The reviews I read here on TripAdvisor were correct: the Goldener Falke is an excellent value. You get a lot for your money, especially when prices go down in winter. My room was modest but adequate, tidy, and cleaned & mopped daily. The staff are exceptionally friendly, in a genuine way (not the "I'm paid to be nice" way). Cleaning staff always greeted me, the staff in the restaurant always chatted pleasantly with me in the morning, and check-in and check-out were a breeze.
I stayed here in the winter and found the room bright and cheery during the day due to all the windows. It was a little too dark in the evenings because of poor lighting, but I didn't really care all that much. When closed, the curtains covered the radiators, so I just made sure to heat the room before closing the curtains.
Breakfast is splendid: fruit, three sorts of Muesli, cheeses and cold cuts, yoghurt, rolls and jam, pretzels, three sorts of sliced bread, boiled eggs, OJ, tea, a whole pot of hot coffee on each table.
The restaurant itself is underrated: I ate dinner here only once, towards the end of my stay, because I didn't recall its showing up on the restaurant reviews. It was one of the best meals I had all week, far better than some of the more tourist-laden restaurants towards the Bismarckplatz end of Hauptstraße.
You can't beat the location, on Marktplatz near the Rathaus and Heiliggeistkirche, 100m from the Alte Brücke and right on the Hauptstraße. Everything I wanted to see was within walking distance: the university, the castle, the Alte Brücke and Philosophenweg, the whole length of Hauptstraße. Also good access to public transportation: bus stop is 3 min walk away; S-Bahn station 5-10 min walk.
I've stayed in nicer places, but not for these prices. The hotel provides a lot for the money.
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