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“Little Small Surprise Package that will bring on a :)” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Favored Hotel Scala
Ranked #105 of 267 Hotels in Frankfurt
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
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“Little Small Surprise Package that will bring on a :)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

I would normally take it for granted when my hotel stay is good. Especially for most time, the hotel is just booked for me to crash in after a long day out sightseeing and stuff so not much to comment most of the time.

So this is a very special review that I actually bother to write on my Hotel stay experience. Actually, the greatest fear that I am having now is that I may be letting a best-kept secret out that might just jeopardized my future great experience with this hotel should it's popularity surges further.

Nice comfy Bed - checked
Clean and New Facility - checked
Friendly Reception and Speedy Check-in - checked
Excellent Location to Shopping/Grocery/Convenient Store - checked
Proximity to Train Station - checked (4 S-Bahn Stops away, S-Bahn Station - nice 5mins walk)
Free wifi in Room - checked

Breakfast may be a little on the high side but good alternative on Sunday or Public Holidays when most of the shops around are closed. Unless you consider MacDonald's as your reasonable morning pick-me-up! (Mac's coffee is getting pretty bad in Frankfurt!)

However, I do have a little gripe about their small shower enclosure that is a little tight even for a small asian built like mine. Not forgetting to mention the inconspicuously fixed metallic door-stopper that was badly positioned right in front of the wardrobe, which I had inadvertently snubbed my big toe on it a few times!

Otherwise, a splendid stay overall for couple or single only!

Price wise, do check their website for the best deal especially for the weekends that is without any trade fairs or conferences.

Yes, this shall be my crashing pad in my next trip to Frankfurt, again!

Thanks Scala for the 1st Best Western Experience!

Room Tip: Do ensure your windows are closed properly as the hotel housekeeper has the habit of leaving it ajar...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Vilnius
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56 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

Good place to stay during messe, comfort floors are well decorated, clean, good breakfast, central to everything, will choose again when going to messe, the tube is just few steps away, kebap is just across the street, they serve fab food there, very good when hungry after some fun 4am in the morning. Well done good place.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ervis555
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Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

We went to the Frankfurt Christmas market and stayed at this hotel for the first time. The room was ok for the weekend. It was clean and warm. I did not like that the room had two beds, one big enough for one person but too small for two people and another single small bed. However, it was clean and quiet (third floor at the back) so we could sleep well. The room had a minibar but did not have a tea/coffee maker. The bathroom was very small but acceptable. A big plus was the free wifi. We did not have breakfast as there is enough places to have breakfast outside. The location was perfect. It is very easy to get there from the airport. We took a taxi (€30) but the train is also very handy and much cheaper (getting the S8 or S9 and exit at Konstablerwache, then 50 mts walk). The hotel is located just beside the shopping area and 20 minutes walk from the Sachsenhausen (pubs area), 10 minutes walk to the Fressgasse. The hotel has no bar or restaurant but there were plenty of places around to eat or drink. Staff (day and night) were very nice.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LaLetita
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

Rooms are too small for the price. Bathroom size is less then my circumference and i was hitting constantly something. Otherwise it is located in the older part of the city close to the pedestrian zone, for shoppers short walk to deposit the goodies...
Would go back but search for a better deal through booking platforms...

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Susan H
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Brisbane, Australia
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143 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed here for 4 days and was unimpressed with the given room. The flooring outside the room was dirty and stained.We were given Room 55 on Level 5 and the wifi was faulty and we could not get wifi but the hotel staff refused to accept there was a problem and did not make any attempts to rectify it whilst we were staying. As we were there for business, this sort of service is really unacceptable especially when they refused to let us change room, claiming it has full occupancy but I could still see rooms available online. The pillows were extremely soft and lumpy too. Except for Susie and the chap that was handling our check in, the rest of them were merely doing their job, not providing a service.

Otherwise, hotel location is good and breakfast is good but no variety. Room was clean and basic and having a mini bar in there is a plus. They are many restaurants and shops nearby.

Room Tip: Avoid Room 55 if you need wifi
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank shedee
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Vilnius
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56 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

I stayed here for a weekend with my mate from Riga. It was a weekend break for some shopping and partying. I choose Scala because of the location, its my 10th stay in this place, I tend to stay here also when Im visiting Messe's. The Hotel is in the middle of the centre, 2 min walk to Peek and Clopenburg, Karstadt, 5 min walk to The Zeil shopping, 20sec. to Zeil Kabap :) Rooms are perfect, new decor. Transfer from Airport to Hotel by taxi 30euro.
Anytime I visit Frankfurt I always check the rates for this Hotel first. simply because of the location and simply because its fun to stay and you have everything you want around u - cafes, bars, restaurants, coffee shops, kiosk where you can get cheap water, beer, and whiskey its just across the street.
Choose this place you will not be dissapointed.

Room Tip: 65 I think.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ervis555
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Lee, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

It had been 40 years since we were last in Frankfurt and the location of the Scala was right in the area where we wanted to be. We never took public transportation as everything is located within an easy walking distance. All the staff was very helpful and the the entire hotel was modern and clean. One complaint was that the hotel served breakfast only and it was very expensive. Also there was no ice available and even though each room has a mini bar, drinks just weren't cold enough to suit the American taste.

Room Tip: The bathrooms aren't very big. It appears one has to pay extra for a room with air conditioning.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank greylockgal
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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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Also Known As:
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Best Western Frankfurt
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