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Lorenz Hotel Zentral
Ranked #96 of 126 Hotels in Nuremberg
Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2013 via mobile

This was a great hotel to walk around Christmas markets. Staff friendly and helpful, breakfast was good selection and we could not fault anything. Stayed with our 17 yr old daughter and was plenty of room for the one night, would definitely stay again

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lp-james
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Derby, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

this was a very basic room iwth a shower that was rather pathetic and a smelly toilet.there was no safe, kettle or fridge in the room. Not a lot of choice for breakfast.
good point is it is very central and just across the square from the cathedral. It is above shops in a pedestrianised area so noise from lorries etc starts very early in the morning so they are out by a certain time. Feel they overcharge in Nuremberg as they have lots of trade fairs so hotels are often full. Shame the facilities dont match the price.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank carole034
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Milan, Italy
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182 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

The hotel is in the best place to stay in Nurnberg: exactly in front of the main church, Lorenz Kirche, in the most beautiful and famous pedestrian street where you can find shops, monuments, the best restaurants, bars... During Xmas time this street is the place where Xmas Markets are, and the atmosphere is unbelievable. Lights, cinammon parfume, but also very tipycal kiosks where they cook all the german specialities: nurnberger sausages, Gloh wein, potatoes salad (the best in the world!) and many other yummy foods.
Lorenz Hotel is an old 2 stars hotel, even though they are trying to renew it. It has one strange feature: if you want to get in, you got to pass through a SHOES SHOP because the hotel it at the second floor!
If you go there during the year and you are looking for a good location from which you can easily see all monuments exc. without troubles, this is a good place to stay. Prices are ok if compared to the wonderful location (underground is almost i front of the hotel) and modest, humble, not very rich services offered by the hotel.
Rooms are very simple but clean. Quite old and poor furniture, no fridge or other particular facilities. All rooms have private toilet but please remember... If you make a reservation for SINGLE ROOM, don't forget room is VERY small and toilet is a hole. If you are tall, or you are not so skinny, you'll run the risk to get trapped between the shower and the sink.
Breakfast is not the one you imagine to find in other german places, and it is quite simple too.
In the end I believe Lorenz is a good place for visiting the town, but if you're looking for comfort in the room or in the hotel... Find another place to stay in!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ilanis2001
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Washington, dc
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2011

For the first time, I feel misled by the TripAdvisor reviews. I don't think I demand much, particularly of 2-star hotels (for which I have a soft spot), so when some of the reviews of this place said it was great for the price, perfectly-located, and included a generous free breakfast and near-free Internet, I didn't think twice. However as another reviewer put it, I wouldn't go back for free.

PROS:
-Two minute walk to the Lorenzkirche UBahn (U1), square in the middle of the Altstadt
- Cheap Internet with strong and consistent connection (2 euros/24hrs). Though the internet card says 24 hrs, the system only debits the time actually used. As soon as the computer goes to sleep, for example, the clock stops running. Thus, my 24 hr card actually lasted me three nights.
- Very friendly, helpful, and sympathetic primary receptionist (who remains pleasant despite clearly being overworked)
- Good light...albeit from about 4 different overhead and bedside lamps rather than the sun, but still good.
- CHEAP. 49 euro per night.

CONS:
- Rooms are filthy and poorly designed and maintained. Carpets: filthy. Shower: filthy. Even after cleaning: filthy. The bathroom was a nightmare. Dim, dank, and dressed in all the fittings of a 1960s gas station bathroom. The ceiling above the shower was assembled from old aluminum planks and allowed the showerer to see the dusty, grimy pipes just above his/her head. The towels and linens always looked/smelled clean, however the general grime of the place forced me to sleep in my clothes and keep my socks/slippers on the whole time.
- Hot water was slow in coming. One literally had to let the taps run for at least 5-10 minutes before the water would eventually warm. This was the case for both the sink and the shower.
- As has been mentioned, no full-length mirrors, which is the kind of thing you don't realize is going to be a huge inconvenience until you're confronted with it.
- The location in the pedestrian zone is definitely good for access to the UBahn and Altstadt, however it also means some difficulty in managing luggage during peak hours. Not the hotel's fault of course, but it was a pain to walk there with five bags.
- The Reception Desk closes between 12 and 5pm, meaning that you can't check in, check out, etc. between those times. Pain.
- The free breakfast, which usually makes up for all other inconveniences, was woefully disappointing. Brotchen (bread rolls), sliced cheeses and meats with condiments, boiled eggs, cereal, a bowl of apples, and a selection of juices and coffees. One doesn't expect much from a 2-star, but something hot and/or some fruits and vegetables on offer would be appreciated.

All in all, as soon as I arrived I wanted to leave. The 'Super Saver' single room that I originally booked (and which the word 'small' doesn't begin to describe. Stretch your arms out; that's about the width of it) had not been cleaned when I arrived, so the Receptionist kindly put me in an available Double. However as soon as I stepped in, I again wanted to leave. In my opinion, the cheap price and central location is not worth the unease and discomfort that comes with sleeping in a room that feels like it's been the scene of a few grizzly crimes. Better can be found at similar cost.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2011

I am starting to think I have “make things hard on this guy” written somewhere on my forehead. If you have read any of my reviews internet is an absolute must when I travel as I have a business in Asia and in USA and need information at access at all times. Upon checking in the women said you get one hour for free for wireless and I said forget that I will just pay for the unlimited option as I need to have internet. After completing the check in and going up to the room on the 5th floor which was also the highest in a not super busy hotel. The room was tiny and the ceiling was vaulted at a funny angle which makes an already small room smaller and guess what happens when I log on to the internet? The connection is so weak it doesn’t connect. I go to the front desk and tell the same women I can’t connect and she says" oh the connection on the 5th floor isn’t very good" I was blown away with the response! The super bright lady couldn't put together a guy who pays for the unlimited internet actually wants to use the internet. Maybe she just thought I wanted to pay extra for something i wasn't going to use. lol USE YOUR HEAD PEOPLE! She then moves me to a floor where it’s known the internet works and the room also happens to be much bigger and nicer than the room she had put me in in the beginning. Once I got over this stupidity off that incident I go to take a shower and there is NO HOT WATER I was in disbelief but then again who wants a hot shower. Enough said this places blows and although the location is nice it lacks even the most basic of amenities which is warm water to shower. I wouldn’t go back even for free.

Room Tip: Incompentant staff and no hot water!
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Buckwildph
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Davenport, Iowa
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2011

Perfect location in central Nuremberg! The rooms are not spacious, but they are fine for an inner city hotel at this price. No refrigerator in the room, but 2 shrunks, so plenty of storage. The room was clean and new as well. The area is a bit noisy, and on Sunday mornings, the church bells were obnoxious--they went on for about ten minutes at 8 and 10 am, and then again off and on between 10 and 11. The free breakfast was very delicious, and the front desk receptionist was very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Booklover555
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Meridian, Mississippi
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2010

I loved this place, and I love Germany as well.
The hotel was really nice, I was satisfied!!!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JenMississippi
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Property: Lorenz Hotel Zentral
Address: Pfannenschmiedsgasse 4-6, 90402 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Region: Germany > Bavaria > Franconia > Middle Franconia > Nuremberg
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #96 of 126 Hotels in Nuremberg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lorenz Hotel Zentral 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Nuremberg Shopping district of Old Town, City Centre the Lorenz Hotel Zentral is perfectly situated for you to explore the ancient town, to visit our various trade fairs or to fulfil your business purposes. A rich breakfast buffet and freshly grated coffee give you a good start into the new day. Only 40metres away is the Underground Station that takes you to Messe/Fairground within 10mins, to Airport within 20mins or to main station within 5mins. ... more   less 
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