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Arkaden Hotel im Kloster
Ranked #34 of 40 Hotels in Bamberg
Reviewed 22 September 2013

The staff is very friendly and breakfast is well worth the cost. The hotel is exceptionally bright and clean, comfortable and beautifully appointed. Felt luxurious at a fairly bargain price. Bamberg is a magical city! Skip Rothenberg and visit Bamberg instead. You won't be disappointed! On the down side, the hotel isn't within walking distance from the station, especially with heavy backpacks or suitcases. If you walk, once you reach the heart of town, prepare for a steep climb. Spend the 12 Euros and take a cab. Also, the wifi doesn't work very well and, though free, should be a more available outside of the lobby. Once we entered our room on the first floor, our wifi connection was gone. Write down all the access information if you need to get wifi from the front desk because you will need to enter it more than once.

Room Tip: There is no air conditioning so make sure the room has windows that open. In the summer, the rooms...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

The hotel is well located, the staff friendly and the decor very pleasant... BUT our room was only suitable for a single bed and single occupancy. It is NOT a double room, even though there is a narrow double bed crammed into it against the wall. This means that one person has no bedside light, nowhere to put a book/mobile/glass of water.. any of those things you usually use a bedside table for. If you need the bathroom in the night it's an undignified scramble over your sleeping partner. All this for €100 a night! Never again!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank pineappleLimburg
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

Located about 3 blocks from the main tourist center, this hotel offered a nice room that was small, but comfortable. We paid for breakfast and were satisfied with the selections available (standard breakfast with coffee and juice). Internet access was slow and un-encrypted, but also free. There was also an older television, which had different channels than the guide in the room listed.

Parking is available for 5E across the street and breakfast was 7.50E/person (Apr 2013).

Room Tip: Rooms 1-11 are on 1OG with higher rooms on 2OG (there is an elevator).
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

Enjoyed our stay here. Friendly reception staff who spoke good English. But the Reception is not open 24 hours so you need to be careful if you are arriving later in the day. Room was large and very clean although lighting in bathroom is not good for makeup/shaving. Breakfast for seven Euros was excellent value: cereals, breads, cold meats, cheese and fruit.
Would recommend this hotel but you need to be aware of two factors. The hotel is accessed from the street/carpark by a dozen steps and when we stayed the lift inside was not working so this is not the place to stay for the mobility impaired. Secondly the hotel is close to the older part of Bamberg, up a steep slope from the river, which is the other side of town from the train station. If you arrive by train, as we did, you really need to take a taxi, around 10-12 Euros each way. If you drive there you have to pay extra to use the hotel carpark.
Access from the hotel on foot to the tourist parts of Bamberg is good.

Room Tip: Different reviewers speak of different size rooms so perhaps need to check before confirming.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank UbudBaliRichard_L
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

I really cannot understand why this hotel has some negative reviews. My room was the largest I have ever stayed in (40 sqm) and it was extremely well furnished. The breakfast was wonderful - lots of fresh fruit and home-baking. The hotel atmosphere was quiet and calm and the staff were friendly and competent.

Room Tip: Room number 11 is huge (maybe the others are too!)
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

My husband & I & 2 children, aged 21 & 23 stayed in a family room at the Arkaden for 2 nights in September. The room was huge & beautifully furnished & the bathroom was lovely. There is a lift. I had read in reviews that it can be a little hard to find, so I had emailed them beforehand to get the exact address to give the taxi driver & we had no problem. It is located quite a way from the station, but very close to the town, so we could walk into the town easily. Breakfast was excellent. My emails before the visit were always answered promptly & the staff were very helpful. There were restaurants within 5 minutes walking time away. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Jan M
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

We chose th Arkaden Hotel because it featured in the Michelin Guide for accommodation. Alarm bells should have rang when we were told there was only one room left (a valuable lesson in itself) but felt comfortable in accepting it because of the Michelin Guide. The room was tiny - the smallest we have ever stopped in. It was on the top level making it oppressively hot. We asked if there was a fan available but that was not an option and there was no air-conditioning. We then bought water so we could chill it but found no mini bar or fridge to keep it cold. We stayed on the eve of the Olympic opening and thought we would make a miserable evening pass by watching a world event. There was not one english speaking TV station. All this for 120 euro. It was the most we paid throughout Germany with the least amenities. The position is up a very steep walk away from the fun of the central streets and the lovely shopping. Bamberg should have been a lovely memory but not possible with such ordinary accommodation. Yes, we should have walked but after 4 hours driving on a 30C day, we could not muster another once of energy. Thank goodness for trip advisor so others can be warned.

Room Tip: Not room 21 - extremely small and tiny bed. Not in hot weather.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Victoria N
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Additional Information about Arkaden Hotel im Kloster

Address: Karmelitenplatz 1 / Westfluegel | Am Knoecklein 1, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
Region: Germany > Bavaria > Franconia > Upper Franconia > Bamberg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #34 of 40 Hotels in Bamberg
Price Range: £37 - £108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arkaden Hotel im Kloster 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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