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“The future of hotel comfort!”
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Hotel am Rathaus
Dublin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The future of hotel comfort!”
Reviewed 25 September 2006

I've seen the future of affordable hotel comfort at Hotel am Rathaus! None of the trappings of stuffy old traditional hotels. This place presented neat, modern and clean rooms, each with a DVD player & sweets on the pillow. Even better was the lounge area beside reception - offering internet access at a free-standing computer, an extensive book & DVD library (we borrowed a recent film in English), complimentary coffee, water & tea and a place to relax. The staff were bright, friendly and efficient. Breakfast was quality - extensive buffet of excellent meats, cheeses, fruits, breads & cereals. The location could not be beat, although finding the small underground parking area was a bit of a challenge (It feels illegal - driving down pedestrianised streets and making a tight turn just past a shopfront). Overall this is what a hotel should be for the modern traveller. I'm hoping to see more like this one in years to come!

  • Liked — Modern facilities & location
  • Disliked — Parking was a bit tricky
  • Tips/Secrets — Rent a movie for free & relax!
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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San Gwann, Malta
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Reviewed 7 September 2006

This August we visited Freiburg and we stayed at Hotel Am Rathaus. This hotel is very centrally located and it is good value for money. My family enjoyed our stay there. The breakfast served was very good. This hotel although small is a gem. The staff were all very helpful even though we do not speak German.

  • Liked — Central Locatio and cleanliness
  • Disliked — Had to climb a flight of stairs to our room as lift does not go up on fourth floor
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled with family
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Co. Wicklow, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 June 2006

As relatively frequent visitors to Freiburg (we normally visit at least once a year and sometimes twice), we have often passed this hotel, but never stayed there until this last year, when we came into Freiburg at very short notice for the Christmas Fair. We are now quite sorry we didn't know about the place earlier, and we're going to be staying there again next week, when the city has its Wine Festival.

The owners are smart, friendly and tech-savvy gentlemen who not only speak excellent English but have also equipped the place with free WiFi (and the hotel can be contacted using Skype). The "deluxe" room we stayed in practically needed its own zip code / postcode: it was spacious, spotless, and equipped with a DVD player (and there is a good-sized DVD library to choose from in the reception area, as well as a selection of fiction and guidebooks that you can borrow). These rooms are definitely a bargain compared to similar rooms elsewhere in town that aren't anything like as well equipped.

The location, right by the old Town Hall and its square, is perfect: close to shopping and local sights such as the Cathedral, but at the same time tucked away in a quiet pedestrianized area. The hotel entry -- just inside one of the access hallways that leads into the "Alte Bourse" shopping center -- is a little easy to miss the first time you're looking for it, but only serves to increase the feeling of privacy, something surprising to find in a hotel smack in the middle of town. The reception / check-in area is one flight up. (There is also an elevator.)

The hotel has no restaurant of its own (though breakfast is served in a room off the reception area), but in a part of town so full of good restaurants, cafes and whatnot, this isn't likely to be a problem. We missed the hotel's own breakfast one morning, and thought we would have to do without, until one of the ownesaid "No, of course you can have breakfast!" and gave us vouchers good for conntinental breakfasts at the cafe just a few doors down. This kind of thoughtfulness is all too rare.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2005
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Reviewed 1 February 2004

I´ve been in so many hotels in Germany in the last year but the "Hotel am Rathaus" in Freiburg is remarkable. First I did not find the hotel bacause it is in a small shopping mall in the very city centre. But after I entered the lobby on the first floor I was extremely surprised about it. I expected a traditional hotel like dozens of others. It is but it is also not. The furniture is modern and the rooms spacious (take the superior room, the standard room is realy small). All rooms have dvd players and there is a big choice of dvd at the reception desk. This and the wlan internet access are totaly free of any charge.
I most other hotels you have to pay a lot for these services. The rate of 120 $ for the night was realy good. best price relation in Germany I ever saw. It is a three star hotel but the equipement is four/five.

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Property: Hotel am Rathaus
Address: Rathausgasse 4 - 8, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Region: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Freiburg im Breisgau
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hotel Style:
#14 Business Hotel in Freiburg im Breisgau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel am Rathaus 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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