Le Meridien Stuttgart
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... restaurant; I had tapas which was better than most of what we had in Spain and Andrew had a beautifully cooked steak. While we were chatting over dinner we decided that perhaps it was too much to fit Berlin into our itinerary and perhaps we should have a more relaxing drive to Cologne. Went to bed with that idea in ...
... dates back to the 15th century and is right in the centre of town. Just knew we had to stay more than one night so there go our best laid plans. Weather absolutely glorious - it doesn't seem to cool down until much later so everyone dines outdoors. Love it!! Had a great chat with a German mother and her son after dinner. The son had spent 12 months in Australia for a Gap year and spoke English very well, as did his mother. Meeting locals is one of the joys of ...
... it took us about 11/2 hours to get to our hotel. By the time we had checked in, we didn't really feel like doing anything else plus it was still raining and Stuttgart seemed like just another city. No photos today, I am afraid. One point of interest is the 3 pointed star as the Mercedes emblem - it comes from the Daimler days when the founder wanted to be the best on road, sea and in the ...
... we arrived
back from our evening stroll we had someone pitched up at our vans
door – great!
We decided we would only stay the night, get up early and visit the Porsche Museum
then move on, unfortunately we didn't get into the town so can't say
if it was nice or not – a campsite can make or break a stay...
We left site the next day at 8:45 and headed to the museum, it is an absolutely
... I feel like I could be jsut about anywhere in the US (until a neighbor speaks in German, of course). I guess what I mean is that it seems like there are many similarities between the East coast and Germany. I think that's why so many German's enjoyed Pennsylvania. Oh, did you want to hear about my day yesterday or just my musings? Maybe tomorrow I will capture you with political commentary...... After breakfast, Isabell got ready to leave and we drove her to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Le Meridien Stuttgart
Worth every penny
I went here with my boyfriend and it was fantastic! The rooms were beautiful and quiet (even though on a busy main road) and there are several U and S-Bahn stations within 5 minutes walk, which will take you right into the centre of Stuttgart. The swimming pool and spa were difficult to find, but gorgeous once you got there. The breakfast was delicious (especially the pastries) and the coffee was the best I've ever tasted! I would recommend this to anyone.
Wouldnt recommend this hotel
Very dissappointed, we arrived at the hotel at 5 pm coming from another European country by flight. At the front desk we were told that we couldnt get a room because we were so late!! We booked the hotel by phone and email 2 months in advance, we were never asked for a creditcard but got a very nice email that the manager were looking so much to see us in september. Upon arrival we were told you should have given us your creditcard numer! After lot of discussion we got a room for 1 night but we had booked 2. The manager and the clerk were very unprofessional and at the hotelbar we found out that they had, had a problem with the booking so we were not they only couple in trouble. The girl at the front desk even told us "we have never had so many people at the hotel before"
If you are going on a business trip I would recommend that you stay elsewhere in Stuttgart. The location isnt that great you have to walk through a public garden and trainstation to get to restaurant/shopping area by foot.
Have just stayed at the Meridian for 4 nights with a trip to Heidelberg midway staying over night, this was no problem for The Concierge who kept the bulk of our luggage safely and ensured it was deposited in our new rooms on our return. Hotel facilties excellent, indoor pool mostly empty, fabulous breakfasts , obliging staff, no complaints whatsoever. Welldone !
We got a nice rate here from Expedia - requested an extra bed for our 5 year old - no problem (and no add'l charge). This hotel is like a Westin in the USA - modern, great bed, hi-tech. Flat screen TVs in rooms, great a/c, very nice bathrooms. Location is fantastic. Highly recommended.
Also, there's a great bakery behind the hotel - easy walk for breakfast. Go up the stairs, then take a soft right on Urban Strasse. A few doors down on the right.
Expensive but worth it for the spa alone
This hotel is across a park from the train station. If you are travelling Europe and have time for a rest from heavy sightseeing, this is the place to go. The pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, showers were superb. The breakfast buffet included champage and fresh squeezed orange juice--for mimosas if you like. There were 5 kinds of honey, huge selection of meats, cheeses, fruits, breads etc. The rooms were large and comfortable. Expensive but worth it.
You wont find better in Stuttgart
By Far the best Hotel in the City, it oozes Class, get a room off the Road side and your in the Classisest most fashioable Hotel in town
First I received a very warm and friendly welcome. My room was not large, but very stylish, a beautiful design and also very functional. For a rate of Euro 125.00 breakfast was included - and it was fabulous, choices galore! Food is very good in the restaurant and room service, too. The spa is even better than the pictures look. I loved it! The gym is nice, new equipment and a spacious room - and downstairs the pool and the whirlpool are decorated very zen... what a treat!! I doubt that anywhere in the US you can find such a beautiful hotel for such a great rate! ( Or even double the rate!) And in additon you are a 5 minute away from the castle and the center of town.
If I ever go back to Stuttgart, I know I'll be back in the Meridien!
Still Working Out the Kinks
This will be a great business option in Stuttgart when they work out some of the problems they are having, many of which can be attributed to the fact that it has been open only for a few months. I stayed on the executive club floor in March, 2005. The facilities (rooms, spa, business center and restaurant) are very nice and the location is very convenient. The concierges were very good. Some problems were: room service, wake-up call reliability and housekeeping. Twice my breakfast card was not taken from my doorknob. Twice I received a jar of jam with breakfast that had been opened and half eaten(!) I booked three spa treatments and one had to be rescheduled to a later time and one had to be cancelled (by them!) Housekeeping did the bare minimum and would not accept the tip I kept leaving. Most of the staff were cheery and friendly, but some were sullen. Despite this, the hotel has a lot of promise and offers good facilities and a nice restaurant at reasonable business rates.
We went there just 5 days after its been opened (Previously an Intercontinental Hotel). Staff there were very friendly, polite and helpful. The room we had was excellent, very stylish, minimalist and modern. We liked the French Restaurant there, the food and service was always first rate. We highly recommend their Sunday Brunch which is very good value. You get a wide selection of food which is on par to top restaurants, you can also choose from a wide variety of drinks (included in the price) including champagne.
The only down side to this is the spa treatments. The health spa wasn't fully running when we went and the beauty therapist was a bit inexperienced. Although the massage was good, it wasn't exceptional (compared to similar spa treatments).
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this hotel to other visitors to Stuttgart.
Excellent Location! The hotel located across from a large park and with in walking distace of the " old town area" The Porsche and Mercedes museums are 15 minute drives from the hotel. Hotel offers internet acess trough the business center for a reasonable rate.