We spent one night here on our way home from a trip to Austria. On arrival we were appalled. The hotel is near the motorway with a large shopping centre on the other side of the carriageway. The whole place looked shabby and even though we knew it was a budget hotel it was very disappointing. The room was tiny with nasty carpet tiles. The cold tap on the bathroom sink was broken so no cold water for cleaning teeth! However, the beds were ok and clean. Other members of our party complained that their rooms smelled of smoke even though they were supposedly non-smoking. We did not find that though.
We then set off for a drink. There were only half a dozen seats by reception although there were others outside. Not much use as it was raining. My husband decided to have a beer. 250ml bottle was 4 euro. A no star hotel charging 4 star prices.
We retreated to our room and after a shower, went with some trepidation for dinner. This is where things took a turn for the better. Because so many people in our party were grumbling, the hotel put free wine and water on the tables. And they kept replenishing this. The meal we were served was absolutely delicious and the assiette of desserts was worthy of a Michelin star restaurant.
We slept fine and again found the breakfast to be very good indeed. I would not wish to stay here again but I thought the food we had to be among the best we had on our whole ten day trip across Europe.
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