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Hereford, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This sounded like a good idea at the time, twin beds, ex-prison cell, could be a giggle. Initial impressions are fun - an old car in the car park with a mannequin driving plus an old prison bus. Reception is behind bars as is the bar. True to the website your room is an old cell and in our case... More 

Thank John T
Wiesbaden, Germany
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445 reviews
94 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

OK, we weren't really held captive but this converted prison definitely held our interest and provided a pleasant night's sleep and morning breakfast. We opted for the "comfort" room rather than one of the cells but I'm sure you will be happy either way. Good value.

Thank Thunderbird12
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 August 2016

A tasteful and interesting conversion from a prison. Very clean. A good breakfast. A few minutes walk from the restaurants in the town. A little strange that the hotel's own restaurant was closed for about 3 months over the summer. The main thing that would stop us from staying more than one night is that the room was quite small.... More 

Thank Irene J J
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I have definitely never stayed at a place like this before. This establishment was formerly a prison that has been converted into a kitschy hotel. It has the Spartan foundation of a prison to include steel bars and doors, but it is full of interesting modern paintings and décor. It was not a perfect stay - this hotel lacked certain... More 

Thank HlyMnky
Mechelen, Belgium
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227 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Sleeping in a old prison is a special thing. Very nice hotel . Fiendly poeple. Really something to do once. Rooms are the old cells, and the whole hotel is decorated to remind you of of the old prison.

Thank Paul V
Santander, Spain
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72 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

The hotel was a former prision, the concept is cool, but the lack of Wifi in the room became my stay in something less comfortable than planned. I was there for a business trip and this was an important drawback. In any case, that was the only issue in my 3 day stay, the hotel staff is really pleasant, allow... More 

Thank Juan_Rico_82
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We chose the hotel for our 1 night stay coming back from Croatia based on the original idea that the hotel was actually a former prison. And we were not disappointed. The concept of transforming a prison in a hotel is great,and they managed to deliver it. The room we had was a Cell double room, so no private bathroom,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We decided to stay here because of the novelty value of the hotel , it was a very good choice !. We had a basic cell room ( all part of the experience). The room was very comfortable and the haribo on the pillow was a nice touch , yes the room is basic but the bed was a good... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

A very good hotel, the rooms were clean (even if they had bars on the window). The staff were very friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the history of the hotel . There was a good choice of food at breakfast. A very enjoyable stay ***

Thank autumn811
Berlin, Germany
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43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

This is a fun idea, which has been well done. A former prison has been converted into a hotel. Single rooms, are basic former cells, which have been well renovated. Ok, so the toilet is in your room, the shower is down the corridor and the window is small and behind bars. BUT the bed was extremely comfy with a... More 

Thank rylandjames

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Additional Information about Alcatraz Hotel am Japanischen Garten

Address: Morlauterer Strasse 1, 67657 Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Region: Germany > Rhineland-Palatinate > Kaiserslautern
Price Range: £57 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Alcatraz Hotel am Japanischen Garten 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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“But not in the rooms. Walls too thick”
 of 5 bubbles PaulV590, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Note that if you opt for a cell, the toilet is in the room, and I don't mean behind a door!”
 of 5 bubbles rylandjames, 26 Mar 2015 | Read review
“These are prison rooms. They are all bad. No, seriously, there are some "more deluxe" rooms with bunks but we went with the singles and that was fine.”
  • Bed and light under the window with side of desk
  • Sink and toilet in corner of room
  • Special hole in the door for getting meals (not used)
 of 5 bubbles DonnaSC, 23 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Suites are nice.”
 of 5 bubbles MEGross, 4 Apr 2011 | Read review
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