Ramada Frankfurt Messe (Frankfurt, Germany)

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Ramada Frankfurt Messe (Frankfurt, Germany)

3 Case Rating


Location

The hotel is located in a suburb of Frankfurt with a view of the city skyline in the distance. There is very little close to the hotel other than a wood maybe to walk at across a main road.
The hotel operates a free shuttle bus from Frankfurt airport at Terminal 1, pick up is outside of arrivals exit B5 but you have to call them in advance. 15-20 min drive away. From hotel they have a small bus every hour in the morning but you have to book as soon as you check in as availability is limited. It’s a business hotel convenient for the airport, but not for visiting city without your own car as transportation links do not appear to be close by. Unless you go back to airport and get train from there.

Room

The room on the 7th floor offered a double bed fairly comfortable but if your solo, they only offer you one pillow. It’s a big pillow and not that comfy if you are used to two small ones like 95% of hotels i have been to. However either side are bed side tables with plug sockets and nice mellow lamps, with one side offering a telephone & some German magazines.
Facing the bed is a decent size desk to work from, again with a lamp and local plugs. They offer a small complimentary bottle of water with two glasses, like having a double shot each.
Above the desk directly in front of bed is a flat screen TV with you name and hotel services displayed on home menu. It offers around 65 channels. Satellite TV from Germany but does have RT, BBC, Bloomberg, Al Jazera , lots of French channels, some Spanish, Chinese, Korean, some US and the odd Turkish. It’s a smart TV so you can use it as an Alarm clock and woke me well- TV doesn’t come on but the alarm from it sounds. Next to this is a luggage rack.
Large wardrobe in the corridor offer a lap top size safe and faces the small ibis standard of bathroom. Shower only with just fixed soap dispenser offered as an amenity. For Ramada brand seemed a bit cheap. Later I learned I didn’t have my toothbrush and upon calling reception to find a shop, they said they offer one for free at reception along with other items but didn’t see. Its a shame they don’t display a sign in bathroom saying amenities on request etc.
The room also offers a central AC/heater unit controlled by the wall and a curved chair not particular comfortable to say watch a movie. Better in bed. There is a balcony in all rooms I believe in which is good for smokers not wanting a smoking room, some views as well but no where to sit.
The room overall is very clean & quite colourful with flower pictures and mirrors, think Park Inn style. Functional and clean.

Facilities

Wifi is free and requires no password for multiple devices, it worked ok but struggled to stream videos on Facebook- perhaps during high traffic hours. There are some conference centres but no public computers.
Catering includes a small bar by reception and opposite a restaurant. I had breakfast and thought it was ok, good selection of nice fresh breads, meat and cheeses plus some hot western breakfast items, cereals, yogurts and fruits.
There is also a snack shop by reception that has a free coffee machine, water table, and buyable sweets and savoury items. Randomly they also sell Jewellery.
Leisure facilities include a gym with basically has a few but very modern cardio machines. The hotel is redeveloping its pool and sauna with signage suggesting it will be complete in November. A sign at reception also showed massage services.
Parking is offered at a fee, I think 15 euros per day. But self parking on main room is available for free so long you find a space.

Staff

As others have mentioned check-in did take a while and it’s not the most warmest of welcomes but that is Frankfurt vibe in general. My booking was a double bed booking but I was presented with two twins. I then asked to change and was told “but their system showed twins”, so I showed them my receipt which clearly showed a double. They were reluctant to change initially until I said I would call hotels.com where the booking was made and then they rectified it. Despite being solo I can’t deal with a single bed as I sleep much better in a double. The staff in restaurant looked a bit surly but they cleared plates and maintained the buffet efficiently.

Overall for £80 with breakfast, free WIFI, free transfers somewhat close to Frankfurt airport in between flights -the hotel served its purpose. The room was cosy just a weird pillow and tight on amenities but clean and colourful for a businessman on a budget. Breakfast was also ok if you like good standard of continental style.



Oeserstr. 180, 65933 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany


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Average Rating

The Verdict Is...

Comfortable room not far from FRA airport offering free transfers, good WIFI and an ok breakfast.

  • Location
    30%
  • Room
    75%
  • Facilities
    50%
  • Staff
    55%
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