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Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kranzplatz 12, 65183 Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany (Formerly Radisson SAS)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 45 Hotels in Wiesbaden
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Very good staff, pleasant stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This Hotel is situated in the middle of Wiesbaden close to the shopping area and Casino. The lobby area is small but very frienndly staff welcome you. The rooms are pleasant although the shower in bath was little challanging. Nice flat screen TV and comfy beds. Large breakfast buffet. Parking is a challange but they will park the car for you if you ask the concierge.

Room Tip: Street view, windows are well issilated
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Wolfgang W, Manager at Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock Hotel, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback concerning your stay in our hotel. We are looking forward to welcoming you again as our guest!


Sincerely,


Wolfgang Wagner
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Great location in Wiesbaden, close to walking area, shops, parks and attractions. Hotel staff extremely friendly and will make everything possible to make your stay an enjoyable one. Room are very clean. Beautiful pool, with access to steam bat and sauna. The only negative thing was the fact that there was no gym.

Room Tip: We were on the second floor away from the main street, so it was quieter than the one on main street...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Wolfgang W, Manager at Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock Hotel, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback concerning your stay in our hotel. We are looking forward to welcoming you again as our guest!

Sincerely

Wolfgang Wagner
General Manager
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Torrance, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

It’s long overdue I say something about my favorite hotel in Wiesbaden, Germany, the “Radisson Blue Schwarzer Bock Hotel”. Before Radisson bought it, it was simply called “Hotel Schwarzer Bock”. I have stayed here many times over the years when visiting my German family and it never disappointed me.

The hotel is located in the centre of the city, at the beginning of large a pedestrian zone, and is just around the corner from sites like the Kurhaus (opera house) it’s beautiful large park, the State Theatre, the Casino and more. One of my favorite activities is to go downstairs and walk all over town sightseeing, shopping, have breakfast/lunch or a cup of coffee and a piece of that great German cake at one of the oldest established Café’s, “Der Maldaner”, which celebrated it’s 150 year anniversary a year or so ago. Sitting at one of their sidewalk tables and talking with the locals is a lot of fun and gives inside into their life’s. Many speak English well.

I also love their Spa, the breakfast bar offering everything my little heart desires and the excellent, personal and very friendly service by their personnel.

When ready to go home to the States, I usually take a taxi to the Frankfurt airport for the hotel’s special pre-arranged flat fee of €38.00.

The best room rates can be found when booking online at: http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-wiesbaden

I was born and raised in Wiesbaden. If you want some local info, send me an email and I gladly tell you all I know. Please put “Wiesbaden” in the reference box.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wolfgang W, General Manager at Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock Hotel, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback!
We are happy to hear, that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel – again.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again at the “Schwarzer Bock” in the near future.

Sincerely
Wolfgang Wagner
General Manager
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wisbech
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We arrived in the hotel in Wiesbaden with a family of 5 and had booked 2 adjoining reviews. The staff working behind the desk were very helpful, knowledgable and welcoming and immediately helped us to our rooms. The car valet service was also very good. The adjoining rooms were layed out in the room of a flatlet which helped give us great privacy. The rooms were spacious and cleaned thoroughly and the mini bar was reasonably stocked. The bathrooms were clean and well sized. The only negatives of the stays were the bed which were hard and slightly warn and were not in keeping with the standards of the room. The carpets were also slightly worn. However the biggest dissapointment was the pool. If you are planning on staying and using the pool facilities do not come with high expectations. On the website the picture makes the pool look of a decent size however in reality it is more of a glorified bathtub. Overall though I would have no hesitation going back or advising close friends or family to stay at the hotel as the overall pricing was good value for money.

Room Tip: If you are a family ask for the adjoining room as it is like having a contained flatlet
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Wolfgang W, General Manager at Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock Hotel, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Dear Guest,

thank you for your feedback regarding to your stay at our house.
We are happy to hear that you had a pleasant stay at all.

We are looking forward to welcome you as our guest in future.

Sincerely,

Wolfgang Wagner
General Manager
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Dundee
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

In a great location right in the city.
We had booked a larger room on a high floor with a front view. On arriving at our room we had one on the 1st floor small and looking onto a courtyard. This was not the upgrade we had paid for. I immediately dicussed this with the receptionist who eventually gave us the room we had paid for. We then asked for extra pillows only one each and we usually sleep with two. We had to request these pillows three times before someone eventually brought them to our room.
The room was very comfortable once we got it and we had a good nights sleep. Breakfast not the best selection and the dinning room did not appear to have air conditioning as it was exterely hot and not a pleasant place to have breakfast
The hotel was busy but this was no excuse for the service we received. I was pleased we were only staying there for one night

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Wolfgang W, General Manager at Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock Hotel, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Dear guest,

thank you for your open feedback to your stay at our house.
Please be sure that we refer your feedback to the different department managers.

We hope to welcome you the next time to host you again as our guest.

Sincerely,

Wolfgang Wagner
General Manager
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Aarhus, Denmark
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This is an old German City hotel with a lot of history and charm. Very good beds and big spacious rooms. OK buffet breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wolfgang W, General Manager at Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock Hotel, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Dear guest,

thank you for your feedback regarding to your stay.
We are happy that you had a pleasent stay with us.

We are looking forward to hist you again as our guest.

Sincereley,

Wolfgang Wagner
General Manager
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Needs a bit more effort to come up to and keep up to decades of reputation. Service is mostly very friendly but there are exceptions. Spa and sauna aereas rather small considering outside guest access. Breakfast buffet very good but not really extraordinary.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kranzplatz 12, 65183 Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany (Formerly Radisson SAS)
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Location: Germany > Hesse > Wiesbaden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wiesbaden
#4 Luxury Hotel in Wiesbaden
#10 Business Hotel in Wiesbaden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock Hotel – History & Modernity – since 1486The German theologian Martin Luther was 3 years old and America not yet discovered, when the ”Schwarze Bock“ opened as a public bath house. This makes Hotel Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock Germany’s oldest luxury hotel.The renowned Hotel was, and still is, a popular meeting place for celebrities and dignitaries from politics, the corporate world, arts and science. And, of course, it is also a place where the time-honored tradition of spa culture is lovingly preserved – a perfect blend of history and modernity.Even the literary masterminds Goethe and Dostojewski appreciated this.The Hotel’s premier location at Kranzplatz square – right next to the Hessian State Chancellery and in the very heart of the historic Antiquities district – allows guests to discover the city “of the hot springs” by foot. Numerous sights such as the “Kurhaus” with its elegant casino, the Hessian State Theater and the legendary “Mile of Antiquities” are in close proximity to the hotel. The magnificent “Wilhelmstraße” boulevard provides a unique and unforgettable shopping experience.The Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock Hotel Wiesbaden offers 142 guest rooms and suites that perfectly blend traditional flair and timeless elegance with modern services and conveniences. Allow the unique charm of this historic Hotel to weave its spell on you. All guest rooms feature air conditioning, bathrobe and slippers, as well as free high speed wireless LAN. Guestrooms in the categories Business Class und Suites feature additional amenities such as one daily newspaper brought to your room and a complimentary single-serve Nespresso® coffee machine with a variety of coffee blends. We provide 8 conference rooms ranging in size from 54 sqm (581 sqft) to 195 sqm (2099 sqft): 6 modern conference rooms are located on the 5th floor: they offer fantastic views over the rooftops of Wiesbaden and are capable of holding up to 230 delegates. 2 historic banquet rooms are located on the ground floor: a ball room and the famous “Ingelheimer” salon, beautifully adorned with wood paneling that dates back to the 16th century. All function rooms feature wireless LAN Internet access, ISDN lines and can be darkened for audio visual presentations.Our Restaurant Capricorne combines tradition and modernity, international cuisine and local specialties. Our Dostojewski Bar is a historic spot with trendy bar music and the ideal starting point to get a taste of Wiesbaden’s nightlife or round off a successful day in style. During the summer months we serve exquisite culinary delights in our “Hofgarten” summer garden – a green oasis in the very heart of the city. It is one of those places in Wiesbaden the locals want to keep a secret.The Bath House – the symbiosis between traditional bath house architecture and a modern spascapeSince the 19th century, the Bath House of the hotel ”Schwarzer Bock” is the first adress for health-conscious guests and inhabitants of Wiesbaden and its environs.Today the new Bath House presents itself between tradtion and modernity. It offers its guests relaxing baths, intensive massages and holistic care in an unique ambience.The historic part of the Bath House features individual bathing rooms for relaxing soaks and massages, thus preserving Wiesbaden’s centuries-old spa culture. The modern spascape, located in the back of the building, features Finnish sauna, steam room and fun shower. The thermal bath features a 5 x 7 m (5.46 x 7.65 yards) indoor pool with natural spring water averaging about 30° C (86° F)Immerse yourself into the hot waters of the famous Wiesbaden springs and enjoy the unique ambience of the Bath House. ... more   less 
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