Located on the majestic River Rhine, Dusseldorf is one of Germany’s most culturally attractive cities. It boasts hundreds of museums and galleries, cutting-edge architecture, luxury shopping and an enchanting old town (Altstadt) with cobbled streets and towering church spires. Here’s our list of places to stay.
Dusseldorf’s grande dame of the hotel world holds a stately position on Konigsallee boulevard, next to its impressive line-up of luxury boutiques. The hotel’s Schnitzler Beauty Lounge (below) is arguably the city’s most popular pamper palace among the elite, and its Brasserie 1806 restaurant offers French classics that have been given innovative, regional twists.
Set in the heart of Dusseldorf, this trendy hotel boasts a collection of over 400 works of art by various international painters, sculptors and photographers, each of whom designed a floor of the hotel according to their own style.
It’s all about collaboration and community at this hip hotel that’s positioning itself as a creative hub. Travellers and locals alike congregate here for good food, live bands, workshops, stand-up comedy evenings, art exhibitions and more.
Al fresco dining on a sweeping outdoor terrace, huge suites, great Sunday brunches, an excellent city-centre location – there’s a lot that’s good about this hotel. And you can even check your pets in too.
This swanky, but not snobby spot is situated in MedienHafen – Dusseldorf’s redeveloped harbour area that’s brimming with avant-garde architecture. The hotel’s spacious bedrooms offer spectacular views of the Rhine River and its Dox restaurant and champagne bar are both hangouts not to be missed.
Ideal for business or leisure travellers, the Intercontinental is located near the Messe Dusseldorf Trade Fair, the charming Altstadt and of course, like everything in Dusseldorf, the River Rhine. It offers 14 conference rooms, the city’s largest ballroom, a health club and great dining venues.
Set not far from the Breidenbacher Hof, the palatial Steigenberger Parkhotel impresses with its sumptuous bedrooms, glittering chandeliers, wonderful breakfasts and ornate bar – the perfect place for post-sightseeing sundowners. Located on the edge of the old and new towns, it couldn’t ask for a better position if it tried.
Fashion-focussed, this quirky hotel celebrates the looks and styles of each decade starting with the 1950s. The result is a collection of funky and vibrant interiors that beckon to be discovered. It’s just 15 minutes from Dusseldorf’s airport and close to the Altstadt.
Despite being part of a massive international chain, you’ll find that this contemporary business hotel celebrates all that is local. All mod-cons are of course accounted for, but expect to find great German cuisine at onsite restaurant Arnolds, traditional altbier (dark beer unique to the Westphalia region) and an organic garden that supplies the hotel’s kitchens with fresh herbs and vegetables too.
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If the walls of this establishment could talk, they would tell you that they used to house a former town hall, a monastery and a museum. Today, the building is home to a sophisticated hotel that’s set in the heart of the action in Dusseldorf’s old town and next to the German Opera at the Rhine. The Konigsallee and the city embankment promenade are right on its doorstep too.
– TEXT BY TIFFANY ESLICK
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