Hotel Fuerstenhof, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Leipzig5.0 out of 5.0
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While visiting Leipzig for the Cirque du Soleil I stayed two nights in this awesome luxury hotel. The historic building is just awesome as well as the well decorated and very clean rooms. On breakfast they have a very friendly service as well as egg preparation on the the place. The hotel is located just a few steps from the train station in Leipzig as well as from the old town. So you can walk to nearly everything. When I will come back to Leipzig for a longer stay I will book this hotel for sure again.
Arrived early and got a room upgrade, really friendly and helpful reception staff. Had a really great room with all you could want for. Breakfast was good . My only complaint i was only stopping here for one night . Would stop here again.
Hotel Fürstenhof purports to be a 5-star hotel, even a luxury hotel. It has the best name of the Leipzig hotels but that is built on the past. The present is rather sad. Worst things first: the sofa suite in our Junior Suite looked like it had been pulled out of a rubbish yard. I expect they were very ugly and inappropriate to begin with but on top of that the seats were sagging all over the place and the covers were heavily stained. It is almost impossible to exaggerate how unpleasant they were but suffice to say we did not sit on them once. Breakfast was confusing and poor. We rang ahead to ask (1) whether we could order a la carte instead of having the buffet; and (2) whether they had fresh milk (not UHT or extended shelf-life). We were told that the answer to both questions was yes. We went downstairs and were told that we could only have the full buffet option but yes they did have fresh milk - of course they did! We went to reception on point (1) and they told us to just order what we wanted (eggs) and they would just charge us for a single buffet meal - fine, no problem. So we sat down and ordered. I had an omelette and a black coffee with (fresh!) milk on the side. After my coffee was delivered, I sniffed the milk and it obviously was ESL milk, not proper fresh milk. A waitress saw me sniffing and immediately rushed over to say that actually the milk was not proper fresh milk after all - would I prefer soy milk? No, I would not. The omelette consisted of 2 eggs with herbs that had been stirred up, cooked to dry plastic and then folded in half. We did not have breakfast in the hotel again (we went to Macis, which is great, by the way). Nobody came out to help us with our bags when we arrived but after I had managed to get all of our cases out of the taxi and started wheeling them into the hotel, a very pleasant pair did come to help us. No such luck on our departure where the staff watched me wheeling the bags out using one of their bellboy trollies and only came out when they were concerned that I had taken it too far from the hotel (about 15 metres to our waiting car) upon which they took the trolley back inside again. Just before our departure, we had tea in the room next to the lobby. The tea was a bit of a catastrophe - teabags, luke warm water and green tea instead of Darjeeling (though the waitress apologised and delivered the right tea after that). The bill for a single pot of tea and a bottle of water cost 15 euros - maybe a bit more, I can't quite remember. It wasn't all bad - the staff at reception were mostly good (and a couple of them in particular were very friendly and pleasant to deal with). Our junior suite was very large, though we would have preferred it to have been half the size and lacking the sofas and chairs. Overall, though, this was a rather sad affair and makes me severely doubt what exactly Starwood are doing with the hotels that do not make it into the "Luxury Collection" if this one qualifies.
December 2017 Fuerstenhof Leipzig is really showing signs of old age. Have stayed there numerous Times here is the latest. 1. slow terrible Wi-Fi in fact as low as zero reception worst WI-FI at any hotel where I have stayed in past 2 years. I ran a ping Test on WI-FI several times could not even run a speed test and when I could the results were slower than a dial up connection. 2. A huge positive is Carsten the front of house manager but he can’t do the impossible if infrastructure like WI-FI is failing. 3.Furniture in Suites need replacement especially sofas and chairs. 4. The carpet seams in the suites are all bad and separated with maintenance required. numbers were dismal. 5.Breakfast not very good it has gone downhill. Send chef to Hotel Imperial Vienna to relearn and see the quality of their Fruhstuck. Suggest Rip out all the tubs put in large showers with 10 gallon per minute shower heads. Business people want a powerful shower this hotel has terrible showers, Small in size with low water volume. No one uses tubs any longer unless they are separate from the shower so just remove the tubs. What should be a 5 is a 3 because of the terrible WIFI and old furniture and fixtures and other issues. Mr. GM you need to reinvest in refurbishing the hotel to retain regular guests. If you don’t we will never return again ever and you will see your Trip Advisor ranking start to drop. the Doctor Hit me with some LOVE ❤️💕 and a helpful VOTE!
We were upgraded to a junior suite, 304. Lovely room, spacious. Has a refrigerator & a large bathroom & very comfortable bed. We would definitely return here. An excellent hotel with a very attentive staff.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Leipzig and were delighted with Hotel Fürstenhof that offered true luxury. Well appointed room with everything one required. Service impeccable. A great spread at breakfast and we even enjoyed a dinner at the Villers on our last day - a treat at the gourmet restaurant.
I stayed here the last week of July for a short 3 night break. It was wonderful!! The weather was not good but I did not care because of the hotel Fuerstenhof. I had a deluxe double with breakfast included. The price could not have been better and the service could not have been better. The breakfast was pretty much what you would expect, with hot dishes made to order. The service - great! I used the pool one afternoon and drank in the bar one night and again, it could not have been better. The location is also great. You leave the train station and go right and a few minutes later there it is. To get to the Altstadt and all the sites you simply cross the street and go straight. If you are in Leipzig, this hotel will give what you expect for a great price.
This review is from the perspective of a Starwood Luxury Collection guest. All in all, not a bad hotel. I enjoy the "Grande Dame" type hotels. I don't mind historic (old) hotels at all; in fact, I prefer them. I am sorry to report that this hotel is not in good repair. The main thing we noticed was frayed and stained carpeting both in our guest room and the dining room. Simply stated, this hotel needs some work. The other negative here is the hotel is on a busy street with many trains going through around the clock. It's not a quiet hotel. The trade off is, the location is very walkable to shopping, etc... Next time in Leipzig, we'll try somewhere else.
LOCATION: I arrived by train and the hotel was within easy reach, a bit over 5 minutes' walk from the station, all of it flat. The main shopping precinct is across the street, with the city square, with its open air Markt (market), about 5 minutes away. The principal museum with the city's roller-coaster history well-told with fascinating, easy-to-absorb exhibits is also here. If you're at all interested in classical music, the must-see Bach Museum is around the corner from the Markt. About 15 minutes walk away is the equally unmissable final abode of the sadly short-lived Felix Medelssohn (or you can take take the train from Markt but you'll be missing out on an interesting walk). A train from Markt will also take you the 4 stops to the Battle of Nations Monument. (The massive reflection pool in front of the monument had been drained at the time of my visit with extensive work being carried out so that the whole area in front was basically a building site.) ROOM: The Furstenhof is an up-to-the-minute 21st century interpretation of a the grand hotels of yesteryear. Booking in advance directly with the hotel, I secured a good deal for one of the few 4th floor Executive Rooms that also had a balcony. An entry vestibule was lined with a wall of 3 ample built-in burr-walnut veneered wardrobes configured for every need, including a safe conveniently placed at eye level that would accommodate a laptop. To the left was the bathroom extensively clad in green marble with separate loo and shower rooms as well as double vanity and a massive bath at one end. Only criticism was the overhead shower: good temperature but the strength wasn't exactly torrential; a minor first-world problem - the additional hand-held shower performed well. Straight ahead, the room proper with walnut veneered credenzas and nightstands plus a very inviting K/S bed opposite the French windows that led onto a small balcony with table and chairs with views of the neighbouring church tower and city glimpses beyond. Power points where you need them next to the desk for recharging devices. Generous supply of capsules for the coffee machine, replenished daily as were the good quality Elemis toiletries. PEACE? Blissful. WIFI: Other than selecting the hotels's Wifi from the menu, there was nothing more to do. Perfect connection throughout. BREAKFAST: Ample buffet selection plus beautifully prepared hot dishes to order served by charmingly attentive staff: needs were anticipated, preferences remembered from one morning to the next - a masterclass in service while enjoying the ambience of the well-appointed high-ceilinged dining room, crisp white damask napery and silver-plated accoutrements. A hearty breakfast with feel-good service that left me walking on air. Great start to the day. SERVICE: Excellent throughout the hotel. Reception team fluent in English. Housekeeping staff less so but monosyllabic German (mine, not their's), sign language and smiles did the trick as well as making for some enjoyable exchanges. VALUE for MONEY: Similarly excellent: a Luxury Collection hotel that lives up to the name admirably by providing unforced luxury and comfort with a generosity of spirit and a commitment to please. NEXT TIME? Definitely - I enjoyed my stay so much that I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in Leipzig. P.S. The rain poured on my first morning and it was the sort of comfortable room where I felt immediately at home, catching up on emails, researching travel plans etc. Next day, brilliant sunshine and after a morning's sight-seeing, I bought fruit and other fare at the Markt and had a picnic on my room's balcony which also proved a delight to come home to and well worth the slightly higher tariff.
Rooms are ok in size, bathroom was large and spacious. Amenities are abundant, and the staff are very helpful. Easy location from Train station, Market Square and many different restaurants nearby. Highly recommended.
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
- Onsite dining
- Indoor pool
Located in Mitte, Hotel Fuerstenhof, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Leipzig is within a 10-minute stroll of sights such as Runde Ecke Memorial Museum and Leipzig Zoo. This 5-star hotel has 92 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. Centrally located in Leipzig, the hotel is also a short walk from Museum of Fine Arts and Museum Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum.
Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Vinothek 1770, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.
Hotel Fuerstenhof, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Leipzig's 92 rooms are air-conditioned and provide refrigerators, minibars, and free newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and pay movies. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other amenities include safes, phones, and desks.
Hotel Fuerstenhof, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Leipzig features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. Valet parking is EUR 28.00 per night if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR - per person one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 5 meeting rooms.
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91% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 467 reviews