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Radisson Blu Hotel, Karlsruhe

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I frequently do business in the Karlsruhe area and a colleague recommended this Radisson Blu hotel to me. Knowing the brand from my frequent visits to Gothenburg, I made arrangements to spend a couple of nights here. I frequently stay in Gothenburg where the Radisson is top notch. The hotel is off the beaten path but convenient to the Autobahn. It is definitely a hotel where you need a car. The place is in great condition and it works well for travelers. The Internet was plenty fast and there were plenty of outlets in which to charge my trove of devices. But there was one problem. My bed linens smelled like they had been used to dry the sweat from the entire Frankfurt Football team. That seems to be a frequent experience in German hotels. But I would not have expected it at the Radisson. This problem kept me awake contemplating what went on in the bespoke before I got there. I reported it when I checked out and received copious apologies. I was offered a reduction on my room. But as this was a business trip, any benefit of a reduction would not come to me, but to the shareholders of my company. I declined. The restaurant was large but was on reduced service for the summer vacation period. Go figure - don't people stay in hotels when they take road trips? Apparently not. The place was almost empty. On offer was a favorite local specialty: Tarte Flambee (Flammkuchen). It was a dry approximation of the Alsatian special ""pizza" that is available across the Rhine River in Strasbourg. I left half of it uneaten. Breakfast was better. I will likely not return to this Radisson Blue because I know there are better hotels in the region. But noting that management monitors Trip Advisor, I should hope that they add a "smell test" to the housekeeping checklist. It is often not sufficient isn't only changing top covers on the beds. And a rotten smell in a room is a way to lose customers. Plenty of parking but there is a daily charge. The hotel is not value priced but not overpriced either. Caveat emptor.

We stayed here for one night coming back from a holiday in Austria. It is a businesshotel with no warm feeling to it. A very ugly lobby, luckily with a nice lady for the check-in. We booked a superior room. The room... it didn't smell fresh...It smelled like synthetic fabric, old carpet and looked quite strange. They did an effort to make the room look nice but some things are new, some things are old, nothing goes together. It is clean though. The sheets weren't soft. The bathroom is so small you can hardly move. We had dinner in the bistro. I ate schnitzel, didn't get the preiselbeer and got stomach ache afterwards. But my husband ate the hamburger and had no problems. Finally one very positive point: the breakfast buffet is really good. Ofcourse it is personal but this hotel didn't give me a good feeling and I felt happy to leave as soon as possible....

Finally have the time to write a review! The Radisson Blu Hotel Karlsruhe is a very nice hotel with an amazing manager, Mr Hagen Müller. We stayed for almost a week at the end of September and some things went wrong on check-in day. I contacted Mr Müller via email in the evening and he promptly wanted to see us next morning. He resolved everything in a very fine way. He really turned our stay into a very positive memory. The rooms are really beautiful (we stayed in a superior room but the business class rooms look also very nice) and the value is really good for the Karlsruhe area. They don't have many upscale hotels in the area so this is a really good choice for your money. Don't expect a brand-new hotel but profit from the amenities a hotel of this size provides (restaurant, good room service, fitness, parking, etc) and add on top newly renovated rooms.

Pros: 1) Very good internet 2) Decent breakfast 3) Quite room (mine was 510) 4) Comfy mattress Cons: 1)Welness and fitness area were under constructions, but they did not mentioned it on the online portal by booking. Which is a bit dishonest. To be fair, they did organised a small room with some cycling devices, but I personally were interested in the threadmills and the sauna and swimming pool, which was not available. Since those facilities were one of the main reasons for me to book the hotel, I expected, that the hotel should have organised an outsourced fitness studio with all the facilities promised, as long as their own fitness is under constructions. 2) There was a used Guillett on my towel. 3) Bad location (Very far from the city) 4) No taxis in front of the hotel

There's absolutely nothing I could complain about in that hotel and loved the views. Not great that gym under construction, but they warn about it on the website and there is a room with weights and few cardio machines available instead. the restaurant is great too, they have special seasonal menus, amazing tomato soup, veggie options available and you can sit outside too.

I am appalled by the service quality and staff attitude. We selected to stay with family but even a request to ask water or an extra blanket was way too much for hotel staff to handle. Disappointed to see sas service as such.

Quick view: Hotel looks very nice, rooms are clean and the staff is excellent. A fairly long walk from transportation. the place is only good if you are driving but parking isnt cheap even though you are outside the city. Details: Stayed here for a few weeks on a work trip. The hotel itself is pretty nice and the rooms are quite comfortable and decorated nice. Mini fridge full of expensive drinks so I did not partake. The staff was extremely friendly and very helpful with any questions I had. Food in the hotel was pricey but quite good the few times I ate there. There are a few places you could get a meal in walking distance however much better options if you are in Karlsruhe proper. The gym was crowded but had plenty of equipment for a good workout. I have seen in another review that they are renovating it so I'm sure it will be nice once its finished. I did use public transportation 1 day but the walk was a little farther than I'd like. Ettlingen is a small little town with a few places that offer food and shops which close early. Never stayed at a Radisson hotel before but you do earn points very fast!

The location from the hotel was very good. All the service was excelent. The sleep quality was perfect. The breakfast was absolutly nice. Only in one evening, y have wait too much time to have my meal.

I stayed one weeknight at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Karlsruhe, when arriving late in Frankfurt one evening. I didn't have the energy to drive to Strasbourg and so selected this location as the midway point. The hotel is easily accessed from the A5 motorway, located on a quiet access road at a distance that is protected from the noise of vehicles on the motorway. I enjoyed an upgrade to a full suite with separate living and entertaining area and a large bathroom. I appreciated the friendly plants in the living area. It added a soft element of home to the accommodations. The typical Radisson Blu breakfast--which is very good--was on offer. I rate the Radisson Blu breakfasts as one of the best features of the hotel chain. Staff was very friendly--the apprentice working the desk was quite skilled to make all the necessary arrangements.

The hotel is totaly ok for Radisson standards. Clean rooms, comfortable beds. An excellent breakfast. They really try to live up to their promise to listen to all your wishes. I wanted eggs Benedict for breakfast. Were not on a menu, but rhe shef came of with his own variation few minutes later. In general an excellent breakfast. Durimg my stay gym and sauna were closed for renovation, with a promiae to open up to a much better standard soon. Dissapointing that being outside the city the hotel still charges 11 EUR a night for parking, since it is obvious that only people with a car will stay here. Still all in all, good hotel for an adequate price.

Am Hardtwald 10 Ettlingen BW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center
  • Rooftop terrace

Radisson Blu Hotel, Karlsruhe is located 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Ettlingen Palace and within a 10-minute drive of Europahalle. This 199-room, 4-star hotel has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a fitness center. Karlsruhe Zoo is also close to this Ettlingen hotel.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Rhapsody Restaurant, which specializes in international cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


All 199 air-conditioned accommodations feature sitting areas. 42-inch TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include minibars, free newspapers, and laptop-compatible safes.

Property features

At Radisson Blu Hotel, Karlsruhe, guests have access to a fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is offered for EUR 12 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include 19 meeting rooms, a conference center, and express check-out.

Room options

Business Class Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

One Bedroom Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 363 reviews