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Alcatraz Hotel am Japanischen Garten

Morlauterer Strasse 1, 67657 Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #10 of 22 Hotels in Kaiserslautern
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rapid City
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Picked this hotel because it was inexpensive and had a nice location...close walking distance to the city center and Japanese garden. At first I wasn't sure what we'd gotten into when we went through the prison doors and parked below the concertina wire topped walls. The lobby was clean and neat; very friendly staff, who gave us recommendations for dinner... More

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South Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
25 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My son took me to Germany and planned the trip, so everything was a total surprise. I had no idea we would be staying in a prison the last night! The bed was comfortable enough, but it was really, really hot in the room. He was able to open the window for me. No screen, but the bats I heard... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Fun idea, but make sure you clarify what you're getting. I stayed on business with only a certain amount authorized. I asked for the simple, small room and was given a deluxe room, even though I clarified I wanted the cheaper room. The next morning, I was hit with a much larger bill than anticipated. The clerk didn't seem to... More

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Vandalia, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Great value, clean rooms, awesome breakfast, Very freindly staff. Truely was an experience to sleep in a converted prison. Not far from the city center. For wifi, or good reception the thick walls make it impossible except for the reception area.

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Ghent, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Nice experience to stay over in a converted former prison. One can choose between a small cell or a somewhat extended room. Good price for the offered quality. Lot of parking place and only 5 minutes walking from the city center.

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Silkeborg
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

It's a great place to stay. Nice people, and the hotel is very centrally located in Kaiserslautern - very close to the fantastic Japanese Garden. We have visited the hotel several times, and each time we have been very satisfied. However, only Internet access in the reception area.

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Viersen, Germany
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Ever wanted to know how it is to sleep in prison? This is the chance without the need to commit a crime. This old prison has been converted to a nice hotel without loosing the flair. Thick walls, reception and bar behind iron bars abd if looking out of the window one can see the barbed wire.. Nevertheless i did... More

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Philadelphia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

We got lost trying to locate this hotel at night. It's hard to find. The hotel was extremely clean and decor was modern (think IKEA). I picked the hotel simply because I couldn't resist staying in an old jail cell. Normally, I don't consider rooms without a private shower and that have bunk beds but I made an exception and... More

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Glasgow, Scotland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

This hotel is a beautifully-converted prison set very close to Kaiserslautern town centre and about 20 minutes walk (or a short taxi ride) from the train station. We stayed in the prison cell rooms and they were spotlessly clean and comfortable, although basic - just a bed, table and chair for furnishings. There was no wardrobe and the toilet is... More

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Kaiserslautern
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011 via mobile

First the good... downtown location, free parking, good breakfast, clean, and comfortable bed and bedding. The problem , though with a hotel in an old jails the rooms are going to be small, there is no way around it. I had to close my suitcase to open the door! I should point out that the high ceilings do open up... More

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Address: Morlauterer Strasse 1, 67657 Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Location: Germany > Rhineland-Palatinate > Kaiserslautern
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 56
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