The old Historical hotel in the center of Wiesbaden carries the memory of all the past luxury of the place. Yet a full renovation is needed to match the latest standards of comfort (sound insulation, air conditioning, room design, USB plugs, modern desks etc).
A full renovation started last year and is expected to be completed this summer.
Will that include a faster elevator engine (going from Lobby Level to 4th floor feels like going to the 40th floor of a NYC high rise).
My room was renovated with a new and comfortable bed, but the desk area was still quite small, wihout appropriate modern plugs. TV offers a large screen, but before you can select a TV channel you need to navigate though all these lengthy options trying to sell you "movies" on demand, at high price. Who still needs those ?
Restaurant is good, and the wine selection is really good, especially if you plan to discover local german wines.
I hope to return this fall with a better experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock Hotel in Wiesbaden, the oldest grand hotel in Europe and home to a historic bathhouse and spa. The luxury hotel boasts an eventful history going back to 1486. The Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock Hotel is located in the centre of Wiesbaden, the capital of the region of Hesse. Its excellent location on Kranzplatz square allows the guest to explore the city by foot. Saunter along Wilhelmstrasse, Wiesbaden's magnificent boulevard, or visit the numerous attractions, such as the Kurhaus, Casino, or Hessian State Theatre, which are all just a stone's throw away. Frankfurt International Airport is located 28 km from the Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock Hotel, which is approx. a 30-minutes drive. The Hotel is also easily accessed by public transport. ROOMS & SUITES The Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock Hotel, Wiesbaden has 142 rooms and suites, which combine a traditional atmosphere and timeless elegance with modern technology. Choose from one of our four room categories: Classic, Superior Class, Business Class and Suites. Enjoy the unique charm of our historic hotel. All room have air-conditioning and Internet access included. The Business Class rooms offer the following additional amenities: a complimentary gift upon arrival, a daily newspaper, bathrobe, free TV entertainment program, a Nespresso(R) coffee machine with a selection of specialty coffees as well as the "Super Breakfast" buffet in our Restaurant "Le Capricorne". RESTAURANT & BAR Bistro-Bar 1486 The Bistro-Bar 1486 combines traditional with modern architecture as well as regional and international cuisine. A relaxed bar atmosphere and historic flair gives the Bistro-Bar 1486 a unique feel. Whether you are in the mood for an exquisite menu or just want to round a successful day off with a glass of fine wine, our Bistro-Bar has everything you could possibly wish for. Restaurant ,,Le Capricorne" Start the day in our Restaurant "Le Capricorne" and enjoy a varied breakfast buffet. The elegance and charm of our restaurant provides the perfect setting for your breakfast,lunch and dinner, making it an ideal venue for celebrations, weddings and receptions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Wiesbaden
- Wiesbaden Radisson