Hotel Review: Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg
Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg is a luxury hotel located close to Cologne. The property is somewhat a hybrid of a city and a leisure hotel. As the name “Schloss” (German for castle) suggests: the property is quite historic. Upon driving upfront, you’ll immediately be stunned by the incredible exterior, which totally reminds you of the past. You’ll learn what to expect inside in our extensive hotel review!
I’ve stayed at Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg several times in the last year.
- Classification: Five Stars
- Room Category: Park Suite
- Month of Stay: April
The property sometimes offers quite reasonable rates and is a good fit if you got some work to do, but also enough time to make use of the relaxation facilities.
The check-in at this particular stay was quite friendly and warm and I was offered a free upgrade to a Park Suite, which I surely didn’t deny.
Park Suite at Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg
The suite itself comes with a hallway with a door to the bathroom to the right. Following the hallway you’ll find yourself in the living room, which comes with an odd arrangement.
There are two chairs next to a small desk in the corner, then there is a very nice working desk with a non-ergonomic chair and a television on a wardrobe behind the working table.
I’m not really sure how you are expected to really enjoy the living room with this arrangement. That said, I also found the relatively big bedroom to be a little oddly designed.
There is a large wardrobe and also a large bed (two twin beds pushed together) with two bedside tables. Then again, there is an oddly placed chair, which at least serves it purpose if you are changing your clothes.
The view of the park was reasonably nice and I kind of found it amazing that the rooms at Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg (that’s not only true for this particular suite) come with such high ceilings and thus makes you feel like you are sleeping a real dream castle.
Anyway, I found the Park Suite to be a weird room, which I’m not really looking forward to getting again. The “normal” rooms I had when staying at the property earlier where less oddly arranged and also came with a more modern design.
What’s worth mentioning about all rooms and suites at Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg is the fact that the minibar is included in all rates!
Bathroom of the Park Suite
While the room definitely was not to my liking, I still found the bathroom to be quite amazing.
Not only is it big and accessible from both sides of the suite, it also comes with a stunning classic design with lots of marble. There is a nice little separated toilet with a small sink and also a separated shower, which comes with a decent water pressure.
Moreover, you can find a double sink and a nice looking deep soaking tub in the bathroom of the Park Suite at Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg. There were also plenty toiletries by Penhaligons in the bathroom.
Yet, I find it weird that Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg does not offer conditioner free of charge even though conditioner is available in the shower rooms of the Spa.
Breakfast at Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg
While I had the pleasure to enjoy dinner at Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg on earlier occasions, I didn’t do so this time. Anyway, it’s worth noting that the quality of food is very high and so are the prices.
Breakfast is served in the Spa Wing of the property and is a real highlight of every stay at Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg. You’ll find yourself in a really “castle-like” dining room on large tables with classic chairs and though got a great atmosphere for your breakfast.
There are actually two different buffets, one with several fruits, cereals, juices and other fresh options and one with rolls, pastries, hot dishes, cold cuts and cheeses. Not only the presentation, but also the taste and freshness of the breakfast options really impressed me.
Moreover, you can also order made-by-order dishes for breakfast at Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg. I went for an omelet, which was very good.
Pool & Gym at Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg
Staying at Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg, you got access to the Spa facilities of the property.
These include a nice indoor pool, several loungers, a terrace, a very nice sauna area, a Jacuzzi and a small gym.
While the latter is a little disappointing as there is just not much equipment available due to the small size, all other areas are stunning.
The pool might not be extremely big, but is good enough for swimming some laps. The loungers are very comfortable and inviting enough to make you stay a little longer.
Also, the sauna area is quite amazing if you like to relax and regain some strength.
Bottom line Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg
I’m not really sure what to think about Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg. The property definitely is unique and looks absolutely stunning from the outside. Some of the rooms are quite nice, while I found the particular suite I got this time relatively disappointing.
The breakfast is very good and served in a great atmosphere and the Spa is an amazing area to spend your free time. I’d definitely recommend Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg if you want to mix a relaxation stay with some work occasions in cities like Dusseldorf or Cologne.
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