Very nice hotel. easily accessible from the town center. I had selected this place after looking at the history and was fascinated by it. I was not disappointed.
The hotel rooms were nice and comfortable. Size of rooms was also decent. The place has a charm and oozes a lot of character.
From the lobby it might not look like a jail but as soon as you enter the corridors to the rooms. you get feel of it being a Jail.
Breakfast buffet was also good with enough of Hot and Cold options.
One point to note for the travelers is that the free Wifi does not work in the rooms because of the walls. If you want to use it you have to come to the common areas or take a cable from the reception for wired connection (which they provide free of charge)
Location of the hotel is okay. It's not close enough to walk and not far enough to take a taxi to city center. But there is a tram that stops right in front of the hotel so connectivity is not an issue.
One point which I did not like was that the timing for the restaurant was supposed to be till 11:00 and knowing this I had decided to eat at the hotel on the day of my check-in. But it was closed at 10:45 when i went there and had to survive on the minibar.
Other than that it was a good stay. I would recommend the hotel to travelers looking for a different kind of stay.
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