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“Nice hotel for a short stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Ringhotel Loew's Merkur
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pillenreuther Strasse 1, 90459 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany   |  
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Ranked #31 of 130 Hotels in Nuremberg
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31 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Nice hotel for a short stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2009

We were 3 girls and a dog and on our way home deicded to spend 1 night in Nürnberg. The hotel is basically behind the central station, very close to the city center. The room we had (2246) was really huge and held the 4 of us easily, although there was no air-conditionning.
To find your way around this really huge hotel needs some getting used to. You do have a small free inside pool, free sauna and steam shower. We did use all of this and had a lot of fun, especially as there were not many people in the hotel. This whole relaxing area may become uncomfortable should there be a lot of people.
The staff (check-in, check-out and room service) were really nice and treated us excpetionnaly well, we had nothing to complain about.
Breakfast was good, with a variety of hot and cold choices overall a continental breakfast which was included in our room price.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2008

Stayed at this hotel for one week and had a pleasant experience. It's located at the south entrance of the main train station, so if you're arriving or leaving by train it couldn't be more convenient; plus you have all the shopping, restaurants, money exchange etc nearby. Through the station it's probably about 15 minutes to walk into the old town. The hotel is privately owned so has some quirkiness in decor and layout, but the service was hospitable and friendly. On a couple occasions the owners even greeted guests at breakfast. The breakfast buffet is good. Apparently there is a wide disparity in the quality of the rooms depending on where they're located in the hotel; a colleague of mine was initially booked into an extremely tiny room but switched easily. My room, on the first floor overlooking the train station, was average-sized for this kind of European hotel (i.e., somewhere to sleep, not hang out in) but comfortable and clean.

The hotel also has a small indoor pool, sauna and parking, but, strangely, no irons available for in-room use, although I did coerce some staff into ironing a shirt for me around 11pm for a meeting the next morning.

I was there during a trade show and so prices were jacked up, but in my opinion it was a much better choice than some other places I've stayed at in Nuremberg on business. It's perfectly reasonable for tourists as well, but I would recommend looking in the old city first, all things being equal.

  • Liked — great location near train station
  • Disliked — hit or miss room quality
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Christel D, Manager at Ringhotel Loew's Merkur, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
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Lieber Gast,

es ist schon über sechs Jahre her, seit Sie Gast in unserem Hause waren. Inzwischen hat sich hier sehr viel getan und Sie wären sicherlich sehr angetan von den vielen positiven Veränderungen in unserem Hause. Besuchen Sie uns doch einmal wieder, wenn Sie in Nürnberg sind Wir würden uns freuen.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Peter Löw, Ihr Gastgeber
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2008

Ok, so the room is small by American (or any standards). But everything works well and is sparking clean. First problem, what will I do to sleep with the klieg lights from the front of the hotel pointed in to my room? Solution, nifty metal blind that you roll down easily. The bad part? I didn't know it was morning and slept in.

Right across from the Central train station with shops and transportation galore and an easy walk to the old city.

Wireless internet is pricey. Bring your own shampoo, the liquid they provide is crap. People still can smoke in the hotel bar, if you like to do that sort of thing. Never found the pool. Nice minibar and the local water is fit to drink. The neighborhood is ok with many restaurants easy walking distance.

I suspect there are better rooms in the place. Make sure you know how big the room may be before you accept it.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Wireless Cost
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Christel D, Manager at Ringhotel Loew's Merkur, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
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Lieber Gast,

es ist schon über sechs Jahre her, seit Sie in unserem Hause zu Gast waren. Besuchen Sie uns doch einmal wieder. Sie werden überrascht sein, wie viel sich zwischenzeitlich an positiven Veränderungen ergeben hat.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Peter Löw, Ihr Gastgeber
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2008

During the Toy Fair I needed a room for 1 night. That was not easy. But this hotel had a room. For 220 euro I got a very small, completely out of date room with a single bed of 90 cm width, too soft, sagged and at least 15 years old. The furnishings were poor, old and the room was smelly. The windows draughty.
The little tiny bathroom was renovated and clean. The whole hotel looks like a patch-work blanket with all kind of out dated furnitures and carpets. The breakfast was OK but messy ( ok it was very busy but there was plenty of staff walking around). The location of the hotel is very convenient (centre and behind the central station). But I will never ever recommand this hotel to anyone. The staff is friendly but it is a very poor place to stay.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — comfort and ambience
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Christel D, Manager at Ringhotel Loew's Merkur, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
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Lieber Gast,

Ihre Reiseeindrücke liegen nun über sechs Jahre zurück. Besuchen Sie doch Nürnberg wieder und lassen Sie sich überraschen, wie viel sich - auch in unserem Hause - seit Ihrem letzten Aufenthalt positiv verändert hat.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Peter Löw, Ihr Gastgeber
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2006

For the price, this hotel isn't worth it. Some rooms are very small and quiet. Others are newer, larger, and face the hauptbahnhof across the way. No A/C in either of the rooms I had, and having windows open across the street from the train station wasn't great.
Hallways and stairs were narrow - like an English hotel. Breakfast was included in my rate, and was good, but didn't change from day to day. Get there early or selection runs out!
The bar was tiny, and not useful for entertaining. TV in the bar was useless. Staff was pleasant and very accomodating, despite the crowds there for the World Cup.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Christel D, Manager at Ringhotel Loew's Merkur, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
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Lieber Gast,

Ihre Bewertung ist nun fast 8 Jahre alt. Besuchen Sie doch wieder einmal Nürnberg. Sie werden staunen, wie viel sich - nicht nur in unserem Hause - hier positiv verändert hat.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Peter Löw, Ihr Gastgeber aus Nürnberg
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Address: Pillenreuther Strasse 1, 90459 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Franconia > Middle Franconia > Nuremberg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Nuremberg
#12 Family Hotel in Nuremberg
#15 Romantic Hotel in Nuremberg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ringhotel Loew's Merkur 4*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Zentraler geht es nicht! Das 4-Sterne-Haus mit Tradition und privatem Management ist direkt am Nurnberger Hauptbahnhof und Sudstadtpark gelegen. In bester Citylage ist es der ideale Ausgangspunkt fur Ihr Shopping-Vergnugen oder Ihren Spaziergang in die wunderbare Nurnberger Altstadt mit vielen interessanten Sehenswurdigkeiten.Direkte U-Bahn-Verbindung zur Messe und zum Flughafen. Tram direkt vor dem Haus.15 Veranstaltungsraume*Restaurant*Lobby-Bar "My Lord"*kostenloses W-Lan in allen Bereichen des Hotels*Hallenschwimmbad*finnische Sauna*Dampfdusche*Infrarot-Warmekabine und Dreamwater Lounge (geg.Gebuhr). Freuen Sie sich auf Gastlichkeit, die von Herzen kommt! ... more   less 
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