We arrived at the hotel in the late afternoon & even though the reception area was fairly crowded & busy,the staff kept things moving efficiently & we were soon in our room.We had booked a maisonette room & were well satisfied with that choice.The living area was spacious & well equipped with tv,cooker, fridge, microwave, sink, table, chairs, wardrobes, kettle, tea & coffee.The fridge had complimentary bottles of Becks beer & water which were topped up daily.We had a balcony with table & chairs which would no doubt,be nice in the summer but unfortunately due to the snow & cold that we arrived to,we didn't get much opportunity to enjoy it.The bathroom was a little smaller than i had expected but still adaquate enough for a weekend stay with shower,shower gel,hairdryer & plenty of towels.The sleeping area was above the living area & consisted of 2 single beds pushed together,a wardrobe & a desk.There was a sofa-bed in the living area if required.Breakfast was good & plentiful, continental buffet style with tea, coffee, juices, yoghurts, pastries, cereals, eggs, cold meats, cheese etc.We ended one night at the hotel bar & found it a good lively place to enjoy the excellent Bavarian beer & humour of the locals.The hotel has 2 lifts & a secure underground car park(charge extra)
We found all the staff to be friendly & cooperative & all spoke excellent english.
Out & about
We found the hotel to be well situated for exploring the city, located just a short,easy stroll from the old historic centre.The Planetarium was just around the corner & the old city walls,close by.We visited the Hauptmarkt where the massive Christmas Market was in full swing.The Frauenkirche & Schoner Brunner in the square were stunning.The Castle was more than worth the uphill walk to get to it as the views from it were superb.The Churches of St Lorenz & St Sebaldus were also worth spending some time at,both inside & out.If you didn't fancy walking everywhere there are a few metro stops close by to the hotel which was handy for us as we used the metro to get to Furth on the saturday night of our visit.
We spent pleasant time sampling the local brews,just around the corner from the hotel in The Kartoffel Restaurant & at Cafe Pintus & at Enchilada Mexican Bar/Restaurant & as i have already mentioned,at the hotel bar.We also visited the George Inn which was not the most welcoming or atmospheric establishment that i've ever visited & is definitely not a place i'd visit again.We had a superb meal in a newly opened restaurant,located very close to St Sebaldus Church,called Burggrafenkeller, a place i most definitely would visit again.
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