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Sorat Insel-Hotel Regensburg
Ranked #2 of 48 Hotels in Regensburg
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“Doesn't justify its 4 star rating”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

This hotel is in a good location, a short walk over the stone bridge and you will find yourself in the old town of Regensburg. It is also a good choice if you are travelling by car, as you can park in the underground garage for a fee (about 11 euros when we stayed there). Many other hotels in the town do not have an option for parking. Rooms are spacious and the beds are large and reasonably comfortable. We wanted a room with a view of the Danube, however we were told that we had to pay an extra 30 euros for this, which we declined to do.

One aspect of our stay which was less impressive was the bathroom - it wasn't something you'd expect from a 4 star hotel. The shower over the bathtub in particular was cramped, cold and overly powerful with a flimsy shower curtain which resulted in the bathroom floor being soaked. When we attempted to mop up the floor with the towels provided, they came up covered in hair and other dirt from the floor, which led us to assume that the room had not been thoroughly cleaned before our stay.

Overall I'd rate this hotel average, as the room was generally decent and the staff were friendly, however I don't think the 4 star rating is justified. I've stayed in 3 star hotels that were far more impressive.

I'd certainly recommend visiting Regensburg itself - the old town is beautiful.

Room Tip: We asked for a room with a view of the Danube and were told this would cost 30 euros extra.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Hotel of choice for Business trips (need a SatNav to find it). Straddles the Danube and is great for walks in to town over the Old Stone Bridge. Couple of good Beer Gardens next door. Underground parking at a cost. Rooms are very good, whole place is clean and well managed. Bar is good and popular (makes a change!). Breakfast is superb. Recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

I have been traveling on business for several years and I have stayed several times at this location. The staff is always friendly with welcoming and service. The rooms are large and inviting. Easy to stay and work if needed. The location is close to the historic downtown, offering incredible views any time of the year.

Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

I would describe this establishment as an efficient business hotel in a great setting . A five minute walk across the 14 Century Steinne Brucke gets you to the old city of Regensburg. It 's also worth noting that it is a great location if you need to park a car - parking is a real problem in the old town . But remember that if you a looking for a quaint German hotel rlocate din the old Regensburg possibly consider something else. On arrival you will be greeted by a friendly reception staff . After a few days I was greeted with my surname . It's a small touch but one that does make a difference. The rooms are clean and relatively large for european standards - the snacks look inviting , but remember that you will be charged for them. I thought that the hot water for the shower was tepid and the blanket was a bit thin . When booking you may wish to stipulate that you wish to have a view of the old city of Regensburg. The other side of the hotel gives you a decent view of a tributary of the Danube. I would agree with the other reviewers that the breakfast buffet is comprehensive. The bar is worth a visit if you wish to try the local brew. So, Modern and efficient . In all a good hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that looks across the Danube and which faces the old city of Regensburg
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Four friends stayed at the hotel for a couple of nights - and were treated like VIP guests! Very friendly personnel, very spacious rooms and a fantastic breakfast buffet. The location is perfectly placed 5 minutes away from old town Regensburg - so all in all, a great time out! Many thanks!!

Room Tip: Rooms on the street are louder than any other rooms
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

We spent one night at the Sorat Insel Regensburg on our way to the Frankfurt airport and could not have been happier. The hotel is located in a former factory on an island in the Danube opposite the UNESCO town of Regensburg, maybe one hundred meters upstream of the twelfth century stone bridge. This location has a great view of the river and the town and is very quiet. It is a short walk into town for dinner or lunch at the Wurstkuchl or to the Dom.

For some reason we did not understand but were happy about, we were upgraded to the presidential suite, which was very large and had windows on two sides, facing the town and downstream to the stone bridge. This was a real treat. The hotel has all the expected amenities (except the wifi is weak), a decent breakfast, and underground parking. We would definitely stay at the Sorat Insel should we return to Regensburg.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sorat Insel-Hotel Regensburg
Address: Muellerstr. 7, 93059, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany
Region: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Palatinate > Regensburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Regensburg
#4 Business Hotel in Regensburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Sorat Insel-Hotel Regensburg 4*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aussergewohnliches Hotel mit eleganter Einrichtung im Stil des Art deco der 1930er Jahre. In traumhafter Lage direkt am Ufer der Donau auf einer kleinen Insel, ruhig und zentral. Mit einzigartigem Postkartenblick uber die Donau auf die Steinerne Brucke, die Altstadt und den Dom. Best Price Garantie auf der SORAT Webseite. ... more   less 
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