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25hours Hotel The Goldman will boost your spirits with its colourful personality.
Just as the Ostend neighbourhood in Frankfurt has undergone a creative renaissance, 25hours Hotel The Goldman carries those modern, artsy themes throughout its rooms and hallways. This boutique hotel felt more like a design museum at times than a place to stay in Frankfurt. There aren’t many hotels where I stop to admire everything on the walls; at times, my senses were even slightly overwhelmed with where I should look first. 25hours Hotel The Goldman is the perfect place to stay for urban travellers, pop art appreciating wanderers, and creative personalities.
The surrounding buildings might look a little drab, but the inside of the 25hours Hotel The Goldman is a whole other story. Blue laser lights at the front desk are a bold choice, but it fits with the eclectic theme of the accommodation.
The Ostend neighbourhood is just east of the historic downtown core where we spent most of our time. It’s about a 30 minute walk into the city centre or a 10 minute walk to the nearest subway station. While you might seek the convenience of a city centre hotel, this luxury hotel comes at a lower price point for top notch amenities. Plus, you’re staying in an intriguing area of the city with art galleries, studios, fashion shops, restaurants, and green spaces.
Each room has its own personality. We stayed in the west wing where each room is named for a different notable person. Inside, there’s biographical details, photographs, portraits and artwork related to this personality. Justin and I stayed in the Raoul Wallenberg room, a man who saved tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.
Pillows on the bed playfully state, “Almost home”. The bed was so comfortable that we really felt right at home, which was ideal after a long flight from Toronto. The neighbourhood and hotel were nice and quiet, so we had no difficulty having a restful night’s sleep (and a restful day’s nap upon our arrival!). When looking for the best place to stay in Frankfurt, you’ll want a spot where you’ll get the most amount of sleep possible, especially when your body clock isn’t quite adjusted yet.
Each room has a desk with two chairs, as well as outlets to plug in your electronics. Combined with the complimentary high-speed WiFi, this hotel offers a fantastic place for business travellers and digital nomads alike to get some work done.
An E Boom Bluetooth Speaker sat on a small shelf near the desk, so you don’t have to deprive yourself of music on your trip. If you love the speaker, you can purchase the same one in the hotel’s gift shop.
The bathroom had lots of shelf space for our toiletries, and the walk in shower had great water pressure. The hotel takes extra steps to be more environmentally friendly. For instance, the larger bottles of soap and hand lotion are much better than the tiny ones that get used up and thrown out with each guest. The phrase, “Stop the water while using me!” was scrawled across each bottle, a gentle reminder to conserve water. Furthermore, the 25hours Hotel has partnered with the Viva con Agua to collect donations to build wells in third world nations, with an emphasis on providing clean drinking water to local schools and children.
The 25hours Hotel The Goldman has a lengthy list of amenities that I haven’t seen at many other hotels. These include:
- Schindelhaur bicycles available for hotel guests to rent, along with an on board map of the best spots in town
- MINI cars to rent, free of charge, to hotel guests upon availability
- Day pass to nearby fitness club for 8 Euros (includes gym, sauna, all classes)
- Goldman Restaurant, perfect spot for a bite to eat
- Individually designed rooms, vintage style
- iPod dock and flatscreen TV in each room
- Meeting rooms with conference equipment
After a day exploring Frankfurt, we recommend that you return to the Oost Bar at the hotel for a nightcap. The bar has quirky design elements, such as the fluorescent pink lighting and menu sign behind the bar (“Already wine o’clock?” and “Diet comes from die” written on the board). Justin and I each ordered a locally brewed beer and cozied up on a retro couch. Behind us, shimmery beaded curtains swayed as guests passed the bar. Sometimes there are live bands or a DJ playing tunes, welcoming visitors off the street to stop by.
In the morning, we ate at the breakfast buffet in the same area, feasting on fruit and freshly baked bread as the primary vegan options.
If you’re enamored by the quirky design elements of the hotel, perhaps you’ll find something inspiring in the 25hours Hotel The Goldman’s gift shop. It’s a lengthy shelving unit filled with a curated selection of wares, like books, jewelry, mugs, hats, treats, and more.
BOOK YOUR STAY
25hours Hotel The Goldman is the place to stay in Frankfurt! With its splashy interior, comfortable rooms, friendly and helpful staff members and spacious bar, you’ll want to make this hotel your home in Frankfurt, Germany. Book your stay quickly and easily online. Be sure to check out some additional reviews by trusted travellers, too.
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