- Intro: Visiting the Christkindlemarkets of Mainz
- Review: Hyatt Regency Mainz
- Wandering Mainz, including the Christkindlemarkets
- Review: Lufthansa First Class Terminal and Lounge (yes, both!)
- Review: Lufthansa First Class 747-8 – Frankfurt to Washington Dulles
- Conclusion: Visiting the Christkindlemarkets of Mainz
As I mentioned in the Introduction, we arrived late into Mainz, roughly 6pm, after a full day of travel, so we checked in, dropped our stuff and headed to the lounge for a light bite before getting some rest. I thought it appropriate to share an updated review of the Hyatt Regency Mainz, but admittedly, I didn’t revisit all of the areas, so you can of course check out my previous review of the Hyatt Regency Mainz as well.
Checking in was fast and easy. They even knew I had stayed before and welcomed me back. Even more so, they were kind enough to put my brother and father in an adjoining room (yes, I had them bunk together, there has to be some benefit of being the one with all the miles, after all!).
Both rooms were very similar (and in fact shared a wall), the only difference was a king bed versus two single beds. Here’s the king bed.
Forgive the image on the television, there was some “breaking news” on FIFA World Cup Scandals. I’m sure that’s a big deal, but I guess it’s been lost on me.
The one caveat about the bathroom I’d say is that you really need to be on your game not to get showered with cold water. There was a rain shower head and a handle (as you can see), if you didn’t have the right selection (which was hard to tell anyway), you risk waking up rather quickly with an ice cold shower, if temporary.
The Hyatt Regency Mainz Regency Lounge
Of course, I’m not a big coffee fan, but, my father is, so I had to learn the coffee machine to provide him that great cup of coffee (it was so much more than just a cup of “joe”).
The spread in the evening wasn’t substantial, but there was some protein, salad, soup, and my favorite, plenty of bread. They also had some of my other favorite, which happens to include hops and barley.
Oh, and there was wine and some bubbly as well (because not everyone embraces great German Beer).
Breakfast at Bellpepper
The morning my father and I left (my brother stuck around for another day, the lucky duck!), we enjoyed breakfast in the restaurant. The spread was pretty substantial, although not the best I’ve seen worldwide, but certainly as good as I’ve seen in Europe.
There was also an opportunity to get eggs however you like them… Of course my brother and father partook, while I was just happy to partake of the bacon (although in hindsight, I totally should’ve gotten an omelette).
Overall, the Hyatt Regency Mainz exceeded my (and my father and brother’s) expectations. For me, it was a second time. Of particular note though, was their consideration for my brother, as he spent an additional night. While it is not a stated benefit of being a Diamond, the hotel extended him the courtesy of the access to the lounge and a wonderful 6th floor room for his final night. It is small things like this, that for me at least, make Hyatt stand out among the rest. It is also why I’m already planning to visit the Christmas Markets next year, and intend to make the Hyatt Regency Mainz the preferred location.