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“Decent hotel, good location for me” 4 of 5 stars
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arcona MO.HOTEL
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hauptstrasse 26, 70563 Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany   |  
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Ranked #44 of 153 Hotels in Stuttgart
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17 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Decent hotel, good location for me”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Modern hotel which for me is about half way between Stuttgart and office. Location is handy for Stuttgart airport. Walking distance to train station (about 15mins journey into centre of stuttgart), but shops and restaurants etc located around the hotel. Check-in was efficient, rooms are ok, beds are quite low down. I thought breakfast was good. Bought the Business package which gives Breakfast and internet access for 20 euro. All staff were pleasant and efficient. Perfectly acceptable for a business trip - when next in the area will stay again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 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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Spinea, Italy
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

very nice design hotel.
using an offer found on the web we pay less than 100 € for three people, breackfast included.
good service, good room with bathrobe and slippers provided for all the family.

far from stuttgart centre

Suggested for everybody

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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14 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

The hotel is located in Vaihingen, approximately 10 minutes drive from Messe Stuttgart. Room was very clean, but not very comfortable. The hotel is quite new, but lacks a nice athmosphere. Breakfast was good, but not good enough for the price of 20 eur. Wirelless internet in the room did not work. The hotel was ok, but not for the price I paid. 135 eur for the room, 20 eur breakfast, 15 eur internet a day, 15 eur parking a day, which makes it 185 eur a night. I would expect hotel to be a lot more comfortable for the price. It was ok, but nothing special.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dendermonde, Belgium
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66 hotel reviews
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

We had to go to Stuttgart on short notice, did not find a table on Saturday evening, and ended up here, hoping for a good meal. Whish we never did!
Although, it started off nicely. We were received very politely. The modern restaurant looks very well. Seats are very comfortable. Wine list is short, but well thought, not over expensive.
We decided for the autumn menu, since it was the season.
Greeting from the kitchen was an ordinary paprika soup, after which, I was served grilled duckbreast on pumpkinsalad. That salad was a tasteless grated RAW pumpkin, curled endive without seasoning, overthrown with some lines of reduced Aceto Balsamico. Luckily the meat was good quality, though again, not seasoned well.
My partner had a tasteless pumpkin soup, with what should have been Parmesan foam?
It came even worse: Tournedos of fillet of beef on Pumpkin risotto. Not only did they overcook the risotto, more mash of rice, but they managed to cut that beautiful tender, thick fillet in two. Result: overbaked meat. Why?
The dessert all the more worse: that pumpkin pastry was so hard, you could not cut it. We even tried to tear it apart by hand, it was not to be done. The "Mousse au Chocolat" was pudding instead of mousse. Becoming suspicious I ordered the "Crème Brulée". No luck, it was not more than a vanilla pudding right from a package, with caramellised sugar. I had to give it back to the kitchen since it was not burned enough. After that you could at least eat it.
After repeated complaining they offered us the dessert for free.
The waitress asked if we would like to talk to the chef, since we were not at all satisfied. Well, he comes right from school and knows nothing of the culinary scene. Imagine, he makes that risotto 24h upfront!
Please hotelmanagement, help this friendly guy, send him to follow lessons in the starred and other supergood kitchens that Stuttgart is so renown for!! Or give him a pile of good cookbooks.

I would like to give one more point for the waitress who managed to stay superfriendly and for the nice surroundings, but cannot not, since to our stupefaction, we even had to pay for the parking!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

By a strange coincidence, we had booked a business trip to Stuttgart at the same time as the local Cannstatter Volksfest. We were booked at the Mo.Hotel in the Vaihingen suburb, which is a fair distance from the actual city, 30 minutes by train. Fortunately the rail system is excellent and there is a stop only a couple of blocks away from the hotel.

The room, a mo.dule standard, is of average size, but due to the arrangement more than one person per room would have difficulties maneuvering around the furniture and each other. In fact, I would not recommend the standard for more than one person at all, since aside from the bed situation, space is at a premium. The lights and AC need the key inserted into the box by the door in order to work. Predominate colors are white, black, slate gray, and brown with accents of red.

The twin platform beds were comfy enough and could be pushed together to make one large bed. The pillows were extremely mushy however. The "lounge" area next to the window was rather cramped. The furnishings were meant to invoke a minimalist vibe with their sleek white modularity; I suspect Ikea as supplier. There was plenty of shelf and closet space (for one person) and there was a room safe as well. A coffee/tea pot and fixings on the desk were included, as well as bottled water.

There were some odd design choices. The sore thumb in this area? The minuscule flat-screen TV randomly attached to the side of the shelving unit. It was scarcely large enough to be seen from the nearest bed. Next to the TV? A long bare wall, an ideal place for a decent-sized screen. That wall, if not destined for a TV, could have anchored at least a picture or something to distract the occupant from the possibility of something greater.

The bathroom appeared almost as large as the sleep area. The shower was big and with a strong showerhead, but no tub. There was a towel heater; pity the towels themselves were the thinnest and smallest I've ever encountered. Oddly, there were no facecloths. Soap/shampoo and handsoaps are provided via dispensers. Other amenities included a hairdryer and the biggest prize of all - a sewing kit.

Decor-wise, the designers made an odd choice to cover most of the walls with small beige tiles which, while not grossly grotty, weren't pristine either. A shame, as the bath objects were white, sleek, and solid with silver fixtures, and the floor used a great black tile; but the beige dragged the vibe down from almost chic to subway ick.

Other notes -
The hotel's location is stellar, attached to the mall, close to the rail station and several great restaurants and biergartens. Parking was not so convenient, being across the street and costing nearly $20 daily.

The hotel's restaurant, while staffed with wonderful people, was grossly overpriced.

Service overall was very friendly and helpful.

Only some areas of the hotel have wi-fi access.

The average room cost was over $150, not including the daily parking fee.

One can see what the mo.hotel was reaching for in *most* of its design and furniture choices, a chic boutique hotel worthy of a premium price tag. It is almost at that level, but it seemed that when the place was rising to the occasion, some random cheap element was thrown in, and sunk the whole premise. I'd stay here again, but only if the job was also picking up the tab again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

I stayed at the MoHotel on business. The location is great; walking distance to shopping and restaurants as well as light rail; but the rooms are very small. The TV is no more than a average size computer screen; no refrigerator. Clean and comfortable rooms but the price was well over $200/night; way too much for what they offered. The Staff are very professional and courteous; particularly Christina - the front desk operator who was on watch when we checked out. She was very courteous and cooperative and is a credit to the hotel. If one stays in the room merely to sleep, it is adequate; but very lacking in amenities.

Room Tip: No pool and again rooms rated poor due to size.; B'fast buffet good but VERY expensive.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

I requested 7 rooms by phone and get the information that´s fine. Also price was on the level it was published via web tool. Sending an email as confirmation and requested confirmation by the hotel as well. After 3 email reminders and several calls I was informed that I can get the rooms but price level is 70% higher than agreed on. By escalating it to the director level I was informed that I can get the rooms 45% higher than agreed.

So long story short: Think about if you want to book this hotel for business trip and do not trust the verbal information of the hotel employees!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Hauptstrasse 26, 70563 Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Location: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Stuttgart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Stuttgart
#24 Luxury Hotel in Stuttgart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — arcona MO.HOTEL 4*
Number of rooms: 134
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