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stays by friends Gelsenkirchen

Suburban hotel with spa, near Veltins-Arena

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Parkallee 3, Gelsenkirchen, 45891, NW, Germany
8.4.Very Good.
  • One of the worst sleeps I had in my life time. Those Mattresses are like a youth hotel…

    Dec 15, 2019

  • The beds are very firm, so keep that in mind if you prefer softer beds. It prevented me…

    Aug 13, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Easy parking
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 198 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour health club

For families

  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • In Erle
  • Veltins-Arena - 6 min walk
  • ZOOM Erlebniswelt - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Alpincenter Bottrop - 8.8 mi / 14.1 km
  • Movie Park Germany - 12.7 mi / 20.4 km
  • Messe Essen - 14.4 mi / 23.2 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Superior Double or Twin Room
  • Executive Double or Twin Room
  • Studio
  • Studio
  • Suite
  • Superior Double Room
  • Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Junior Studio Suite
  • Signature Suite

What’s around


  • In Erle
  • Veltins-Arena - 6 min walk
  • ZOOM Erlebniswelt - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Alpincenter Bottrop - 8.8 mi / 14.1 km
  • Movie Park Germany - 12.7 mi / 20.4 km
  • Messe Essen - 14.4 mi / 23.2 km
  • Starlight Express Theater - 14.6 mi / 23.5 km
  • CentrO - 16.7 mi / 26.9 km
  • Konig Pilsener Arena - 16.9 mi / 27.1 km
  • Westfalenhallen - 25.6 mi / 41.2 km

Getting around

  • Duesseldorf International Airport (DUS) - 38 min drive
  • Dortmund (DTM) - 38 min drive
  • Gelsenkirchen Buer Süd Station - 6 min drive
  • Gelsenkirchen Zoo Station - 8 min drive
  • Bottrop Boy Station - 10 min drive
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Parkallee 3, Gelsenkirchen, 45891, NW, Germany

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 198 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 11 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (EUR 12 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 4822
  • Conference space size (meters) - 448


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2006
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Hand-held showerhead
  • Lowered electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • Grab bar - in bathtub
  • Grab bar - in shower
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Lever door handles

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 81-cm flat-screen TV
  • First-run movies
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.


Green olive - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Harrys Bar - This bar serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 14 for adults and EUR 8 for children (approximately)

Children and extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 20.0 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

PetsPay at property

  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 50 per pet, per day
  • Service animals exempt from fees

ParkingPay at property

  • Self parking costs EUR 12 per day with in/out privileges

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard and cash.

Also known as

  • Courtyard by Marriott Gelsenkirchen
  • stays by friends Gelsenkirchen Hotel
  • stays by friends Gelsenkirchen Gelsenkirchen
  • stays by friends Gelsenkirchen Hotel Gelsenkirchen

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, stays by friends Gelsenkirchen does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs EUR 12 per day.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of EUR 50 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, green olive offers Mediterranean cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Villa Italia (2.1 mi), Jansen's Schnellimbiss (2.1 mi), and Restaurant Sorbas (2.2 mi).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and hiking. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and make the most of other amenities like a 24-hour health club.
8.4.Very Good.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Ok Hotel

    Tomas, 1 night business trip, Sep 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staying next to the "arena auf schalke"

    I frequently travel from New York City to Gelsenkirchen, to visit family. This hotel did not exist when I grew up in this city, and what a great addition it is. Simply no other hotel in Gelsenkirchen compares in terms of quality and comfort of rooms, cleanliness, service, and really interesting location, next to the arena where Bundesliga club Schalke practices and plays. Wonderful value!

    Elke, 2 night family trip, Feb 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fab stay

    Great hotel, super clean and very comfy bed! The food in the restaurant was nice and served quick.

    Adrienn, 1 night family trip, Aug 14, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very impressed ! Best bed I’ve stayed in !

    A very nice hotel, very comfortable bed in fact one of the best I’ve stayed in. The hotel was clean and the food was very nice. Breakfast had lots of options.

    Ben, 1 night business trip, Aug 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Good and nice place to stay. Room is spacious.

    Vijay, 2 night business trip, Apr 9, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Good Hotel

    Good hotel, decent location. Breakfast ran well. Bar is superb.

    Roy C, 2 night romance trip, Nov 9, 2018

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Einfach schlecht und Corona Regeln gelten nicht

    Sehr lange Schlange bei nur zwei Mitarbeitern die den Check In vornahmen. Dann wurden meine Unterlagen nicht gefunden. Zunächst sollte eine Buchung für eine Nacht mit 451,00 € erfolgt sein. Erst als ich meine Buchungsbestätigung vorgelegt habe, wurde diese korrigiert. Corona Regeln und Abstand werden überhaupt nicht eingehalten oder geprüft. Ständig liefen Menschen ohne Maske herum. Als morgens beim Frühstück der Raum zu voll wurde, wurde wegen Corona Regelung die Türe aufgemacht, was für Durchzug sorgte. Der Hintergrund war aber, das man den Kunden draußen die Plätze anbot (grundsätzlich gut, aber ich frage mich, wo so viele Menschen zur gleichen Zeit frühstücken sollen, wenn draußen das Wetter schlecht war. Leider für mich das schlechteste Hotel was wir in den letzten Jahren bereist haben

    Karl-Heinz, 1 night trip, Aug 12, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Schönes sauberes Hotel mit netten Service. Kleine Baustelle an der Rezeption was aber nicht wirklich stört.

    Steffen, 1 night family trip, Jul 22, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Enttäuschender Service

    Enttäuschender Aufenthalt. Personal zwar freundlich aber machte einen überforderten Eindruck. Die Rezeption wurde in die Bar verlegt. Es gab Umleitungszettel an der Eingangstür. Check in links um die Ecke. Dann gab es kein Schild mehr. Die einzige Möglichkeit war eine dunkle Bar. Dort wussten die Mitarbeiter nichts von einen Check in. Also doch wieder zur "alten" Rezeption. Dort nahm ein der Mitarbeiter wieder mit zur Bar. Dort dauerte der check in lange. Dort war alles eng. Corona Abstand war kaum einzuhalten. Frühstück war auch in diesem dunklen Raum. Buffet klein und eng. Auswahl sehr gering. Gab keine Marmelade, Honig oder irgendein Obst - weder geschnitten noch im ganzen. Wirkte alles lieblos. Personal eher hektisch. Check out dauerte ewig. Rechnung war falsch (Betrag stimmte nicht mit der Kreditkartenabbuchung überein). Es dauerte 20 Minuten bis eine richtige Rechnung ausgestellt werden konnte. Auf meine Frage, warum hier alles so chaotisch ist, hieß es nur, wir sind ausgebucht...Ich finde die Service Qualität sollte auf ausgebucht ausgerichtet sein... Das Zimmer war okay die Lage zum Stadion natürlich perfekt. Bei einem günstigen Preis würde ich wieder buchen, allerdings ohne Frühstück.

    Tanha, 1 night family trip, Jul 22, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Wir übernachten sehr gerne hier, jedoch war der Service während der letzten Male besser als dieses Mal.

    Silke, 1 night family trip, Oct 28, 2020

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