I selected this hotel in the west end of Frankfurt to get a genuine German experience. The hotel has a number of constraints, but its advantages compensate for them.
The hotel is very close to the U4 subway line, 3 minutes walk by a sinuous route. This line takes you to the main railway station in 10 minutes and to the Festhalle/ Messe in about 12 minutes.Trains are frequent, clean and safe. The hotel is walking distance to Burger St, where you will find an assortment of restaurants,boutiques and stores providing services to the residents of the area.
There are time restrictions on arrival, but departure/checkout was straightforward and efficient. As for the facilities, you are housed in separate buildings on the property. I was assigned a double room which turned out to be quite spacious but a little tired, and full of windows overlooking the courtyard. The beds were 2 x single, as opposed to the conventional double bed, but the bed itself was comfortable and furnished in the typical German style of down pillows and an eiderdown. As long as you don't toss and turn too much, this is a very enjoyable bedding system which is very lightweight and very warm. The area was very quiet, with only he bells of the nearby church ringing the time softly. There were some notable omissions from the room which one expects from a hotel of this caliber: no room safe, no radio, and especially no kettle to make basic tea of coffee. It is not fun walking 150m in the November Frankfurt drizzle to get a cup of coffee,especially when there is a restaurant attached to the property.
The bathroom was very compact, but clean. Shower only, but the hot water was plentiful and of even pressure. Frustratingly, there were no hooks to hang clothes or wash cloths to use the shower gel provided.
The heating system works quite well (radiators) keeping a gentle even heat in the room. There is no a/c but it is probably not needed as summer temperatures average in the mid 20's C.
Despite some of the previous comments, I thought that the breakfast was an exceptional value. At €5, one had tea or coffee, a typical German breakfast buffet, with a selection of cheeses, cold meats, yoghurt, fresh fruit salad, excellent breads and baked goods, cereals, home made jams, and for us English speaking creatures of habit, excellent eggs. The soft eggs are perfectly done with set whites and runny yolks. They are put in a lined basket and get cooler as the morning progresses, but even lukewarm, they are enjoyable with a crusty roll. The fried eggs and bacon were very good but unusual because the eggs were fried into the bacon. The scrambled eggs and bacon was the least enjoyable. I did not eat at the restaurant during the day, however the evening menu seemed high class and concentrated on typically German dishes.
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