I stayed at the Althoff Hotel am Schlossgarten for three nights bridging the gap between moving out of my Stuttgart apartment and moving to another country. I had a single room, for 120 EUR per night (breakfast not included). I chose this hotel for its great location in the city center, and because they allow pets for a nominal extra fee (9 EUR surcharge, whereas most Stuttgart hotels charge 15-25 EUR per night for pets), and their website boasts a fitness center. Upon check-in I learned they do not in fact have a fitness center, but will provide day passes to a neighboring gym. Which is okay, but struck me as slightly misleading.
The service at the hotel was consistently impeccable. Starting with several email exchanges I had inquiring about available rooms and rates, check-in reception, maid service, bar/restaurant waitstaff, etc, etc, I never had an unpleasant encounter (rare in Germany, where customer service is not generally a strong point).
My room was comfortable, albeit compact. The facilities are elegantly antiquated, the bed extra plush, water pressure is strong in the shower, a complimentary bottle of mineral water is provided daily and satellite TV offers English language news stations. My only complaint about the room itself was that mine was a hotbox, despite my heater turned off (I stayed here in November), there was definitely heat pumping into the room and a lot of it. I had to leave the window open to maintain a tolerable temperature.
The hotels Vinothek has a disappointing selection of wines - several German varieties, but I am not a German wine drinker; only a half dozen or so international wines and all at extremely bloated prices (Barbera d'Asti is 9,10 EUR per glass, for example). The bar off the hotel lobby has similar offerings for equally discouraging prices.
Overall, I found this hotel a comfortable and convenient base from which to enjoy Stuttgart's city center, but I would not rate it exceptional in any way. The prices of many of their services rival that of much higher-end competitors. I would recommend this hotel if you can secure an economical rate (as I feel my own 120 EUR per night for a single room in the city center was), but if you are willing and able to pay for 5-star accommodation, you will probably receive more spacious accommodations and more plentiful amenities elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This international 5-star hotel is situated in the park landscape of the castle gardens of Stuttgart closest proximity to the Konigstrasse shopping area as well as many cultural institutions such as the city theatre, the famous ballet and opera house, the city gallery, and the new as well as the old castle and belongs to The Leading Hotels of the World(R). The luxurious hotel is only a few minutes away on foot from the central train station Stuttgart. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Booking.com, Orbitz, Agoda, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, Cancelon, HotelQuickly and getaroom.com so you can book your Althoff Hotel Am Schlossgarten reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Am Schlossgarten Hotel
- Am Schlossgarten Stuttgart