Arrived at our original booked Hotel early in the morning, but due to flood damage could not book in there! Arrangments had already been made for us, they had re-arranged our accommodation at their sister Hotel 'Kastens' - Taxi arrived quickly at their expense and took us there in no time! (However, the Taxi driver had a real attitude XXL - thus a tip was not forthcoming - Hotel Monopol if that is your regualr Taxi firm and you are reading this - please change Taxi firms!)
We had two rooms at the 'Kasten' both were clean and modern - of note was the decent shower (a German thing) and comfortable beds - for some the rooms and bathroms maybe on the small side; but everything really was satisfactory at least. We enjoyed very good service from all of the staff we had contact with and they all spoke good English; though some extra credit goes to them, as they did show some patience with my German!
Good location with a managble walk to the River, City Centre, Ko Avenue, Altstadt and the Bahnhof etc. A tram stop is nearby and easy to use (get on the tram on the right hand platform to go into town, mount near the driver and you will find the ticket machine located behind the drivers compartment - press the English button (for those who need to!) on the ticket machine and most trips are 'fare A' (local) the group ticket for 5 people makes sense for 4/5 of you!
Kastens is not a 4 Star, it has had a makeover and trys to be a bit 'arty'. A decent, no frills place to stay with good service. We would use this Hotel again.
Hotel is in a quiet area - you do get some lift noise but nothing too bad. We had one room at the r...
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