The hotel turned out to be quite a dissapointment to me: since it looks quite nice from outside and is located in the city centre, you expect to find a nice and cosy room and good facilities. However I considered it was expensive taking into account the quality of room and facilities. A few pluses and minuses.
The room was large and overlooked the river which I believe all rooms do, and is good. We had an additional door in the bedroom on the wall between the rooms - it was locked but it felt odd. The furniture was fine, as was the bed, but the interior is shabby and there were two brown stains in the bedroom and hall - not looking nice really. The small sofa - very shabby - in the hall does not fit the presumably 'German' style, neither the rest of the furniture. The shower is old and shabby, too, I am afraid. However there were slippers and toiletries provided which I found very helpful. The TV is fixed very high on the wall so if you sit to watch it you get a pain in the neck in a few minutes.
The breakfast is not provided and we were aware of that. But given there is a restaurant downstairs I can't really get why. I'd prefer to have it rather than going out somewhere else - although there are several places around.
It was quite cold and muggy in the room - it was October! - but heating was not on. A conditioner did not work at all. On the bright side, the staff at the reception was helpful and brought a small heater to warm up a room.
The staff was friendly overall.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Looking over the Pregel river, Koningsberg Island with its cathedral, this hotel offers cozy accommodations with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. It has a seafood restaurant with a bar.The air conditioned rooms at Hotel Skipper are decorated in naval style and have large windows facing the river. They are equipped with flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and have a private bathroom.There is a children’s playground for the younger guests to play.Guests can enjoy fresh seafood at the on-site Fish Club restaurant that offers fine dining with scenic views.Konigsberg Cathedral and the Church of the Holy Family are within few minutes walk from the hotel. ... more less
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