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“Quant and charming, shame about the cockroach” 3 of 5 stars
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Bockshaut Hotel Restaurant
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kirchstrasse 7-9, 64283 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany   |  
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Ranked #19 of 33 hotels in Darmstadt
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“Quant and charming, shame about the cockroach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Had an interesting 2 night stay here.
The gentleman on reception/waiter/safe cracker was great to talk and had lots of local knowledge about the town. He answered any questions we had, a funny and charming man.
The food in the restaurant was outstanding with perfectly cooked steaks.
The accommodation was unfortunately abysmal. Rotting furniture and a cockroach in the shower!
Oddly we rather enjoyed our stay and this hotel does have a lot of character and history.
Give it a try, even if only for the restaurant...

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Undoubtably the restaurant has old fashioned character. However the room I was given in the hotel was like stepping back 30 years...... The proverbial " not big enough to swing a cat" - spotlessly clean but shower (accessed by stepping over the wc) was broken and had a horrible old plastic curtain that stuck to you as soon as you turned the water on. WiFi didn't work. Sink plug didn't fit etc.....
Food in restaurant was good and appropriately priced but there are much better eateries close by.
Was over charged on one of my bills and when I pointed it out ithe waiter ( who I had tipped well) was a bit put out... The guy on reception was great and is their best asset!
Very nice garden!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

It's quite basic and absolutely not cheap hotel in the center of Darmstadt, near the market square. Furniture isn't new but it's clean and still ok for having stay there for a couple of nights.
There is also a restaurant downstairs, the oldest in town. As for me not tasty at all.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Stayed in this property while attending a conference. Nice, clean and friendly hotel near the center of Darmstadt. The breakfast is abundant and the restaurant serves decent typical German food. A pitty that the internet connection was not free :/

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

Our group of 4 booked into the Bockshaut because it is a reasonable price and a great
location for visiting the historic sites of Darmstadt. The building itself is several centuries old
and has a lot of character. The location could not be more convenient for a tourist - just
a hop, skip and a jump from the main square and the Schloss. The hotel itself is nothing
fancy, definitely 3 star, but spotlessly clean. Rooms are small and the bed was tiny. Breakfast
(an extra 9 euros) was adequate. We ate dinner 2 nights in the hotel restaurant. They specialize in local cuisine which is mainly pork. Food was good and very filling. All in all,
a good place to stay if you are on holiday in Darmstadt.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

First of all I have to congratulate this hotel for hiring the perfect photographer, the website pictures really lead you to a very wrong impression. The hotel was attractive to be a typical local style hotel. The main issues were the quality of the room and the SUPER NON friendly hospitality from the staff.... The room was very old and small, the bed was single instead of double, the shower was awful and didn't really work well... The issue was not being old, but the room was not taking care and for a rate of 80€ excluding breakfast you would expect better. If it had a rate of 15/20€ a night I would give an OK review, but for this price and quality.... plus no free wifi connection. NOT ADVISABLE - probably one of the worst hotel I have been

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2010

My husband and I have stayed here two times this fall. Location is GREAT! walk about the city and do visit the Market in the Square on Saturday morning ( look up at the modern balconies and find the cow staring down at you!)! The Restaurant is Fantastic- and well worth a stop even if you aren't going to spend the night!! Top ranked chef produces local and seasonal specials. Delicious!! The decor is historic, warm, inviting one to take a step back in time. The staff is friendly, professional and welcoming. Owner Riener Heiss is a true hospitality professional and believes in carrying on traditions. 20 minutes from FRA makes it a great place to stay before taking an early morning flight or after a late evening arrival. Rooms are modest, in old tradition, but quiet. This really is a great find in a revitalized city!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kirchstrasse 7-9, 64283 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
Location: Germany > Hesse > Darmstadt
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #19 of 33 hotels in Darmstadt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bockshaut Hotel Restaurant 3*
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