It is very close to the city centre area, a very short walkable distance to the central market-place.
It is located right next to the 'Goethe Gallerie', which is probably the largest mall in Jena. In fact, there was a nice view through the glass-dome of the mall from my room. However, on the other side as well there would have been a great view because it faces the beautiful 'Ernst Abbe Haus'.
I read that they had completely renovated and opened newly only in November 2012. Rooms are really beautiful, very tastefully done interiors, lovely colours in the room and bathroom, beautifully fitted lights and carpeting. The lobby is on the 3rd floor and you have to take one lift from the reception and then another to the rooms, but that is not an inconvenience at all.
The restaurant is very nicely appointed and food is somehow both gourmet and homely at the same time. I had dinner there with the boss and the food and service were both really good.
Breakfast was absolutely fabulous! Varities of creams, cheeses and different kinds of butters were all home-made; there were 4 varieties of cornflakes and 4 of museli, 6 types of juices, cut fruits, uncut fruits, different kinds of breads and croissants, grilled tomatoes ... and all these are from the vegetarian section. I didn't particularly notice the cold cut meats and hams that were there.
All this apart, the staff were very warm and they really made me feel welcome.
I had a very nice stay and loved the place.
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