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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