Wanderlusters around the world listen up because this is the place for you! Situated in the middle of the bustling Frankfurt at just a few minutes from the central station, The Trip is a dream come true for any travel addicted out there. The appealing motto displayed in the main facade promising a tour of the world in just one day is definitely appropriated for a place featuring a multicultural atmosphere within its walls. In the end, who can resist to a tour of the world in such a brief time? This acts like a magnet to me and gives me all the feelings this place will be one the next most instagrammable spots in the city. Additional confirmation of my feelings arrives also from the “post-me-on-instagram-now” Vespa parked (purposely?!?) just on the left of the entrance inside the lobby.
Our check-in was smooth and relaxed and the, much younger than me, guy at the reception wished me a good stay with two Santa chocolate treats. Point more for 25hours! The hotel is divided into two main buildings communicating between them throughout a common courtyard used also a lounge during the summer season (or when it’s not raining). Our room was in the same building of the reception and I was very curious about what side of the world we were going to explore! Indeed, each floor at the 25hours Hotel – The Trip is designed according to a different side of the world by the artist Michael Dreher and the team at Morgen Interiors. How cool is this??? There are five different types of room to choose including a spacious suite called “Machu Picchu” featuring a kitchenette and a samova tea station. Tre Trip is a more than appropriate name for this hotel because you start the voyage to your room from a series of colourful and travel-themed corridors narrating of past and mysterious adventures around the world.
Our room was spacious and comfortable with a double king bed, a little desk useful for journals or daily correspondence, a small wardrobe and a mini bar. Shower-room and toilet are kept into two separate spaces and both are modern designed and fully equipped for a perfect stay (I particularly loved the waterfall shower, which is ideal after a day exploring around!) The main window was overlooking the internal courtyard and in the morning provided a natural light to the whole room
The bed was particularly comfortable and gave me the rest I needed after a day of travel. I also appreciated the way in which the hotel invited guests to be environmentally-responsible by suggesting this in their personalised toiletries.
Breakfast Hall and Restaurant
The breakfast area, that during the night hosts the Middle East restaurant Bar Shuka, opens at 6.30 (ish) every morning serving both continental and English breakfast. I was very satisfied with the range of choices provided by the hotel. I did personally choose the continental breakfast because I don’t eat meat or eggs at morning but all the food displayed had a marvellous aspect and smell. During the night, the breakfast area turns into the Bar Shuka, a place of which motto is “Israel meets Palestine” and where you can find the best traditional dishes of the Middle Eastern cuisine. Unfortunately, we did not have the chance to try it because the place is luckily so popular that was fully booked for all the days we stayed at the hotel! The hotel has also two other restaurant choices Shuka Bar (which is NOT Bar Shuka but I liked the word pun), serving Japanese dishes and Café Bomba serving snacks and Italian pastries in the lobby of the hotel.
The lobby of the hotel was actually one of my favourite places! I think that Morgern Interiors made an excellent work in making this place a dream for every wanderluster crossing the hotel doors! The main sofa area, featuring a big plane on the wall is the ideal place where to plan the day itinerary in Frankfurt or your next adventure on the road.
If you are staying at the 25hours hotel – The Trip, I warmly suggest you to go around and explore without hesitation because the hotel features some cool areas you really do not expect! These include a Finnish sauna and callisthenic parkour on the rooftop, a cinema on the lower ground floor (yes, you have read well!), working studios, a small library and a nice display of geographical maps for the most adventurous explorers! Furthermore, the hotel strongly encourage the use of bicycles to explore Frankfurt. For this reason, a lot of them are chained in various floors! You have just to ask for them at the reception and you will provided also with a map of the city!
Pro and Cons
We did really appreciate our stay at the 25hours hotel! This place has a lot of positive elements: it’s close to the station and it takes about 20 mins walking to reach the Römer, breakfast is very good with lot of choices and you can actually choose between three different places where to dine without going crazy to find a place in the city. Finally, its travel themed, which makes every room, and the hotel itself, a very unique place! There were only some minor issues that I think can be easily improved. The first is parking. There are 76 rooms and less than 10 parking spaces. This means that if you arrive after 7 pm (like we did) it’s unlikely you will find a space where to park and you’ll have to go around to find a parking (that you’ll have to pay). There is a parking not much far from the hotel (just 10 minutes walking) and providing the guests with some parking vouchers would definitively reduce the hassle. Second issue we had, was that the remote control of our TV was missing from our room. We noted this immediately after the check-in and reported the fact to the reception asking for a replacement. Unfortunately, this has never been replaced meaning that our TV was just part of the wall and we couldn’t watch anything while relaxing in the room. Thank goodness that I like to read! A part from these minor issues, our stay was very nice and I totally recommend this place not only to travel lovers but also to all the people who want to explore Frankfurt and stay in a cool place.
The 25hours Hotel – The Trip is situated in Niddastraße 58, at just five minutes from the Frankfurt central station. The hotel counts 76 rooms equipped with minibar, safe storage, parking, function room, restaurant, bike rental and opportunity to rent a MINI car to go around Frankfurt thanks to the partnership with the brand. Room prices go from Eur 102 to 310 per night for two people.
- Breakfast is served at the Bar Shuka and cost Eur 17 per person, if booked with the room otherwise costs Eur 21)
- The hotel is pro dogs! You can bring your own dog and by paying an additional Eur 15 you will provided with a cushion, water and food bowl and a bag of dog treats!
- Late check-out is free! You can check-out up to 2 p.m. for free upon request.
- If your mobile data doesn’t work in Germany the hotel provides you with a free Wi-Fi mobile hotspot to allow you going around!
- A working studio can be booked for Eur 30 per day and includes the use of kitchen and microwave, Coffee, tea, and water, printer, scanner, and copier.
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Big thanks to 25hours Hotel – The Trip for hosting us for this review! As always, all opinions are my own!
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