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“A pleasant surprise - ignore the location!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Kieler Foerde
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Prieser Strand 4, 24159 Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany   |  
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Ranked #15 of 38 Hotels in Kiel
Liss, United Kingdom
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
“A pleasant surprise - ignore the location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This hotel is about 15-20mins drive from the centre of Kiel. It's ideal if you're driving and want to avoid going into the city itself. A bus-stop for Kiel is a couple of minutes walk up the road. Yes, the hotel is opposite a boatyard but you do get a view across the estuary. Just don't expect a beach nearby! The local shops are about a 10min walk away and has a selection fo shops for browsing and several supermarkets if you are looking to stock up. You might have to look further afield if you're expecting some form of night-life or the pub / club scene!

To the hotel itself - it's well maintained and the rooms nicely decorated. Bed a little firm but that was okay by me. No safes / aircon. Just one English TV channel. Note - the floors are connected by very steep stairs - if you think you may have problems lifting a suitcase up them, I recommend that you ask for something lower or a helping hand - no lifts! I had a room with a view acroos the estuary - the rear rooms give you a view of the car park (being expanded as I left).

Staff universally friendly and helpful. English spoken / English menus available. The big secret of this hotel is that it's restaurant if Michelin-rated. I ate there every evening during and I must say that the food was some of the best I have tasted in Germany. Good portions and excellent desserts as well! There were a couple of functions taking place whislt I was there so clearly this place has a good local reputation. Breakfast was perfectly adequate and enough to set you up for the day.

In conclusion, if you are looking for somewhere to break your journery, or as a base to explore Kiel / Laboe, this hotel comes highly recommended. Many thanks to the staff for an enjoyable stay!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

Friendly family run hotel. Very clean rooms that are just big enough. The rooms on the front side have a nice view over the sea and the small ship wharf in front of the hotel. The complimentary breakfast buffet is excellent, with a large choice of cold and warm items. Overall the hotel offers good value.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2009

This hotel is now called Hotel Kieler Förde. The Tourist Information Center in the Kiel Hbf recommended it when I was asking for a reasonably priced hotel near a beach. I thought the price was fair, but the beach access was somewhat disappointing.

The view of the förde from the hotel and restaurant is marred by the shipyards across the street (between the hotel and the water). The little town of Friedrichsort is cute, and about a 15 minute walk from the hotel. Access to the beach was an even longer walk, about 30 minutes. Once I was there, though, the beach was great.

The staff was very nice and helpful, the room was nice and very clean, good/free WLAN access, and the food was YUMMY!

If you have your own car and are looking for a place to stay on the förde without paying a lot, I would recommend this place. FYI - there was lots of parking at the hotel. If you are relying on public transportation and your feet, look elsewhere. I traveled there by ferry from Kiel, fun ferry ride but a 20 minute walk without many directional signs to the hotel. The Kiel bus is very convenient to the hotel, though.

I hope the current owners can eventually upgrade to a hotel in a better location because they are doing a nice job with this hotel. Too bad they can't get rid of the shipyards across the street!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Kieler Foerde

Address: Prieser Strand 4, 24159 Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Location: Germany > Schleswig-Holstein > Kiel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 38 Hotels in Kiel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Kieler Foerde 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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