Mercure Hotel Hanseatic Bremen

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Neuenlander Strasse 55, Bremen, Bremen, 28199, Germany

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    Good value hotel between airport and city centre

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    My girlfriend and I spent 3 nights at Mercure Hotel Hanseatic Bremen during our visit to Bremen in August 2013.

    We booked our stay through the excellent Bremen Tourism website (www.bremen-tourism.de), which was offering by far the best rate that we could find for this hotel. Booking.com and other similar hotel booking sites were quoting 90 Euros per night for a double room with no breakfast included. Through the Bremen Tourism website, we were able to book a superior double room WITH breakfast for 90 Euros per night, and also take advantage of their "3 nights for the price of 2" offer. So we paid 180 Euros (or 60 Euros per night) for a double room with breakfast.

    The room that we booked was non-cancellable, but didn't require payment up front. We settled our bill, in cash, upon departure.

    Location

    Mercure Hotel Hanseatic Bremen is located between the airport and the city centre.

    Upon arrival, we were able to walk from the airport to the hotel in around 15 minutes. We would have caught tram #6 from the airport to the hotel, but on the day that we arrived the service was only running as far as BSAG-Zentrum, a couple of stops short of the airport. There was a bus replacement service connecting the airport with BSAG-Zentrum, but given the relatively short distance we decided to walk instead. Ordinarily, the hotel is easily reached on tram #6 from directly outside the airport terminal. If, like us, you arrive on a Ryanair flight you will have to walk from the Ryanair terminal to the main terminal a few minutes away. Alight the tram at Schleiermacherstrasse (just 3 stops from the airport) and the hotel is less than 100m walk away.

    The same tram (#6) carries on to the city centre, the main railway station and, ultimately, the university. It therefore provides a very good connection between the hotel and the city centre. We found the following stops to be particularly useful:

    Wilhelm-Kaisen-Brucke (3 stops from Schleiermacherstrasse) – from here you can simply walk down the steps to the riverside Weserpromenade Schlachte, with its wide selection of restaurants, bars and biergartens;

    Domsheide (4 stops from Schleiermacherstrasse) – this is the main stop on the central market square;

    Hauptbahnhof (7 stops from Schleiermacherstrasse) – this stop is right outside the front of the central railway station.

    The tram ride from Schleiermacherstrasse to the city centre costs a couple of Euros per person. If you intend to use the tram more extensively, you'll find it better value to purchase an all day ticket. We found the TagesTicket Plus (8.50 Euros for an all day ticket for 2 adults and up to 4 children) to be the best value for our needs. The tram ride from Schleiermacherstrasse to Wilhelm-Kaisen-Brucke takes around 5 minutes, with Domsheide just a couple of minutes further and Hauptbahnhof around 5 minutes further.

    Alternatively, it is easy to walk from the hotel to the city centre. It is a straight and flat walk along Friedrich-Ebert Strasse, which leads directly to Wilhelm-Kaisen-Brucke in around 15 minutes. There are supermarkets, shops and restaurants on this street and the various side streets that branch off it.

    Bedroom

    Our double room was located on the 2nd floor and had a large window overlooking a busy carriageway. Although traffic noise was clearly audible in the room during the day time, it abated as night and didn't cause us any problems with sleeping.

    The double bed was very comfortable and contained two seperate duvets.

    There was a large wardrobe, a small table with a couple of cushioned chairs and bedside cabinets on both sides of the bed.

    The TV picked up a dozen or so channels, including CNN, CCTV News and Russia Today. Wi-fi was available in the room but was not free of charge. We didn't bother to pay for it as we could access the Internet free of charge from a terminal in the reception area when we needed to.

    There was a stand-alone air-conditioning unit plugged in in one corner of the room. We didn't need to use it as the room temperature was fine and we could leave the window slightly ajar to let some fresh air in.

    There were plenty of electrical sockets for recharging batteries and devices overnight.

    A kettle was provided, along with a good selection of complimentary tea and coffee sachets. These were replenished daily. A couple of bottles of mineral water were also provided (on the table, as the room had no fridge), but these were not complimentary and displayed a price tag of 3.20 Euros each. We left them alone and purchased larger bottles from the nearby "Penny" supermarket for around 0.20 Euros each!

    There was no in room safe, but the information brochure stated that valuables could be held in safes that were housed behind the reception desk.

    The en-suite shower room was reasonably sized (well, no smaller than average) and contained a very powerful shower. It met Emma's high standards of required water pressure for washing her hair – which is always the acid test for rating a hotel's showers! The water was always warm when we needed it.

    A small selection of "Nivea For Men" toiletries (but nothing for female guests) were provided on the first day. A bar of soap and a shower gel dispenser in the shower cubicle were also provided. Fresh towels were provided each day.

    Breakfast

    Had it not been included in our room rate, the breakfast buffet would have cost 9.90 Euros per person per day.

    On the first morning of our stay, a Sunday, breakfast was served from 7am until 11am. On the following two mornings it was served from 6:30am until 10am.

    The breakfast buffet was fairly extensive. There were half a dozen choices of cereal and various dried fruits to be added to them. There were several different flavours of yoghurt (vanilla, peach and passionfruit, strawberry, cherry), fruit salad, a selection of fresh fruits and slices of sponge cake.

    The bread rolls were fresh and tasty and there were various spreads (honey, jam, marmalade, nutella). There was a good choice of cheeses and several types of cold meat including ham, salami and wurst, as well as pickled herring fish.

    The cooked items included bacon, sausages, scrambled eggs and soft boiled eggs. On one morning there were also meatballs.

    Drinks included fresh orange and apple juices and a selection of teas. A pot of coffee was brought to the table by a waitress each morning.

    It was a decent enough breakfast, especially as it was included in our room rate, but I would probably have expected more (especially in the way of cooked items) if I had paid 9.90 Euros for it.

    General

    We arrived in Bremen on an early morning flight and turned up at the hotel at around 10am. We knew that check in wasn't until 3pm, but decided to try our luck. The friendly receptionist (who spoke English perfectly) pulled out all the stops to get us a room immediately. After a couple of phone calls, she identified a room that had already been cleaned by housekeeping and arranged for our immediate check in. We really appreciated the effort that she went to, as it meant that we could dump our luggage and set about exploring the city without having to return later in the afternoon to check in. She was also happy to furnish us with a city map and to answer our questions about the sights and public transport network.

    Although free wi-fi wasn't available in our room (and we chose not to pay for it), we were able to access the Internet for free at a terminal that was provided next to the reception area.

    The hotel offers sauna and solarium facilities, but these were closed for a month for renovations at the time of our visit.

    At the end of our stay we were able to store our luggage, at no charge, in a storage room behind reception between checking out and travelling to the airport later in the day.

    Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Mercure Hotel Hanseatic Bremen. For the price we paid, it was very good value. The location was convenient both for the airport and the city centre, especially with the Schleiermacherstrasse tram stop just a few metres from the hotel. Our room was clean and comfortable, the staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast buffet was tasty and filling. We'd happily stay there again if we ever return to Bremen and would be happy to recommend the hotel to others.

    Directions: Located between the airport and the city centre. Close to Schleiermacherstrasse tram stop.

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bremen / dinner / new years eve

by kotlos

Hi,
we would like to know if there are any restaurants in Bremen, where to go and have a dinner on 31. of december at cca 8 PM, without special new year`s / fixed price menu.
Thank you very much
Eva Kotlarikova
kotlos@yahoo.com

Re: bremen / dinner / new years eve

by Turtleshell

Welcome to VT, and we use to respond to questions right here in the forums, so answers can be seen by everyone. It is not wise to post the personal e-mail online as this will only generate more spam.

As for a restaurant, I'd suggest to go down Schnoor (the "main street" inside the historic Schnoor quarter) and try a restaurant there. There's Schroeter's (http://www.schroeters-schnoor.de/), Katzen Café (http://www.katzen-cafe.de/mittagskarte.php), Beck's im Schnoor (http://www.becks-im-schnoor.de/) and Aioli, a Spanish restaurant (http://www.aioli-bremen.de/).

I have been to all of them, with the exeption of Katzen Café and would rank Aioli and Schroeter's higher than Beck's. Since none of them have published announcements on their websites, you should contact them online and ask.

Re: bremen / dinner / new years eve

by kotlos

Thanks, I`ll try them
Eva

Re: bremen / dinner / new years eve

by ATLC

Just so you know, New Year's Eve is called Silvester Abend (the night of Sylvester) in German.

Re: bremen / dinner / new years eve

by Kakapo2

I support the Schnoor suggestions - as spectacular Ratskeller has a fixed-price dinner party, otherwise I would have suggested this unique restaurant.

http://www.ratskeller-bremen.de/

Travel Tips for Bremen

Beck's Brewery Tour

by barryg23

We spent only one day in Bremen and most of that time was spent at the Beck's Brewery. The tour was very interesting and we learned a lot about German purity laws, the history of Becks and how the beer was made. The best part of the tour was at the end when we got to try the beer itself. After 90 minutes of being told about beer, my mouth was watering to actually try some and we spent a nice couple of hours in the Becks bar with our complimentary beers. I'd recommend the tour to anyone interested in learning more about German beer.

It might be worth calling the brewery beforehand to check the times of the tours or to reserve a place. Our Lonely Planet guide had an incorrect start time for the tour and had the nice lady in the tourist office at Bremen station not called ahead for us we might well have missed out.

Outdoor Swimming Pool

by halikowski

Miss these in the Uk: outdoor pools. With diving platforms up to 10 metres! No way you would get that past Health and Safety norms and regulations. . In the countryside outside my parents town, they even took the blades from a windmill down on the basis that it constituted a `threat to safety'.
Here in Bremen, there is also a pretty vertical downhill water slide (Rutsche).
Different pools for different ages and different purposes. Cold, clean water.
Nice verdant surroundings.
Entrance price: 3 euro 40 for the day (less if you go at the end of the afternoon).
Closes 8pm in high summer, 7pm in September.
Old folk swim in the Weser opposite, especially where they have created new Strand (e.g. near the Cafe Strand). But even though the water smells good, it's for the very few. Signs talk about `Luft und Licht Straende', i.e. you're meant to play volleyball, perhaps take your shoes off, but that's about all...

If you´re coming from abroad,...

by hokeypokey

If you´re coming from abroad, you can fly into Bremen airport which is just about 10 Minutes from dowtown by tram. Also the Deutsche Bahn provides a very good coverage all over germany so you could also take the train. Car of course is another option.
Bremen is a city you can easly discover by bike. It´s not too big and i guess alomst anything of your interest can be reached within a short ride.
There´s a good tram and bus system as well running every 5-10 minutes depending on the line. It takes you anywhere (almost). And the main hub is at central station where you can connect to every other line.

Christmas in Bremen

by aliante1981

Europe is at its best, in my view, when Christmas arrives. The photo is not mine but instead from a tour firm prospectus, because unfortunately I have not been to the city during this fantastic time of year, though I do not give up hope:))

Why a person might enjoy -- and will enjoy, I think -- Christmas time in the city? Well, there's the Christmas market, fireworks, decorations, people watching, a huge Christmas tree, and Christmas shopping!

To see all this, you should go anytime in the 3-4 weeks preceding Christmas, or for the holiday itself, of course. For the market, go to Marktpatz, right in front of the Cathedral. A tip on German Christmas markets (I've been to the one in Dresden) - try the hot wine, it's the specialty!

Rathaus (Old Town Hall)

by Audrey118

This Old Town Hall was built around 1405-1410. Look at the north ern Gothic architecture.

The Rathaus and the Marketplatz have been officially nominated to be World Heritage Sight.

The 560-year-old Rathaus has seen several periods of transformation. But the original Gothic foundations of the Rathaus remain basically unchanged, but the upper section reflects the 17th-century Weser Renaissance style in the facade; the tall windows alternate with relief statues of Charlemagne and the electors of the Holy Roman Empire. The upper hall, part of the original structure, contains a beautifully carved early 17th-century oak staircase. A mural of The Judgment of Solomon (1537) reminds us that the hall was originally a council chamber and courtroom. Below the lower hall lies the historic wine cellar, the "good Ratskeller of Bremen".

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Address: Neuenlander Strasse 55, Bremen, Bremen, 28199, Germany