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“Lots of positives but one main drawback”
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Hotel Arkadia
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Friedrichsdorf
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Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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“Lots of positives but one main drawback”
Reviewed 18 June 2012

I stayed here for a long-term assignment so my review is based on several weeks. First, the pictures from the hotel website are accurate- what you see is what you get so that is a positive. I stayed here in a Maisonnette, which was comfortable. The kitchen included a 2 top stove, a coffee maker, sink, small refrigerator, and a microwave. It was functional but the appliances were old/ dated (hadn't seen a turn dial microwave in 10 years). I missed not having a toaster/ toaster oven. Cleaning was once a week and was excellent. Washer/ dryer in the hotel and you could do it yourself for 4 Euro for wash and 4 for dry. Location was nice. Near train station..5 minute walk..but note that Friedrichsdorf Bahnhof is not handicap accessible- several flights to get to the train platform. Also, even though Frankfurt city is a 25 minute train ride, the Sbahn 5 only goes every 30 minutes so it can take some time to get there. There is a nice grocery store next to the hotel which was convenient. Also, a few restaurants including a Chinese restaurant that was quite good around the corner. The BIG drawback for me was the INternet service. The maisonette had wireless but you had to purchase an account for when you wanted to use it 15 Euros for 24 hour units. This means that you could not have more than one device connected at a time, could not use phone for wifi service, and had to be sure to log in/log out. I needed multiple accounts so it was incovenient to keep going to purchase another account. I thnk they should have some sort of package or include it in the price. The bandwidth was narrow too...made it difficult to Skype. Other than the internet, I recommend this place but to be truly an "at home" type of residence, they need to fix their Internet set-up. Also, as with most places, there is no air conditioning, but they did provide a fan.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

This is an excellent base for the central Taunus region, with Saalburg Roman Fort and the extensive open-air museum of Hessenpark within easy reach. It is on the second/third floor of a modern block some two minutes’ walk from Friedrichsdorf station, from which you get to Frankfurt in about 30 minutes. The rooms are quiet and spotlessly clean (most have cooking facilities / kitchenette). Breakfast is excellent. Wi-fi costs money, but there is a free computer in the reception area. It is normally cheaper to book via the hotel’s website rather than through an agency. The hotel closes at 10 pm and entry thereafter is by pass key. This is easy to operate. The only problem I found was the very bright light in the early morning in summer; although curtains and electrically operated blinds (if you can get them to work) are provided, these are not very effective, certainly not with the sun shining on them.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

The hotel is next to the train and far from the city center of Frankfurt. The services are just as described and the personnel really nice and friendly. At the same time you have everything next to you and you can be in Frankfurt in just 30'.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel Arkadia
Address: Am Houiller Platz 2, 61381 Friedrichsdorf, Hesse, Germany
Region: Germany > Hesse > Friedrichsdorf
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Friedrichsdorf
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arkadia 3*
Number of rooms: 69
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