We arrived at noon, not expecting to get access to our room, but hoping to stow our luggage while we made a side trip to Rothenburg. No-one at reception, but the bell eventually raised an unsmiling employee who, informed us, before we could even greet her, that access was only possible after 2 pm.
Fortunately when we checked in after 6 pm a different employee gave us a much warmer reception. During our two night stay these were the only staff members we saw. Even at breakfast, coffee, in flasks, was already on tables, so no staff required. No doubt this is all very efficient, but it results in an almost ghostly atmosphere.
We opted for one of the larger rooms, not realising that these overlooked the street. With hindsight we would gladly trade the traffic noise for a smaller room overlooking the gardens.
On the plus side, this hotel is sparkling clean and has very attractive decor. Breakfast was pleasant with good china, starched linen and napkins.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Platengarten Hotel is a favorite hotel full of charm, with a lovelyatmosphere and centrally located, right close to Ansbach Castle.The rooms are lovingly arranged, stylishly furnished, includingoccasional pieces of antique furniture. The hotel has been in privateownership for 4 generations. Inside its walls we invite you to take avisual journey through the centuries. There is much to discover andadmire in the Great Hall as well as in the many adjoining rooms, alldone up tastefully and kept in tip-top shape. There is even a smallpalace ! From some of the comfortable, sunny rooms, ( with WLAN, TV,and Telephone), there is a perfect view over to the Residenz, or to theCastle; or the view may be into the Courtyard, with the Orangery, or tothe 150 year old linden tree in the hotel garden.For our guests we prepare, every morning, an extensive breakfastbuffet, please do not hesitate to partake.Only 100 meters to the Old City Center, 4 minutes to the train station,the ideal home base for sightseeing trips in Ansbach, the highlights ofthe Residenzstadt, or through the historically rich surrounding region,with its many castles, and beautiful landscape, along the famousBurgenstrasse. We also offer guided group tours for selected sights andthemes. ... more less
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