On our way to the Crowne Plaza Heidelberg during our weekend road trip into southwestern Germany we had a stopover in the iconic Radisson Blu of Frankfurt. This hotel is well known for its signature disk like shape and can be seen from when approaching Frankfurt over the Autobahn. The hotel opened its doors back in 2005 when it was still known as the Radisson SAS (before SAS sold off its hotel branch) but they are currently working on a major refurbishment of the hotel to keep it in the top league.
When you enter the hotel you are stunned by the big and airy lobby in which you can see the glass wine cellar floating on the first floor. To your left you have the reception desk and the bar/restaurant area, to your right you have the elevators serving all 18 floors and beyond the elevator bank you have the breakfast area. There is a pool, spa and fitness area on the top (18th
) floor but this was not opened during the time we were there.
We were allocated a junior suite on the 17th
floor, with a magnificent panoramic view over the surrounding area. While it was still in the original styling and patiently awaiting its own refurbishment, the room was clean, spacious and contained everything you would expect. There was a kin size bed at one end of the room which was divided from the sitting and work area by a TV/bar combination. The TV on top could be turned to either face the bad or sitting area by the panoramic windows. Behind the corner of the bathroom you had a work desk where you could also find your coffee and tea facilities as well as a complimentary bottle of wine and some bites. The complimentary water bottles could be found on the low table in between the two chairs together with some reading materials. In the room there were also a bathrobe and slippers provided.
The Bathroom was equipped with a bath/shower combination, with a glass wall to protect the rest of the room from the splashing of the water. The bathtub however was a bit slippery. In the bathroom there were plenty of towels, the usual array of toiletries and even a toothbrush with toothpaste provided.
The Breakfast was served on the ground floor and boasted both inside and outside terrace seating, as the outside terrace was right next to the Autobahn, we opted to eat inside for a calmer environment.
The buffet was sufficiently varied with also some “healthy” options like smoothies, fruits and vegetables. If you wanted you could also have your eggs made to order or have some delicious French toast prepared freshly and delivered to your table.
I was positively impressed by my stay at the Radisson Blu hotel Frankfurt and will definably consider it for a next stay in Frankfurt. It is one of those hotels which I heard of before (because it had a model in Simcity 4) and never thought I would stay at. Hopefully I will get to discover a freshly renovated room (which looked stunning from the previews posted in the lobby!) and get to swim in the rooftop pool on a next visit.
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