For our first visit to Meersburg, the Hotel Zum Schiff initially offered a pleasant surprise with it's wonderful location. Likewise, the staff we encountered the evening of our arrival were both pleasant and helpful. The room was large and comfortable, though dated to be sure. Some of the lights worked, some didn't, some worked sometimes and not other times... couldn't figure that out. We had our 11 month old daughter with us, and I was quite annoyed that the heat must be on a timer as it didn't work at all during the night, but came on the next morning. The room got cold, nothing we as adults wouldn't mind, but too cold for our daughter. Seriously, let customers regulate the temperature of their own rooms. The breakfast was nice, though nothing too special. We forgot a personal item on the table and it was returned to us in our room by one of the restaurant staff. Indeed, all of the staff were friendly and helpful, with the exception of the older woman working the front desk when we checked out. Which brings me to another one of my personal annoyances... in today's world, it's odd and disappointing when hotels charge for wifi... and this hotel did, at a rate of 9 euro for 24 hrs. Free access to the internet should be part of the stay, but if you're going to have to pay, at least the hotel should provide decent access. This hotel's internet was incredibly slow and frustrating. Furthermore, while we were told access in the lobby was "free" by the lady who checked us in, when my wife got up early to email some work projects, from the lobby, the "older" grumpy lady claimed that it was only free for the first 30 minutes, after that you had to pay. That's a cheap shot... you pay for access to the internet, but then have to pay again if you're not in your room. I disputed the extra charge but suddenly the lady at the front desk no longer understood or could speak english. So, some positives, but also some negatives...but in the end, the next time we visit Meersburg, we will not be staying at this hotel.
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