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“Room locks a nightmare” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Freizeit In
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Goettingen
Frankfurt, Germany
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406 reviews
123 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
“Room locks a nightmare”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

This hotel is nothing special. At 140 Euro plus I expect more.
It is a typical events hotel which is set around the opportunity to network in the bar areas.
The staff though professional seem a bit provincial, almost a bit too brusque in their well-meaning service. The rooms are not modern. I have been staying at this hotel many times and every time I am surprised and annoyed they still have not got round to change the ridiculous locks in the rooms which no one can operate. I always have to do at least one trip to the reception because these locks, the result of a poor purchasing decision by someone who probably had to leave as a result, refuse to work properly unless operated with precision. When you check in they even have a cut-out section of a door complete with handle and electronics to show you how they work. Staff time and everything added up, it would probably be cheaper for everyone to change those locks and better for the image of this hotel!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Stockholm, Sweden
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52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

Stayed at this hotel for one night and it was good! The lobby makes you feel like you are going back in time to the 1980's, but the rooms are perfectly ok with comfortable beds and clean linens and bathrooms. The hotel is good for staying at if you come by car, since it offers convenient parking spaces and is a short drive to the city center of Göttingen.
Thumbs down for the fact they don't include breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Katarina S
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hotelfreizeitin, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Freizeit In, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Dear Katarina,

thank you for rating our hotel. Generally breakfast is included. During the summer we offer a promotion rate where you can choose to include or exclude breakfast.
Also you have the option to add breakfast during the booking process in the internet or at our reception desk.

Kind regards,
your Hotel Freizeit In-Team
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Italia
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120 reviews
89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012

I had a junior suite for the price of a room in another city (OK, this hotel was about 4 or 5 km away from the center .... so a taxi was needed as I came by train)
there was lot of space
the bed was large and
wireless was incuded
the breakfast included and was up to the mark
I strongly recommend the place, and would probably come here again if I had business in Goettingen

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Arzillo
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

Summary:
Hotel Freizeit In is a great hotel, with a ton of wellness and fitness services ~ all of which I don't really utilize. Food and room were great! My biggest trouble is that this hotel is a long way from Goettingen's active areas.

Pros:
- Very clean hotel
- Staff was awesome
- Fitness / Wellness (massages, saunas, yoga, large fitness center, etc...)
- Food and Drink (expensive, but not outragous, and typical for a nice hotel)

Cons:
- Location (see below)

More on the location:
Freizeit In is close to Autobahn 7, so maybe this works good for you. But for me, I never drive in Europe, and typically utilize the public transit and friends. This hotel is approx. 1 hour walk to downtown Goettingen, which is where all the action is. Only things within a 5 minute walk in this part of town is a large OBI, KaufPark with a few stores, Cafe del Sol (restaurant), Burger King, McD's, and a casino ~ but for visitors, one must find their way downtown.

That said, there is a bus stand immediately outside, and the bus is inexpensive and easy to navigate. The taxis will be there in about 10 minutes too. If you're German is shabby, like mine, ask the front desk and they will call one up. All the staff spoke English very well, and was extremely courteous.

Food in the hotel was great, especially Breakfast, which was buffet style and free! I love, and always miss, the great Krombacher Pils ~ which is popular in this area of Germany.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank armstm02
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Kirkcaldy
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2011

Comfortable room - friendly staff - good breakfast. On-site parking (chargeable). Small, clean bathroom.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Fayfife
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Level Contributor
61 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2011

I think this hotel offers very good value for money indeed. We stayed only one night but experienced very professional staff and a lovely ambiance. The food is actually wonderful-buffet food is normally quite dull but this hotel does it fab!

The breakfast is lovely with only really fresh produce. Stay away from the cheaper hotels and get a great experience for just a tad bit more is our advice.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Bissy2002
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2007

I spent a glorious Easter weekend with my sister at this fantastic hotel with Spa resort. The staff were so friendly and couldn't do enough to help us. The place is huge with so many spa's - a fitness centre - swimming pool - 4 restaurants and so much more.

The food was gourmet cuisine but plenty of it. All our food was included 1/2 board and on the day we left they gave us a packed lunch which was not necessary as we'd had a brunch at 1pm. Our room was extended free of charge to 16.00 on day of checkout.

The town was very pretty and easy to get to - we walked the 2 miles to get a feel for the place. There is plenty to do here if you can drag yourself away from the magnificent choices at the hotel.

Please take a look at their website [--]- However it doesn't do justice to the place. It's truly amazing.

Stayed April 2007
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Property: Hotel Freizeit In
Address: Dransfelder Str. 3, 37079 Goettingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Location: Germany > Lower Saxony > Goettingen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Goettingen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Freizeit In 4.5*
Number of rooms: 209
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Freizeit In located in Göttingen offers its guests a huge variety of conference and leisure programs and leaves nothing to be desired. The Hotel Freizeit In in the city of Göttingen is located in the middle of Germany. This all around hotel not only comfortably accommodates its guests but also offers them a range of unique experiences. The hotel concept incorporates future trends and has already received several awards such as Germany’s best congress hotel and Germany’s best convention hotel within four categories. The Freizeit In has its main focus on conferences and events. With 44 conference and seminar rooms, there is room for up to 1200 people for all kinds of activities. Business people can rent rooms in the hotel owned Seminarvilla, a separate house with conference facilities. Besides the rooms they can book leisure and wellness programs for their participants. The guests relax in the wellness area Vital Spa, an 8, 800m² area which gives them the feeling of a wellness oasis. It offers wellness packages, massages, over 60 sports and relaxation courses, work out rooms, saunas, an indoor- and outdoor pool, 6 tennis courts and 12 bowling alleys. It leaves nothing to be desired for its clients. The Freizeit In also offers a spectacular XL-Orient Lounge, where one can experience wonderful oriental nights, foods and dances. The Hotel Freizeit In was founded in 1978 as a sports and leisure hotel and has developed into one of the largest and most successful conference and event hotels in Germany. ... more   less 
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