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Lutherplatz 2, 07743 Jena, Germany

#16 of 32 hotels in Jena

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Review score

Based on 478 hotel reviews

8.1

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.7

  • Comfort

    7.8

  • Location

    8.6

  • Facilities

    7.5

  • Staff

    8.6

  • Value for money

    7.6

  • Free WiFi

    8.1

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  • Reviewed: 30 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Location near to main road. A little bit noisy if you sleep with window open.

    Big, big room and bath. Enough space for everything. Very friendly stuff.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 September 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    Lovely Town Hotel in Jena. Attentive staff, parking right next to the Hotel very convenient. Good restaurant! The Suite is huge, furniture somewhat outdated. Very good bathroom facilities.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The staff is helpful, but you could make much more out of this historical location.

    It's a stately old hotel where even Goethe once stayed. It certainly has atmosphere

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 July 2017

    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Room 96 is not good at all. Weird arrangement and parts of the building structure (wooden bars) right in the middle of the room. It would be ok if it were a less expensive room but this was not the case.

    very good breakfast. The location worked very well for me. Internet was fast. I would stay again but not in that particular room.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 October 2016

    • Group
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Wifi is not stable for my notebook because of distance (signal strength is rather low). however, it is fine for my mobile phone. really suggest to add one more repeater for the wifi coverage.

    Wonderful breakfast. The staff in particular the guy in the reception is very very nice.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 21 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    My husband stayed in in the Schwarzer Bar in 1971 for 3 months whilst he did some training with Zeiss Jena. That was before German re-unification and the world in Jena was grey. For him it was wonderful that that there were memories of the hotel that had not changed yet the hotel was modernised and Jena now is bright and vibrant.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 1 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Comfort Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    We got a modern room what seemed to be a renovated attic, with a balcony outside. On the paper this sounds lovely, but surprisingly it didn't correspond to the rest of the hotel that was a bit old-fashioned. Furthermore, a room with the TV only facing the bed and not possible to swing to the sofa, shows some serious lack in hotel room planning.

    Abundant breakfast buffé, good parking and a restaurant that served well above average food. Maybe the decor is somewhat dated, but the hospitality is most certainly not. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 21 June 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Comfort Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Got put in a weird room that had strange ceiling features running through it. pretty clearly a finished attic with awkward beams running through it.

    Breakfast was pretty good. Having a modern key card type of door lock would be more convenient when you have more than one person in a room.

    Stayed in June 2016

  • Reviewed: 30 November 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    I loved the hotel.

    The staff were lovely and breakfast was very good with a great choice. We asked for a quiet room and that is exactly what we got.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 November 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Could have had a kettle and tea/coffee in the room.

    V good breakfast and v nice and helpful staff.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 November 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    the bar and restaurant service

    breakfast and room

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Welcome by staff wasn't exactly friendly

    Extra large bedroom

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    we got the room at the end of the floor. Bath was very uncomfortable and everything was very loud

    Food was excellent.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 June 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Not so obvious from car park if you're at the hotel or where the entrance is.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 March 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    WiFi didn't work properly.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 March 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 6 nights

    Quiet

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 January 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Good breakfast!

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Very comfortable stay, and great breakfast.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 6 October 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    slow wifi

    everything was excellent except wifi large room friendly staff great breakfast will stay again if I'm in Jena

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 25 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Comfort Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nothing to dislike

    I liked everything

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 9 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights

    We could use a safe in the room for valuables.

    Rooms, beds and breakfast was very good and service from the staff was excellent.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 5 September 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    nothing

    Very clean and quiet; Staff very friendly Good breakfast Speed of internet alright

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 22 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    no door to bathroom

    excellent hotel, perfect breakfast. very good room and perfect location

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 15 August 2016

    • Family with young children
    • Suite
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Spacious rooms, spa bath, fantastic buffet breakfast, beautifully maintained hotel.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 29 May 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Efficient and warm welcoming at check in. Room rustic but modernly equipped, good WLAN connection. Bathroom of high standard. Very nice breakfast buffet, as always served with German courtesy. The location of the hotel is fabulous with seven minutes walking distance to Jena Paradies, and two minutes walking distance to the main square and the town center. Regardless of whether one travels for work or for leisure, Jena is a pleasant place to stay and to discover.

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Good for bars & a few restaurants. More for the younger age bracket, but all the same worth a visit. Oh, hotels pretty good also, great location in town.

  • Reviewed: 26 April 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    The room had some smell of chemicals, probably from cleaning & old carpets.

    The hotel has nice, oldies atmosphere. Especially the hallways are cool: there are nice old decorations, and old creaking wooden floors have been kept in nice shape instead of replacing them with whatever plastic carpets. The room looked a bit dated, but everything worked and felt clean, furniture was made of wood instead of fibreboard. Most importantly, the bed was comfortable. The breakfast was very good.

  • Reviewed: 8 December 2015

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    I had a room at the 3rd floor and the roof was really low. In some parts of the room I was not able to stand up and was obliged to tilt my chest. There are also some roof wood frames not so high and I was obliged to take care to not hit my head on them.

    Nice hotel very close to city center. Parking. Breakfast is good. Staff is friendly. The room I had was new and nice.

  • Reviewed: 13 March 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    A little out-dated but that is part of its charm.

    Comfortable bed, spacious room.

  • Reviewed: 24 February 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    no internet for a room at the end of the corridor

  • Reviewed: 1 September 2015

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    It's a little worn.

    Convenient to the center of town. Very classic German hotel.

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