0.67km from Beck & EggelingEvery winter, we like to go away as a couple and leave the kids behind! This year it was at Hotel Favor in Dusseldorf. It is a small, ‘boutique’ hotel with around 36 rooms over 6 floors. It is at one end of the city’s shopping district and right next to the ‘old town’. Although all the main sights are within walking distance, there are lots of public transport options around, and many options for restaurants. The hotel has a modern, up-to-date, and well-kept feel. Everything was clean, with lovely thick carpet in the rooms. The ‘premium’ room we booked had a mini-bar with some soft-drinks and a beer that is included in the price and re-stocked daily. The room overlooked the square and the lovely Christmas market when we stayed. It was quiet, with minimal noise coming into the room, however the market started shutting down at around 9pm. Breakfast was a nice spread, with hot & cold options, and a relaxed affair. On the Saturday morning there was a great celloist paying some wonderful music. I’m glad we left the kids behind! Having stayed in a lot of chain hotels, like Hiltons, etc, I was very happy we didn’t do so this time. At the larger hotel chains, sometimes rooms can be dated, and not well-kept. Hotel Favor was perfect throughout, spacious, and I thought good value in comparison. One tip: we got a taxi to the hotel and spent a bit of time in traffic in the roads near to the hotel. I suggest getting out of the taxi early to walk or getting the train which we did on the way back. With trains it is around 30 mins from the airport, and with taxi around 20 mins. The taxi cost 32 Euros, and the trains around 6 euros for the two of us.