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“Amazing breakfast, modern decor, central location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Zi Hotel & Lounge

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Zi Hotel & Lounge
Ranked #26 of 61 Hotels in Karlsruhe
Auckland, New Zealand
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“Amazing breakfast, modern decor, central location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

We stayed here for three nights in late May. The hotel is very conveniently located, there's a tram station directly outside the front door which takes you to pretty much anywhere, or you can easily walk to the main shopping area and even the palace. The decor is modern, rooms are spacious and everything was very clean. The wifi was very fast which was great. I really liked that there was a kettle with free tea and coffee in the room, but my favourite thing about the hotel is probably the breakfast buffet - served in a room on the fourth floor, there's an amazing array of meats, cheeses, pickles, hot dishes (including scrambled & boiled eggs, baked beans and bacon), breads, cereals, juices, tea and coffee. It was also included in the rate so even more of a bonus. The service ends at 10am so if you fill up just before you probably won't even need lunch. However, there were a few things which could be improved - the main thing was there was no air conditioning, there was a fan which we pretty much kept on full the entire night, but I wouldn't want to stay here in the middle of summer... winter would be fine though. Also, there's no fridge in the room, and the shower is kind of left half open so water splashes out onto the bathroom floor easily. Otherwise, very happy with our stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

The room was clean, as well as the bathroom. The breakfast was lovely and a lot of choice , staff were very friendly. The hotel itself is really well located. It is highly recommended place to stay, the free wifi is very good.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

Good hotel for not so much money.
Breakfast is really good and very tasy. Location of hotel is not bad, it's located almost in center area and restaurants, parks and other interesting places are not so far away.
Staff is friendly.
In rooms not enough lightning, and it is difficult to find hotel first time. Actually we booked it as "Karlstor hotel".
But generally hotel is good, and I can recomend it to travelers.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

We came in Karlsruhe to visit a friend and we looked for a room for one night. The room was clean, as well as the bathroom. The breakfast above the average and the personel kind and helpful. The hotel itself is really well located. It is highly recommended place to stay.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

The Hotel is situated a little outside the city center. The staff is very very helpfull and friendly, we got three WiFi codes so that even the kids could access with their phones easily.
The Parking was very convenient.
Yes it's not a standard hotel with a big reception and so on, but for the price you pay I guess this is absolutely ok.
B'fast was absolutely perfect....even salmon and sparkling wine was included. Better than in many 4 star hotels we have visited.
All in all, best value for money

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

This hotel is trying to be a "trendy" place but seems to forgotten customer care. I booked this hotel because it had lifts & Wi-Fi, but the two nights I stayed there, I never managed to log on despite three visits to reception (which is next door in the bar by the way). On my second attempt to resolve this problem, one of the "older" members of staff (about) 30 who I took to be the manager by his instructing of staff, told me when I said I would take down my laptop in case I was not following the instructions correctly, told me he was to busy "working" to assist me. Excuse me for being old fashioned but isn't his job customer care related!!!. This was one of the more expensive stays on a trip of 5 countries in Europe & was the least enjoyable despite a very well appointed room.

Room Tip: Upgraded rooms on the first floor, breakfast served on 4th floor & along a long corrider.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

The hotel is actually part of an apartment block turned into offices, so goes across a number of floors with other businesses between them, which is a little off-putting for those not expecting it. You also have to go out onto the street from the reception and bar area before going up to your room. A tip: if you're on the first floor (one above the ground floor), take the stairs, as the lifts (elevators) are slow and tiny.

My room was OK, and clean: it looked out onto a garden, which was at window level (particularly offputting as my room wasn't on the ground floor!). There was no air-conditioning, but the room was not unpleasantly hot, despite the temperature outside being in the 30s Celsius.

There's no restaurant, but breakfast is available: a few hot options, and the usual local fare of cold meats. Bread, juice, cereal were all fine.

Staff were friendly, but we had a problem with getting our bills printed: the single printer in the office had broken down. Despite a promise to send them out via email, I had not received mine over 8 days later.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Zi Hotel & Lounge
Address: Karlstr. 46, 76133, Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Location: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Karlsruhe > Südweststadt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #26 of 61 Hotels in Karlsruhe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Zi Hotel & Lounge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
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