It's a small hotel with some 15 rooms, with a small grocery nearby (250 m), and cafés & stores going north-west on the Marketstraße towards the Stadtkirche (church, 600 m). Arrived in the morning, before rooms were made ready. Had to leave my precious MacBook Pro and the rest of my luggage with the desk clerk who sensed my hesitation, and said she would "defend them with her life." Her attitude made me feel safe, and I later discovered this to be a characteristic of all the personnel. If you intend to come back in late on your first night, make all arrangements as you ckeck-in: it's a small hotel, so they leave you with the key to the front door, and there won't necessarily be a clerk at the front desk after 8 PM.
Was surprised with the "Home sweet home" writing on the walls of the staircase, and famous quotes inside the room, along with the shiny golden pouf. But it's an A-OK hotel, and chances are you'll meet well dressed business people, suit & tie, coming regularly. The carpet on the floor was a bit oldy, but the bed was comfortable, and the room very quiet. Was seduced by the impeccable white bathroom with plenty of blue towels, and shiny chrome. (If you are on the 3rd floor, you will enjoy not having anyone walking over your head, but will have to wait a bit for hot water to come up.)
The intelligent floor layout has the elevator and the staircase non adjacent to the bedrooms (only adjacent to one of the bathrooms). If you take one of the rooms at the "far" end of the corridor, you may not enjoy the best view, but will be separated from your only neighbour by a thick support wall: a very quiet room. This, with the corner room next to it are not the largest, but the most quiet.
The dining room (charming, somewhat Bavarian style) is only opened for a hardy breakfast: numerous types of bread, cereals, jams, juices, fresh or dried fruits, and yogurt; eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, salmon. Coffee is very good. Again, service is excellent, and the waitress will do her utmost to fetch enough English from her school years to communicate. Clients will chip-in, and help her out if she stumbles. All in all, a very pleasant experience.
Stayed there four nights, and can vouch for the consistency of the service. Always found everything to be spotless, everyone to be serviceable, and would go again, alone or with my wife (did not see children), even though it is not your "hotel with a view." A bit far from the central Stuttgart if you mean to visit only the city. Conveniently located if you want to go to the zoo or the Natural History Museum. If you plan to visit Ludwigsburg by bike, your closer than starting from Stuttgart. It's only some 4 km to walk to central Stuttgart anyway. And a very pleasant walk it is, mostly through the New Castle gardens, where the duke -- or was it the king -- probably used to hunt. If you don't care for a walk, take the S-ban, the U-ban or the bus to Stuttgart (one station away on the S-ban, for 1,20 Euro "Short distance" ticket -- 2,70 Euros regular): 5 min walk to the station, a train every 5 min. Transit time will be shorter than figuring out what ticket to buy and how.
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