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Hotel Walhalla
Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in St. Gallen
Silver Spring, Maryland
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“Nicest staff imaginable at Walhalla”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

My family stayed at Walhalla for 3 nights and we truly enjoyed our stay. The high end restaurant is excellent (order a pizza from the restaurant and get room service, yummy for kids and adults alike). There is a smoky pub next door that serves bar food. The young staff working the desk were all warm and helpful, totally charming. We had a 4 year old and a few special needs and the staff rose to meet our needs, from changing money to helping us out in an emergency situation. The rooms are small but clean, and wifi is free. Our room overlooked the busy bus and train station, so if you need more quiet, ask to be in an interior room.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

For a 3-star hotel next to the train station, this is a gem. We were greeted with a smile, even though we didn't check in until 10PM. We were given a remodeled room and told breakfast was included. Then we were pleasantly surprised when there were slippers and toothbrushes and lots of extra toiletries in the stylish and clean room. Breakfast was typical European - bread, cheese and cold meat, cereal and muesli, fruit, and soft/hard boiled eggs. The great part was when the reception took about 10 minutes to help us find an open store on sunday and provide directions and suggestions around town. AND, it's right across from the train station - can't get more convenient than that. :)

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Suisse
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69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2010

In my experience of this hotel, maybe because i booked with Hotel.com, I had an horrible room furbished in 1975, only the bathroom was alright except the hair who wasn't mine...
Dusty, missing light bulb... the good points are the Nespresso machine in the bedroom, the comfy bed and the wi-fi. Of course the staff was absolutely great...

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2009

What a beautiful city to visit, the library, the top of the hill, the cathedral.
And with the elegant and simple hotel Walhalla, you'll have no worries.

I love free internet (no nickel and diming), I love having a coffee machine in my room - and this is the REAL true espresso coffee pod machines. Breakfast was great, and with such easy access to the train station.
Love the cute yellow rubber duckie in the bathroom, too.

(only thing I question was a little loud music from somewhere late at night, and the fluourescent lights in the bathroom took 2-3 minutes to warm up/turn on)

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled solo
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 18, 2008

Enjoyed a 2 week stay at Walhalla back in Oct/Nov 08. Hotel clean and tidy. Rooms comfy enough with tea/coffee machine. Excellent buffet breakfast, didnt try evening meals in restaurant because the bar also served good food and good swiss beer also! Much better than the rubbish served in the UK. Bar area is quite big, gets a lot of people coming in for a drink after work as the hotel is right opposite the local town hall and the main train station in St.Gallen. Lots of posh shops etc. around the corner and good eating places nearby. Even found an English pub down the road serving Tetleys Bitter. Quite a few bars serve English beer and the best thing is it tastes better than at home! Overall, the hotel is an excellent base for visiting St. Gallen. Got some snow on my visit and guess what, things didnt grind to a halt like in the UK. I also stayed in Zurich, Lucern, Interlaken on my trip and I would sum up Switzerland in the following way - everything on time, organised people, clean citys/towns, excellent transport, trains especially. Hope this helps.

  • Liked — Centre of town
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 731 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2007

The Walhalla sits directly across from St Gallen's main train station, and is a block or two away from the main shopping area of beautiful St Gallen.

Much of the hotel has been recently refurbished, including public areas and restaurant. Check in was pleasant and simple - the lobby has free internet for those in need of connection.

My room was rear-facing and peaceful, spotlessly clean, with modern decor and wood flooring. The bathroom was small with no tub, but a good size shower and toiletries.

Remote TV with plenty of channels, Coffee maker, minibar, magazines, writing desk, double glazing and aircon.

Breakfast was served in the ground floor restaurant and was vast with all the bases covered and very appetising too.

I found the City to be very clean and pleasant, the Appenzellbahn train ride to Wasserauen superb (don't miss the cable car to Ebenalp from here), and the City's proximity to Romanshorn & Lake Constance an added bonus.

Excellent in every respect.

  • Liked — Convenience to train station
  • Disliked — No fitness facilites
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled solo
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Brisbane
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2006

We stayed in this hotel for 1 night. It's a 2 second walk across the road from the main train station. Our room was very modernly decorated, a good size too. We arrived on a Sunday and everything everywhere was closed, I think everyone was at the Bodensee because there was no-one anywhere except a couple of drunks hanging around the station. There was nothing wrong with the hotel at all but I'd recommend either spending the day at the Bodensee too or staying close to the old-town as there's nothing around the train station.

  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Walhalla
Address: Poststrasse 27, St. Gallen 9000, Switzerland (Formerly BEST WESTERN Hotel Walhalla)
Location: Switzerland > Canton of St. Gallen > St. Gallen
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in St. Gallen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Walhalla 4*
Number of rooms: 56
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Best Western St Gallen
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