Advantages: No cheaper branded hotel in the area, all about low price Disadvantages: Slightly isolated from the town center and you get what you pay for
...Please ignore the Ciao caption regarding this being a book about Conservation genetics. This is definitely a hotel review.
Etap Hotel Duisburg City
During a short trip to Germany, I spent one night at the Etap Hotel in Duisburg, NRW. Having researched the accommodation options, this hotel was by far the cheapest in this area. Having previously visited the Mercure hotel in...
Advantages: Cheap Disadvantages: Dirty, beyond basic, no privacy, noisy
...I have stayed here a few times but not because I wanted to, more because it was cheap and the friends I was with were students.
The Etap chain is owned by IBIS hotels and are now branded in the UK as IBIS basic's, I personally feel this is a bad move because some people are not understanding the difference and it is huge! The Etaps are more like a hostel style room than a hotel room.
Advantages: favourable, useful, city centre near Disadvantages: ---
The Etap hotels can be compared with Mc Donald or Burger King very well. One gets off, one can be sure, what expects one and natural the other way round also, what one mustn't expect from Aix-la-Chapelle to Zwickau -- identical where.
As a Low budget hotel the Etap confines itself to the essential. The rooms dispose a basin, shower, toilet, desk, television set and alarm...