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The B&B in Oberhausen Centro actually didnt let anyone play in the lobby/dining area/etc. so i cannot recommend that.
I'm also interessted in a more gamer friendly hotel.
 
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Ingo Keiner
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There was once a thread where some people discussed where they are staying to get together in the evenings and play.

I´m just looking....
Here it is.
Yes, there are some informations about gaming-friendly hotels in it.
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FWIW since that list was made the Ibis next to the Hbf was refurbished. It is now the optimal hotel for evening gaming - huge breakfast room with big tables, good lighting, and table-service beer (with tabs). open as late as you are able to stay up. More accessible than the HI-Ex, and not as smelly as the Arosa Highly recommended, even for visitors (last year the gaming area was nowhere near fully used)
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Mark Slater
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There was lots of gaming going on in the bar of the Holiday Inn
 
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I'm in the Movenpick, but apparently that's NOT the place for evening gaming. How receptive are hotels to guests from other establishments gaming for a few hours in the evenings before retiring to their own hotel? I'd assume there to be no problem, but as a first time attendee I'd appreciate confirmation.
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Last year we also stayed in Bredeney.
There was a gaming room on the first floor (above the restaurant) ,
about 10 or 12 gamers were playing there.

This year we're in the same hotel.
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Liggur wrote:
There was lots of gaming going on in the bar of the Holiday Inn


Presumably you mean the Holiday Inn Express (Thea-Leymann Strasse) rather than the Holiday Inn (Frohnhauser Strasse). Unless something has changed dramatically in the last couple of years, there isn't much of a bar, let alone gaming, at the Holiday Inn.
 
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Pallet Ranger wrote:
I'm in the Movenpick, but apparently that's NOT the place for evening gaming. How receptive are hotels to guests from other establishments gaming for a few hours in the evenings before retiring to their own hotel? I'd assume there to be no problem, but as a first time attendee I'd appreciate confirmation.


I've visited 'other' hotels a couple of times (Ibis, Holiday Inn Express) and the staff seemed perfectly happy. It probably works best if you order beer from their bar rather than bring bottles with you, though.
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Carsten Buettemeier
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SteveK2 wrote:
Pallet Ranger wrote:
I'm in the Movenpick, but apparently that's NOT the place for evening gaming. How receptive are hotels to guests from other establishments gaming for a few hours in the evenings before retiring to their own hotel? I'd assume there to be no problem, but as a first time attendee I'd appreciate confirmation.


I've visited 'other' hotels a couple of times (Ibis, Holiday Inn Express) and the staff seemed perfectly happy. It probably works best if you order beer from their bar rather than bring bottles with you, though.


Right. In Germany it should be generally no problem to sit a bit in the hotel lobby and do a bit of gaming as long as you don't behave like you wouldn't do in a normal restaurant or bar. Just have a nice German beer, don't disturb other guests who are not gaming and in 95% of all cases all should be fine.
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Mark Gerrits
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Go Bredeney! I'll be staying there too with 2 more friends. Looking forward to some good gaming in the evenings
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I have been to Essen for many years and the past 15 or so, have stayed at the Hotel Handelshoff in Mulheim. We get great service and (best of all) amazing rooms for gaming, where the waiters take orders for coffee, beers etc.

The rooms are opened up according to numbers of people. Some years ago they accidently opened up the ballroom, which was great, but cost them alot to re-polish the floor so that won't happen again. The regular sized rooms have tables laid out for us cater for 15-20 people in each room, and we often get 25+ gamers (including about 15 or more who are staying there) for some pleasant post show gaming.
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Having moved from central Essen hotels (where we did get some strange looks playing Cash and Guns in the hotel bar) to the Handelschoff 2 years ago, I can second Alan's recommendation. They also stock an interesting selection of beers!
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Andreas
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But the sad thing is You cant smoke any more in the lobby!
 
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anyone in Gasthaus Nordstern ?
 
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The eggertspiele family has been staying in the youth hostel in Essen-Werden for the last 2 or 3 years.
Very casual atmosphere, plenty of gamers, several rooms to play.

http://www.jugendherberge.de/jh/rheinland/essen/index.shtml....

It´s about 10 min by car from the Messe, I saw a busstop sign just 200 meters from the hostel, and a local trainstation in walking distance.
Nice Italian/Indian Eatery in the street Klemensborn, close to the hostel.

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Does anyone know about gaming facilities in the Atlantic Congress? It's right next to the fair, but it's pretty pricey (and I just noticed it doesn't include breakfast, while Bredeney's prices do include breakfast). I find myself wondering if I should book at Bredeney instead.
 
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