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“Very Nice Hotel”
Review of Der Blaue Reiter

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Der Blaue Reiter
Ranked #2 of 61 Hotels in Karlsruhe
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Adrian, Michigan
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2,128 reviews
260 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 833 helpful votes
“Very Nice Hotel”
Reviewed 29 July 2012

This hotel is the preferred property of our office in Karlsruhe and it was easy to see why that is the case. I was very favorably impressed with the facilities. It had a modern decor that was tastefully done. The rooms were adequately spacious and very clean. The amenities functioned well for my stay. The price was quite reasonable the breakfast was beyond my expectations. There were also a few restaurants in Durlach within walking distance for dinner. The only slight negative of sorts was the location relative to town. While workable for my office, I would not have found it convenient if I was visiting the sites in town. It is located significantly outside of the central area.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Calpe1, Manager at Der Blaue Reiter, responded to this review, 2 August 2012
Dear Debbie,

Thank you for your friendly feedback. We are looking forward to welcoming you again.

Kind regards,
Family Fränkle and the Team of the Hotel Der Blaue Reiter
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Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

We have been there two times and we have not changed the opinion that this is a very nice place to stay in Karlsruhe. Except a distance from downtown (15 -20 minutes by tramway) it is a great location, very good service, kind reception people. If you go to the railway station, taxi takes you to the train in 10 minutes.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Arnis T
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, Manager at Der Blaue Reiter, responded to this review, 13 July 2012
Dear Arnis T,

Thank you very much for your good review.
We are happy about each satisfied customer at our hotel!
We are looking forward to seeing you again.

Kind regards,
Hotel Der Blaue Reiter
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New York City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2012

What other hotel has the front desk drive you to the train station because you overslept and missed the taxi? They did. I generally stay at the Novotel in Karlsruhe when traveling, no more. This is one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2012

Great design (no extravaganzas, but choises of good taste) hotel in the city quarter of Durlach (Karlsruhe), with extremely comfortable rooms (perfect pillows and floor heating in the bathroom, which was perfectly clean).
A little bit "old fashioned" is the room's internet connection, provided through cable (didn't test it).
Very good cuisine: German dishes, but with an excellent taste, to be appreciated from picky foreigners too.
I visited the hotel on a business trip (conference room was very well equipped), so I can't leave a comment about the room's price; but if the 88€ price per night for a single room (incl. breackfast) that I saw on the hotel's website is confirmed, than it's surely worthed.
Parking could be difficult and along the hotel street I saw some open air garbage.
The rest of the quarter though is historical and well maintained, about 5km far from the city center (to be reached with public transport).
With a 10 minute walk it's worthed to reach the "Mediterranee" restaurant.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Tarn, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2011

We have stayed here on quite a few occasions en route travelling from Prague to our home in France. Car parking was an issue the first time we stayed there but now every time we book they automatically reserve a space for us under the hotel. Rooms are excellent. Spacious and comfortable with good facilities. Good location and easy to find. The Italian restaurant just down the road is excellent and the hotel breakfast are also excellent with a great variety of freshly cooked food, beautifully presented.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Europeantravel087
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2011

I've stayed here a few times on business and always enjoyed it. The rooms are nice and clean and the brewpub has delicious beer and food.

The internet connection (included in the room rate) is good too, but bring a network cable (not wireless).

Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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Thank Adam F
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Rochester, Illinois
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120 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2011

We loved the location... a short walk up to the old castle, and a short drive to the hub bub of downtown Karlsruhe. The best of both worlds. The rooms were immaculate, and the breakfast was very good.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Der Blaue Reiter
Address: Amalienbadstr. 16, 76227, Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Region: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Karlsruhe
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 61 Hotels in Karlsruhe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Der Blaue Reiter 4.5*
Number of rooms: 83
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