Hotel Palmenhof

Location Frankfurt am Main

Postcode 60325

Telephone +49 (069) 7530060

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Why we love it...

Delightful Frankfurt city hotel

The Place

We stay here year after year for the Frankfurt Book Fair. In a city noted for its lack of charm, the Palmenhof ploughs a brave furrow. It’s small and there’s a pleasant hum in the smart marble reception area. The location (near the Westend U-bahn) is in quite a leafy residential area, opposite the Palmengarten entrance. The six free off-road parking spaces (first come, first served) in front of the hotel are no small bonus. Refurbished in the early 90s, the rooms are standardized, pleasant without being particularly interesting and just about large enough. There are palm motifs on the carpets and much use of gold-coloured chrome. Beds are comfortable. The breakfast room is a pleasant scene, with good service, a generous selection of breakfast dishes (shame the bacon has been replaced by Frankfurter sausages). There’s a restaurant next door in premises owned by the hotel.
Two drawbacks. The bedrooms have thin curtains that let in street light, so if you’re on the street side, you can’t sleep in darkness. Apparently the management ‘knows about the problem’. There’s also a smell of stale cigarette smoke in some of the bedrooms.
Well, you can’t expect a fair deal in Frankfurt, and we console ourselves that during the book fair the Palmenhof increases its prices from 115 euros to 135 for a single room, when most mark up by 100 per cent.

The Essentials

Price Band €€€€
Rooms 45; all rooms have bath or shower, phone, hairdryer, TV, minibar
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner
Facilities Restaurant next door
Children Welcome
Disabled no special facilities
Pets accepted

To Book

Contact Frau Schmitt-Wenz
Call +49 (069) 7530060
Fax +49 (069) 75300666
Email info@palmenhof.com
Website www.palmenhof.de

Good To Know

Address Bockenheimer Landstrasse 89, Frankfurt am Main 60325
Payment

The Location

Find this place: near Westend U-bahn, own car parking

What's nearby: Old opera and fair, 10 min walk