Ydes Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
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Budget Hotel? Not even Low Budget. Ist is an Underbudget Hotel. Very Expensive room, bathroom stinks, TV doesn't work breakfast, 10 Euro for dry bread. Service is Bad. The street is filthy. Hostile Environment.
Hotel is in a good location near the train station shops and attractions. The private bath is nice. Room was very small. We booked 2 single beds but one of the beds was more like 1/2 a twin bed like a toddler bed very narrow. On the normal bed the bottom sheet was a too small flat sheet and wouldn't stay tucked in so I kept waking up on the mattress. So neither of us slept well.
As far as budget hotels go this one is fine. Easy walk from central station and located within easy walking distance from everything in Odense. Rooms are very small and basic, shower, handbasin and toilet. But also clean. Beds are comfortable but pillows a bit too soft for my liking. Our room had a pretty bad smell from the shower drain & they relocated us without hesitation. Coffee & tea free but additional 75kr for breakfast.
You will arrive in 2100. The reception is a screen. The "cyber" receptionist was very nice and will give you your card. We liked our room, clean and functional. You can eat or drink coffee on the ground floor. The town is wonderful. We will come back.
Entering this hotel was a new experience for me. It's a non-staff hotel. After ringing the front door his door opens instantly and you after entering find yourself in front of a terminal. Pushing a button again starts up a online conversation with a guy somewhere else. The machine delivers the room-key, a ticket with Wifi code and has a payment-terminal. Nice event. Rooms are not spacious but OK. Bed was perfect for me and room was clean. Wifi was highspeed. The best I ever had in a hotel. Parking on the road front of the hotel is free at east from from 19.00-09.00. City center (and HC Andersen house) is a little ten minutes walk.
Hard to know where to start. Ydes is part of the Domir Hotel - just up the road, but it feels and operates like a 'Cinderella' who missed the ball. Your experience begins with a greeting via the television screen near the door. The person speaking to you is always friendly and courteous but you feel detached from reality as you are fed keys to your room, receipt for payment and other information via the machine. If you have paid for breakfast at Ydes (75 Kr.) you must go to the Domir Hotel UNLESS there are lots of people booked into Ydes - then breakfast IS available. Problem is no one knows when that is the case. It gets rather confusing as there is a small kitchen adjacent to the dining area used for preparation of breakfast and other meals. Danish health laws are supposed to prohibit use of the kitchen but when no hotel person is actually at the hotel, people take advantage of the facilities - the oven and refrigerator - regardless of the rules. That works out well if you are the only people in Ydes ... it is disastrous if not. Good things about Ydes? Rooms, beds & towels clean. Staff helpful. Facility conveniently located. Not so good? Very small spaces, narrow beds, dark and morbid paintings on the walls. It gives no feeling that you money paid was well spent ... as someone else said "a pretty expensive hostel."
When you arrive at Ydes Hotel in the charming city of Odense, the location seems like a real bonus. However, when you arrive at the kiosk to register... right, kiosk. A video screen with a front desk person, who sits next door (somewhere) greets you! Not exactly personal or warm. Your room cards come out of the machine too. Our first room (3rd floor) had torn furniture and a bathroom that smelled so strongly of urine, none of us could breathe! Our Danish friends insisted we move. The second room was better (also 3rd floor), but not great. Sunny and clean, there is little that makes it special. The bed was too soft and the room was stifling hot and stuffy, but the windows don't open and there was no AC. We were uncomfortable all night! Breakfast was minimalist at best, and we were grateful we hadn't paid the ridiculous price, when there are great bakeries near by. The lobby had dying plants (we watered them) and no one around. The room was uncomfortable and overpriced... with all the other options, this is not one I'd recommend.
The hotel is supposed to be quiet and non smoking, but the people in two rooms next to ours smoke, and we have to smell it. A man in underwear walks in the hall between rooms. When we complained, nothing was done other than " if you don't like it we will refund you and you can look for a different hotel". The receptionist is a smoker herself. We'll have to tolerate our two nights here, but I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone.
I thought it was way overpriced.. for our tiny atic room. - I did not like the "REMOTE RECEPTIONIST" - Our son had a broken leg & it was near impossible to get him up the stairs to the room... & no one on location to talk to. The room was basic.. but smelled of smoke.. bathroom GROSS... my kids were afraid to go into the bathroom because of the uncovered vent. the location was out of the way from the highway... again.. it feels more like a hostel - but charges a hotel price. Would not be back.. and would not recommend.
This is one of those hotels where the receptionist attends you... from a sister hotel! And they do it thanks to a camera, a screen and a microphone. There is then a machine that delivers the room key (a magnetic card) and another machine to insert your credit card in case the room was not paid in advance. The receptionist -by the way- was very nice and helpful and, in fact, she was just sitting in the sister "Domir Hotel" which is just 50 meters away from Ydes Hotel. Once I got the key, I went up the steep stairs (there is also an elevator) to the third floor where there was my single room (Room #18). This was very small (ca. 6 sq.meters) but it was cosy, pleasant and very clean. There was a very comfortable bed, a small desk, 2 chairs, a flat screen TV, a narrow wardrobe, a safety box, a hairdryer and a kettle (but you have to bring the coffee or the tea bags). Everything was modern, and well maintained. With reference to the ensuite bathroom, this was spacious (ca. 4 sq. meters), very clean and with a nice window. The location is also a good one, as it is very central, very close to the Odense Central Railway Station (a 10 min. walk maximum) and very quiet and safe. From the hotel is very easy to reach on foot the different pedestrian streets where there are several good dinning options and bars(I recommend, f.ex., Froggys Cafe (Vestergade 68), Restaurant Djengis Khan (Overgade 24-26) or the Cafe Biografen (Brandts Passage 39-41)). With reference to the breakfast, this is served in the sister "Domir Hotel". The breakfast consists of rolls, white and rye bread, different kinds of yogurt, different kinds of jam, oatmeal, cornflakes, muesli, different kinds of cold meat and cheese, coffee, tea, milk, fruit juices, fresh fruits and vegetables, scrambled eggs and bacon, and soft boiled eggs. Let me add as well that the as a guest in the Ydes Hotel, you can get free coffee, tea, hot chocolate and fruits at the restaurant in the Domir Hotel. Considering then my experience, I would definitely stay here again.
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