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“Basic Accomodation / Good Value” 4 of 5 stars
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Ibis Nuernberg Altstadt
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Koenigstrasse 74 | 90402 Nurnberg, 90402 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany (Altstadt - St. Lorenz)   |  
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Ranked #29 of 130 Hotels in Nuremberg
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“Basic Accomodation / Good Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I recently stayed at the Ibis Altstadt for two nights. The hotel is located in the Old Town, across the street from the tourist center and just 2 minutes walk from the railway station. I found the reception staff, during my several interactions with them during my stay, to be polite and cordial but not necessarily welcoming or helpful.

I was assigned a single room. As others have mentioned, the room is very basic and small, but adequate in size to be comfortable. It was, however, clean and bright and the bed comfortable with clean linens. My room overlooked the courtyard of the adjacent museum. The bathroom was rather small with very little "legroom" next to the toilet (see photo). Hand and bath soap is dispensed from a wall mounted container.

My room rate did not include the buffet breakfast so I paid the 10 Euro cost. Although not extensive, the buffet was adequate offering breads, pastries, cereals, cold cuts, and I believe scrambled eggs, in addition to coffee, tea, and juices. Overall, not bad for the cost.

If you are looking for a basic, clean place to stay, at an affordable price, while visiting Nuernberg, this Ibis is a good choice.

GETTING THERE

For directions by train from the Nuernberg Airport, please see the posting by contributor "Elgar" on 10/24/12. From the hauptbahnhof (railway station), take the escalator down to the basement level as you exit the walkway from the platforms. Follow the signs to the "aldstadt" (old town). At the bottom of the escalator, stay to the right, then veer to the left when you see the bakery on the left. Walk straight, up the cobblestone pathway. At the top of the ramp, the hotel will be on your left next to the Hotel Victoria.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

I have visited Nuremberg many times over the years and in the past stayed with friends on the outskirts of the city. On this occasion I stayed at the Ibis Altstadt due to its central location. Getting to the hotel from the small but functional airport is very easy. Just go to the ticket machine next to the lift outside the terminal building then go to the lower level and wait for the U-Bahn to the 'Hauptbahnhof' (The cost is 2.40 Euros - one way). When at that location just go to the 1st level and look for the sign: 'Altstadt'. Walk up the cobbled 'ramp' and look to your left. Just inside the old city walls and next to the Victoria Hotel is the Ibis.
Anyone who has stayed at an Ibis will know what to expect. The rooms are very similar, wherever one stays. The location of this particular Ibis is really perfect. There are two other Ibis in Nuremberg, however you cannot beat this location. I had a room on the 7th floor. The lifts only go to the 6th floor, so you will need to carry your suitcase the few steps to the 7th. The views from this this are really nice, with plenty of light. There are no tea/coffee making facilities in the room so you might like to bring your own travel kettle. There is a coffee/tea machine in the reception area.
I found the staff polite and friendly, many thanks 'Alex'. The nice roomy breakfast area is situated on the 1st floor. It's a typical German cold breakfast, buffet style.
There is no restaurant in the hotel, however just outside on the Koenigstrasse there is plenty of choice to suite all tastes. I stayed in early September and paid about 60 Euros, that included all taxes and full breakfast. The cost obviously will vary depending on the season.
The Tourist Centre is just across the road and are very helpful. I have enjoyed many typical Bavarian/Franconian restaurants in the area, if anyone wishes to contact me I can suggest a few of my favorites. I would certainly use the Ibis Altstadt again when I return to this exciting historical and friendly city.

Room Tip: Request rooms on the 7th floor for views over the old city.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Great location. This hotel is close to the train station and also in the historical part of town. We had a clean and very spacious room on the last floor. When we wake up, we could see the roofs of many historical buildings, it was like a glimpse of ancient time. It is near many restaurants. I would recommand this place and the staff were very nice.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Locating the hotel and checking in and out was easy. I had a rental car and locating parking was not easy. However, there was ample warning from some other reviewers so I was expecting it. Once the car was safe in a parking garage, things were fine. The hotel location is very good. Restaurants and a large pedestrian walking area are right there. If you are arriving by train, it's about a block away from the main train station.

The room was small and the price was reasonable. I had stayed at an ibis before and I got what I expected - clean room, affordable price - nothing fancy. This hotel is good for an overnight stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Excellent location right outside the train station in the pedestrian zone. For room 702 you have to walk up a flight of easy steps from the lift but worth it. Big room, view onto the old town, very comfortable. Nice well equipped bathroom,even a place to put a toilet bag.
Our only comment would be that they do not make a toilet available all the time to hotel guests. Coming from the train station we were told there was none, although we could not check in for 3 more hours. On leaving suddenly one by the breakfast room was available. When asked we were told, sometimes it is locked!This is not correct for hotel guests to not be able to use a toilet other then in the room. Otherwise excellent place.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ibis Nuernberg Altstadt

Address: Koenigstrasse 74 | 90402 Nurnberg, 90402 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Franconia > Middle Franconia > Nuremberg > Altstadt - St. Lorenz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in Nuremberg
#15 Family Hotel in Nuremberg
#21 Business Hotel in Nuremberg
#24 Romantic Hotel in Nuremberg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ibis Nuernberg Altstadt 2*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located 150 m from the railway station and 7 km from the airport, the Ibis Nüernberg Altstadt hotel is located in the heart of the old city. Book one of our 53 rooms, all with Wifi Internet access. The hotel also features a bar, a 24 hr snack service andundercover public pay parking. The centre of Nuremberg is 800 m away. The Meistersingerhalle cultural and convention centre is 4 km away, and the Opernhaus is 200 m from the hotel. The Nuremberg Arena is 4 km away. Pets accepted. ... more   less 
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