Best Western Premier Grand Hotel Russischer Hof4.5 out of 5.0
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I will summarize my review in plusses and minuses: Plus: Location is super, staff friendly and professional, overall atmosphere great, attention to detail, good bed, good air-conditioning, option to open windows and use shutters for privacy. Very pet friendly, dog got own bed and water bowl. Great breakfast. Minus: Shower in bathtub very inconvenient and too low , interior good but dated, parking very limited. So the plusses far outweigh the minuses.
There is absolutely NOTHING not to love about the Russischer Hof. From the excellent and friendly welcome to the amazingly beautiful rooms, you will definitely feel in the midst of luxury. I booked a single room at the last moment during a very busy time in Weimar. Even though they'd been fully booked the night before my arrival, they made every concession to get me an early check-in without additional fees. For this weary traveler this was very much appreciated and, frankly, much needed! Location? You simply cannot be more central - everything Weimar has to offer is within a short few footsteps away. You're definitely in the heart of this amazing, historic city. The room was on the top floor overlooking the beautiful landscape of Weimar. I actually preferred this to a city view and being able to relax on the private balcony was a true pleasure. A single room is quite spacious with a gracious entry, desk and work space, a cozy nook with a lounge to relax before bed, and a huge, fully outfitted bathroom. The bed was firm without being stiff (my preferred), and the bedding wonderfully soft. I was also pleased with the large amount of amenities that come with the room. Soaps, shoe polish, rivers, slippers, lotions - nothing was lacking and I felt quite at home. The welcome gift of mineral water and light snack was an additional unexpected treat! Although Weimar isn't lacking on restaurants, the breakfast at the hotel is an absolute MUST. The offerings I am sure vary according to season, however during my stay it included boiled eggs with cream and caviar, a huge variety of fruits and breads, cereals, veggies, scrambled eggs, Wurst - the list goes on and on. Suffice it to say no matter the dietary needs one will not go away hungry! Five stars out of five and needless to say I will be returning once again to enjoy the wonderful hospitality!
The Best Western Premier Grand Russischer Hof offers consistent, impeccable, excellent service while maintaining a warm and friendly atmosphere. I appreciate the balance of a warm, homelike presence of the staff with the elegance of a beautiful property managed at the highest level of excellence. Sometimes the efficiency of a property as tightly managed as this one can create a sense of cool distance. On just my second visit the staff greeted me by name. My interaction with the staff has continued to be warm and inviting at all levels. When one travels alone, at a great distance, and away from family, the atmosphere and service at a hotel can make an important difference. I appreciate very much the difference this hotel makes in my travels. I am not sure if the phrase offers the kind of semiotic punch I wish it to convey, but "friendly excellence" captures something essential in what I hope to conceptually signify when I remember my stay at this property.
The location of the hotel is ideal for attending the opera and visiting the many sights that Weimar has to offer. I had a very nice room on the top 4th floor with a little balcony. Extremely clean. Very friendly staff. Also good restaurant (reviewed separately). Very interesting history of the place. Many antiques in the lobby
The hotel has a great location, directly in the city center. Within 5 minutes walk you can reach all highlights of the city. The hotel is beautiful it has a very historical design. We stayed at a historical room. The design is great you feel like in old times never the less the equipment is new. The room was huge, beds are very good and the bathroom was as well clean and nice. So we can recommend to book this room type. The hotel as a bar, a restaurant and a cofe place. Parking is also no problem. You have a parking place just behind the hotel ( 2 minutes walk). In case you plan to visit the city you should stay at this hotel.
This hotel holds a 4* SuperiorDEHOGA rating (first class), it is a shame that the management cannot live up to it. We arrived full of headcold so felt it would be unfair to other guests to eat in the restaurant. We therefore availed ourselves of room service but did not fancy the English menu in the room. However, information in the room said we could also select from the restaurant menu but this was only in German. I therefore asked room service for a translation of the German menu only to be told by the person on the other end of the phone that she has too much to do and had no time to translate the menu. Five minutes later, there was a knock on the door and a restaurant menu appeared - in German. I do not call this first class service! We also required a gluten free menu for my wife and was told at reception to fill the card in in our room - this we did and sure enough, gluten free rolls were available for breakfast when we went down next morning. There w s also a substantial breakfast waiting outside our room when we returned which remained there for most of the day even though I told reception that they had made a mistake. The room seemed very good when we first arrived but although information stated that tea making facilities had been made available together with a hot plate for those wishing to cater for themselves, the room only had 2 mugs and no cutlery - I presume guests have to provide for themselves! The bathroom had a sink with a large crack in it and the standard of cleaning was more 2* then 4*. Our room cost £375 for 3 night - to this we had to add €19.50 per night for car parking and €19.50 per person per night for breakfast (twice the average in Germany) - it was explained to us that we could have caviar and champagne butthat sounded a little pretentiouse. I don't think we will be returning! This hotel has a no-smoking policy and there is a surcharge of €150 if one smokes in the room. As the bar openly sells expensive cigars, I asked the smoking policy in the bar. I was told that the smokers could smoke in the adjacent cafe after 6pm when the general ppublic had left (before this the strict no-smoking policy is enforced) - is this not double standards. This is not
Really everything about this hotel is so fancy, clean, and upscale! The staff really sets the bat high - they literally bend over backwards to accommodate their guests. I actually lost my wallet in the small coffee shop attached to the hotel, went about my day and didn't realize it was missing until much later. I saw I had a missed call - the hotel called my phone to say they had found my Louis Vuitton wallet (which was FULL of cash may I add). I ran back to the hotel- it was safe behind the desk, and not a dollar had been touched. I thought for SURE it was gone for good - this hotel is so honorable and respectable in how they do business. Can't recommend this hotel enough!! You won't be disappointed.
Beautiful hotel - very historical Have a standard twin and it is lovely. Can't believe all the "comforts" at a very reasonable price. Extremely upscale decor and furnishings. Lovely modern bathroom. Meals horribly expensive though 19.50 Euros for breakfast. Just across the street is a Bake Factory for a very good coffee and pastry breakfast for less than 4 Euros.
Good location, friendly staff. My room, supposedly "double or twin" was relatively small, and would have definitely been tight for 2 people. Very quiet however (4th floor on the rear side). The fitness room is very small and underequipped.
great hotel in a perfect location. Professional friendly staff. Awesome room, wonderful bathroom, sleeping comfort one of the best I have had in all my trips around the world. They also had a kind of pantry kitchen hidden in the room. Dogs allowed but not in the restaurant or the breakfast area. Anyhow... in case we come back to Weimar, this will be our first choice for another stay. The price is not too high compared to what you get.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Health club
- Spa services
Best Western Premier Grand Hotel Russischer Hof places you next to Bauhaus Museum and Goethe-Schiller Monument. This 4.5-star hotel has 126 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a health club. Centrally located in Weimar, the hotel is also a short walk from German National Theatre and Congress Centre Neue Weimarhalle.
In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.
Best Western Premier Grand Hotel Russischer Hof's 126 soundproofed rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and safes are also available.
Guests staying at Best Western Premier Grand Hotel Russischer Hof enjoy a health club, a steam room, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is EUR 19.50 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 550 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include 4 meeting rooms, conference space, and a library.
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86% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 375 reviews