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“Can you sleep with a nightclub beating out music below you?” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Continental
Luitpoldstrasse 14-16, 90402 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany (Altstadt - St. Lorenz)   |  
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Ranked #111 of 128 hotels in Nuremberg
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“Can you sleep with a nightclub beating out music below you?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2009

This was once a grandiose hotel, in the city centre. It is now dated, but has clearly been recently re-decorated although basically. The hotel and rooms are clean, we had an ensuite bathroom - the fittings were a little dated in style, but appeared new. Plenty of hot water etc.

The location of the hotel is excellent for a quick city break, you can get the underground straight from airport to a station a few minutes away from hotel. The hotel itself is located within the pedestrianised centre.

The breakfast is good, and the staff are friendly and appear helpful.

The negatives:

The sex clubs and peep shows next door. You will read about these in all the other reviews. They are not an issue, unless I suppose you were travelling with children. There is no seedy atomsphere down the road. I just think people are shocked to see them.

To summarise the style of the hotel managment - the breakfast room has been re-decorated, but they haven't changed the dirty, smoke tarnished pictures. This type of corner cutting is a good example of what I think may be the hotel management's style to running their business maybe. So the I am sure they have one or two rooms like the photos, but lets be clear they are showing you the best rooms, not a typical room.

Everything so far should not be reasons not to stay, other than the IBIS around the corner is probably the same or lower price, and more modern and standardised.

The real deal breaker is the fact their is a nightclub on the ground floor on the hotel. So when we stayed on a Thursday and Friday - There was music pumping out until three in the morning. We were on the second floor, and the base beat was constant and sometimes you could actually recognise the actual songs.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2008

Hotel was inbetween and opposite live sex shows that were also nightclubs, the music went on all night until 7am. We were three females visiting the Christmas Markets, so not only was the area uncomfortable to walk back to our hotel at night but with the music going all night we did not get much sleep for the 4 nights we were there. The hotel was old fashioned inside and quite shabby .
On a good note the the breakfast was very good

Stayed December 2008
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2008

Being the budget traveler that I am, I don't need frills, only cleanliness when choosing a hotel. I chose this one because of the proximity to the train station and the price but given that there were not many reviews here, I was apprehensive.

Well, I have to say that for the first time in my life I walked out of a hotel because I simply could not stay there.

The hotel is worn, inside and out. I walked in and it took about half an hour until someone showed up at the front desk. During that time I looked around the lobby and the carpet looked like it had dirt from centuries ago and there was a bothersome smell like smoke with dust. I was asked to pay upfront, then I was taken to the second floor where a man was painting all the doors so the smell of paint was unbearable. Mind you, I was 3 months pregnant at the time and the paint smell was the first sign that I needed to leave. But I still went into my room, which was wide open because of the painting, the door had no bolt, which made me feel like I could not really sleep there without fear. I checked the bathroom for cleanliness. Well, there was a piece of used floss on the sink, and the sink itself was grimy. Something told me to pick up the showerhead to inspect it and boy, it was black with mold. I dropped it, walked out of the bathroom, grabbed my stuff and called my husband (I was traveling by myself) to tell him I could not stay there. He tried to convince me after I told him I had prepaid but I told him I didn't care if I lost them money, there was no chance I was going to stay in that dump.

I went back to the front desk and told the clerk that I could not stay there because the room was dirty, he asked if I could go up to show him where it was dirty, I told him he could go check it out himself, that I had had enough. It took one hour on the phone with my husband and the clerk for the hotel to agree to reimburse one night (my German was not good enough to negotiate this with the German-speaking clerk).

I left and checked myself into the Ibis hotel a few doors down, which was was twice the price but blissfully clean and safe.

So, unless you really don't care about cleanliness, the location and price are hard to beat. But I would not recommend this hotel to anyone, ever.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Dirty
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2007

The continental hotel is just a few minutes from the hauptbahnhof. Use the underway passage to the old city and turn left after the Burger King restaurant. Rooms are small and somewhat spartan but the staff at hotel is very friendly and professional. And what a great breakfast buffet! If you want some luxury, stay away. But if you want a decent hotel in a convenient location then go to the continental hotel. I paid 39euro a night which is a bargain in Nürnberg.

  • Liked — breakfast buffet
  • Disliked — small rooms
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Luitpoldstrasse 14-16, 90402 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Franconia > Middle Franconia > Nuremberg > Altstadt - St. Lorenz
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Ranked #111 of 128 hotels in Nuremberg
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