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Hotel Restaurant Graf Zeppelin
Ranked #27 of 34 Hotels in Konstanz
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“Nice old building, centrally located and centrally priced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

Graf Zepplin Hotel, Konstanz, Germany.

The hotel is well situated in Konstanz, it’s certainly walk able from the train station unless you have exceptionally heavy luggage. Ten or fifteen minutes of casual strolling through gorgeous medieval streets gets you there. It really is worth the walk. If you get lost or need assistance the hotel is on the same square as the cathedral / church, everybody knows where that is.

Rooms are reasonably nice, if a tad expensive for what’s on offer. The rooms were clean, well maintained and tastefully updated for such an old building.

The building itself had also been tastefully updated but in such a way as to keep a sense of continuity and history. The massive oak beams and some of the carvings were a fantastic reminder of what has gone before. The murals on the outside of the hotel were tasteful and left no doubt in the travelers mind that there was history here.

The staff was consistently helpful and friendly.

Food in the restaurant was excellent, the continental breakfast was of very high quality with a good choice of cereals, breads, teas and coffees with some more sugary items for those with a sweet tooth.

Internet access in the rooms was difficult, for us it meant crouching by the radiator in the corner to obtain a stable signal.

All staff that we had the good fortune to encounter had excellent linguistics, English was never an issue, and the staff dress wasn’t exactly lederhosen, but certainly in keeping for the culture and location – it added to impression that we were in a different, pleasant place.

It was only a three day visit, and the first day was spent unwell, in bed. I would wish it was a longer stay because everyone in the hotel and surrounding area was very pleasant and very welcoming. There was no issue, or extra charge for bringing breakfast up to the room in these circumstances, and the staff were very helpful to my husband in finding an apothecary [chemist].

There are lots to do in and around the hotel, almost all walking distance for Konstanz/Constance. There’s the Graf Zepplin Museum, the ferry rides on Lake Konstanz, the bistros and shopping, gardens and walks, café’s and restaurants, brew houses and centuries old architecture.

The square that the hotel is located on also appeared to be a restricted traffic area, so vehicular access is poor in the immediate vicinity. The upside there was little to no vehicle noise and most traffic we noticed were official vehicles like street sweepers and police etc.

Average older hotel with great staff and a price in keeping with all aspects.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Budapest, Hungary
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

We spent there two nights (originally booked for three). The room was advertised for four people but was nothing else just a normal room with one extra bed. (opened sofa bed). Old furniture, poor room amenities. Expensive and the service is not worth for money even the staff was helpfull. The breakfast is avarage. Only positive is the location, close to the old town but no parking for hotel quests.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2011

The hotel was expensive and could do with a good clean. The lady on reception was rude to us a number of times. The room was small and was not ready when we arrived. Tv in the room was old and very small!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Chamonix, France
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2009

Hotel is on a busy road and has no air conditioning. Was August, was hot, had to pass the night with the window open, didn't get a wink of sleep. Can't believe I paid for it.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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London
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2008

Purpose of stay was a short stop over while on a roadtrip.

There is no Hotel parking, but by luck managed to get a street parking space outside the hotel. I was then informed on check-in that we could not park there due to a market the next day and that the street would be closed. Couldn't see any signs for this and there were plenty of other cars along the street but took their advice and moved into a public carpark about a 5 minute walk away. The next day there was indeed a market but cars were going in and out without any problems, so felt let down that I had to park away from the hotel and pay for public parking unnecessarily.

The room was ok, well appointed and in a nice location with plenty of restaurants and bars along with the lake in easy walking distance. Breakfast was the usual fare of cold meats and cereals, but nothing special.

Although polite, I didn't find the staff particularly friendly or helpful (Not particulary attentive, on check out had to wait 15minutes while the barman looked for the receptionist).

It's not that it's a particularly bad hotel, just that I didn't feel very welcome which was probably more noticable considering the outstanding hospitality received in other hotels for the previous few days.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — parking, price
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pk0
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Finland
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2008

Me, my wife and our 14 month baby visited the hotel few days ago. We chose the hotel based on the reviews here and unfortunately we were not 100% satisfied. We asked for a baby bed and which was not delivered to the room before we mentioned about it. Beds were not done (only matrasses in beds) when we came back from a three hour walk in the city.

The third annoying detail was the high tech elevator ordering button on the first floor which required a whole lot of patience to call the elevator to the first floor. This is something that should have been taken care by the installation of the new elevator.

In the morning when we went to have a breakfast, most of the food had already been eaten and tables were not cleared. By the check-in we were promised that there would be porridge in the breakfast buffet, but it wasn't.

Finally, our room was on the second floor and we had windows to the park street. During the night of our check-in Turkey had won Switzerland (?) in EM football and fans were honking their horns well after midnight. Therefore we cannot recommend taking a room from first floors.

To sum this up, hotel is nicely located in the city centre (no own parking place), but we found many details which did not meet our expectations.

Stayed June 2008
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Surrey, England
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221 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2008

We have just returned from a five night stay at this hotel. We enjoyed our stay very much. The hotel is in such a convenient position- easy 10 minute through the lovely streets of the town to the lake.

The rooms are modern, clean and bright. The rooms we all stayed in had been modernised- laminate flooring, wood furniture- wardrobe, tv fitment, large bedhead (beds very comfortable), desk, chairs etc. The bathroom was compact- new walk in shower, toilet and sink. Very bright and clean etc.

The breakfast in the hotel is great- cereals, breads, yoghurts, fruits as well as eggs, cold meats, cheeses etc. We also ate in the restaurant on one of our evenings- lovely food. There were 8 of us in our group and we were all impressed.

All the staff we met were very helpful. We did not have any trouble with checking in or out.


One thing that I should mention (Also mentioned in the hotel's information in room)- there is limited parking close to the hotel in some bays and a small car park. However you MUST NOT park there from 5am till midday (I think) on Tues and Fridays as they hold a small market in the car park- on an early moring walk we saw a car being towed away).

Konstanz is a lovely town- beautiful. We travelled by car and ithin a couple of hours drive we went to Luzern, Stein am Rhein, Rhine Falls, Rigi. Just a boat ride from Konstanz is Meersburg- a beautiful small town with old old houses and a castle as well as lakeside restaurants and shops.Friedrichshafen is also a boat ride away from Konstanz.(Zeppelin Museum)

  • Liked — Cleanliness, location and friendliness of the staff
  • Disliked — Rooms lack air con- warm in May. Could be a problem in hotter months
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Restaurant Graf Zeppelin
Address: St.-Stephans-Platz 15, 78462 Konstanz, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Region: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Konstanz
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #27 of 34 Hotels in Konstanz
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Restaurant Graf Zeppelin 3.5*
Number of rooms: 39
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