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Deutscher Kaiser Lichtental
Ranked #29 of 50 Hotels in Baden-Baden
Oxford, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Two star but not three”
Reviewed 21 April 2012

I wouldn't rate the hotel as three star, as they position themselves. But the hotel is very good for two star. Convenient location: right in front of a bus stop. Bus to city center or railway station goes every ten minutes in daytime.
I recommend to arrive to the hotel before 8pm, otherwise you can meet closed door.
Anyway, they offer the best price in the town.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kildare, Ireland
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2010

Like another reviewer, I had intended to book the Deutscher Kaiser in Baden Baden centre and by mistake booked this one...D'oh that's why it was cheap! It was fine. Firstly if travelling by train you have to get the bus to Baden Baden anyway and this place is only a couple of stops further on. The bus stop is directly outside, so no wandering around trying to find your hotel. The hotel is on the worn side, with well trodden carpets on the stair case. But the room is very spacious and airy. The bathroom is small and shower very old school, but surprisingly strong. No TV in the room, but on the last morning I discovered the TV in the guest room which seemed to have English language channels. Breakfast was typical German and unlike other reviewers, I found the owners helpful and friendly. The famous Lichtental allee is just across the road and is a beautiful walk into town. Maybe like another reviewer it was because I booked by mistake that I had low expectations, but overall I enjoyed it and would book the hotel again if looking for a cheap and cheerful option in Baden Baden,

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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65 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2009

This place definitely has its ups and downs. Our room was clean, but the bed was very uncomfortable. I think this is because it was old. I think that just about everything in the place was from the 1980s. The hotel is a good 20 minute walk from the center of Baden-Baden. We had beautiful weather, so the walk was quite lovely. If you should happen to have poor weather, you will have to depend on the bus, or drive. The website for the hotel states that they have a computer for guest use. What they don't mention is that you will be given a hard time about it and someone will watch you as you use it. Our hostess at the time of our visit was not friendly at all. The breakfast was absolutely awesome - hearty and a wide selection of items. It was too bad that our breakfast was interrupted by the hostess berating an employee for using too much water while cleaning the floor.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank happybackyard
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Geneva, Switzerland
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78 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2009

Although not in the centre of town, the hotel is still convenient and it's a lovely walk along the river to get there. Very traditional European hotel with no tv in the room, but plenty of character. We have stayed there 3 times now and found the owners to be very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sherrie_Russell
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Meerbusch, Germany
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76 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2008

I stayed for two nights in the off-season in this hotel. It is not in the center of Baden-Baden, but is a nice 25-minute walk along the river into town, past a park and some gorgeous homes.

The hotel is great value for the money. No, there isn't a tv in the room, but for the rate (we paid 42 euros a night for a double with no shower/toilet, but the toilets and shower room were adjacent to our room and no one else was using them!) it can't be beat. The room was a good size, the bed firm but comfortable, and the room was tidy and clean. Towels and toiletries were provided, which we hadn't expected.

The breakfast is a typical German affair - rolls, a tray of cheese slices, a tray of sliced meats, juice, some muesli, some canned fruit, and coffee or tea. Again, considering it's included in your room rate, it's a good deal. The owner who was running the breakfast room and took care of our bill was not particularly friendly, but was a typical no-nonsense German woman.

Don't forget to grab the discount card when it's offered at breakfast - it's good for 10 percent off spa services at the thermal baths as well as other places in town. It offsets the 2.80 euros charge levied by the town (in addition to your room rate).

Overall I would say don't expect American amenities, just enjoy the clean room and spend your time (and money!) out in the town.

  • Liked — It's so darn cheap
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled with friends
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5 Thank Hoosierabroad
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Seattle
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2007

We found this place through the Rick Steve's guidebook. It was OK. The hotel was nearly empty during our stay yet they put us up on the fourth floor with only old, deteriorating stairs to get to it.

The room was average, though it lacked a shower. The shower and toilet were down the hall. The man who was manning the counter when we checked in was unable to inform us if there was a charge for using our international phone card from our room phone. The woman who was there the next day told us there was a .50 euro charge per call. The internet in the "guest recreation room" was on an old computer running windows 95 with a dial-up modem! They wanted to charge 1 Euro for ten minutes and then another .10 Euro for every minute after that!

The breakfasts were OK but the tea did not taste right. Even though it was a buffet and all-you-can-eat, she scowled at us when we went up for more orange juice and then started putting stuff away.


During check-out she decided to raise the price of our rooms 10% higher than agreed to in the email that we booked the room with and the rate that we confirmed upon check-in.

Don't waste your time, just another of RS's screwups.

  • Liked — It was near the main bus route into town
  • Disliked — breakfast, the stairs, rude staff
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Deutscher Kaiser Lichtental
Address: Hauptstrasse 35, 76534, Baden-Baden, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Region: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Baden-Baden
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #29 of 50 Hotels in Baden-Baden
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Deutscher Kaiser Lichtental 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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