Düsseldorf is a city in western Germany known for its fashion industry and art scene. It’s divided by the Rhine River, with its Old Town on the east bank and modern commercial areas to the west. Currently there is a lot of building and development due to tunnels & subways.
On this trip we stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Dusseldorf City. Located in Dusseldorf Wehrhan just one stop from Dusselldorf Hbf (Main Station) and about 15-20 mins walk to the city centre. Look left just outside Wehrhan station and you can see the hotel approx 300m on the right side of the road. This new hotel was mostly very good. The staff were very helpful and polite. They actually went out of their way to look up as you walked by and say hi! I found this to be really nice and polite, it made you feel welcome.
The young girls on reception were not very knowledgeable about local eateries, perhaps when a guest asks about a recommendation of local traditional German restaurant they should really be able reel of a couple without having to Google it. Maybe a little training by the management would help on this part.
The room was really clean and very well presented. I found the sofa a very nice touch. The free WiFi was the best I’ve found in a hotel fast and efficient, it didn’t keep dropping out and having to constantly log in as in other hotels. Only problem about the room was that someone forgot to replace the shower gel, this was quickly rectified by going down to reception to collect a new one.
The continental breakfast was unimpressive. What was there was fine and the croissants were really fresh.
If you want a traditional German Brauhaus you can find one 100 metres from the hotel. Frankenheim at Wielandstr. 14-16. Just turn right and it’s a bit further on the right. It’s worth it!
Traditional Italian is a bit further, approx 800 metres away. Turn left outside the hotel, walk till you get to Dorotheenstrasse, 20 and turn right. Ristorante La Luce Due is on the left. This is one of the best and traditional Italian restaurant I’ve tried in recent years. It is well worth the walk (you can always take a tram or a cab).