I’m not one to stay in fancy hotels, I normally opt for anything that’s cheap and cheerful. Especially when I’m doing short city breaks and planning on spending as little time inside as possible. But when I found an amazing price on Booking.com for the Radisson Blu for my trip to Bremen, I couldn’t turn it down.
We travelled to Bremen for the May Bank Holiday as a last-minute trip. I wanted to take full advantage of the extra free day off work so decided to take the Friday off as a holiday to make it a 4-day weekend. Bliss! You can read my post here on what we did on our trip.
The hotel is located right in the heart of Bremen and only a couple of minutes walk from the main square and sites like the Gothic Town Hall and the statue of the Town Musicians of Bremen. It’s a great option for a base to explore the Old Town, Schnoor, Weser river and Becks Brewery. Although the hotel offers plenty of food and drink amenities, there are plenty of options on your doorstep if you are keen to try some local cuisine i.e. pinkel sausage, wurst or a Becks beer.
It was also very easy access getting off the tram straight from the airport. It’s about a 15 minute tram journey before another 2 minute walk.
Being a “thirfty” traveller, I’m not used to this standard of luxury. The room was spacious, clean, modern and offered more than enough amenities for our short bank holiday weekend in Bremen. Everything was spotless and there was nothing we could fault, from the comfortable furniture to the free wifi and list of local attraction recommendations. The room also offered us free toiletries, tea and coffee facilities and air-conditioning if you are travelling in the summer months.
I must admit though, the best part about the room and hotel as a whole was our unique view. Now a lot of the streets in Bremen’s Old Town are quite narrow, so it’s tough to get a room with a scenic view outside. Step-up the geniuses at the Radisson – an indoor courtyard. Our room overlooked the large bar, restaurant and lobby area down below. You might think that sounds like a nightmare, wasn’t it super loud with rowdy travellers in ther bar? Well, no. I The windows blocked out all noise from down below (and we stayed over the weekend).
As you can see from the image below there was a thin veil over the window so guests could see out of their room but guests in the lobby could look up and see into your room. A pretty cool touch if you’re like me and love people watching!
Amenities, Bar & Restaurant
It seemed like the amenities at the Radisson were endless. Every part of our needs were met. My favourite amenity though was the leisure suite which offered a gym, swimming pool and sauna. We went down to take advantage of this luxury offering (when in Bremen!) on our last day before we checked out. We woke up quite early, went out to the main square for a continental breakfast and headed back for a quick swim and sauna before catching our flight home that night.
With such a short stay, we didn’t have time to try out the food and drinks in the hotel. We were busy exploring the narrow streets of the Old Town. But if the rest of our experience at the hotel is anything to go by, I have no doubt you will not be disappointed!
Overall, we loved our luxury stay at Bremen’s Radisson Blu Hotel. The rooms, amenities and services were first class. And a special mention to the helpful staff who stored our suitcase for the day while we got some extra sightseeing in before our evening flight home. Radisson is a huge name in the hotel game and a familiar name that I consider synonymous with luxury. Hopefully I get to visit Bremen soon so I can return to the hotel, but if not, I’ll definetly be considering a Radisson in another location.
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