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Best Western Premier Grand Hotel Russischer Hof
Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in Weimar
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 1, 2012

Stayed here in Feb 2012.
Excellent service, location

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 26, 2011

What a surprise!!! usually we are used to get small rooms for the best western hotels. here we got a real 5 stars hotel.in the edge of the old city. Every place ws in walking distance. people were so curtious. The room is big with a king size bed. Very very good.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank DANIELLA107
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

The best breakfast ever in our long history of visiting 4 and 5 star hotels throughout Europe is to be found in this hotel/ This was mainly because to excellent training and supervising of personnel and selection of food. Apparently they only want the best quality. Happily to the customer it doesn't need all extra sums on your bill. The hotel from the outside already show it also want to receive "the rich and famous and historical" but also warmly welcomes guests who from the outside "seem" to be ecomomically uninteresting for them.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 21, 2011

Gorgeous room, towelled robes, fresh flower in bathroom, chocolate on bed , kitchenette wow but, no cutlery or plates for the kitchen - coffee and tea not replenished either. Bathoom wasn't 5 star standard either - i have stayed in a much better radisson. Beds were very comfortable and the tv was large, internet was provided but was a little slow. Breakfast was average considering it costs €17 each on top of the room cost! (runny boiled eggs, staff hovering about so you feel bullied into eating quickly and leaving). The staff have now twice made a mess of our bill. We paid, left our luggage and came back to be told there was a problem, then no there isnt and now two days later an email yes there is a problem - some service! Generally staff are very pleasant but in all honesty I would expect much better quality and service for the prices they charge.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank emmarfoodie
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Reviewed June 29, 2010

Russischer Hof greets with an atmosphere of the past grandeur yet it is splendidly modernized. It offers the discriminating grandeur of the era of former famous guests as Tzar Alexander I of Russia, whose Imperial coat of arms graces the hotel glass doors; also Liszt, Tolstoy, Schumann, Turgenev; yet the hotel has been made to cater to any contemporary convenience.

I loved that feel of every modern comfort in the opulent ambiance and that very special aura of a place with tradition. My room 406 was tastefully decorated and was impeccable, gleaming and sparkling as new. The room was not big, but it was very cozy and comfortable, and having a private terrace with a view of the distant hills was terrific. The bathtub was great, the bed luxurious. The breakfast was the most varied and generous, including various Thüringen specialties, herring in many varieties, sausages, eggs, pastries, fruits, many other seemingly tasty things which were too much to try; on top of that it included German sparkling wine, and it was is worth every penny of $19 euros. Internet is also free of charge.

The location is very convenient, too - at the edge of the old town, 100 meters from ubiquitous Goethe and Schiller monument. Weimar is pleasantly a walking town, not in tradition of big German cities as Berlin where distances are grand. Here you can walk comfortably from one sight to another in a leisurely and most pleasant way of promenading.

I liked this hotel very much; however I was surprised that my linen was not changed as part of daily room make-up; it seems, however, that it is a modern fashion - the same happened in Hotel Concorde in Berlin where I stayed later on the voyage. And being fastidious, I can add that some other 5 star hotels provide help with bags without asking, turn-down service for the night, freshly squeezed juices, and hair conditioner. Yet this is Weimar, not Paris, and for the price I think the hotel is an excellent value.

I highly recommend Russischer Hof, although comparing it with Hotel Elefant I must say that the latter location is better – on the most beautiful old square in town, Markt, with fabulous views over Rathaus, Lucas Cranach haus, and more. In the local Stadtmuseum there is a photo of Hitler smiling from Hotel Elefant, and Johann Sebastian Bach and Hans Christian Andersen lived nearby. Russuscher Hof is further away and cannot boast such an illustrious locality, which can be viewed as plus or minus, depending on a personal taste. I loved to stay in Russischer Hof and have my evening drink in Hotel Elefant open air café on the Markt square. Weimar as a whole is a marvelous place, full of charm, beauty, culture and history. I am very happy to have discovered such a gem city of Germany, and my stay in Russischer Hof made my voyage all the more memorable.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 7, 2010

This is an elegant and historic hotel situated right on the edge of the old town. The reception and lobby are plush and you do not lose this impression as you take the lift to your room. Everything sparkles! The rooms are equiped with flat screen TVs, free Wifi,tea making facilities, safe, comfy beds and a spotless bathroom.
If you don't fancy the pricy breakfast take a stroll over the road where you will find a bakers where you can sit down to fresh bread or croissants and much better coffee than you tend to find in hotel breakfast buffets.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 26, 2009

I booked this hotel as a last minute option on the internet and was extremely excited when I was able to reserve a standard room for only € 97 - quite a steal for a 5 star hotel, I thought. Well, apparently there was a reason for this price since our room definitely not a 5 star accomodation. Although clean, it seemed somehow faded. There were rips in the wallpaper and the entire room reminded me of an airport hotel. The bathroom was old fashioned and could use an update. There is a strange glass window between shower and hallway, although one has the option to lower some blinds. The TV was tiny and the lamp on my nightstand was not working right.
My husband likes to sleep on several pillows, but there was only a very small one for each of us. We looked for more, but could not find any. There were, however, two terry cloth bathrobes in the closet.
Of course, we only had a standard room and maybe the more expensive rooms are nicer, but one should be able to expect a certain level of quality in all rooms.
On a more postive note, the staff was extremely friendy and charming and always ready to help. As other reviewers have noted, the location is fantastic. All the sights are within walking distance and the train station is just up the road.
Given the low price for the room, we were not upset about our stay, just do not expect too much.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: Goetheplatz 2, 99423 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
Location: Germany > Thuringia > Weimar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Weimar
#2 Luxury Hotel in Weimar
#2 Family Hotel in Weimar
#6 Business Hotel in Weimar
Price Range: $102 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Best Western Premier Grand Hotel Russischer Hof 4.5*
Number of rooms: 126
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