The building itself is impressive, originally build in year 1908. The present owner, the Elite Hotels, renovated the interior some few years ago - which now is updated to a modern standard. As a visitor, you may be a bit impressed of the grand reception area, the great staircase welcoming you inside the hotel, the restaurant…yes - of the great architecture. Even (most of?) the rooms are renovated to a modern standard.
I know, because I even stayed a number of times at the hotel…especially at the time (some years ago) when it was a Best Western hotel.
I was not impressed by the welcoming when checking in. The female receptionist seemed to be a bit nonchalant and absent-minded, in spite of the fact that I was the only guest present. I didn’t have the feeling that I got a warm welcoming.
And I really think that you, as a guest checking in to a hotel, automatically should be asked if you would like to have A) a log-in to the internet, and B) a newspaper!
My room wasn’t especially big, however, the view - toward the “Klara” river passing right outside the hotel - quite nice. The hard-wooded-floor was fine, the desk (where to work) sufficient, the bed was a double bed, the TV-set large, and the bath-room quite nice.
You could notice that the room had been renovated…maybe in a hurry (?), as the craftsmen’s work wasn’t too impressive everywhere.
During the evening I visited the pub “Bishops Arms” at the ground level of the hotel. They have a large selection of beer and whiskey, as well as some food. I had a terrific, very large and well tasting Caesar salad. The interior of the pub, i.e. the whole surrounding and setting of the premises, are very nice!
The large restaurant where the breakfast is served is a quite impressive room. However, I wasn’t really impressed by the range, and the quality, of the food served. Additionally, the hotel didn’t seem to have turned on the heating system. A combination of those two facts made me leave the restaurant without reading my morning newspaper to the last page.
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