Firstly despite some other reviews, the hallways are not as bad as they make out. I have stayed in worse. The hotel seems to have grown taking over adjoining buildings. My room was the second from the end of the hallway and from my door to the lift took 58 seconds. Yes you have to go through a doorway (fire door) and up 2 steps, but if you have no walking disabilities then this hotel is fine.
Reception and check-in was effortless. There were always several women behind reception and the few I talked with all spoke good English and gave good advice.
The room was small to medium, but very clean and new. It reminded me of an Ibis room with the light veneer wood furniture and yellow, orange and red curtains. Internet is extra, but only 4.95 Euro per day which is good value and it worked well.
The location is ideal, right across from the train station, providing you come out of the right exit! My room faced the inside courtroom so very quiet. It’s also only 10 mins walk max to the town centre.
Breakfast was a typical European selection of pastries, cold meats/cheeses, fruit and a selection of a few cooked items. If you don’t fancy paying for breakfast then the station is full of low cost eating places.
The only down side was the restaurant in the evening. The menu was un-inspiring and I was hoping to see a more German selection than English. Starters were okay, but the filet of chicken was so tasteless, if you closed your eyes you would be hard push to know what you were eating. There were 5 guests in the night I went and 3 waitresses. However during my main they did not come to ask if everything was alright and despite my empty glass, they never once asked if I wanted another drink – lost revenue!
The bar is small, quaint but a nice relaxing place. Here the one barmaid made sure your glass stayed filled.
Ask for a room facing inwards to avoid facing the train station.
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vielen Dank für Ihre ausführliche Beschreibung Ihres Aufenthaltes. Ich freue mich, dass es Ihnen bei uns so gut gefallen hat und Sie viele Bereiche unseres Hauses so schön und korrekt darstellen. Dass wir im Restaurant an diesem Abend bei Ihnen durchgefallen sind, tut mir sehr Leid. Ich hätte mir gewünscht, dass es Ihnen bei uns besser geschmeckt hätte und der Service gezeigt hätte, was in ihm steckt. Beim nächstern Mal sind wir sicherlich auch im Restaurant besser aufgestellt. Das können wir auch. Versprochen!
Auf ein Wiedersehen freut sich
Peter Löw, Ihr Gastgeber und die Mitarbeiter des Ringhotel Loew's Merkur
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