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Lindner Hotel & Sports Academy
Ranked #113 of 270 Hotels in Frankfurt
Reviewed January 26, 2013

I'm suprised by the good evaluations read about this hotel which suffers from several 'disabilities' according to my opinion.
It's true that it's brand new and located in a forest just next to DFB and the Commerzbank Arena with great connections to the airport (one stop) and to the city center (4 stops by S-Bahn). The breakfast is also very good but these are all the advantages of the place.
The hotel staff is rude and weird. Check-in and check-out is very slow.
Internet is extra, 4,50 EUR per hour or 10 EUR per 24 hours, In Hungary you can subscribe internet for one months for 10 EUR, so I don't think these prices are reasonable. Wi-fi in the 21st century is a must. 2 computers are available for free in the lobby, but who has time to wait in the queue?
The beds are new, but they are sinking. People with back problems: keep away!
I also didn't manage to find out how to regulate the heating and where it is (also reported this to the reception).
Bathrooms are integrated in the rooms (no doors inbetween) and rooms are quite cold in winter.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is a very good hotel. Everything is new and well laid out. Reception staff are friendly. The restaurant has a good selection for the evening and a good breakfast in the morning.

My only, slight, complaint is the size of the beds. The rooms are large and the beds could have been bigger.

I cannot comment on the surroundings as I only used the hotel as a place to sleep after working in a local office. I would say that apart from a little noise from the ajoining room all was quiet.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank Chimemark
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Antje P
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

Going in, wasn't sure what a "sports academy" would provide. Room was spacious and comfortable.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank CountDrakeula
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

Nice, new hotel, in the forest. Rooms are nice, personnel in friendly and the restaurant has several choices of good quality.
Systems are poor. Checking out , even if there are no other customers, is along porcess, so plan for it ahead of time !

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank ceciliaParma_Italy
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

Stayed here during a recent business trip to Frankfurt with colleagues.

Overall, I was very happy with the hotel, although as pointed out by other reviewers, it does have some disadvantages over other hotel options in the city.

Positives:
* New building - clean and welcoming

* Clean and modern rooms

* Very friendly and helpful staff

* Reasonably quiet, given the fairly close proximity of Frankfurt airport

* Easy access from airport on nearby S-bahn lines (S8 or S9)

* Good breakfast selection and enjoyable (if limited) restaurant menu in the evening

* Shuttle bus to the airport from the hotel (great service and friendly driver)

Negatives:
* Hotel is located in an isolated wood - when I stepped off the S-bahn at the Stadion stop, I didn't see any signs for the hotel and had to test my basic German on a very helpful passing local. In his own words - "ah yes, the Lindner hotel - go through the woods for 3/4 of a mile and turn left! After that head for the stadium." Luckily for me, I arrived early afternoon so it was still light and although a little bemused, I had no qualms about wandering through the wood. Eventually reached the hotel just over 10 minutes later. If you're arriving after dark, I would recommend sticking to the road by the side of the railway line (where there are street lights) rather than the wood and walking up towards the Stadium by a more indirect route.

* WiFi - charged at 9.95 Euro per day. Most of the other hotels that I've stayed in lately have offered this for free.

* No nearby shops, restaurants or amenities (unless there's a football match on when you can get a hot-dog!). If you don't have a car, you can use the S-bahn, but once again if you return late at night there's the woods to contend with (Mad Axeman anyone?)

* Parking - one of my colleagues hired a car and grumbled about paying 12 Euro per day for the multi-storey parking at the hotel. 2 of her customers parked on the roadside outside for free.

* Restaurant menu choice is a little limited (although the food is very good)

All in all, a good choice, just remember that there are no nearby amenities unless you're willing to drive or travel back into Frankfurt.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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3  Thank BundukiBob
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

The hotel is situated in what was once a forest, halfway between the city center and the airport, in the immediate vicinity of the stadium. It is a new building and the architect did his best to use the limited space he was allocated for the rooms : open bathroom but with a separated toilet. The wardrobe is attached to the wall which leaves under it enough space to put the luggage. There is a small fridge and a rather big safe. For two persons, the space offered in the wardrobe is rather small.
The positive points are the friendly and helpful staff, the rooms are very clean and no negative remark can be made about the room service.
On the other hand, the hotel is located in an area where there are no shops, restaurants or theatres in the vicinity. For the public transport a "S-Bahn" (city train) you need to walk about 15' through the woods and only part of the track is illuminated.
Although the hotel is situated in a green vicinity, you always hear noises : from the landing planes, from the trains, from the motorway... As the hotel is newly built, the inner walls are made of some cardboard which has the effect that you not only hear your neighbors but you can literally feel the vibrations each time someone closes a door.
The room is very small, too small for two persons. There is only one chair in the room (there is not enough space to put in a second one). I could not figure out how to diminish the heating and leaving the window open did not alleviate much the feeling that there was not enough oxygen in the room.
The only wellness the hotel has to offer is a walk in the woods : no swimming pool, no sauna.
The price charged for the wifi is rather high, free wifi should be standard.
The sofas in the bar are "design" meaning that it is impossible to sit comfortably.
I have stayed in other Lindner hotels and was always charmed by the value for money which was offered. The Lindner Hotel & Sports Academy is clearly an exception to that general positive assessment of Lindner Hotels. I would certainly not recommend the Lindner Hotel & Sports Academy for a longer stay.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Address: Otto-Fleck-Schneise 8, 60528 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
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Location: Germany > Hesse > Frankfurt > Sachsenhausen-Süd
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #113 of 270 Hotels in Frankfurt
Price Range: $92 - $318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lindner Hotel & Sports Academy 3.5*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sports, luxury, top events! Even if the Lindner Hotel & Sports Academy more than lives up to its name, you are not obligated to partake in any sports courses. On the contrary. Relax in the original, cheerful design and enjoy nature in the Frankfurt city forest. The short distances to the GYMAKADEMIE and the Commerzbank Arena make every concert, football match, party event etc. an easy stroll there and back. An unsusual three-star hotel with creative details that scores with any guest – leisure or business, as well as conference or event organizers. ... more   less 
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