I was excited to stay in a 'gay hotel' as I have never done so before.
The decor was pretty cool, but the black paint did show fingerprints. The layout of the hotel is interesting, but works well.
The room was a little on the smaller side as we had little room to open our bags. The bathroom, however, was incredible! The shower has so much room and brilliant water pressure.
The bed was hard, I'd suggest a mattress topper to management, and better pillows; my friend suffered a very sore neck and my back hurt after a few days.
The wifi was very slow, frustrating when you have to pay €5/day for any device that exceeds the one free one. At most times there was barely enough speed to load a web page on my iPhone.
The tv in the room is a decent size, yet doesn't accommodate an external device (we traveled with a bluray player for nights where we wanted to stay in) and at €12 for a movie to purchase through the tv.. Disappointing.
The staff were friendly and helpful where needed, I will make particular note that the male night attendant was most friendly and helpful!
Good location! Only 100m to a train station.
My final point is the spa area. One of the points that attracted me to this hotel was that it had a gym. I think we may have been the only occupants interested in using the area for that purpose. No judgment cast, but it felt like more of a cruising strip for a beat. There was a Hetero couple who used the spa but cottoned on very quick, and I felt kind of bad for them.
I will suggest Axel to my friends, and probably toy with the idea of staying in one of Axel's sister hotels.
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