Radisson Blu Hotel, Leipzig4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The pluses were a fabulous location, comfortable room, and excellent buffet breakfast. I took off one point because there were no outlets or usb ports near the beds, so there was no way to charge your phone or other device while using it in bed. Also, the bath towels were skimpy, and somehow one of those skimpy towels had disappeared on our final morning, so we had to share a bath towel.
This hotel had pretty much everything we needed. Ideal position just opposite the Gewandhaus on Augustusplatz. Although it is adjaent to a busy road with trams, the noise is not intrusive inside the hotel. On arrival my Carlson status was recognized, and I received a room upgrade. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was clean and well maintained, with an enormous comfortable bed. Breakfast was efficiently managed with a wide choice of fresh and cooked items including some excellent breads. On checkout the hotel was happy to hold our bags for the remainder of the day (due to a late flight).
We stayed for two nights at the Radisson and were pleased to be upgraded to an Executive Room, which has a separate study area complete with coffee machine. The room was large and well-furnished. The bathroom had a large shower, robes and slippers. The location is very close to the old town and within walking distance of the train station. The breakfast was excellent, the only problem was that one morning there was a coach party staying and we hit the busy time, but it was OK. We would definitely stay there again.
As a four star hotel, you have different expectations. As a Radisson you have huge expectations. The good things: nice view from the room, decently sized room, very good positioning, rich breakfast and very diverse. The not so good things I've found in the hotel: 7 out of 10 staff, 2 out of 10 internet connection. It is frustrating how the internet works. The maid didn't refill the bathroom amenities. At the check-out, they asked me 4 euros for the bottle of water I had in my room. Even in a 3-star hotel you find it complimentary. No slippers or bathrobe in my room. Again a must in such a highly rated hotel.
My family and I recently stayed for 1 night while touring Germany. This hotel was a pleasant surprise. I wasn't sure what to expect but this hotel was just beautiful. The room was large and spacious with comfortable beds. The bathroom was large with a rain shower which was great after a day of sightseeing. The breakfast buffet had a wonderful variety of both European and American breakfast choices. The location was within walking distance to center city. We took a walk and came upon an outdoor jazz concert in the town square. It was wonderful and we enjoyed beverages and listened to the last 30 minutes. We had wished we had got there when it started. Overall, this is a wonderful hotel and I would highly recommend it to others.
We had a very good experience! Special appreciation to the waiter in the restaurant on the morning of 27. Perfect service and willingness to solve our wishes. Dear manager of Radisson, please trust me if you do not already know, the guy is an asset!! (You cannot tell the same on the lady from reception - morning of 27/07). Nice and big rooms! City center right across!
Jane and I after some research on Trip Advisor and the reviews of fellow Travellers plumped for the Radisson Blu as our base for our 2017 tour of Germany. Why did we pick the Radisson, well the location is ideal just a short walk from the main railway station (just leave the station by the main entrance walk across the road past the tram halt, walk through a small garden/grass area and walk straight ahead and after a few minutes you will see the Radisson) which makes it ideal for not only exploring Leipzig itself but you are close to train and tram links when venturing further afield. The hotel is clean, comfortable and staff were extremely helpful, with directions, what tram to catch, and extra pillows, and an ironing board and iron were quickly delivered to our room when requested. The air conditioning system was fine by me however Jane did find the room a bit warm although staff did lower the temperature at our request. Breakfast was excellent and caters for all tastes and nationalities. The Breakfast Room was spacious and never overcrowded. I noticed some comments from fellow residents re WIFI speed but we encountered no issues whatsoever. We had a superior room which was fine for storage and space. The bathroom is of modern design off of the bedroom with the shower cubicle and then a sliding door to the toilet itself. My only slight criticism is the towels appeared a bit tired and lacking in fluffiness and were a bit more like a Lofa when drying ones body, but perhaps a bit of exfoliating is good for you. To sum up, we enjoyed our stay at the Radisson and would recommend it. Newer towels would have meant a five star from the City Detective however my skin has never been smoother. Take care and keep on travelling, the world is yours to see.
I stay in lots of hotels and it amazes me how the most basic things let them down. The Radisson Blu Leipzig is one of the rare ones where this isn't the case and that I'd give an "excellent" to. The hotel is, I think, originally a communist era hotel right on the edge of the historic town centre (7 mins/500m walk to the market square). It's been entirely rebuilt and refurbished and has a modern mid 00's "designer" feel throughout. Think dark wood, contrasting cream and purple elements. My room was large, bright and extremely comfortable. It blacked out entirely and the beds are a dream: thick feather duvets/ pillows, great mattresses and decent quality cotton bedding. The room was cool on a 29C day with silent, hidden air-conditioning somehow regulating the temperature. The shower is large and has great water pressure, the towels large and soft. All in all the key elements are there for a comfortable stay. Breakfast deserves a special mention - the range of choices and quality of everything is exceptional, even for Germany (home of the good hotel breakfast). The service everywhere in the hotel from the staff was very East German: professional, but genuinely friendly, warm and relaxed. My only criticisms relate to the unusably slow free WIFI- 0.2 Mbps is a joke) (you can however pay for a faster service) and the surprisingly poor soundproofing in the rooms. You can't hear road noise, but you can hear neighbours talking in their rooms or in the corridors. All in all, for this price range (£120 a night) you are getting a bargain for the standard of the hotel. It's of a top 4 star hotel level and I'd stay again, or recommend it without hesitation. PLUS POINTS + Spacious, comfy, modern, stylish rooms + Excellent beds for a good night's sleep + Great a/c, showers, water pressure, black out + Outstanding breakfast + Lovely staff + Convenient central location MINUS POINTS - Rubbish free wifi - Poor internal soundproofing SUMMARY Stay here. It's an excellent hotel.
Personally, there are two hotels in Leipzig who stand out of the rest. The Radisson and another one. Having stayed there (the city) for half a year I tend to think I have experienced enough. The beds are awesome, the breakfast is delicious, the staff is friendly, the shower is... amazing. You know what, this hotel is just great. Not going to blablabla.
Very well located hotel near hbf, Opera house and Gewandhaus. We don't usually stay at modern international style places, but this one does it well. Rooms (we upgraded to a junior woodchuck suite) were spacious and comfortable, though there was a scarcity of drawer space. Breakfast was good, and restaurant was unpretentious and staff friendly.
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91% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 986 reviews