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It's time to stop pedeling. I am going to finally wrap up our trip in this last blog. But writing these last few posts after returning home has allowed me to extend the trip by almost a month, as I upload photos and recall details of that last leg. Writing the blog has been almost like having two trips, the actual travel and then the reliving of …
Long day of travelling today. Set off around 10. Travelled thru Belgium & the Netherlands before arriving in Germany. Only 3 stops required ('mum I need a wee, dad I need a poo, We're HUNGRY!!'). Went out for tea at the campsite across the roads' restaurant and got soaked in a thunder storm. Looking forward to a busy day at Playmobile land tomorrow. Fingers crossed for better weather ☀ ...
We organised to catch up with Silvana on Saturday in Frankfurt, so we drove up to meet her at her house in Rodgau, which is about 20kms outside the city. It took us about an hour to drive up there on the Autobahn and as we were driving past the airport, we had a good view of the planes coming into land. They fly right overhead and look like they are just hanging in the air, suspended by an invisible thread! There were also plenty of people lined up along ...
9 Aug 2014On leaving Saigon one of the last persons I met was the person at the baggage check-in at Saigon Airport. The lady in front of me stared at the her screen for a while then looked at me and smiled. Congratulations Mr Wolters, I have just upgraded you to Business class for your flight to Frankfurt. I thanked her and asked why I had been given that privilege . She ...
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Unfortunately we had to drop off our rental car at Terminal 2 and then get to Terminal 1 where the Air Canada check-in was. Frankfurt is a massive airport and trying to maneuver all of our luggage and the bike box up and down a total of 4 different elevators and the little passenger train between the terminals made it seem even larger. Checking ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Excelsior Frankfurt
The hotel is very conveniently situated opposite the central railway station.
I booked two rooms, a double room for my parents and a single room for myself. My parents room was clean, basic and overlooked the street and station. My room on the other hand, was several floors below facing the back of the hotel with a brick wall just a few feet away from the window.
Although we were only staying one night it was disappointing to have a room where I couldn't even see the sky.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Excelsior Frankfurt
Arriving at the hotel, one can get mighty nervous because the street and hotel fašade look pretty run down. The lobby is only slightly better. Look past that because this is genuinely a good hotel with helpful English speaking staff. Frankly, it is amazingly good. One caution, make sure they show you how to operate the room key- it is unique in the world!
The location is excellent being literally across the street from the South door of the main train station. There are many restaurants and shops in walking distance and the taxi stand is outside the front door of the hotel.
The room was basic but very clean and quiet and with good amenities (except no iron in the room.) T-mobile.de wireless works well in the room although there is an extra charge for that. The business center in the lobby has free Internet if you don't want to pay or don't have a laptop with you. The bed was comfortable and although there was no air conditioning, an open window and fan provided surprisingly adequate ventilation. Good breakfast. Compared to other European hotel rooms, this room was enormous ranking up there with normal rooms in American hotels.
I have never heard of a hotel giving a free mini-bar. This one does it and it is a treat. Go Excelsior!
For the price, it is excellent.
Value for money
I have stayed in this hotel about four times in 16 months each for three nights and it really is value for money. I paid 50 euros per night and in return had friendly lovely staff, a free minibar, lovely breakfast and first class clean room. It is less than a minutes walk from the main train station and ten minutes walk from the main shopping centre. As a single woman traveller I felt completely safe and comfortable.
Great value for money
Just near the main train station, and with English speaking staff, the hotel was great value for money. The breakfast was great (and included), the staff very helpful.
The building is a little old, and the lift a little slow, and it can get a little warm in the rooms in the middle of summer (there is no air conditioning), but the ability to drink the mini bar dry (at no extra charge) and the free laundry service & domestic phone calls has to make this one of the best deals in the city. You only have to stumble across the street from the main train station and you are in the hotel lobby. No concierge or parking, but who needs them with a train & tram station at your front door!
Stayed there twice in 2 weeks (June 2005), and it was great value for money! Will stay there again, anytime I am in Frankfurt.
Hard to beat
Thought this place was great, stayed for 4 days and the location,price and cleanliness could not be faulted. Although the room was a little on the small side and the decor not the most modern, for €40 per night 'for 2 people' I feel it was adequate for a good city break. There is a free minibar 're-stocked daily' and movie access from the television, the staff are very helpfull and could not do enough for us. I recommend the breakfast in the hotel but note the deli counters in the train station across the road were also superb. The hotel is a 10 min walk into Frankfurts main shopping area The Zeil and although close to the Red Light District the place is not full of rough elements. Frankfurt itself is also suprisingly a quality destination for a long weekend and a couple of ideal sights were the River cruises, Main Tower and the south side pubs! Food is cheap,shopping great and the people more than friendly........enjoy.m.
Great Value for Money
The Excelsior Hotel is 3 star rated and although its exterior looks rather bland, the interior in my opinion is modern, comfortable and its clean surroundings ensures a good nights stay.
Book through hrs, a single room sets you back 51 euros which includes afternoon tea/cakes, free newspapers, free internet access , free minibar and adequate range buffet breakfast, which even caters for asian guests providing noodles and rice !
It is located just across the road alonside the main train station and close to many bars and eating places. A taxi rank is outside so all in all, it is very convenient. Staff are attentative at all times.
I have stayed at the hotel during the Easter and I was very impressed by the high standard of the room and the breakfast was very, very good .
The perfect place to stay visiting Frankfurt. I would recomend to anybody wanting value for money!!!!
Lots of Plusses
Stayed here before flying out of Frankfurt. As mentioned, the location is a big plus, being across the street from the main station (when exiting, follow the signs for Mannheimer Strasse or "sudausgang", south exit). Efficient, English-speaking hotel staff. Make sure you ask how to use the hotel key before going up to your room. I've never used a key like that before.
The hotel itself is a little worn, from the carpeting to peeling wallpaper in the halls. But the room was clean from the linens to the bathroom. Felt very comfortable during my one night stay.
Mini-bar is complimentary. Mine has 2 beers, 2 Pepsi's, 2 bottles of orange juice, 2 mineral waters (bubbly) and 1 large water (non-bubbly).
Between 11am - 7pm, they set out complimentary tea, coffee, juices and cake out in the lobby.
Business center and internet access are also complimentary. I did not use either during my short stay, so I cannot report on quality.
Breakfast buffet is gorgeous. Usual cold cuts and cheeses, more than usual selection of breads, scrambled and boiled eggs, sausages, cereal (and not just cornflakes and mueslix, either), yogurts and fruits. A nice plus: they have a few Chinese dishes. Steamed rice, meat, and pork buns are a nice change.
I think this has become my Frankfurt airport hotel. I paid only 47 Euro for my single. It's a ten minute ride to the airport, 3.25 Euro for the one-way ticket. You can also get the Tageskarte mit flughafen (day ticket including airport) for 7.20 Euro. This includes all local Frankfurt transportation and trains to the airport. The regular day ticket does NOT include airport, so be sure to look for the airplane icon on the ticket machine.
Excelsior Hotel Frankfurt
The Excelsior in located in the run-down central part of Frankfurt which makes it convenient for those who travel by rail because the main station is within walking distance.The rooms are rather small but clean and the staff is efficient The hotel is a real bargain: 50 euros for a Saturday stay included taxes, breakfast and a minibar with free beer, fruit juice and soda.
The biggest plus point of the hotel is its location - which is bang opposite the main Railway station. It is very convenient for people landing at Frankfurt Airport. A quick ride on the Metro is all that is required to arrive at a hotel in a short time. The breakfast is good and wholesome. Hotel is ideal for a short stay of 3-4 days.
Can't beat the location
Standard hotel right next to the train station. Rooms are clean and quiet, if mostly functional. Good if you are catching a flight or the train the next morning, or getting in late.