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“Good value. Great location. Great breakfast.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Alt Bamberg
Habergasse 11, 96047 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany   |  
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Ranked #21 of 40 Hotels in Bamberg
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Good value. Great location. Great breakfast.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

The hotel utterly lacks charm. Hallways are dingy, and rooms are TINY.
BUT, our room was clean, very comfortable, great reading lights.
The rooms all have a small foyer with big closet and door to the bath, all of which improves the privacy.

Breakfasts were excellent, the rather standard German buffet, but great quality breads, cheeses, eggs, yogurt and nice coffee too.

I cannot say that the hotel was the memorable part of the great stay in Bamberg but it 100% met all our needs and started us off each day well fed and well caffeinated.
the location cannot be beat and it is great value
The location is great, the mentioned bar in another review wasn't open while we were there and one of the two rooms was on an inner courtyard so noise was never a problem.

Stayed September 2012
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I stayed in this hotel with friends during a two days business trip. My friends made the hotel reservation.

The hotel has a very good city center location, from outside it looks pleasant. Staff at the reception is very friendly and helpful.

The rooms like the rest of the hotel have not seen any makeover in decades. The bathrooms were extremely bad, the ceiling very low; the room itself was somehow furnished with furniture you would normallyexpect in a German lower middle class family apartment.

Breakfast was soso... selection of food very limited and of average quality. The same applies to the coffee which was an average filter coffee.

To sum up: Had I known upfront where I would be staying that night, I certainly would have opted for a different hotel. I would presume for the EUR 100 and something rate my friends had to pay for the room one could have obtained a better hotel in this beautiful city.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Bamberg is a jewel of a city, and if you want to experience its charm close up, then this hotel has the best possible location. OK, it's not that handy for car parks and the rail station, and there can be some street noise, but if the latter annoys you, take some earplugs--it's worth it to be able to step out of the front door straight into the magic of the Old Town. Our room was small, but practical and clean and the bed was very comfortable. The hotel itself is very quiet. All the staff were friendly, welcoming and very helpful. The breakfasts were terrific, We stayed four nights and would certainly stay again.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

This hotel would be alright if it weren't for the loud C1 bar right across the little road. People were up screaming, yelling, and throwing bottles til 3am even on weeknights. The cigarette smoke right outside the hotel was a killer as it seeped through the windows. If you are a light sleeper, do NOT stay here. The girls that work in the hotel, however, are wonderful.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2011

I stayed here for two nights at New Year's. The rooms were a little old and small, but it was comfortable and warm. I originally booked a single room with shared bathroom, but ended up in a room with my own bathroom. The guy at the front desk was very helpful and even carried my heavy suitcase up the stairs and into my room. The location was perfect and I am glad I stayed here. It was literally around the corner from the main centre. Breakfast was great and included in the price: breads, cereals, fruit salad, fruit, cheeses, meats, eggs, tomatoes, pickled things, yoghurt, fish, teas, coffee, fruit juices - almost everything anyone could possibly want. I would definitely stay here again if ever I am fortunate enough to be in Bamberg again.
The morning I left, I decided to walk to the train station - I had a large suitcase, and there was quite a bit of snow about, but it was a good, easy walk, took about 20 minutes and that was with me stopping to take various photos. Check out was quick and easy. If there is a negative all I can say is that the door to my room was not easy to shut - had to really bang it hard (making such a noise).

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Habergasse 11, 96047 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Franconia > Upper Franconia > Bamberg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #21 of 40 Hotels in Bamberg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
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