This Schloss is a beautiful building, and from the outside and in the lobby, one can easily catch a glimpse of its former grandeur. Do not come to this place expecting a gold-plated, marble-lined and frescoed stunner of a building. At about 85 euros a night for a standard room and around 100 a night for a business room, I'd say you get what you pay for.
It is a shame that even less intrusive maintenance work, such as the occasional replacement of a carpet or the painting of the walls, seems to have been forgotten since at least 1995. Scuffed walls, broken tiles and worn carpets should not bother you if you choose to stay here. On the plus-side, the rooms are spacious (the business rooms have an interesting layout with the bed placed on a sort of mezzanine) and reasonably comfortable, the bathrooms seem to have been redone recently. Also, the rooms at the back of the building offer stunning views of the city. Strangely, not even the business rooms offer an iron and ironing board or air-conditioning. Again, no big deal considering the price, but one wonders how this hotel got its four stars. The hotel's website claims that it boasts 120,000 m² of "gardens," but honestly a collection of weeds and random shrubs is a more accurate description.
The staff is neither exceptionally friendly nor expressly unpleasant, but a smile every now and then couldn't hurt.
Getting to town is less of an odyssey than one might expect, the bus literally stops right in front of the hotel, the connecting metros run frequently.
Verdict: This hotel offers a unique venue and location at an acceptable price, but its four stars and name appear to be slightly misleading.
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