I booked this hotel on the basis of it being near the train station, inexpensive and non-smoking.
The location was perfect. I arrived by train and walked to the hotel with my backpack in about 5 minutes. There are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. It's a 15-minute walk to the center of town, but you can also take a tram.
The receptionists were friendly, helpful and available 24 hours. The bed was very comfortable, and I had my own table and chair for eating take-away meals from restaurants that were full of smoke. The room was clean, except for under the bed. I dropped something that rolled under the bed and, when I aimed my torch under there, it was so full of dust that I decided to leave it.
The rooms are 100% non-smoking, but there was a horrible stench of smoke filling the lobby and coming up the stairs. This was due to the bar on the ground floor, which has a door that could be closed, but it never was.
The bathroom was shiny and clean. The rubbish bin was missing the plastic cover on the part you step on to make the lid open, so I was not comfortable stepping on it with bare feet or socks. The shower *looked* amazing. I was really looking forward to trying the massage jets, but then when I tried them, I got squirted in the eye with cold water, even though the water coming from the main tap was hot. I probably didn't do it right, but it was very unpleasant.
The breakfast was pretty good. There was a huge variety, but the items didn't get restocked often enough. Twice I went to get more salami and got the last piece. The first day, they had run out of boiled eggs by the time I got there. Fortunately, the breakfast room is completely non-smoking. It's in the basement and you have to take the lift to get there.
I would recommend this place to people with some tolerance for cigarette smoke. If you have zero tolerance, it might be a good idea to look elsewhere.
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