If you want to explore Düsseldorf with all its many sights, the hotel The Wellem by Hyatt is perfectly suited. This impressive luxury hotel is centrally located in the city centre and from here you can easily explore most of the sights on your own and on foot.
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Das Hotel The Wellem – The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
“Wow, what an impressive hotel entrance!”– We stood in amazement with our suitcases in front of the luxury boutique hotel The Wellem and did not know at first whether we were right. A large columned portal forms the entrance to a sophisticated building that reminded us directly of a mixture of temple and baroque castle. The historic, listed building has existed since the 1920s and was home to the Düsseldorf District court for decades. Since 2017 you can stay here.
By the way, the luxury brand “Unbound Collection by Hyatt” refers to a portfolio of independent premium hotels that are different in nature and represent their own service philosophies. Architecturally, the houses also stand out from each other. Whether it’s a fascinating past, an exclusive location, famous architecture and design, or an award-winning dining experience, each of the Hyatt brand’s current 25 Unbound Collection hotels has its own story, creating novel, storied experiences for guests. The houses in the collection, united under the Hyatt brand in 2016, consistently have top rankings, awards and praise from independent publications.
If you enter the hotel via the main entrance, you first stand in a spacious entrance hall in the middle of which there is a beautiful, magnificent staircase. Again, you still don’t think you’re in a hotel 😉 If you walk past the stairs on the right or left, you will reach the hotel reception, which cleverly separates the front old building (1923) from the rear new building (2017). In the new building are all 102 studios and suites of the hotel. If you leave the reception behind, you can look into the idyllic Andreas Quartier Park, where a number of condominiums and 25 hotel-owned residences are fluently integrated into the architecture.
In addition to architecture, art plays an important role in The Wellem, whose namesake is Elector and patron of the arts Jan Wellem (1658–1716). The hotel houses a large collection of contemporary art, which is exhibited throughout the hotel and also in the guest suites. Among them are works by internationally renowned artists such as Jeff Koons, HA Schult and the painter Julian Schnabel.
We particularly liked the public lounge areas in the hotel, where there are plenty of comfortable sofas and armchairs. On the first floor there is the exclusive Wellem Lounge, where all hotel guests receive free drinks such as coffee, tea, water and soft drinks.
If you are looking for the extraordinary in the field of cuisine, The Wellem is the right place for you. Various restaurants, such as the modern American Steak House “MASH”, the Mutter Ey Café, Frank’s Fine Dining and Frank’s Bistro await visitors with a selection of delicious food and drinks.
The central location of the hotel in Düsseldorf
The Hotel The Wellem is located right in the centre of Düsseldorf. From the hotel it is only a few minutes walk to the old town, the shopping mile Königsallee, the promenade on the Rhine and numerous pubs, restaurants, cafés, bars and discos. Parking is available directly in the hotel’s huge garage for 32 EUR per day.
Our room “Terrace Art Suite”
Our room was a Terrace Art Suite and was located on the 5th (and therefore highest) floor of the hotel. As the name suggests, the theme of art plays an important role in the hotel rooms – as in the rest of the hotel. The Terrace Art Suites were furnished by different artists, including the German artist Leon Löwentraut or Julian Schnabel. In addition, guests are invited to use the easel and the painting utensils in the room and to live out their creativity. We actually haven’t tried that, but we think it’s a very nice idea!
Our suite was 89m² in size and consisted of a living/cooking/dining area as well as a bedroom and a bathroom. Standard amenities include two TVs, a washer and dryer, underfloor heating, and a suite pad and Bluetooth speaker. The highlight of the suite is certainly the large, private roof terrace, from which you have a view of the Andreas Gardens and the apartment complex. Garden furniture including loungers invite you to relax here.
We felt really comfortable in the room and found it great, how generously it is designed and how tastefully it is decorated. Prices for the different rooms & suites usually start at 199 EUR per night and go up to 800 EUR for the 120 m² Wellem Suite with 2 bedrooms. Various offers can be found on Booking.com.
Breakfast at the Bistro Sommelier
We love the extensive breakfast in the hotel and were just thrilled by the breakfast at The Wellem Hotel. Breakfast is served from 7.00 to 10.30 on weekdays and from 8.00 to 11.30 on weekends in the Bistro Sommelier, located in the basement of the hotel. In an adjoining room, a small self-service buffet was set up, where you could help yourself with fresh juices, fruit and vegetables, yogurt, cereals, croissants and rolls, etc. We were able to order other breakfast items such as egg dishes, sausages, cheese as well as pancakes and crepes directly from an employee who had it freshly prepared. The breakfast was super delicious! A perfect start to the day ❤
Our tip: Be sure to order the Nutella crepe – a dream 😊
If you are looking for a centrally located hotel in Düsseldorf that is modern and tastefully furnished and also offers the certain extra of a grand hotel, The Wellem is the right place for you.