The Best Western Hotel for Culture & Business
We stayed for 2 nights in the Best Western hotel in August 2010, and were pleasantly surprised to say the least.
The staff are exceptionally helpful, the breakfast buffet was extensive and very good. From an egg cooking station to pancakes, various cold cut meats to smoked salmon, fresh fruits and juices to a variety of cereals, everything was on offer. (Breakfast is served from 6:30am until 10:00am.)
The rooms were exceptionally clean and even though located on a somewhat busy street, the rooms were quiet.
There are no bell-boys (not common in German hotels) but the receptionists are great and the elevators are spacious enough even for large pieces of luggage.
Upon arrival we also received a free card for their underground car-parking (24 hour). My husband and I were given a twin bedroom; however the beds can be moved together as the bedside tables mounted on the wall can "slide" out of the way.
There is a small sun-terrace to enjoy during the summer months, and the small but well-stocked bar in the lobby is open until 1am (smoking allowed).
Unique Quality: There were many little personal touches which we didn't expect in such a "business" hotel, such as small gummibear-like "Schlaf Gut" sheep sweets on our pillows; a small pad with Soduko in the bathroom, with a notice next to the toilet saying "Wenn's mal laenger dauert" (in case it takes a bit longer ;-) You could then drop-off the completed Soduko at reception and win a drink in the hotel's bar. There was also a complimentary bottle of mineral water in our room, as well as free Wi-Fi internet access.
The only disadvantage (as others have also mentioned on TripAdvisor) is that in the hot summer months the rooms can be rather warm and stuffy. Even leaving the window open all night didn't really make our room much cooler. But hey! We live in the Middle East so it wasn't too bad for us :-)
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Palatin / Best Western and I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Wiesloch and the surrounding area.
Directions: From the A6 exit Wiesloch/Rauenberg (or from the A5 exit Wiesloch/Walldorf). Follow the B39 direction Wiesloch Zentrum. Then follow the signs for "Palatin".
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