The InterContinental Dusseldorf is one of my favourite hotels to stay at, it always feels like coming home whenever I visit. It is located along the Konigsallee, the poshest street in Dusseldorf and possibly of whole Germany with shops of all the most important brands that can be found alongside it. The hotel itself is located relatively anonymous in an office block but as soon as you enter you will be stunned by the light and airy atrium.
As I stayed several times I also enjoyed a number of different rooms, both with an outside view of the courtyard of the school next-door as well as the inside atrium. All rooms are perfectly air-conditioned and sound proofed so you won’t hear a thing from outside.
On my last stay I received one of the recently refurbished rooms on the 7th and 8th floors, the carpet and decorative pillows have been changed to a greyer, more Dusseldorf-like design and they also added some USB charging points under de bedside reading lights, ideal to charge your phone.
Otherwise all rooms have very comfortable beds, a desk with a desk chair to work on as well as a small sofa or chair to relax in. Of course there are complimentary tea and coffee making facilities as well as a (non-inclusive) minibar. As an Ambassador member I receive the free water, a fruit basket and a special salt dispenser as an ambassador gift. In the closet you have a (very comfortable) bathrobe and slippers for everyone in the room as well as sufficient storage space and hangers to put your clothes away. Upon request there will be a turn down service in which they close your curtains, change the beds to be ready to sleep and put a little mat next to the bed where you can put your shoes.
The bathroom has a window towards the main bedroom area, which can be closed with automatic blinds when you need more privacy. The bathroom itself can be entered through a 2 winged sliding door from the corridor. In the bathroom you have a sink with all necessary amenities and towels, a bathtub with a line to dry your wash on above, a separate rain shower and a toilet. The amenities provided are the standard InterContinental Agraria ones, but I really like those so that is a good thing.
The Lounge itself is one of the main attractions of the hotel, it is located on the 2nd floor in the atrium in an open space above the reception desk. It has a wonderful view of all the comings and goings of the hotel without getting too much bother of the noise. The lounge is subdivided in a number of areas, when you enter the lounge from the walkway coming from the elevators you walk right up to the service desk where one of the lovely lounge attendants is always ready to assist you.
Towards the right you have a TV corner with a large television, alongside at the other side of the corridor you have a small work area with 2 computers and at the far end you have the toilets (which is really nice to have, unlike in Hilton The Hague).
Towards the left you have some sofas before ending up in the main dining area with tables at the left hand side towards the outside and the buffet and bar area at the right hand side. Towards the end of the lounge you have some more sofa’s and tables to sit on. The interior division provides some smaller areas making the lounge feel cosier, you also have a big offer of beautiful ‘coffee table books’ to read in the book shelves along the wall side of the lounge.
Soft drinks, coffee, tea, cookies, crisps and fruit are provided all day long, and you can have as much as you want. In the morning (6:30 till 11:00) breakfast is offered with the typical bread, cold cuts, cheeses and some hot items on the buffet as well as an egg menu from which you can choose your favourite style of eggs, waffles or French toast to be brought freshly made to your table.
In the afternoon (14:00 till 17:00) afternoon tea is served, here you can choose between 3 different types of sandwiches and cakes, to be complemented by a cup of tea or soft drink.
At night Dinner is served (18:00 till 20:00) with 4 hot dishes, some salads, cheeses, bread and of course dessert to be selected from the buffet. There is also an open bar during “happy hour” (17:00 till 20:00) where you can choose between a number of wines and beers.
Even though the food offering has somewhat diminished since my first time, their food and beverage offering is still solid enough to find something to your taste.
Spa and fitness facilities
The spa and fitness facilities are not owned and operated by InterContinental itself but you can access the Holmes Place centre next door with an inside elevator from the 7th and 8th floors directly from the hotel. A visit to Holmes Place is complimentary for InterContinental guests and you just need to register at the front desk. It is equipped with some of the best fitness machines available as well as having a very nice pool, unfortunately during my two most recent visits the Jacuzzi was out of service, which was a bit of a bummer.
Overall I can really recommend a visit to InterContinental Dusseldorf, I always had some very pleasant stays over there and can’t wait to go back. Whenever you need a luxury hotel for a night away, if you want to do some shopping in Dusseldorf or use it as a base to discover the Rhine-Ruhr area the hotel is ideally suited for it.