I've just come back from a 6 week business stint in Germany, the Lufthansa Training and Conference Centre being where I stayed for the first 4 weeks.
I have to say that the place is amazing! First and foremost, it is exactly what it says on the tin, a training and conference centre (and an excellent one at that...but I'm here to review the hotel), but for anyone wanting to book a quiet weekend away in a very modern, stylish complex set within the idyllic surroundings of the Oldenwald, you can do no better. And that being said, the conference centre is set on the basement floors and don't interfere with the hotel itself. Anyone going for a mini break would be forgiven for thinking that it was just a high class hotel.
The staff are some of the best...scratch that, the staff are THE best hosts I have ever encountered at any hotel anywhere in the world. Each one takes the time to remember your name, your favorate drink, where you are from etc. Their sevice is excellent and they are always happy to chat to you. Plus, if you have a problem (which you won't staying there), they will go out of their way to help. I had a problem with Visa, which meant taking a stroll down to the village of Seeheim to pick up emergency funds from the Post Office. Now my German isn't good at best, but as soon as I asked if anyone in the Post Ofiice could help translate, one of the staff there posting some mail from the hotel stepped forward!!
The food is excellent and plentiful. No matter what your taste, nationality of preference, there is something for everyone. As I say, I was there for 4 weeks and not once did I have a single complaint about any of the food.
There are 3 bars to choose from (aviation workers like a drink after a long day!), all of which have their own style. The drinks are VERY reasonably priced, almost unbelievably so for such a high class hotel. 3 euros for a large beer can't be sniffed at! Again, the bars are well stocked with both local and international drinks.
The rooms themselves range in size depending on what you want, but are spotlessly clean, very comfortable and very quiet, with great views overlooking the surrounding countryside. Only slight niggle is that there is no room service, or mini bar...but then it is first and foremost a training centre.
There are gyms, bowling lanes, saunas, swimming pools etc. Everything that you would expect to find in a 5 star hotel is there. The style and design of the hotel has been very well thought out too, with complete panoramic views of the surrounding area.
During the week, the hotel is VERY busy as staff and collegues from across the world will be there for their various courses, but this doesn't impact on the service standards at all. At the weekend though, it is ideal for couples and families wanting a quiet break. One weekend, I was one of around a dozen guests staying there...not bad if you want some quiet time for rest and relaxation!
Despite being at the top of a hill, the walk down to Seeheim village is very plesent and transport routes to nearby Darmstadt, Frankfurt and other towns and cities are frequent via public transport.
One note, I have marked the value as 5. To be fair, I didn't pay as it was a training trip with work. This reflects the price of the drinks only. However, whatever it does cost to stay there, it will be worth it.
I will have to go back to Seeheim in 3 years to do a refresher course...and am already looking forwards to it.
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