Our rating of cleanliness was downgraded from excellent due to a very disgusting smell of cigarette smoke - present once moving in, increased when the bathroom's fan was on, and throughout the hotel hallways and elevator - Awfull and unacceptable.
The main doors are constructed to be operated through a terminal and personalized codes - BUT were not used that way - the doors opened 24-7 just by approaching them, at night - with no personnel present at the front desk, one would walk in the hotel without ANY need for legitimation. Basically totally open to the public, this hotel did not feel secure, especially with it's vicinity to the main station and the partially shady individuals "residing" there...
located right downtown of Kiel, close to the biggest mall (Sophienhof), right at the central station and across of the sea cruise passenger terminal.
Free parking at the hotel.