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“good room but hard bed”

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Ibis Budget Darmstadt City
Ranked #8 of 33 Hotels in Darmstadt
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“good room but hard bed”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

the room was minimalist (no decoration, no drawers nor shelf) but very functional. The receptionist was very polite. Excellent lighting: loved the room-contour light and the colored-light in the shower !. In general, the room is proportinal to the price, except two things: (1) the materass was good quality but extremely extremely hard. I would suggest the hotel management to have few top-matress available a an extra cost (like 5 EUR) to make it softer for clients with back-pain problems. (2)Furthermore, the room was next to the doors near the elevator, which means noise of slamming doors at any time of the night (despite I asked for a very quit room!). I would suggest the mangement of the hotel to regulate the doors closing-mechanism to be more smooth.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

A pretty standard example of etap / ibis budget chain, but located somewhere that is not too far from centre of town (rather than out on an industrial park which is more common).

Rooms are spartan but functional. A bit bigger than normal I think.

Vending machine collection is worse than usual for this type of hotel, and one of them wasn't working the night I stayed there.

There is limited parking around the back of the hotel, but night I was there it was full and the reception had no sensible ideas about what to do instead: I was on a motorcycle and parked in a gap, but in a car would have been a problem.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Sale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

Stayed one night. Very noisy street but the window was soundproof. The only problem was that the AC didn't work. So it was a bit boil in the bag. Ask for a rear-facing room and check the AC before you unpack. The wifi was free but rubbish. It kept dropping out. The rooms are tiny and spartan but you get what you pay for I guess.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Carquefou, France
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Ideal if you want to save money compared to the sometimes exhorbitant hotel prices during exhibition periods in Frankfurt. 20 minutes by fast train; 40 minutes by slow train from Frankfurt Hbf, then an easy 12 minute walk from Darmstadt Hbf to the hotel.
an excellent Autralian bar/restaurant right next door with great steaks, cheap and good cocktails, plenty of beers & wines. Friendly staff at both hotel and restaurant.
Well above average quality compared to other Etap hotels (I've stayed at plenty).

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

Only booked this one as nothing else was available at the time.

Waited about 15 mins in front of the check-in desk whilst the front desk agent took his time giving the person in front directions to some pub etc. I think the guy at the front desk is in fact the hotel owner, but he's not very pleasant.

The only lift in the hotel was not working (for the past week apparently). Great news to hear when you've just arrived and have quite a bit of luggage with you...and are given a room on the 4th floor.

Room....sufficient at best, I wasn't expecting much though. The bed was at least fairly comfortable.

Shower...it worked, although you need to bring your own shampoo/shower gel as none is provided.

In-room tv...didn't work.

Breakfast...I'd give it 3/10. A few bread rolls, cereal and coffee.

BUT.....Free Wifi! It is a sufficient speed also.

Helpfulness of hotel staff...2/10.

Visit again...no chance.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Ibis Budget Darmstadt City
Address: Kasinostr. 4, 64293 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
Location: Germany > Hesse > Darmstadt
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 33 Hotels in Darmstadt
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Hotel Class:1 star — Ibis Budget Darmstadt City 1*
Number of rooms: 96
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