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Hotel Zum Riesen

Heumarkt 8, 63450 Hanau, Hesse, Germany
+49 6181 250 250


Overall guest ratings

7.8/10 Good
based on 110 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.3
  • 8.5
  • 7.7
  • 5.0

Good to know

  • Great reception
  • Accessible parking
  • Professional service
  • Friendly service


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    Our hotel 4-star ZUM RIESEN looks back on a colorful history of almost 400 years. At that time the port of Hanau was just on the opposite site of the street and the hotel was an ancient guesthouse, restaurant and substation for horses. Within the years the port was removed and the guesthouse changed into a comfortable hotel. For many decades there was an iron statue of a giant (Riesen is the German word for giant) on the facade of the HOTEL ZUM RIESEN. It was completely destroyed on the 19th of March 1945. There was nothing left from the beautiful medieval city after the war. Many guests are surprised by the sober post-war architecture of Hanau. Luckily, since 2001, a new bronze statue is again on the front corner of the hotel, watching the street and ensuring our guests safety. Many famous guests visited our family-owned hotel. Among them were Napoleon Bonaparte and Ludwig Emil Grimm, who was a painter and younger brother of Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm, the worlds best known tellers and collectors of fairy tales. Since 2014 a bronze statue of Ludwig Emil Grimm is sitting on a bench in front of the hotel, telling the passers-by of his New Years Eve party at the hotel. Some years ago, we expanded our hotel so that, alongside the main buildings beautiful 4 star rooms, we can offer our guests nice 2 star rooms in our dependence RIESENjunior. In the backyard we created a wonderful garden. There you can relax on the terrace and enjoy the green courtyard, listen to the small fountains burbling and forget the stress of everyday life. In the morning from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday we offer our famous and rich breakfast buffet. Since our guests are coming from all over the world we provide them an amazing variability of food: fresh fruits, fried vegetables, different kinds of eggs, bacon, sausages and shrimps, antipasti, salami and French cheese as well as freshly made croissants, a great variability of German bread and cake. Of

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    • Pool
    • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
    • Internet
    • Currency exchange on-site
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Room service
    • Bicycle hire
    • No smoking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Parking
    • Air-conditioned
    • 24 Hour Front Desk
    • Safe
    • Sauna
    • Fitness centre
    • Playground
    • Storage available
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Terrace/Patio
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    Guest reviews

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    Overall rating

    7.8 Good
    based on 110 reviews
    • 9.3 "Excellent breakfast."
    • 8.5 "Great service."
      9.2 "92% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.5 "75% said the reception staff was great."
      8.6 "86% thought the service was very professional."
      7.1 "Management was excellent, said 71%."
    • 7.7 "Good location."
      7.5 "Great parking, according to 75%."
    • 6.4 "Average cleanliness."
      5.0 "Only 50% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 6.3 "Average comfort."
      5.0 "Only 50% said rooms were big enough."
      6.7 "For only 67%, the noise level was all right."
    • 5.0 "Rooms are ok."
      5.0 "Only 50% said rooms were big enough."
      5.0 "Only 50% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 3.8 "Vibe wasn't good."
    • 2.8 "Terrible amenities."
      1.9 "81% thought the building wasn't nice."
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    Overall rating

    8.2 Excellent
    based on 16 reviews
    • 8.8 "Great service."

    Overall rating

    7.3 Good
    based on 93 reviews
    • 9.1 "Excellent breakfast."
    • 8.2 "Great service."
    • 7.4 "Good location."
    • 6.6 "Average comfort."
    • 4.6 "Rooms are not good."
    Hotel type
    City Hotel
    Guests say it is the perfect hotel for a city trip.
    Good to know
    "Great reception"
    "Accessible parking"
    "Professional service"
    "Friendly service"
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