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Kirchstr. 7-9, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany

#26 of 33 hotels in Darmstadt

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Review score

Based on 160 hotel reviews

7.3

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    7.6

  • Comfort

    6.3

  • Location

    8.7

  • Facilities

    6.3

  • Staff

    8

  • Value for money

    6.8

  • Free WiFi

    7.6

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  • Reviewed: 18 October 2018

    6.3
    for one night ok
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Elevator did not work. WiFi disconnected frequently with new login required.

    I got a room at all in Darmstadt. Town seems to be fully booked. Next to Grohe Brewery!

    Stayed in October 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 October 2018

    3.8
    No Hot Water or Wi-fi
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Aside from having dated rooms - It was impossible to use the wi-fi in the room due to the signal strength and there was no hot water in the morning for a shower and the receptionist didn’t seem to care at all. It’s normal for hotels to have issues but as a customer you should receive the services you pay or get compensation if there is issues. Considering the price of this hotel I wouldn’t recommend to stay in it.

    Stayed in October 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 September 2018

    7.1
    NOT BAD, BUT NOT WORTH THE MONEY
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    It wasn’t a bad hotel... just way overpriced... Considering it was €100 per night... the facilities, although they were ok, were not comparable to the price of €100 per night... I’ve stayed at many hotels in city centres across Europe, and I’ve regularly paid €40 a night for much better facilities... I am currently in the centre of Stuttgart, in a much better hotel, at €25 per night... I would be happy to pay €30-40 per night for the room I stayed in... no more

    Nice hotel in the centre of Darmstadt

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 August 2018

    10
    The staffs are very kind and help me with what I request...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The hotel is a little old.

    The staffs are very kind and help me with what I request that keeping my baggage for one more day and get a fan for me while my stay. Restaurant is good.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 10 July 2018

    8.3
    Nice hotel in the Darmstadt city center, good staff, excellent restaurant with Hessian specialities.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Comfort Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The room was a bit stuffy with the windows closed, which was to be expected since it was July and most older German hotels don't have air conditioning. We chose to keep the windows closed since there was a lot of pedestrian noise outside on the promenade (it was a World Cup game night, and the city was tuned up).

    The room and bathroom were nicely spacious, which is not always a given in European hotels. The hotel's beer garden and restaurant were excellent in terms of the food and atmosphere, and we almost couldn't get a table at dinner time, which is usually a good sign as to a venue's quality and popularity. Most of the clientele was German, also another good sign.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 December 2017

    9.2
    Pleasant dinner-sleep-breakfast in the middle of a busy meeting in city centre.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Rooms with the interior from 60-s, 70-s; not much of comfort. Rooms quite small, ascetic. Some windows to the busy street, quite strong noise from late night parties passing on the street. Some rooms in extension, next to the main/old building.

    Very nice historic building in the historic city centre, just next to town hall. Walking distance to the Conference Centre and TU Darmstadt (Centre) as well as to several other hotels and conference rooms. Good old authentic tavern on the ground floor.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 November 2017

    6.7
    Very nice rooms and restaurant.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Plus Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Wifi connection was very unstable and I was not able to connect after dinner.

    Very nice rooms and restaurant. Discount is offered for the restaurant to the guests.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 September 2017

    6.7
    An OK place to sleep but don't be fooled by its "historic" flair
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The room was really cold, small and had a 70s decor. The reception is not open 24/24h.

    The location is really good, especially if you need to visit Fraunhofer institutes or TU Darmstadt (far from the train station though), good shopping and eating opportunities.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 June 2017

    9.2
    comfortable hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    A bit far away from Hbf but can go there by tram/bus.

    Nice old hotel. Single room is small but enough for one person. Close to couples of restaurants.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 May 2017

    7.5
    Nice place but closed on Sundays
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Plus Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    My room was pretty basic but it is a small hotel and not very expensive. I couldn't say the room had any 'decor' - just 'furnishings.' Surprised that I was given a single size duvet for a double size bed, but I think that is normal for Germany! Be aware that smaller towns in Germany like Darmstadt are CLOSED on Sundays. Shops, including supermarkets aren't open at all on Sundays, so make sure you stock up on Saturday evening. All you will find open on Sundays are some limited cafes and museums.

    very good location just around the corner from the Old Market Square, easy walking distance to Matildenhoue (Jugenstil artists colony) which is why I went to Darmstadt. Staff very helpful.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 January 2017

    7.1
    Great location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Plus Single Room
    • Stayed 8 nights

    Central heating (on the 3rd floor) wasn't sufficient but they provide additional electric heaters for the room. Does not feel very safe and does not lead to a comfortable room climate. The furniture is quite old and although this fits into the historic theme of the hotel, it's probably time for an upgrade, considering the price. There is no parking except the public garage. The hotel helps you with a discounted exit card but it's quite expensive if you leave every day.

    Great location. Nice staff. Very clean and new bathrooms.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 29 September 2018

    7.1
    Location is great.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Plus Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The first night the heater did not work and I had to use all the blankets and linen I found in the room. Still my nose was frozen

    Location is great.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 September 2018

    7.5
    Very traditional German hotel, very traditional German food.
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Very traditional German hotel, very traditional German food. Small rooms but comfortable

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 September 2018

    3.8
    Expensive as per hotel Location and facility
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Plus Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Expensive as per hotel Location and facility

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2018

    6.7
    Even old, everything was clean
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Really old furniture

    Even old, everything was clean

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 10 September 2018

    6.3
    German hotel nostalgia
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Lift out of order.

    The "Young Frankenstein" atmosphere was excellent. The food was okay too.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 June 2018

    10
    Good location, nice kept city centre hotel
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    -

    City centre location, nearby shops, restaurants, pubs, public transport. Historic hotel got its character features, rooms small but nice and cosy .

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 June 2018

    10
    Good location, nice kept city centre hotel
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    None

    Good location, nearby shops, restaurants, pubs, public transport. Nice character property, feels comfy warm and cosy.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 1 June 2018

    7.9
    Centrally located, main spots in walking distance
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bed was too small, only 2 TV programs available

    Centrally located, main spots in walking distance

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 May 2018

    10
    Quiet and excellent food
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Plus Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    N/A

    I’ve stayed here a few years in row. Excellent food

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 11 May 2018

    9.6
    Atmosphere!
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Atmosphere! Staff!

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 March 2018

    7.1
    Location.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Atmosphere

    Location. Traditionl

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 12 January 2018

    4.2
    Not good experience
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    All

    Only wi fi

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 31 December 2017

    10
    Excellent
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great staff and the perfect location.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 December 2017

    5.0
    The Wifi didn't work at all.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The Wifi didn't work at all. Got a bad case of dust allergy. Room was too cold.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 August 2017

    7.9
    It is next to the church, so on Sunday you do not need to...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    It is next to the church, so on Sunday you do not need to set an alarm ;)

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2017

    9.2
    Great location and nice staff!
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great location and nice staff! Will be there again!

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 July 2017

    10
    Cleanliness
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Plus Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Heat in the room

    Cleanliness

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 July 2017

    8.8
    It was very nice
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Wifi stops receiving once i enter the bathroom.

    Very clean and comfortable room. Toilet is very clean.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 April 2017

    8.8
    Work trip to Darmstadt
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Poor phonic isolation of the room

    Really good breakfast and really nice hotel, close to the city center.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 November 2016

    7.9
    Nice old hotel in city center
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Plus Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nice old hotel in city center

    Stayed in November 2016

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  • Reviewed: 12 May 2016

    7.1
    the location is very convenient, it is in the city center...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    the elevator was broken and it appears it had been broken for a while. the room was ok-ish but a bit sad in decor. the door was not solid though, in terms of security there is no safe. no water boiler. internet connection is free but quite weak, I had problems reading newspapers and streaming was impossible. it is quite expensive.

    the location is very convenient, it is in the city center next to the brewery. the staff was very kind. breakfast was good.

  • Reviewed: 14 November 2015

    6.7
    Central.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Room not in the main house but in the back building (from the 70's). Clean but urgently needs renovation. Bed not very comfortable. Expensive for the price.

    Central. Clean room.

  • Reviewed: 31 October 2015

    7.5
    # Nice and friendly staff
    • Solo traveller

    # The toilet was disconnected from the bathroom - something I heavily dislike. # The heating in the room was not quite responsive - I turned it to the max. and it almost did not heat the room up at all. # WiFi was very weak in the room - probably has to do with room location because I was in the side object.

    # Nice and friendly staff # Near the centre of the city # Comfortable bed # Clean room.

  • Reviewed: 24 August 2015

    7.9
    Nice location, good food
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Sound system in the breakfast room needs to be fixed as it emits a very annoying pitch tone all the time. Cannot be reached by car, should be mentioned more explicite

    Nice location, good food

  • Reviewed: 21 August 2015

    9.2
    Very nice hotel with a great team to support you, but no...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Difficult to access the hotel with a car or a motorcycle, it is in the middle of a pedestrian only area

    Very nice hotel with a great team to support you, but no air-conditioning.

  • Reviewed: 15 August 2015

    8.8
    The Bockshaut looks and feels like you're in Germany as...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    The Bockshaut looks and feels like you're in Germany as opposed to staying in an uneventful hotel-chain. We always stay here when traveling to Darmstadt. The location is very convenient. It is walking distance to transportation and restaurants. The staff is also friendly and speaks English very well. The onsite restaurant was great.

  • Reviewed: 11 August 2015

    7.1
    location is great: directly in the city centre of Darmstadt,...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    very old building - need to like this style if you stay there.

    location is great: directly in the city centre of Darmstadt, with a lot of breakfast/lunch/dinner places just around the corner

  • Reviewed: 9 July 2015

    8.3
    Great location near the city center, located in a historical...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Noisy in the morning due to goods deliveries to nearby stores, no air-condition (at least in my room)

    Great location near the city center, located in a historical building, stylish restaurant, nice beer garden on site, very good WiFi.

  • Reviewed: 31 May 2015

    9.2
    The location is perfect.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    It was a bit uncofortable to hear the noise from the closing door in the corridor early in the morning, but I had my earplugs with me so it solved the problem.

    The location is perfect. The breakfast is decent. Also the restaurant downstairs is surely very good for dinner. Maybe not noticed by many, but the drinking water in the corridor is actually a really useful addition. Overall, good value for money.

  • Reviewed: 10 April 2015

    7.5
    Near to where I needed to be
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Slightly small rooms A little expensive for what you get Rooms could do with refurbishing

    Near to where I needed to be Lots of shops / restaurants / bars nearby Only 5 minutes on the tram to the Hauptbahnhof

  • Reviewed: 5 April 2015

    9.2
    A wonderful charming building, cosy rooms with good quality...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The breakfast was rather disappointing, but that is common in Germany. Bread, jam, ham, and cheese. Don't spend 10 Euro on that, especially since there are many nice places to eat a great breakfast just close by.

    A wonderful charming building, cosy rooms with good quality wooden panels and furniture. The staff was helpful and flexible. And the location is unbeatable. All in all highly recommendable.

  • Reviewed: 26 April 2016

    8.8
    Friendly staff in a charming, traditional atmosphere.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Friendly staff in a charming, traditional atmosphere. I hosted a party event here during my stay and it was a massive success.

  • Reviewed: 21 March 2016

    7.9
    Very good location in the city center and a good place to...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Very good location in the city center and a good place to stay, with a friendly staff. Also good if you like a bit vintage flair.

  • Reviewed: 4 February 2016

    8.3
    Excellent location.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Excellent location. Friendly service.

  • Reviewed: 11 January 2016

    6.3
    Location, price and friendliness
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Cold! Heating was not enough, no extra blanket and no heating in bathroom. Television didn't work.

    Location, price and friendliness

  • Reviewed: 2 November 2015

    8.3
    very old building with a great estaurant
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    cannot get there by car as pedestrian area, we could find with the help of staff the nearest car park

    very old building with a great estaurant

  • Reviewed: 28 September 2015

    10
    location was perfect
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    bathroom had a bad smell at times

    location was perfect

  • Reviewed: 24 September 2015

    7.9
    Very good location, however a bit expensive for the quality...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Very good location, however a bit expensive for the quality of the room.

  • Reviewed: 18 July 2015

    9.2
    Excellent position, quiet place, good WiFi and breakfast
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Excellent position, quiet place, good WiFi and breakfast

  • Reviewed: 29 June 2015

    9.2
    The location, the breakfast.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    The location, the breakfast.

  • Reviewed: 3 May 2015

    8.3
    L’ambiance et la décoration de l’hôtel.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    L’ambiance et la décoration de l’hôtel. Le petit chocolat sur l’oreiller. Le petit déjeuner avec un grand choix.

  • Reviewed: 8 February 2015

    6.3
    location
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    old, smelly, wifi not strong signal and low speed

    location

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