ps-beers from bar are nice and cold and bar pizza is amazing for around 10euro. Lounge downstairs is a good social hub whether you have a beer, surface the net or do some catch up work.

I stayed for one night a this Holiday Inn Express and I fully enjoyed my stay. The location is great with good access to shopping and public transportation, the on site parking is very handy, check-in was swift and my room was superclean and the bed so comfy. The staff was always helpful and it was nice to have a drink at the bar in the night after attending a soccer game in Gelsenkirchen. Breakfast was also very good. Fully recommended!

We stayed at this hotel many times for the last years. At the time we could say that was very good. We have been there nowadays and the disappointment was big. It is very bad, the maintenance and cleanness is not the same. The basin in the bathroom is old and we can notice that is not well cleaned and the water doesn’t drain properly. The carpet has a lot of marks, the curtains have also stains and are falling at the sides. The towels in our room had a bad smell and they are stiff looks like sand paper. What about a renovation of all? For sure we will choose other hotel and we do not recommend it.

We stayed at this hotel after visiting a concert in Oberhausen. The rooms are very clean, well maintained and comfy. Breakfast was good and there was plenty of parking space near the hotel. Would definitely stay here again.

Thea-Leymann-Str. 11 Essen NW

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Colosseum Theater
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Düsseldorf Government Region, Holiday Inn Express Essen - City Centre is adjacent to Colosseum Theater with other popular attractions like Messe Essen within a within a few miles (5 km). This 153-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a 24-hour business center.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM. At the end of the day, relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 26-inch a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, a hair dryer, and a safe.

Property features

Holiday Inn Express Essen - City Centre features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center. Self parking is offered for EUR 11 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, securing valuables, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and free newspapers.

Room options

Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Wheelchair)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 454 reviews

Holiday Inn Express Essen - City Centre

Thea-Leymann-Str. 11, Essen, NW 45127