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“A nice hotel located near the heart of the city” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Schwarzer Baer
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lutherplatz 2, 07743 Jena, Thuringia, Germany   |  
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Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Jena
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A nice hotel located near the heart of the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

This is definitely a very nice hotel, nice view of trams running in the middle of the roads and beautiful natural scenes. A wide variety of options you will get in the breakfast. It will find all the range in the breakfast from low calories to high fat contents.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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26 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2009

I was very puzzled by the previous bad reviews. I found this place to be an excellent value for the money, and definitely on a par with good hotels in other small German provincial cities (this isn't going to be the Berlin Ritz, folks: you're in Jena!). It was quaint, charming, quiet, and clean, and the heating was still on and working (adjustable) despite its being June- a touch I definitely appreciated! The breakfast was outstanding, and actually better than the one I ate the following week in the Kempinski Four Seasons in Munich. My German colleague concurred and continually houses his conference attendees here. In short, quaint, atmospheric, and I found everyone to be polite and helpful as well.

Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2008

This is definitely not a hotel to be recommended. I fully agree with the earlier review: sterile atmosphere, even signs of dereliction, filthy restrooms, and staff at the reception turned out to be unfriendly and not really helpful. For some bizarre reason the hotel appears to be 4-star-rated, which is ludicrous. There are certainly much better places to stay in Jena.
Note: We didn't try the restaurant, so this review only concerns the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2006

I stayed in this hotel based on its long history and 500 years of tradition, it boosts famous guests such as Goethe, Martin Luther and closer to us Bismarck, Willy Brandt, Dietrich Genscher or Otto Grotewohl ... artists such as David Oistrach or Kurt Furtwängler ...
I was expecting an hotel full of atmosphere and with valuable antiques, I found neither ... the hotel biulding is rather uninteresting. The rooms are certainly not bad but pretty standard and plain ...

The restaurant was quite good though, excellent service with very attentive personnel, a good experience.

The hotel is fairly central although not right in the centre.

Jena is an interesting city and a rather well preserved one.

Stayed September 2005
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Address: Lutherplatz 2, 07743 Jena, Thuringia, Germany
Location: Germany > Thuringia > Jena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Jena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Schwarzer Baer 4*
Number of rooms: 70
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