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.