The Hotel Marx is a very good place. The location is fine and the service is very good, in walking distance to the train station and the city center. I've had a extraordinary weekend in Aachen
- Free Wifi
We arrived in Aachen on a Saturday night after some days in Belgium; we missed a train in Liege, so our arrival was rather late. We did not have the total in cash but paid the next morning, that was okay with the manager, we had a great but short stay in Aachen, at last we found the open restaurants on Easter eve. That was fun! The next morning we left early after a nice breakfast prepared by the manager. We slept well and when I realised I forgot my iPhone-charger in my room, the staff just put it in an envelope an sent it to Norway. Good service! Not the cheapest hotel, but nice!
We would not stay at this hotel or recommend it. In our room the bathroom hand basin was cracked, the toilet moved, tatty shower curtain. The whole room, tiled, was very very dated. Toiletries provided cheapest of cheap. The bedroom was large. Tiny television with minimal channels. 2 large single beds (together) one with mattress that was oversized for the base - moved when lying on it. One of the electrical sockets was directly behind where a pillow went. Only given 2 very thin towels each (despite asking for more). Breakfast certainly not 'hearty' - not even jam or preserve. None provided even after asking for some. Unfriendly owner. Garden and pond overgrown. Lovely mandarin duck (male) and 3 female ducks. Normally would stay in a chain hotel but thought this time we'd use an independent hotel - big mistake!
A lovely little hotel with personalized service - parking available in a rear courtyard. Lovely decorated eating areas (breakfast buffet included), free wireless Internet, and a very comfortable room with its own bath.
This was an ideal location for exploring the center of Aachen - a five minute walk to the cathedral and city hall (and, for us, the Christmas market). One way streets make it a bit problematic to get to; but the map on site was helpful.
This once comfortable hotel was tired--needed major updating. The accommodations would have been tolerable had the woman manager been more hospitible.
From the street side, the hotel looks a bit stiff and cold-faced - it is in a street of 4-5 floors high stone houses from the time around 1900 - no trees in this street. But if you come into the hotel, you see that behind the houses there is a great green quarter space with a small lake - really very nice. My room in the 3rd floor towards this backyard lake was very spacious with a very large window and also quite large bath with shower/WC. All perfectly clean and nice baroque style interiour and wood furniture. The breakfast was served in a nice baroque style breakfast room by a distinguished lady who turned out to be the owner, including wonderful home-made marmelade with large fruit pieces. The hotel has parking area in the backyard (parking closed 22h00-8h00), free WiFi and is located only 500m from Aachen cathedral and from main station in a calm side street in a nice residential area with stone houses built around 1900 - nice corner restaurants there. The hotel is in such a house from around 1900, but is a has a new elevator.