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A hotel for everyone
– thanks to grandpa!

Quiz question: what is the Gruga, actually? A river? A palace? An abbreviation? Bingo! In actual fact it means „Große Ruhrländische Gartenbauausstellung“, the large-scale garden show project with local exhibits our predecessors launched in 1929 to create a green oasis right at the heart of Essen. Since then, Grugapark, Grugahalle, Grugapark-Therme and the trade fair grounds have formed an ensemble that to the present day thrives as a recreational and business centre in the metropolitan region of the Ruhr. Its location alone makes our Hotel An der Gruga an ideal place to stay for business travellers, families, people craving rest and recuperation and city hoppers alike. And the modern furnishings and extensive comfort found in our hotel all the more.

The relaxed atmosphere with 40 tasteful rooms, our own gym, free Wi-Fi, LCD flat screen TV with Sky or the wellness kit (bathrobe and towels) we can provide you with on request to visit the thermal baths at Grugapark-Therme* leave no wish unfulfilled. Rü, the go-to district located directly in the neighbourhood, delivers more in culinary terms than any hotel restaurant in the world could ever offer. We would also be pleased to make you one of our famous sandwiches for a tasty snack in-between times. The underground line close by will take you anywhere in the city or the whole Ruhr region in a proverbial jiffy.

We are passionate about looking after our guests with that touch of loving affection. More than that, though.

Children of Essen through and through, we believe in a commitment to people who live in our neighbourhood, also. Find out more here. !!* You will find the prices for Grugapark-Therme on the website under http://www.grugaparktherme.de

You will have no worries finding a parking space despite the central location. Simply leave your car in the hotel's own parking spaces or in one of the car parks located close by, then set off to explore the surrounding areas on one of the hotel's bicycles.

Apropos surroundings: we belong to this city. So we feel committed to social and sporting projects here in the neighbourhood. Interested? Read more about them here. Read more.

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