Le Meridien Parkhotel Frankfurt
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Historical Traveler Reviews Le Meridien Parkhotel Frankfurt
I've stayed in several Le Meridians and normally I recommend them, but not this one, the rooms and deco was cheap and flimsy, " the furniture was similar to IKEA" most of the staff were rude and the food in the restaurant was terrible. I moved into 3 different rooms while I was there, it was very disappointing
A great hotel to stay !
We stayed at the Meridien Park-Hotel in Frankfurt between Christmas 2004 and New Year and were extremely happy with our accomodation. The location is near the Main Station and we could walk to most places. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The hotel has a lot of "old world" charm, was lovely decorated and is a perfect alternative to other sterile hotel chains like Marriott, Holiday-Inn etc. We had rooms in the old wing with antique style furniture and a lovely decor. Apparently the rooms in the new wing are new and modern and more spacious, but we preferred the rooms with more character and would ask for them again. The breakfast buffet, which was included in our price, was more than you could wish for and catered for every taste. We can't wait to go back to the Park-Hotel!!!!!
Not so great
Stayed at the Meridien on the first week of Jan. 2005 and I must say I wasn't impressed by the service. After having parked the car outside not knowing whether it was okay or not, I approached the Conceirge asking whether it was alright to leave the car there - only for him to answer back in a rude tone 'NO'.
And that was it...! No further instructions or help to where I can park. Just a 'NO'.
First impressions are everything in my line of work. That sort of attitude by the Concierge was the worst possible first impression.
Apart from that, the hotel was ok - be sure to stay at the new wing. The rooms in the old wing were a bit run down.
Stayed there for two nights on a business trip in November. It was nothing to cheer about, but on the other hand I have no major complaints.
Located almost right next to railway station, this is good for travel but bad if you don't want to join the pretty large red light destrict.
Room was not that big, but quite functional.
Check-in and checkout were quite fast, not that many people around.
WLAN was available in the first floor (quite expensive though).
A final remark: Christmas market was a fine way to spend the nights :-)
Not for business travelers
I am currently staying in this hotel. I have been here for the last 4 nights and am here for the next 4 nights. I usually stay at the Hilton when I'm in Frankfurt, which is a wonderful hotel. The room I am in is tiny and very sparsely furnished. Based upon the previous reviews, it sounds like I may have been assigned a bad room, but based upon the rate I am paying I certainly expect better (there is a convention in town and the average rate for the time period at the Hilton was around $375 versus about $300 here, which is why I ended up here). When I asked at check-in if the room had high-speed access, I was told that the rooms that had wireless internet access cost 30 euros more, but I am able to access it in my room, which makes me think that it was an underhanded upgrade ploy. As mentioned in previous reviews it is very close to the main train station, which is a plus for the one-night leisure traveler, but the area attracts the drug and red-light crowd, which is not comforting for the longer-term business traveler. The saving grace is that, with the exception of the check-in clerk that I encountered, the staff has been very friendly and helpful.
In summary, if you are passing through the train station and need a place to crash for the night, this is an OK place to find a bed. If you're looking for something more comfortable and safe, catch a cab to one of the much nicer hotels away from the train station. I highly recommend the Hilton.
Great Rate on the Package
We stayed at the Le Meridien Park Hotel in June 2004 on our last night before flying out of Frankfurt. The location was perfect since we arrived and departed from the train station which is only about a block away. It was also an easy walk to the Romer along the riverfront. We had a executive room with the modern design that was large and comfortable with a large plasma TV that my husband really enjoyed. Our package included a 1/2 bottle of French champagne, dinner and breakfast and was a great deal. Both the dinner and breakfast were surprisingly good.
Average. Location was convenient to the autobahn since we were driving. The rooms are comfortable and the bathroom was a bit small. Quiet. The bar staff was chatty and everyone else was helpful. Just your basic chain hotel, nothing glitzy or truly outstanding.
Antoher great stay at the Meridien
Stayed again at the Meridien Park Hotel in May 2003, got a great rate on Expedia. Upon checking in, I asked for a room in the old part of the complex, and the front desk lady Ms. Weiss upgraded me to a very nice and quiet deluxe (it was the weekend and not very busy). The Meridien is perfectly located, very close to the train station and in the center of downtown. Housekeeping is very much up to the task - it took only four minutes to get a bathrobe to the room. Aircon working perfectly. Great buffet breakfast! If you are a light sleeper, ask for a high floor room facing the Savoy, and you will have a very quiet night.
Not for American Business Travelers
We were in Frankfurt on business & scheduled to stay at the Le Meridien for 12 nights. We left after 3 nights. The hotel MAY be wonderfull for tourists or honeymooners but is very inconvenient for business travelers. Prior to our trip, we called the hotel to verify that they have high-speed internet available - we were told they do. Well, yes, in a way, I supposed they do - ONLY in their "business center" which is very small & lacking in equipment. They charge 4,00 Euro per half-hour for internet access. Granted, they have analog lines in the rooms, however, they could not get the line in my room to get a dial tone. And, if you don't happen to have an adapter to go from an American standard telephone line to the German style jack, they will be happy to hand one to you at the concierge dersk...and charge 12,00 Euro to your bill. As far as appearance, the room was quite nice: comfortable bed, adequate desk, nice bathroom. Nice looking anyway. The shower was a surprise a minute - literally. The water temperature and pressure constantly changed. If it remained constant for more than 30 seconds, it seemed like a miracle. The rate for the so-called "executive suite" was 350,00 Euro per night due to a very large convention in the city. As a frequent traveler, I would expect breakfast to be included in the cost of the room. Not here. The breakfast buffet in the restaurant is 20,00 Euro and not nearly appetizing. You would be better off eating a Grand Slam at Denny's - at least the food would be HOT. (No coffee maker in the room either - a MUST of you plan to do business with America until midnight or later.) I must say, there are some very good restaurants in the area. The concierge recommended a German restaurant near the train station. It was easily the most enjoyable evening I have had in the past 3 months in Germany. The place is rather small by American standards and VERY busy. Two of us could barely get in the door to wait for a table. A waiter as
He seated us at a large table with 2 gentlemen from Spain & 4 from Italy. All of them were in town for the convention. My co-worker & I had a wonderful time...great conversation...excellent food... Service, of course, was typical German. Dinner, dessert, and coffee took about 2 1/2 hours...but, when you're having that much fun, who cares?! (Of course the German beer helps, too!! :) Leon's Italo-American Grill at the Hotel Inter-Continental is also very nice and quite surprisingly reasonably priced. Anyway, if you are in Frankfurt on business, stay at the downtown Marriott or the Sheraton at the airport. Be sure to get an executive level room so you will have access to the lounge & breakfast is included.
Thought I was in a Dorm Room
Stayed at this hotel based on the recommendation in Frommer's. Lobby was well appointed and the staff were very courteous. But.... my room, I thought I was back in college in a dormitory. Small, grey, plaid drapes and a "formica like" desk. Heavy smell of stale smoke in the room as well. Bathroom was marble but the size of my closet. Usually stay at the Arabella Grand or the Frankfurter Hof but thought I'd try this one instead. Won't make that mistake again.
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