Two 5-star deluxe hotels are located on the Königsallee (Kö) in Dusseldorf. The Steinberger hotel and Intercontinental Dusseldorf. The Kö is one of the chicest shopping streets in Germany. Every high-end fashion brand has a branch here. The mecca for luxurious shoppers.
The hotel is housed in a large stately building together with Clifford Chance and Holmes Place a luxury gym. Hotel guests can mak use of this high-end gym.
On arrival we park the car in front of the door, the doorman was talking to someone and when we had unloaded our luggage from the car, he came to us. He asked if we needed help with our luggage. When we answered that this is not necessary, because the luggage was already out of the car, he indicated that we had to park the car ourselves in the parking garage as soon as we had checked in. The public garage is behind the hotel. There is no valet parking here while there are many doormen walking around.
The hall is very large and looks business like. On the left an incredibly trendy bar (Bar Fifty Nine). Unfortunately the bar is closed during our stay, behind the bar the reception and opposite the reception the lobby bar with, and several workplaces which I think is very good, You can see that it is a business hotel.
Check-in was relatively slow, but we have free time so who cares. We find out that our suite is not ready yet, but what is very good is that we got another suite that was ready, so we can go straight to our room.
The suites have club-level access. The club is closed due to Covid-19 and because of that we get a discount per day on food and drinks, a fixed amount. This is top!
Our suite is located on the 7th floor. There are plenty of rooms that overlook the Kö, unfortunately our suite does not have this view. Upon entering the room you are in a hall with the living room behind it. A sofa bed (for the children), a coffee table and a desk. The interior is businesslike and cozy, it becomes homely because there are beautiful vases in the room. These provide a cozy atmosphere.
On the coffee table (this was put down later because we got another room) is a plate with cookies, fruit and two apples. There is also a Nespresso machine in the room, a minibar and bottles of water are available.
Through the sliding door you enter the bedroom with a king-size bed, a chair and TV. Adjacent the bathroom and walk-in closet. The toilet and shower have glass walls/doors. The sliding door to the bathroom is made of wood, so privacy while showering is guaranteed. There is access to the balcony from both the bedroom and living room. The suites have a balcony, the rooms do not.
Fitness / Pool
The hotel uses Holmes Place, a gym that is also located in the building. Guests can make free use of the fitness, sauna and swimming pool. Hotel guests receive a lock for the lockers at the gym reception. The changing rooms are very large. There is a sauna in the changing room, in addition there is a mixed Finnish sauna and a mixed steam sauna by the pool.
Because it is a regular gym, this gym is much larger than the average hotel gym. There are different areas for the workout. Lots of cardio equipment, enough dumbbells etc. It is pleasantly busy.
The men’s sauna in the men’s changing room is not large. The saunas at the pool are spacious. It’s fairly busy here. The relax beds need to be replaced. 2 days after our visit, that part of the gym is closing for renovation. I understand why this is necessary.
The pool is very long and the water is a wonderful temperature. I wonder what it will look like after the renovation.
Bar / Restaurant
There is a bar, a restaurant and a club. The bar and Club level are closed due to Covid-19. Bar Fifty Nine on the Kö looks impressive. Beautiful pink / red lighting, cool chairs and a very wide range of drinks. A very trendy bar.
The club is on the 2nd floor, but as written it is currently closed. The suite includes club access, because the club is closed we get a discount on food and drinks in the hotel.
Drinks are served in the lobby. The service in the lobby bar is ok. Not fast and people keep an eye on the restaurant more than the chairs in the lobby. It often takes a bit longer before you get a drink or before the bill comes.
The restaurant Kö59 is a nice restaurant, report on blog.
Breakfast is served in Kö59. The space is limited for the number of hotel guests, especially during the Christmas period when the hotel can be completely full. All tables were occupied during our visit and the hotel was not fully occupied. The buffet is ample. Bread, sweets and savory snacks are available. Everything is available. I personally find the range of yogurt, muesli and fruit limited. Have experienced better buffets, however it is more than adequate.
A good hotel in a great location. I would not take the rooms with a view of the atrium myself, especially since you can see into some rooms from the elevator and the windows cannot be opened. Mistakes are made during checkout, too much money was charged. It will take a while for this to be restored.
The service is good, it could be faster, but if the waiter knows that you are sitting and want to order, they are alert and helpful. The food and drink bowl are ready for the dog. The dog is allowed in most places in the hotel, except in the breakfast room.
Despite the business-like appearance, this is a wonderful hotel to spend a weekend if you want to go shopping in Düsseldorf. Recommended.
- Ambiance: 9.7, keep in mind it is a business hotel in terms of look and feel
- Room: 9.9
- Price: 9.9
- Service: 9.5, the service could be a little smoother
- Cleaning: 9.4, there is fresh dust in several places in the room
- Overall impression: 9.7