Crowne Plaza Heidelberg
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Just All Right
I just returned from Germany and stayed one night in Heidelberg at the Crowne Plaza and was not as enchanted with it as some of the other travellers who have posted reviews. The hotel is clean and my room was adequate for me since I was travelling alone, but on the small side. One of the reasons I chose this hotel was that it was suppose to be right around the corner from the old town area, which it wasn't. It is somewhat of a walk to get to the pedestrian zone and definately not around the corner from it. Also, it was suppose to be very close to the train, which it also wasn't. You wouldn't want to walk to the train dragging your luggage behind you. The staff was pleasant, but not particulary warm or overly friendly. I didn't eat dinner at the hotel, but did have their breakfast buffet which was average. I wouldn't discourage anyone from staying here, but it just wasn't for me. There just a was a coldness about the hotel that was less than inviting.
Convenient from all angles
Stayed several nights during 2003. Arrived Frankfurt airport and caught a Lufthansa bus in the terminal that dropped me at the door of the Crowne Plaza after a one hour ride. Hotel room was clean and breakfast buffet was outstanding. Heated indoor poor was top-notch.
Needed a rental car and there's an office/cars in the hotel.
Parked in the basement without fuss.
You can walk to all major sites in Heidelberg from the hotel or you can catch a tram to do same. A stoll along the Neckar river either during the day or at night (preferred) is suggested. A short walk will take you the main railroad station - across from which there is a mall with English-language books.
An alternative hotel is the Marriott Heidelberg which I examined but didn't stay in. It also has a nice pool and a great view of the river, but on the downside it's somewhat distant from the City Center. Either one is acceptable but I'd try the Crowne Plaza first.
I will definitely stay there again!
I recently stayed at the Crowne Plaza for ten days. I would HIGHLY recommend this Hotel. The service was great and the hotel was extremely well maintained. The people were helpful and understanding. The location of the hotel itself was perfect! Right around the corner from the main shopping area and walking distance from the train and bus stops. The business center downstairs was so useful as I had to do light work during some days! The food was good however a little on the expensive side but it was worth it. I spent quite a few comfortable evenings in my room just sewing and drinking tea...with no interruptions. The walls are a bit thin but you barely notice. Not only am I going to stay here everytime I am in Heidelberg but I have recommended this hotel already to a few people! Enjoy
Nice Hotel...Watch out for Nudes!
We picked this hotel because of it's reviews and location. We weren't really disappointed. We took the Luftansa bus/shuttle from the airport which drops you off right behind the hotel. You can buy your tickets onsite there as well as there is a Luftansa office there. We came as a family with two teen and pre-teen children. The location was good for all types of transportation and close to shopping and restaurants. We did not eat at the hotel though it looked nice.
The staff was very friendly and the rooms were very nice and of good size. Loved the robes and slippers. Everybody is walking around the halls in them! I have to warn those bashfuls who go to the pool area...the back area of the pool has a sauna and a steam room with a plunge pool. Great place to relax and unwind. HOWEVER...be warned that it is clothing optional and there is NO DOOR to hide from those children who are swimming in the pool from seeing ALL THERE IS TO SEE of those using the sauna and steam room. Also, if you don't prefer to sit in a steam room and sauna with folks in the buff...well you are out of luck. This area is co-ed too. I also know that this pool/spa area is open (for a fee) to the public and when I was using the steam room, there were others back there who weren't sitting on towels....eeewwww. Also, some of the adults don't always pay attention to the signs and walk in the buff to the pool. Surprise!
The meeting facilities looked wonderful and once again, the staff was great in speaking English and helping us with all of our needs and concerns. The hotel will even loan out bicycles for use around the town.
By the way, Heidelberg is a fabulous town and we will definitely be back. I would reccommend the Crowne Plaza but I would hope the hotel could address some common ground issues on the use of the spa/pool so that all comfort levels can enjoy the ammenities.
Location is its best asset
Within a 5 minute walking distance of the Bismark Platz and Korn Market, the hotel is pretty standard overall. The business center and complimentary breakfast did not quite make up for the fact that the whirlpool was not working, our room overlooked the street where a late party was held, and the food in the dining room was surely lacking in quality and choices.
We found the staff to be professional yet cold.
We would only stay here again as a second choice.
A great choice
The previous reviews have it right. The hotel is first rate. All staff friendly and most English fluent.Rooms are small, but clean and well decorated. Bathroom excellent. I was there in March, and the heat was fine (I opened the window one night, it was a bit warm). The business office with the free Internet acccess was great, and I did not need to bring my computer. Would gladly go back.
We just spent two fabulous nights at this hotel and after a long walk up the hill to the castle we came back to a delicous supper at our hotel and we soaked away our aches and pains in the jacuzzi and sauna.
Add the free internet access and fantastic breakfast buffet and this is the best 105€ I have ever spent. I would return here anytime. The staff was very helpful and the rooms were large and super clean.
We spent 3 nights here recently, and found it to be a very pleasant hotel. The front desk staff were very helpful. My family especially enjoyed the bountiful breakfast buffet that was included in the room rate. We booked directly with the hotel over the Internet 4 months in advance and found a very low rate (120 Euros per room for 2 people).
The rooms were standard for European hotels, though not particularly large. We were there during hot days in the summer and found the air conditioning barely adequate. They have a separate room at one end of the lobby with 2 computers for Internet access by guests -- open 24 hours. There is also a nice indoor pool and sauna. The hotel is located a short 10-minute walk from the beginning of Haupfstrasse, the main pedestrianized area, with the river just a few more blocks away. There are a few restaurants in the vicinity, but many more are not far at all. For a nice reasonably priced hotel that is close to the sights, this is a good choice.
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