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Best Western Hotel Kurfürst Wilhelm I

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I arrived on a cold and rainy evening and received a warm welcome. Super helpful front desk, a map of the town, and even a transportation pass for the duration of my stay. The place had a weird, non-rectangular elevator, but it worked fine. When I told them I was a BW Rewards member I received a drink coupon and a bottle of water; they also had coffee and fruit available all the time. I was way up on the 5th floor, despite the cold I still slept with the window open. I can't imagine what it's like in the summer when it's out and out hot. The other problem on the 5th floor was the wifi was not great. But it wasn't very good down on the ground floor in the restaurant. Restaurant was pretty good. Breakfast was even better.

- Excellent location, 5 minutes walk from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Train Station ( pls note that not Kassel Train Station) yet it is only 15 minutes from Wilhelmshöhe to Kassel by tram. Hotel would give you a free tram/ bus travel ticket upon arrival, so it is convenient to travel to and from Kassel; - Noise issue; - spacious room and bathroom; - hair dryer, little fridge, hot water boiler and free tea/ coffee provided; - clean and tidy

Title says it all, this is perfect location, halfway between bad wilhelmshoehe and the city, and trams go everywhere. The staff were friendly, prices reasonable. The room was big and clean, the bed is the only negative, was not very comfortable. Still recommend though.

This quaint and cosy hotel is conveniently located next to the main train station and tram stops that will bring to most sights in the city. With good service, clean rooms and a fresh modern interior, this has to be the best Best Western Hotel I have stayed in thus far!

We were not here for long, just a pit-stop on our way down south. It met our needs for a place to sleep and have dinner. The food was good but sleep was elusive due to the heat, lack of AC and the noisy main road outside our window. I would imagine in cooler weather, the room experience would be much better as although the room had no frills it was clean and comfortable. The location is great for the Bergpark and Hercules monument which is just a 5 min drive away. Staff were friendly.

I truly wish that I had read the Trip Advisor reviews prior to booking. First thing to know is that the hotel is literally a few steps away from the train station in Kassel. ** Do not take a taxi from the station! While rather dreary from the outside and lobby, our room, 55, was surprisingly modern. Extremely large and light-filled, it has views of the city and a big-screen television in the conference-room which doubles as a living room. With no air conditioning, though, fans are a necessity during the warm summer months. The bathroom is of medium size; however, don't plan on showering if you are taller than 5'. The tub shower is incredibly awkward. The bedroom, which requires a separate fan, is very tight and combines two single beds. If you are a light sleeper, beware: the linoleum floor and bed frame loudly creak every time someone moves. In spite of its location (adjacent to the tram station), external noise is surprisingly muffled. Absolutely do not purchase the breakfast vouchers -- options are quite limited and rarely replenished. Staff was very accommodating and pleasant. It is what you would expect from a Best Western.

The downside to this hotel is its location. It is right near the train station, and trams run there as well. I could hear trains as late as midnight and as early as 5 am. Otherwise, it is a clean, well-run, and comfortable place to stay.

Hotel is situated next to the railway station, which is not an issue, however you can hear trams from the street early in the morning. Room was clean and spacious, even with the conference table and 6 chairs:) I was missing the carpet on the floor. Other than that, all was fine, good breakfast.

Not really much to complain about here. Staff is very friendly and courteous. The rooms are ok in size, bathroom is ok as well. Not the best hotel ever but clearly a good destination for a few nights in Kassel.

I stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks in September on Business on a Room Only basis. The first week I was in Room 55 for 5 nights and the second week, in Room 25, for 1 night. Reception: Used reception a few times and every member of staff was extremely helpful, courteous and attentive, especially the lady who checked me in on my first stay, who explained the surrounding area, provided me with an inclusive bus and tram ticket (and explained how the network works) etc. This was all very helpful. Room 55: I'm pretty sure this is the largest room in the hotel and you can see from my pictures the main living area is very spacious, clean, modern with plenty of light, as it is a corner room so has the benefit of all those windows! Very large flat screen TV was in the room which had a variety of German channels. It also had extra ports like USB and HDMI, so you can connect your own items. I used the HDMI to watch English programs from my iPad. Room had a reasonably priced mini bar and bonus of a spare small empty minibar fridge. This was good as there are 2 supermarkets about 30 second walk so used this for water, soft drinks and chocolate. Another bonus is there is a nice coffee pod machine in Room 55 which makes nice coffee. Standard hotel safe with 4 digit pin is available also. Bedroom was adequate, but some may find it small. It also had a smaller TV on the wall, but did the job just fine. As the room is at the very top, noise from the trams and street level is not noticable. A great weeks stay. Room 25: Still a very nice room with large TV and AV connections. Weather was a bit cooler this week so used the radiators to warm up the room and bathroom. You get a little more noise from the trams, but it does not distract and did not cause any problems for me. Location: Fantastic. Located in the square of the Kassel-Wilhemshoe ICE Bahn (rail) station (with Tram, Taxi and Bus also), there are cafes, restaurants and supermarkets extremely close. WIFI: I couldn't actually get this to work with the codes. Overall, a great stay and a very pleasant surprise for my first stay at a Best Western hotel. The staff are great. Note of caution, on the second week, I used booking.com for my booking, but when I arrived, my booking was not on the system at all. Thankfully, there were rooms available, so it was ok, but if it was full, I'm not sure what would have happened! So maybe a good idea to confirm your booking if using booking.com.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Single Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 92 reviews