Business Trip Stay
Reviewed 14 December, 2017
Hotel Hansen is a business rather than tourist hotel and people who stay have to be able to communicate in German. My room was clean and of a good size with a small desk space.
Downstairs there is a pub which also offers food. It is basic good but good value and size.
Breakfast (which was included in the price I paid) was a cold buffet with hot scrambled egg. The buffet included ham, cheese and other goodies.
It took 40 minutes to get into Cologne at rush hour by car.
If you want something different as a business hotel away from the chains, this would be it.
Basic and old fashioned
Reviewed 30 November, 2014
Hotel Hansen is located in Bergisch Gladbach, 5 (car) minutes of the center.
The rooms are situated above the restaurant and cafe of the hotel.
It has it's own parking space on the back of the hotel.
Hotel Hansen's staff is friendly (family-run atmosphere).
I stated here for 8 days: first week the room was not very clean. After complaining by hotel management, the second week no further cleaning issues.
Mattresses are floppy (I put two mattresses on top of each other...)
Rooms are spacious but old fashioned. Carpet on the floor, old tiles in bathroom.
No atmosphere at all. Breakfast was buffet style and ok, but not spectacular.
Wifi worked the first week, but was down the second week because of problems with the provider.
In the hall is a fridge with free water (still and sparkling).
Although the hotel is located at a junction and the cafe is downstairs, there is no noise pollution.
In the end, the hotel for me has more disadvantages than benefits.
Won't go there again.
Useful in the area
Reviewed 27 July, 2009
I've stayed in better hotels and I've stayed in much worse. The Hansen was clean, the staff were perfectly adequate, breakfast was better than some I've had and I was pleasantly surprised to find it was included in the room price. The location is in a suburb of a suburb, but if you're heading east it is usefully east of Cologne and the Rhine so as to avoid the congestion when you leave. On the somewhat negative side, it is at a crossroads which gets busy early in the morning, and if you're any early-to-bed person, the noise from the customers in the bar might annoy.
mixed impressions but, in the end, nice
Reviewed 18 July, 2008
This is a simple hotel mainly for travelling salesmen (or whatever they are called today - customer advisors?) it seems; it reminds me very much of the way German small-town hotels looked some 35 years ago. The last review is very accurate; the rooms are spartan but clean, and in the evening when checking in, it really seemed not very hospitable because of the smoking and (heavy-)drinking locals, which I admit some might see as convival. And the lady in charge was not very friendly.
And for my taste, the rooms are too spartan, but everything works, and all essentials are there. Plus, the technical equipment is on a high level - very good self-dial phone with direct line, free wifi which works very well. Add a free car park and a not fancy but sumptuous breakfast (excellent coffee, fresh rolls, good eggs obviously from a farm) and you have a good deal if you stay within a moderate price range (I'd say below € 60 - max. 75 during fairs). Rooms are not to stay in but to sleep; they are not for holidays, but for travelling salesmen and the like it is not a bad place at all.
Very friendly and clean
Reviewed 8 March, 2008
Stayed here for one night on business. The hotel stands on a crossroads and has a small car park. My room was simple and modern and very clean, but the thing that stood out for me was the friendliness of the staff. I had work that made meal times difficult and they went out of their way to cook especially for me - and the food was very good. I ate in the bar which had lots of locals in it - they also have a rather nice restaurant where breakfast is served - the waitress at breakfast was especially helpful and spoke english very well.