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“Nice, clean, family-run place” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Fontana
Sonnenberger Strasse 62, 65193 Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany   |  
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Ranked #18 of 44 hotels in Wiesbaden
Hampshire
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“Nice, clean, family-run place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Nice and clean. Good style to the place and we enjoyed the family-run atmosphere. Some of the staff were very welcoming and friendly and tolerant of our active toddler! Good English spoken by all staff.

We nearly stayed again on our way back through Germany but decided to gamble and try another place. The hotel very politely and efficiently processed our (free) cancellation.

Coffee was terrible. Breakfast lacked some hot selection but was generally quite good.

Some of the other staff were not particularly helpful.

A little out of the main action in Wiesbaden but the walk down not too long.

Room Tip: Nice and clean. Good style to the place and we enjoyed the family-run atmosphere. Some of the staf...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

Spent a week in Sept 2011 seeing Weisbaden. Hotel had free parking, and right on bus line also. The basics - we were on third floor, it was very quiet. We slept well, Hotel has elevator

Staff were very friendly, someone on each shift spoke English. My wife speaks German, but mine is nich sehr gut (not very good.) Hotel is 12 minute walk to downtown, and 5 minute walk to Casino. Very good public bus stops close to hotel - best bus deal is a day's pass for 5 Euros. Or each 1 way trip is 2 euros. The downtown is very active, pedesterian friendly. The casino is well known, but actually is small. I would be surprised if it had more than 200 slots. Table games highstakes.

Hotel clean as a pin, mostly European business people using it. Good full breakfast 7 to 9 but pricy - 13 Euros for buffet type breakfast. But had American cereal, to German sliced meat, and hard rolls. No "cheap" restaurants right around there. For sight seers, old style pristine turn of the last century homes to admire right around there. It is in a nice part of the city, no slums, or street people hanging about - no grafatti.

I left a jacket there. They were nice enough to write me in Ameria asking if I would like them to mail it back to me. It was an inexpensive jacket, but I was impressed at the gesture of kindness they took to see if I wanted it.

They did not go out of their way to attract children. I liked that. I don't travel with kids, and do not like them in a neighboring room making noise. No kids about - a strong plus in my book. I raised 3, but I was young then, now I am older, and my nerves are shot.

Room Tip: Ask for a higher floor,no street noises. Don't get room right next to elevator, people getting...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

We needed a room for only one night and this hotel was a very good choice. It's close to the city centre (10 min) and you can walk through the ‘Kurhaus’ park. There's free parking on the street in front of the hotel but they also have 4 free parking spaces in the courtyard.
Room was clean and not too small. It was facing the shady side therefore it was cool although it was a hot day (I don’t remember whether there was an air-condition or not). Staff is nice, only breakfast is a bit expensive. But you can always take a walk to the park or city centre and have it there (all cafes serve breakfast).

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2011

Hotels in Wiesbaden are extremely expensive. As we needed to stay just one night, we decided not to spend too much. The location of the hotel is about 10 minutes walk TO the pedestrian area in Wiesbaden's center, but the walk back is a bit uphill and it took us 20-25 minutes to walk in hot weather. The room was plain, small old TV set, they charge a lot for wifi so I skipped the idea. Parking is limited. Either under a roof for 9 euros per day or if you come early enough you can park for free in the front of the hotel. There is no air condition in the hotel like in many 3 star hotels in Europe, in summer Wiesbaden tends to be very hot and visitors should take this into consideration.

The staff was extremely nice and helpful. We did not have breakfast in the hotel, which is not included in the price of the over night stay.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

We just got back from a trip to Wiesbaden to visit friends and stayed at the Fontana. We had a wonderful time. The staff was very friendly. They gave us a wonderful room with plenty of room to move about and it was very clean. The hotel is situated on a side street near the Kurhouse which keeps you out of the noisy area but was close enough to walk down to all the restaurants in the city center to eat. We were also able to park right out front! The breakfast in the morning was a great way to start the day and had plenty of variety. I would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to that area. Everyone on the staff also spoke english which was a tremendous help for us.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2009

The carpeting was very dirty. My wife dropped something behind a seat cushion. When she pulled her hand out it was black with dirt. When my wife complained about the front desk being vacant most of the time, the manager was surly and rude. They advertised wireless internet, but neither we or the staff could make a connection.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2006

We just happened upon the Hotel Fontana and we're happy we did. We were given a lovely room with lots of windows that overlooked a garden. It was a quiet and comfortable stay.
The staff were extremely helpful and Wiesbaden is a charming city. We will return to the Hotel Fontana.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sonnenberger Strasse 62, 65193 Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany
Location: Germany > Hesse > Wiesbaden
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Wheelchair access
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Ranked #18 of 44 hotels in Wiesbaden
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