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IntercityHotel Gelsenkirchen

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I work in Essen so normally stay there but when there is a fair at the Messe accommodation can be scarce and subject to hyper inflation. Intercity was a bit tired but clean and welcoming. Bonus was that I was given a ticket covering public transport over a wide area, saving me €60 /day in commuting taxi fares. I disagree with the reviewer who said it was in the middle of nowhere - it's 2 mins walk from the hauptbahnhof and 5 mins walk from the town centre where there are plenty of bars and restaurants. I'm actually staying there again in the near future, so you can drawer your own conclusion on my opinion.

Stayed here for a couple of nights on business due to the fact there were absolutely no other hotels in Dusseldorf or Essen(where I work). Hotel clean, receptionist on check in and out was really friendly and helpful (same lady). Room was tiny, hard mattress with a thin duvet and a wafer thin pillow, I was lucky I had a twin room so doubled up. Breakfast was ok, reasonable selection of the usual continental breakfast. Overall, ok hotel for a cheap rate and it's in a good location right next to the train station. Gelsenkirchen, is a pretty drab place, had to walk at least 15minutes in the town centre to find something to eat and drink.

We stayed just one night at this hotel, arriving late one evening and leaving early the following morning, but we did not have a good night's sleep. Our room was uncomfortably hot and there was no air conditioning. We had to choose between the heat or the noise from the street. We opted for the latter. In addition, the beds were uncomfortable and so were the pillows. You could feel the protecting plastic under the sheets. Our room was clean and we appreciated the bathroom with a shower cabin instead of a bathtub with a shower head. Upon arrival we had dinner in the restaurant. The dinner had been pre-booked by the organizer of our trip, a package bus tour. The food was good but we were surprised to have a very hot tomato soup as starter, considering the heat in the hotel. The breakfast buffet next morning was plentiful.

A totally uncharming and quite rundown hotel in the middle of an intersection in the very ugly city of Gelsenkirchen., Small rooms. Breakfast and the restaurant is quite okay. You will stay here once; but not again.

The room has poor ventilation. You get a window which you can keep open but if choose to keep it closed there is no additional air system. Every morning I felt very suffocated. The breakfast is just average. The hotel staff is cordial. If you made a booking via some other agency like make sure to double check the bills you are charged at the hotel counter. They charged me 45 euros extra and simply refused to even look into the matter and asked me to contact The internet is awful and if you want good speed you need to pay 8 euros per day.

Visited the hotel 5 years later and it was as good as remembered. Good location, friendly stuff, clean rooms. It is near the town center, shops and the train station. The town does not have much to offer but it seems good for football trips and festivals (Gelsenkirchen Amphitheater is 15 min by bus from the station).

We stayed here for a football trip. Overall it was fine for this. Good Staff were good and even got us the room when we were early. The room was functional and was perfect for our needs the bar is very comfortable and great place to have a beer and chat after the game Bad The are around the hotel at night is a bit dark

The reception did not want to spend a second more on their guests than necessary and later we found out why. Little explanation, keycard given and please go! When I returned to reception after 5 minutes because both the Tv and wifi didnt work I found out the two loud shouting guys we met in the parking were aparently the boyfriends of the two girl receptionists. The small room behing the counter was used for their little get together. One staffmemember managed to get away from the boyfriends lap and stumbled to the counter. The other remind deeply envolved in her boyfriends hugs. What can you expect if budgets for staff gets lower and lower? This!

Stayed here for a Chelsea Champions League game. Hotel was clean and comfortable, bog standard city hotel but perfectly adequate for our needs. Has a free car park. Staff very helpful and recommended good local restaurants. Hotel is very central and if you're going to Schalke only round the corner from the tram station - transport to and from the stadium very frequent and efficient. Hotel provides free local transport tickets.

This Hotel was very clean,the staff were polite and helpful.The free travel card included in the room rate was brilliant,not only local transport but allowed you to travel to Dortmund or Dusseldorf. If you come to this hotel to watch football,(friend and I came to support Chelsea) the Town shuts down about 21.30, we only found three bars that were open ! Only two things that were a niggle was that there were no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms, and the breakfast was exspensive, 13 euros. I would certainly stay here again.

Ringstr. 1-3 Gelsenkirchen NW

Hotel highlights

  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from ZOOM Erlebniswelt, IntercityHotel Gelsenkirchen is within a 15-minute drive of Red Dot Design Museum. This 135-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. In central Gelsenkirchen, the hotel is also close to Ruhr Museum and Zollverein Coal Mine World Heritage Site.


You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat.


The 135 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, phones, and desks. Guests can expect to find cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also standard.

Property features

IntercityHotel Gelsenkirchen features WiFi in public areas, conference space, and coffee in a common area. Self parking is offered for EUR 8.50 per day. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this ski hotel include free newspapers and a terrace.

Room options

Standard Twin Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Business Twin Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Business Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

58% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 122 reviews