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“FRIENDLY CENTRAL HOTEL” 4 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Hotel Royal
Ranked #16 of 41 Hotels in Aachen
London (England)
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105 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“FRIENDLY CENTRAL HOTEL”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012

The hotel is situated about 20 minutes walk from the railway station, 15 minutes from the cathedral and five minutes from the start of the central shopping area.

Reception was friendly and efficient, with a cheerful greeting whenever one passed and helpful advice. There is a sitting area, and a free internet computer for guests.

The hotel is sited at a major road junction on one of the ring roads. I had asked for a room at the back on a high floor. I was given one on the 4th floor at the back, with a good view to the trees of a park. There was no noise (even though it was next to the lift). Actually, the reception and breakfast area also had no real external noise, so I imagine the front facing rooms would also be quiet if you keep the windows shut.

I had single use of a small double (various sizes/ grades of room available, mine was "Comfort class"). The room was large enough for me, but I could see that it would have felt cluttered with two. Pleasant decor. TV with BBC, CNN in English and a range of music radio stations including classical. Fridge/minibar, safe. Adequate lighting. Comfortable bed. Clean.

The shower-room was small. Effective shower. Soap and shower gel/shampoo only. Decent towels. Clean

Breakfast was a good buffet selection of high quality fruit, cereals, joghurt, bread, cheese, jams &c. A little hot food. Squeeze your own orange juice. Pleasant rooms next to or in front of reception, with some tables with windows onto the street.

Negatives? Weak lukewarm coffee.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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25 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2011

It has been several years since my stay here. It was clean, quiet and has a gated parking lot, next door. Our room was terribly small. Had to crawl over the bed to get to the bathroom. The only chair was at the desk next to the TV and mini fridge. However, it was clean and warm on a cold, rainy night. The bath was all marble, immaculate and a large glass enclosed shower. If I was to stay longer, I would definately ask for a larger room, as shown in the hotel photos. The breakfast was exceptional. FRESH!!! One of the best I had during my two weeks in Europe.

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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New London, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2011

I would have given this place a better rating but the internet didn't work. Other than that the room was nice and clean, comfortable and is in a good location close to the center of town. Another thing I liked about it was the parking, 8 euro's for the day didn't seem to bad considering how hectic the downtown traffic is. The walking shopping districts are about a block away and the Cathedral is about 10-15 min walk. I stayed on the 4th floor looking towards downtown and the view was ok although I think the 4th floor is to high for the wireless internet to reach.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Surrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2009

A long but easy drive to Aachen from the tunnel in Calais left us in need of rest. The 4 of us (2 teenage boys) were taken to our room in the centre of town. We had 2 twin and a double bed in a huge room with a well stocked kitchenette , a conservatory and large bathroom with a jacuzzi bath. The satellitte TV proved useful for the news and sport in English. Breakfast was large and well worth paying for. All in all a great place for a family to stay in.
Aachen itself was pretty and easy to navigate we didn't need the car but used it to visit neighbouring places. A town full of people but in a "busy" way with ample to sit and watch. A magnificent Cathedral and Rathaus too.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, TX
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2006

We had a great room in this Aachen hotel for my wife, teenaged twins, and myself. The room was comfortable and clean with a double bed and 2 twin beds. There was a small kitchenette that allowed us to prepare some light meals. And rare for a hotel in this price range--the room was air conditioned. The bath had a jacuzzi tub. We had a rental car and had no problem finding the hotel from the directions on their web site. We parked in the hotel's outside parking lot. The hotel is located within a 10 minute walking distance from the Aachener cathedral. Breakfast was not included but a bakery was a 2 minute walk from the hotel entrance and we ate in the room. Combining the excellent rate per night and the quality of the room, this was one of the best hotels we have stayed in. Aachen was the seat of the Holy Roman Empire during Charlemagne's time and is worth a visit just for that. It is 45 minutes by Autobahn from Cologne-- we managed a day trip to see the Cologne cathedral. I highly recommend this hotel, especially if you are travelling with your teenaged children.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2005

Nice hotel. Modern decoration. Clean. Tidy. Friendly staff. Small room. Good location.

  • Stayed January 2005, traveled on business
    • 3 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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London
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2005

I've spent a nights at the Best Western Royal Hotel in Aachen and I have to say that I wasn't overly impressed. The first room which was allocated to me was tiny and only had a single bed and was right next to the lift shaft. After spending one night in there, I requested to be moved (which all credit to the staff, they did) and I was moved to a suite out in the back, which was at least a decent size. The breakfast was nothing exceptional and there wasn't much of a choice and there is no restaurant in the hotel. I'm not too sure how it got it's 4 stars, because in my opinion it was a 3 star at best.

  • Stayed April 2005, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: BEST WESTERN Hotel Royal
Address: Juelicher Str. 1, 52070 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Aachen
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Aachen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Hotel Royal 4*
Number of rooms: 36
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