As its website mentions, the Hilton Nuremberg hotel is mainly a convention facility, and exists primarily to cater to guests who come to this sleepy German city to attend events held at the Messe Nuremberg nearby.
I stayed here for 5 nights to attend the Spielwarenmesse Nuremberg Toy Fair, which was held from late January to early February 2013. As a convention visitor, this hotel is a fairly decent place to stay, being only a 6-minute drive to the Messe. During the Toy Fair, the hotel even provided a daily shuttle bus to and from the event.
Should you decide to book a room at this hotel, don't hold any high expectations. Located next to a football and sports club, the Hilton Nuremberg is a five-storey, dated building situated in the middle of nowhere. The twin room in which I stayed had worn out furnishings, and decor that was fashionable only back in the 1990s. The room also had no view to speak of. At only five floors high, with the top level devoted to conference facilities, my room on the fourth floor featured windows that looked out to that of another room's, and a partial view of the hotel car park.
Room amenities were stripped to the bare minimum - there wasn't even a toothbrush set provided in the bathroom. Housekeeping did a fair job at best. While towels were replaced daily, the bathroom was dry and beds made, there were some days when I noticed that there was still a few strands of hair left in the sink and on the beds.
The two single beds in my room were bare except for a single small pillow, and a duvet that hardly covered the surface area of the bed. There were no extra pillows provided, and blankets, if needed, will have to be requested from the reception. Such a spartan setup meant that sleep quality was poor.
If you plan to visit Nuremberg city while staying at the Hilton, your best bet is to rent a car and drive your way around. The public transport that connects the Hilton Nuremberg to the rest of the city is tolerable at best. There is a train station about 10 minutes' walk from the hotel, but train frequency is low, and the station always looked deserted. Hotel staff recommended that I take the only bus that services this area (service number 44) to Haputbhanof, or the main city station. Both the train and bus cost 2.50 Euros each way, which is expensive as well. The bus takes about 25 minutes to reach the city centre, and only stops by the hotel twice to three times an hour, so ask the hotel reception for the bus time table and plan your trips around that.
The only highlight of this hotel are its staff, which were always smiling, ready to help and cheery. While this is expected of every hotel, the rest of Nuremberg city seems to have more than its fair share of surly-faced service staff, so seeing a smiling face welcoming you back to the Hilton every evening was a nice welcome.
- Also Known As:
- Hilton Nuremberg Hotel Nuremberg
- Hilton Nuremberg Hotel
- Hilton Hotel Nurnberg
- Hilton Hotel Nuremberg
- Nuremberg Hilton
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the sports facilities of FCN Nürnberg, the Hilton Nuremberg hotel borders the picturesque Lorenz forest. Just 15 minutes from the airport and close to global company HQs like Grundig and Siemens, the hotel boasts 18 meeting rooms for 3-380 and a 24-hour business center. Enjoy the onsite swimming pool, sauna and fitness room or visit the home of FCN Nürnberg for soccer, tennis and jogging tracks. Nuremberg attractions like the historic Old Town and the zoo are less than 15 minutes' drive away. Watch magic tricks while you dine at the Magic Lounge or try fine Mediterranean cuisine at the elegant Restaurant L'Oliva. From Hilton Guest Rooms to Deluxe Rooms, all Hilton Nuremberg hotel rooms offer wireless internet access. Upgrade to a Deluxe Room for more space. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hilton EMEA, Travelocity, Priceline, Hotels.com, Tingo, Agoda, HotelTravel.com, TripOnline SA, Asiatravel.com Holdings and Venere so you can book your Hilton Nuremberg reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.