I spent four days at Hotel Merkur in June.
The rooms are comfortable, reasonably sized, modernly furnished and very clean.
Unfortunately, I had a room on the attic floor, with a small window and no air conditioning. That week temperatures were between 30 and 35°C and it was hardly possible not only too sleep during the night, but also to stay in the room during the day.
But it's known that air-conditioned hotel rooms are quite a rarity in Germany.
The bathroom was big, modern and clean.
There are a minibar, a safe, free wireless connection, a flat screen tv and pay tv is for free.
The personnel is polite and helpful, but not particularly friendly.
Breakfast is good, but some usual German musts such as scrumbled eggs, sausages (Würste) or bacon are not available.
It's also possible to dinner at Merkur Hotel, but I always preferred to look for a restaurant in the pedestrian area, just few metres far from the hotel.
There are parking places, but I came with the train and could easily reach the hotel with a bus, because its stops 150 mt far from it.
All important places in Baden-Baden are reachable by foot: in particular the famous thermae, the Lichtentaler Allee (wonderful boulevard) and the Burda Museum. It's also possible to go to the Merkur Mount with a bus stopping just near.
At the hotel you'll also be given some vouchers to get special prices in some museums, etc.
You can also ask at the reception for a bathrobe and a tea/coffee set.
The price of the hotel may be judged as quite high, but it's good for Baden-Baden, a town where everything is thought for people eith money to spend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Double room at hotel MERKUR. Autumn 2007 high-quality renovated rooms, equipped with CD-/ DVD-Player, 26' LCD flatscreen-TV, sat-tv, minibar, direct dial phone, safe, and free of charge amenities as wirless-LAN and Premiere Hotel TV channels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Merkur Hotel Baden