We stayed in the Hotel Residence purely by accident. After a long day of driving, we needed a place to stay for the night and we decided that Essen was about as far as we would be able to go. My spouse opened the Michelin guide, called the Residence, and we had a wonderful evening as a result. The hotel is quaint, but the rooms have all of the modcons and amenities one would expect. The service was friendly and attentive while not being overbearing. But the true gem is the restaurant. The chef's skills are remarkable and the meal was outstanding, as were the wine pairings and the service. When we complimented the chef on a particularly wonderful asparagus dish, he sent out a second helping by way of thanks. Although I would generally rate the hotel more in the Very Good range (verging on the Excellent), the restaurant definitely puts it solidly in the Excellent category.
- Also Known As:
- Residence Hotel Essen