I stayed at the Best Western Scala on August 4th 2013 for 4 nights.
From the airport I took the train to town center. There I visited the Tourism Department and was given a map. I was advised to take public transportation or a taxi to the Hotel but I walked.
I enjoyed the walk, perhaps 20 minutes. All flat, and free (and good chance to take in the city).
There was road works going on around the hotel but I was able to find it with no problem using my map from the Tourism Department at the central train station.
I loved the location of the hotel; I was able to walk to all the sights and museums around the whole city! (Do remember I enjoy walking).
I do have one note to warn travelers in the summer months. My room did not have air conditioning. It was 92 degrees and my room was very very very hot. I believe it is usually cool or cold in Frankfurt but this heat without air conditioning was terrible.
I made some friends around the neighborhood which was great (I traveled) alone. There was an older gentleman who worked the night shifts. He seemed a little grumpy and his only words to me were that my friends outside were too loud.
I would normally let this go, but the noise from the construction outside at 6am was so awful I just couldn't let the man get away with speaking down to me. I advised the man, that a few folks talking outside at 6pm in the evening is nothing compared to the extremely loud construction that started at 6am every morning.
I spoke to the the morning reception and she said she called the construction company to complain but no luck. The noise was absolutely dreadful. 6am is too early to allow such construction, I am very surprised the city would permit it.
I would make a suggestion to management. When these heat is so dreadful and the noise so offensive, I would shy away from being rude to/speaking down to paying guests trying to take a positive spin on such distractions. And again, it was only the male night watchman who took such an unpleasant disposition. All other staff members I found to be very agreeable.
Maria was very kind and always happy to help me. I felt she went out of her way to make sure I was ok. She helped me with maps, directions, and the like. I really appreciated her help! The morning shift was also very pleasant, I appreciated the kind lady taking my bags and giving me wifi access as I was too early to get into my room.
- 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:
- Best Western Scala
- Best Western Frankfurt
- Frankfurt Best Western