Steigenberger Hotel Thüringer Hof4.0 out of 5.0
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The hotel’s location is great, very near to all the town’s tourist attractions. The hotel is also easily reachable on foot from the train station. The room was big, comfortable and clean. The hotel gave us a free water bottle every day, which to me was a very nice amenity. No tea/coffee making facilities though. There was no air conditioning, which made it difficult to bear the hot summer days that reached over 30 degrees during our stay. Sleeping was difficult due to the heat, despite the comfortable bed. The bathroom was clean and the shower provided plenty of hot water to a nice warm bath, but a bad smell came from the bathroom pipes. The borrowable umbrella inside the room was a very considerate detail, given the rainy condition of the area. The breakfast was varied and delicious. We dined at the restaurant some nights and really loved the food, but thought it pricy. The hotel staff was very nice and keen to please. Overall, we had a very pleasant stay.
We stayed in this hotel for one night while in town to visit Wartburg castle and nearby Bach sites. The lobby and entryway of this property maintain the feel of a historic upscale hotel, with dark wood, wrought iron, and crystal. Rooms are more modern, tastefully decorated for a very sleek but comfortable look. They feel like the property has really given thought to the details. Loved our room. We did not have as great an experience with the hotel restaurant, with my entree arriving almost an hour after my husband's, but I digress. The stay itself was great. Location can't be beat. Right in the old town near Luther statue, market square. Within walking distance of Bach and Luther houses but pretty quiet as well. Parking is available in an underground lot, but it's very tight! Hotel staff were very helpful in guiding us to public transportation up to the castle (bus stop pretty much right in front of hotel). Would stay here again if in town, but might eat somewhere else.
It was a booking where I was not participating, you use to ask for recommendations in foreign countries, and that uses to work. But this time it was even more. Very comfortable staying, really nice breakfast and location which could not be better. Very satisfied.
We came here on a group tour, and it was very nice. It was the only hotel that had a coffee maker in it. The rooms look pretty much like all the rooms in Germany, but clean, well thought out. In a nice location for taking a walk if you want to.
Hotel lobby is beautiful, and in the middle of a heat wave, cold water was immediately available. Many tour groups were present, they did not dominate, and directions and suggestions were friendly and helpful, as was storing luggage. One minute walk brought me to the bus to Wartburg, and the train station is a 5-10 minute walk (at most). Room was modern (some could call spartan), but I loved the spaciousness, the very comfortable bed, and the cleanliness. Given climate change and the lack of air-conditioning in many European hotels, my suggestion is that every room have a fan to move the air until temperatures cool in the evening. My only complaint is that I was not able to get just a simple cup of coffee in the morning, and I did not want the whole breakfast. This may have been my misunderstanding or not phrasing the question correctly. On the other hand, a quick walk down to the pedestrian street brought me to an excellent bakery with a large coffee and tasty light breakfast, as well as the opportunity to interact with locals and try my very limited German. The location is perfect.
Functional hotel in an impressive, Georgian building with clean, comfortable medium sized rooms just inside the wall of the picturesque old town. An easy (ten minute) walk from the train station. A good bar, with pleasant service, and lots of guests watching soccer on the television. Perhaps ten minutes walk from the Bach Haus and the Luther Haus, and just steps away from charming restaurants. An excellent base from which to ascend to Castle Wartburg. The kind staff let me store my bags in their office after I checked out. I hiked about 45 minutes to the Castle, had breakfast at the grand old hotel next door (15-23 Euro depending on what one orders), visited the castle, returned to town, visited the Bach Haus, retrieved my bags, and walked back to the train station. A very pleasant stay indeed.
We stayed just one night with the Steigenberger at the beginning of our trip to Germany and were seriously jet lagged. We were happy to be able to check in promptly to our well appointed suite and found the bed very comfortable. The previous comments about the lack of a coffee maker in the room and the quality of the linens are well taken, but we enjoyed the hotel nonetheless. The restaurant was very good - particularly my husband's hamburger, and the roulade that I had was the equal of my grandmother's and she had Bavarian heritage. The included breakfast was more than ample and all the staff were very cordial and professional. We were too tired to really appreciate the town and moved on to Erfurt the next day, but it is easy to get to the center of town, the railway station is very walkable, and Wartburg castle is easily reached by bus, or, if you are more energetic, you can also walk there as well.
Suite was spacious and comfortable. For the price though, and being the top category room of a Steigenberger chain hotel, it gives you pause that the towels are thin (almost like dish towels), and that there is no coffeemaker in the room. On the positive side: fresh and tasty berries were a nice complimentary touch. As to the room, the terrace is nice, albeit that the view is towards the "back of town". And there is no phone on the desk, and that's were you want it to be, rather than having to walk back to the bedroom to order e.g. room service. Beyond the room: breakfast has good choices. Nice fresh breads and rolls. Local sausage. The "Bircher Muesli", however, tasted bland and was too fluid. Service is polite and helpful. Check-In procedures, however, are unecessarily onerous, being asked to present a passport with local law being quoted as the rationale. A couple of days later, at the Frankfurt Airport Steigenberger that wasn"t required and when I asked why, they said they had my data in the Steigenberger database and that suffices. Maybe that should apply to the Eisenach franchise as well. Truth be told though: this hotel is the nicest option in Eisenach (unless you opt for the Wartburg hotel that has its own drawbacks and advantages). I left content --all things considered-- if only because I love the town, its history, its people and all you can do and experience there (Bachhaus, Georgenkirche, Nikolaikirche, Stadtschloss, Marktplatz, Hohe Sonne/Rennsteig, Alte Maelzerei etc etc).
We came here for the Christmas markets and were not disappointed. The hotel is in a great location - 5 min walk to the shops. The hotel is quite grand with a lovely wooden staircase. The room was luxurious with balcony window over the front of the hotel. The bathroom was huge! We attended the Dinner for One evening the hotel put on and the food was great. Breakfast was also very varied - buffet format. The bar is lovely with a wide variety of local wines, spirits and cocktails with friendly service.
The hotel is located very close to the main sites. The bus to Wartburg is just about 200m from the hotel. The site seeing Tour of city organized by the hotel was very good and can be recommended. If you require parking it has to be booked before. Otherwise public parking ( only few places) is available across hotel. For this parking you have to pay and maximum length permitted is 2 hours. Overall good hotel and can be recommended for a city trip.
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77% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 213 reviews