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“Don't expect too much, but you certainly won't be disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Ratswaage

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Hotel Ratswaage
Ranked #15 of 23 Hotels in Magdeburg
Otzberg
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“Don't expect too much, but you certainly won't be disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2011

Hotel Ratswaage is located in the center of Magdeburg, easily reached from the train station and by car. The parking garage is a "good walk" away from the hotel - nicely connected, but if you have heavy luggage you certainly want to drop it off first and then go and park your car.

The hotel offers good sized rooms, which unfortunately look a bit dated. Not super old, but not modern either, it all had the charm of the early 90s. Everything in my room was in perfect working condition and I slept well.

WiFi internet is provided by T-Mobile and thus fairly expensive, though if you have a UMTS modem reception in the hotel was excellent for my O2 contract.

Staff at the hotel were friendly, they tried hard and thus all in all I would be happy to recommend this hotel to anyone seeking a reasonably priced hotel.

Room Tip: Higher floors offer good views of the city and will take you away from noise by the light rail track...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2011

Room was pretty dated. Standard, 3 star. Good location.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2011

On my way to ITB Berlin, I decided to stop over in Magdeburg. Stayed at Hotel Ratswaage. Its not impressive from outside and looks like a housing society. The interiors are impressive. A nice large lobby with free Internet service. The rooms are decent by European standards. They do have a swimming pool and sauna which I didnot use as it was vvvvv cold.

The restaurant is good and a nice spread for breakfast. The best part is that most sights of Magdeburg are within walking distance.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2010

If you want to stay in the centrum and still want to fit your budget, then Ratswaage is the best pick... its a little overpriced considering the size of the rooms and the facilities provided in the rooms. Lack of mini bar, makes you go out to the streets to buy your needs...

Parking garage available but its cost money (cheaper than parking outside the hotel)
Internet - should be purchased via hot spot Telcom
Food - okay

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2010

I stayed for two nights in early September.
The location of the hotel is perfect - a quiet location within walking distance of the centre of twon. All amenities are within easy walking distance. The recception, bar and restaurant areas are of a very good standard.
The rooms are large, well furnished and comfortable.
A few small things niggle, but they are enough to make sure that I will not make this hotel my first choice when staying in Magdeburg - and I travel there quite frequently:
1) Internet/WiFi is available in the room, but at €8/hour through TMobile (?) I was not even tempted. I had just come from a hotel in Berlin that was charging a standard €5/day. More and more hotels are offering free WiFi. There was not even free WiFi available in the lobby.
2) There were no international channels on the TV, even though CNN was mentioned on the Channel Listings. For non-German speakers this is a big no-no.
3)No towels were replaced during my stay.
4) The fridge had been removed from the room. There were glasses provided but no drinks - not even a complimentary bottle of water

My impression of the hotel is that some management consultant was brought in to reduce costs, and decided that CNN, clean towels and minibars were costing too much and that they would have to go.

Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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Good location in the city center. Nice rooms. Friendly staff.
As a business traveller I would, however, not book this hotel again: there is no possibility to access the internet from the room, only a hot spot in the lobby. That is not the standard that I expect at the given price level.
Also, we visited the restaurant in the evening. And the waitress had no clue which dish she was serving.

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Ratswaage

Property: Hotel Ratswaage
Address: Ratswaageplatz 1-4, 39104 Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Location: Germany > Saxony-Anhalt > Magdeburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 23 Hotels in Magdeburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ratswaage 4*
Number of rooms: 174
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