Hotel Fuerstenhof, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Leipzig5.0 out of 5.0
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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.
We wished we could have stayed longer than the one night. The Fürstenhof, a dignified place with lots of history is a wonderful place from which to explore Leipzig. The hospitality is felt throughout be of the arrival, a drink in the inner couyrtyard, the rich breakfast, (see to it that you have an inclusive rate) or the farewell, which for us came far too soon. We'll be back for sure.
A clean hotel with spacious room. A short walk to the zoo and the tourist area. Convenient to train station, and a short taxi to the concert hall. We walked back from a concert (not too far) on a pleasant evening. Couldn't find a restaurant for a late dinner but we caught the last call for a meal and wine at the hotel. Staff were helpful and accommodating.
I've visited Leipzig several times, and normally stay at the Westin, but opted for a change this time. The Hotel Furstenhof is nice, but the room we were given, on the third floor, was small. The wardrobe space was excellent, the bathroom was large and airy, and we were given plenty of towels. However, the shower was a bit underwhelming and, as I say, the room was small. The hotel has a pool but it's oddly shaped so actually not that great for swimming (if you want to do laps, rather than just float about). I would stay here again - but only if the Westin wasn't available. Good location - just five minutes from the central train station and close to restaurants and shops.
My husband and I spent four nights in this hotel and were thoroughly pleased with both our room and the service. Breakfast is one of the best I have encountered, and the main dining room produces a splendid dinner--though not to be indulged in lightly unless money is no concern. However, a very good though less elaborate meal can be had in the lounge in different but equally pleasant surroundings. The chestnut bread is to die for! All in all, a thoroughly good experience!
We stayed here in Leipzig for Wagner's Ring for five nights last year. The hotel is rather old fashioned in many ways but the staff could not have been kinder or more welcoming. The food was delicious with really high quality ingredients. The stay was expensive as we clashed with a trade fair so rooms were in short supply. However, despite the hotel's dated appearance in places, we did not regret staying here because of the standard of service which we found to be exceptional.
Hotel is located on the other side of the ring bordering the city center. Old style buiding with a lot of charme next to the railway station. Excellent service and nice team. Went there for business and worked perfectly for an in/out trip to the city.
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
- Onsite dining
- Indoor pool
Located in Zentrum, 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). 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 441 reviews