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“An excellent value boutique hotel”
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Hotel Ifen
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Wiesloch
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“An excellent value boutique hotel”
Reviewed 20 October 2009

It was a bit hard to find the Hotel Ifen as it is located on the second floor of a building above a retail extablishment. You must take the elevator up just to find the lobby. However, the accommodations were suprisingly nice, the breakfast buffet was excellent and the price was very reasonable.

The rooms were spacious and much larger than typical European hotel rooms. Our room even had a small balcony overlooking the back street. Everything was spotlessly clean and modern. The staff was friendly and courteous but unavalable after 9PM. You had a key to enter the front door. They provided free indoor parking.

The breakfast buffet provided the usual assortment of coffee, juice, rolls, breads, lunchmeats and cheeses, plus yogurt, breakfast cereals, fruits, pastries, and omlettes made to order. I thought it was one of the nicest buffet breakfast spreads that we found in any German hotel.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2007

I'm staying at the Hotel Ifen now. The rooms in the hotel are modern and nice, and the breakfast is not great, but okay. Wiesloch (not too far away) is a nice little town, and it's well-situated for people visiting the local companies.

However, there are a few downsides to note:

* They claim to have WiFi and "in-room internet", but that translates into T-Mobile at 18 euros/day. The room has a phone with an ISDN line, but you have to bring your own modem/adapter (unfortunately, I left mine back in 1995) and I presume you'd be hit with phone charges. There's a PC in the lobby with a net connection for guests to use, but it's kept turned off; to use it, you have to get the manager to turn in on and log you in. Had we known about this (we need better connectivity than that, since I'm a consultant working in the room while my wife is off at the job that brought us here) we would have stayed somewhere else. We in fact made arrangements to check out early and move to another, better connected hotel, but were told here at the Ifen that they would charge us for our full week's stay if we did. Sigh.

* There are no on-site laundry facilities; I guess I shouldn't have been surprised by this, but we've stayed in other business-type hotels that have had coin-op machines in the basement. They'll send out a bag of laundry for 4 euros and get it back to you in two days.

* The staff is competent but, well, a little cranky (and no, it's not just a language matter). Not quite to Basil Fawlty levels, but even simple requests seem like a burden. I'm glad I haven't had to ask them for help on a serious matter.

So, I dunno. It's not a bad place, but there's nothing here to make me want to stay here again.

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Property: Hotel Ifen
Address: Schwetzinger Str. 131, 69168 Wiesloch, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Region: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Wiesloch
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Wiesloch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ifen 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel offers modern rooms and apartments and it is located 900 far from the centre of Wiesloch.Each rooms has tea and coffee facilities and some rooms have balconies/loggia. Wi-Fi is available througout the building.Private parking is free.Heidelberg Castle and the Hockenheim Race Track are 20-minute drive from the hotel. ... more   less 
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