My family took a brief road trip before returning home from Germany, stopping in Mainz and Düsseldorf. In Düsseldorf, we stayed at The Wellem, a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Old Town and part of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt.
The Wellem Düsseldorf, A Great Addition To Hyatt Portfolio
The Wellem is in a historic 1913 courthouse in the Andreas Quarter, within a short walking distance of Königsallee and the Rhine river. A wide variety of restaurants and bars are just outside the property.
My wife loved the common areas of the property and also loved that the Kunsthalle (contemporary art museum) was next door, where we spent much of the afternoon at the following day.
This boutique hotel has only 102 rooms and has two distinct sides. The common areas are grand and ornate while the guest rooms feel as if you’re in a modern apartment building. Ceilings are tall and rooms have full kitchens and laundry facilities.
We were upgraded to a room with a balcony, which overlooked a courtyard with many other cookie cutter buildings that are actually residential apartments.
Service at the hotel was excellent. Breakfast was also excellent, with a buffet, a la carte menu, and even a beautiful coffee menu with barista happy to make the drink of your choice.
Is this a better choice than the superb Hyatt Regency located across town? It depends upon what you are looking for. If you value a club lounge, sauna and steam room, the Hyatt Regency offers those amenities while the Wellem doesn’t (and I must admit, I find the hotel’s lack of a wellness area frustrating). But the location cannot be beat and the service was spectacular. Plus, I loved having a full kitchen and even laundry machine in my room.
In short, this was an excellent hotel. I’ll shortly provide a full review, but if you are looking for a great place to stay in the heart of Düsseldorf, this is a smart choice.
@ Matthew — Thanks for the review. We look forward to staying there soon, hopefully in 2022!
A boutique hotel with just 102 rooms?!
What, normally boutique hotels have 1,000 rooms?
I wouldn’t call this boutique.
Not sure if there is a specific definition for boutique, but the hotel calls itself boutique and we saw very few other guests during our stay…it certainly felt boutique.
Also an amazing redemption. Category 3 property with nightly rates often over $300. Walking distance to public transport, a really solid Irish pub and a German beerhall.
Just can’t beat it.
Why are they flying the gay flag outside the hotel?
Never even knew about this property. Great review. Excited to try it now.
And ya know, I LOVE a washer/dryer in rooms. While common at ski resorts it’s such a rarity elsewhere. I realize hotels want to find a way to make you pay $5 to clean a pair of underwear but the reality is if hotels offered them more it would encourage my choice in staying there. I am sure others as well. I had a washer/dryer at the RC in Honolulu recently and it was so nice to just throw things in as needed for free and never leave the room.
This was formerly a Hyatt House, thus the aparthotel-style accommodations. It must have been the nicest Hyatt House in the system.
I forgot to mention that! Yes indeed, this was a beautiful Hyatt House.
How was the legroom in the bed?
Sounds fabulous. We stayed at a boutique hotel across from the Gugenheim museum in Balboa. I think it was 165 Euros a nigh 10 years ago.. It was fabulous we had 2 days at the museum just across the street. There were very few street hawkers. We went from there to Santillianna to see the cave paintings nearby. There in Ssntilliana we stayed at the Zoran Masters house which was delightful and inexpensive at 60 Euros a night. We had breakfast on the Terrace and parking on site.