Dorint Am Goethepark Weimar4.5 out of 5.0
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when i first heard it is a dorint hotel, i was shocked... when i saw the place i loved it. The staff, the concierge were totally nice. The room was ok for one night... The breakfast was delicious. There are no complaints here. Everything is walking distance.
I stayed here for 4 days while doing academic research in Weimar, and I would go here again if I can. The place is ideally located on the edge of the historic city center, but directly next to various sites such as the houses of Nietzsche and Liszt, the historical cemetery, and the countless sculpture and sites in the Goethe Park (a World Heritage Site). The hotel is actually better located than places that are spot center in old Weimar city. My experiences with the staff were perfect. The rooms and hallways are not what one would call charming but instead resemble the kinds of hotels I see at professional conferences. That said, everything there was quite fine--just not Old World. Finally, I'll add some pictures regarding the fact that this place has the most amazing breakfast spread I've see in any hotel. It's an enormous buffet, very high quality, and they do table service for teas, coffees, and would probably make anything you want (good restaurant in house). I attach all these photos not because I'm obsessed with breakfast but because it's distinctive to this place, and some readers might welcome knowing that pretty much any appetite can be served at this place.
LOCATION: Situated, as the name implies, opposite the green expanses of Goethepark near the winding streets of the old part of the city with a multitude visit-worthy destinations within easy walking distance: Schillerhaus, Goethehaus with its adjacent museum, Anna Amalia Bibliothek , Bauhaus museum all in one direction and Goethes Gartenhaus within the park in the other. ROOM: I booked a one bedroom apartment, of which there are only a few. It was at the back of the building, overlooking the peeling paint of the exterior walls of the adjacent university. Trees, of which there were insufficient number, softened the drabness a bit. The standard guest rooms, particularly those facing the park would offer a much better outlook. The kitchenette was curiously equipped: adequate tableware but no cookware, not even a kitchen knife and no saucepans despite there being two hot-plates; no microwave. A toaster, two electric kettles (large and small!) but no coffee machine. However, there was a decent-sized fridge. All I wanted to do was make salads, so it was fine but anything requiring cooking would be a challenge though perhaps additional kitchenware is available on request. The rest of the apartment was better appointed with pleasant decor including a Bauhaus/Art Deco inspired sofa and armchair. The bedroom was spacious with an ample wardrobe and luggage alcove. Housekeeping was of a high standard. PEACE? Yes. The building is solidly built with double-glazing. WIFI: Strong reception but seemed to need reconnection once a day though this was easily done. BREAKFAST: Extensive buffet selection of hot and cold dishes but some of the staff didn't really seem to be morning people. On my final morning, a Saturday, half an hour after the advertised start of breakfast there were still no scrambled eggs on the buffet. Perhaps one of those tricky scheduling situations of trying to time preparation to meet demand. On politely asking, I was told in a rather surly way that they were coming. The vibe was negative and it was almost 15 minutes before a single serve was thrust in front of me with much unspoken attitude but no word of apology for the delay. A guest pays for EUR 21.50 for a breakfast that allegedly includes scrambled eggs as one of the very few vegetarian hot options. I realise that it was the morning after Friday night and sensed that there was a bit of a situation in the kitchen. A word of apology (German or English, delivered in a pleasant tone) and I would've understood. Instead, what could've and should've been an enjoyable last breakfast left a bad taste. SERVICE: The breakfast experience was unfortunate as the reception staff were always helpful as was the charming young woman who delivered complimentary fruit to my room on my first day and who, on finding that I only like English breakfast tea, kept me well-supplied. VALUE for MONEY: OK but not great. NEXT TIME? Possibly, but probably not and not before considering the alternatives available at the time. My preference is always for boutique hotels that authentically reflect their locations with a touch of relaxed luxury or serviced apartments with the good amenities (decent kitchen, washing machine). Dorint am Goethepark didn't really deliver on any of these criteria. What had secured my booking was the promise of an apartment with kitchen that in reality fell short of the mark. During my stay, it was evident that the hotel relies heavily on the business convention and tourist coach market. It's one of those bland major chain cookie-cutter could-be-anywhere type of hotels that you find in westernised countries all over the world. If you like standardised big brand hotels, Dorint am Goethepark will probably suit you fine. It's an OK hotel and I've tried to give a balanced appraisal of my experience. It just wasn't really my kind of place. P.S. If you're visiting Weimar to see the sights, your first stop should be the Tourist Information Office in the Markt in the centre of the old town. For just under 30EUR you can pick up a Weimar Card that entitles you to admission to the sights I mentioned at the start (except Anna Amalia Bibliothek) plus the beautiful Schloss Belvedere along with several other places. One rainy morning, I also found that it was good for the buses.
I went there for a business trip, so I didn't had a lot of time to use all the offers - like the Spa Area. But I liked that the Hotel was so close to the centre and the neighbourhood was so nice (like parks and beautiful old building). So I was able to walk around after the day. The breakfast there is amazing, everything you want you'll find there. I only use the sports room downstairs - and it has a great equipment. The only thing I didn't lik was that I have to pay extra for the sportsroom (1,50 € per day) - because sometimes I only was able to use it for half an hour (because of my appointments). The rooms were clean and big enough for all your stuff. If you want to sleep in a nice, modern and clean hotel close to the center, I defentiely choose this.
We loved this hotel,our room was a beautiful suite and air-conditioned . The location is perfect for exploring . The hotel is immaculate and we had two meals in the restaurant which were great. I appreciated the well trained staff who went above and beyond!
I would like to commend the Dorint Team on their excellent service. They are not afraid of challenges! When we asked them to wrap this blue sheep we bought, they thought is was just 3 cm tall; when we came along with the sheep that was actually about 1 meter tall, they still helped us! Thank you!
Rather new and modern hotel. Not very original building, but with spacious rooms and a great location close to Goethe park. The bathroom had the usual flooding problems (how hard can it be?), but we had a nice stay all in all.
We stayed for a long weekend the hotel offers a splendid buffet breakfast with a large choice. Rooms are well appointed TV could be larger, Internet is one of the slowest ever. Parking is pricy. Hotel is warm welcoming and clean with a great cosy Bierstube. Receptionist Felix Posser went out of his way to make us leave happy. Thanks Felix!
I have a penchant for largish hotels where one can be a bit anonymous and private. The Dorint delivered on this score but it's excellent staff added warmth and professionalism. My room was spacious and had a quiet position at the rear of the hotel (although the hotel is away from any major roads so I imagine most of the rooms would be quiet). I was on a low tariff so there was nothing in the mini bar and no kettle. We brits pine for a tea in our room so I requersted one. The most courteous and helpful female member of staff on night duty sorted me out with the kettle and some milk, which combined with the Twinings tea bags I had brought along allowed me to irrigate myself with tea on waking. I was therefore in a better mood at breakfast (I find hotel breakfasts a bit traumatic at the best of times). I had just missed a large party on arriving in the breakfast room but there were still many people about. Luckily it is large and wonderfully well managed and stiocked. Really good value for the 19 euros it cost me. I wouldn't usually spend 19 euros on a week of breakfasts at home but when I do shell out I want it to be comprehensive and to provide things one can take away for lunch too - it was. The only negative would be the lack of a swimming pool. There seem to be no swimming pools in Weimar and the lovely lido seems sadly to have closed down - what a shame. In summary, a smart hotel with marvellous wide corridors, swanky spacious rooms and staff who are clearly the bees knees.
The description of the hotel suggests it is located in a park. It's not, it's located on a busy road and the more expensive rooms overlooking the so called park are also on this busy road. The park is in fact an event square frequented by youngsters shouting and jelling most of the night. The interior is a little worn. Nothing serious, a spot in the carpet and several on the desk, laminated wood coming lose, etc. But the whole feel is a little off. Furthermore the electronics in our room started it's own live. Lights would not turn off and the airco kept switching on and off. All together not ideal for a good night sleep. On the positive side, the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. But together with the overpriced parking and the even more overpriced breakfast, (around the corner you can find places serving more than you can eat breakfasts for less then 10 euro) we felt it's a rip off.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Fitness center
Dorint Am Goethepark Weimar places you next to Goethe National Museum and Goethe House. This 4.5-star hotel has 143 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Centrally located in Weimar, the hotel is also a short walk from Parkhohle and Duchess Anna Amalia Library.
Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Bettina von Arnim, which specializes in international cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Start weekdays off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.
All 143 individually decorated rooms provide refrigerators, free bottled water, and safes. 66-cm LED TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.
Guests staying at Dorint Am Goethepark Weimar enjoy access to a full-service spa, a fitness center, and a sauna. Self parking is offered for EUR 20,00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Other amenities at this spa hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 10 meeting rooms, and conference space.
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94% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 386 reviews