Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Bremen
As a Bremen local I think, Radisson Blu Bremen has the perfect location as it is located in the city center of Bremen and most important attractions/places are within walking distance.
It takes about 15 minutes (by tram) to the airport and less than 6-7 minutes to the main central station (tram/bus), and a 3-minute walk to the city center (main shopping street).
It takes about 10 minutes or less walk to the Viertel, which is another popular district in Bremen, and about 2 minutes to the Weser (our river) and the Schlachte – a popular place with many cafes, restaurants etc. However, it is a pretty quiet street considering the location.
When I was at Radisson Blu, I had breakfast, and dinner and I was always welcomed by friendly and nice staffs. When I checked-in everything ran smoothly though they seemed to be very busy that time. We had a suite which was very clean and spacious – with a lot of posters of our local soccer team Werder Bremen :).
There were a couple of comfortable chairs, the toiletries were complete and there was everything we needed. I also appreciated the coffee machine (Nespresso) and I think the room left a good impression for a 4* city hotel in Germany.
The L.O.B.B.Y is a restaurant that serves lunch and dinner as well as breakfast. I have to admit that I have been there several times for breakfast and also for dinner because it is actually pretty good and I enjoy coming here with friends and family.
There are a lot of different bread which are important in Germany such as whole bread, white bread, baguette, as well as rolls but also things like coleslaws and a lot more. There are also a lot of cereals, and all kind of milk, like skim milk, and soy- and lactose-free milk, but also some healthy choices like fresh fruits to choose from.
But to be really honest, I was very surprised to find out that the orange juice is fresh – I do not know many 4* hotels/restaurants in Germany that offer unlimited fresh orange juice for brunch/breakfast. Radisson Blu Bremen definitely gets some extra points here. Even if you’re not a guest you can book the breakfast for 18€ and it includes also hot drinks, as cappuccino, coffee, juices and a nice variety of teas.
Every Tuesday they offer an All- You-Can-Eat Buffet where the theme changes every month. In spring there is the “Asparagus month“ but they have a “Thai month“ as well and many other themes – so it is worth be checked. If you are here on a Tuesday you can have the AYCE buffet for 17€ (excluding drinks) dishes or you can order an A la Carte menu (which I have never done though) or just get some snacks at the lobby.
There is a small gym in the lower ground which has a view of the pool. There’s also a sauna, although I haven’t gone there because I’m not a fan of sauna/steam. My sister tried it and she really enjoyed it. While she stayed in the relaxation room, I jumped into the indoor pool; it’s open from 6 am until 11 am. It’s not the biggest pool but it’s big enough to take a swim and if you travel within Germany you might have noticed that not all city hotels offer pools.
Would I recommend Radisson Blu Bremen? The location is perfect, the staff very friendly, the rooms super clean, and the breakfast great – so I would definitely recommend it and as a local, I know that Radisson Blu has a very good reputation which it surely deserves.
Disclaimer: I was invited by Radisson Blu but, as always, all the pictures and the opinions are my own.
Review: Radisson Blu Bremen