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“central location but tiny rooms” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Favored Hotel Scala
Ranked #105 of 267 Hotels in Frankfurt
Sofia, Bulgaria
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60 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“central location but tiny rooms”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2012

it is located 5 minutes away from the central area of Frankfurt which is the best thing about this hotel. The rooms were really small

Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Vantaa, Finland
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2011

Hotel is quite small and I understand it has been renovated from what was earlier a normal apartment building. The rooms are quite small, but the interior is nice and for most parts it isn't even worn out. Breakfast wasn't included (14 eur) and in theory it would be quite ok, as there was something warm + vegetables, fruits, yoghurts... etc. What made the breakfast not so good was that clearly the kitchen capacity wasn't up to the seatings count, as all the time they ran out of something -- even the plates which they brought back one-by-one :) But nevertheless, a mediocre breakfast, but maybe some outside cafe breakfast would be my preference...

What was definitely best and ultimate about the hotel was the location. One block from shopping street Zeil and nearest metro station.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Wexford,Ireland
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2011

Have just returned from a three night stay at this hotel for xmas markets and shopping in Frankfurt. Would recommend this hotel. Breakfast was great and really set us up for the day out and about in Frankfurt. We got the train €3.90 from Frankfurt Flughafen to Konstablerwache and the hotel is just a two minute walk. The hotel was comfortable (We had a twin room no 71 on the seventh floor and the room temperature was lovely. The bathroom is small but functional. There are plenty of eating options in the immediate area. We were able to get coffee from reception during the day and we found the staff friendly and welcoming. Loved Frankfurt, the markets and fantastic shopping on the Zeil. We will be back.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2011

I started my travel to German in this hotel and it was a great start! Tha staff was very friendly, very helpful and the room was comfortable enough. The breakfast at the hotel is nice, with a lot of options. The location is also a good one, near the train station and the commercial zone. TIP: In the Zeil area, during weekends, there are a lot of merchants on the street, so it's a nice way to eat and meet people from Frankfurt!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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81 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

A classic BW corporate offering, the Scala has all of the facilities you'd need in a stopover hotel, with no frills and efficient, friendly service. Rooms are on the small side but clean and comfortable, with extremely effective soundproofing (our room fronted the main street and was next to the lift shaft - we heard neither). The room wasn't overheated as so many are at this time of year, and the bathroom was small but adequate. The promised complimentary room service coffee arrived on time and the hotel is conveniently located 200m from the tube station with a direct connection to Frankfurt airport. The main shopping drag was, as promised, just around the corner, offering plenty to eat. I didn't try the hotel buffet breakfast as I thought it overpriced but a corner cafe on the way to the tube station provided delicious pastries and good coffee to go. Given the budget price, in one of Europe's more expensive cities, I thought this was extremely good value, although the size of the room would have been a problem f I had been staying for longer, or if I had a family with me. That said, I didn't ask for a big room, and I'm sure that if I'd requested a move that would have been possible.

Room Tip: Don't bother with the buffet breakfast, get out and buy something from one of the dozens of cafe...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

The staff and the reception was bad unsympathetic don't respect the visitors ...rooms not clean ..no air condition ..small rooms and bathroom ....

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2011

This is what I would call a standard Best Western.

I arrived in a bad mood - the hotel provided walking directions from from the nearest station - the directions provided are not adequate - I strongly suggest that someone from the hotel looks at the BW website and walks what is written! The problem started with their being more than one exit from the station ....

The welcome was an average one. My frustration as always is that I spend a lot of time filling in the electronic form with my details - DOB, address, inside leg measurement etc, indeed I have a Platinum card with BW, to find that when I check in my name is spelled badly, my nationality is correct and the rest of the details that are held in the BW system have to be written again by hand. Come on BW - get with the 21st Century. I know some people put their business address on their profile but you could introduce a little tick box to state the address given is home or business ... nothing worse than having some miserable german woman command more information, after a bad journey from the station. At least the rate infomation was correct.

The hotel is clean. My room was of a good size, looking onto the street, windows open which is a real bonus for me. Good air conditioning. Minibar, safe, plenty of storage in hotel. VERY comfortable bed. Internet connection worked first time, fast!

Bathroom - like others that reviewed this place - tiny! A half-bath with a shower over. BW should consider ripping out the baths and just leaving a "wet area" much more modern, uses less water, i would imagine easier to clean too! The shower had no curtain- rather some old perspex plastic shield. The bathroom is so out of synch with what is actually a VERY comfortable, functional room.

The cost - very acceptable. I paid 129 euros for 2 nights, with no silly pre-payment etc.
this hotel is a good find, clean, comfortable and certainly will be back - but a few improvements could be made.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Favored Hotel Scala
Address: Schaefergasse 31, 60313 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Formerly BEST WESTERN Hotel Scala)
Location: Germany > Hesse > Frankfurt > Innenstadt
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #105 of 267 Hotels in Frankfurt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Favored Hotel Scala 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Hotel Scala is located conviently in the city centre of Frankfurt. You will find shops and department stores within a few minutes by walking. Our Hotel provides 40 guest rooms, standard and comfort class. The comfort rooms offer an aircondition and a safety box. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom, hairdryer and cosmetic mirror. The rooms also have free wifi, minibar, telephone and Satellite- TV with more than 100 international TV channels. In the mornings you can enjoy our hot/cold buffet breakfast. Reception is available 24 hours. We look forward to welcome you at the Scala Frankfurt. ... more   less 
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