Grand Hotel Ocean

Partizanska cesta 39, Maribor, 2000, Slovenia
#12 of 24 hotels in Maribor
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Old fashioned charm and very friendly staff

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 16, 2011

In Maribor we had booked the Hotel Grand Ocean because it's right across from the train station., after all we had planned to arrive by train.

Luckily for us they provide free parking,now that we had to come by car. The parking is next to the hotel, officially for up to four cars but I think that can only be done it all four of them are Smart cars,driven by anorexic drivers with carry-on only.
However, across the street there is free parking at the weekend, so after our first day we moved the car as soon as the one in front of us had driven off and we were able to leave.

We had a nice double. The hotel has a sort of old-fashioned charm but with a modern bathroom and free internet access in the rooms.Our room was hot, far too hot for us, probably because it was exceptionally warm for November. When we asked how to get the room a bit cooler, we were told to turn on the air conditioning. Turning down the heating just for our room was not possible.

Breakfast was included. It was buffet style, with several jams, cheese and ham and lots of chocolate bars.Coffee was prepared for each guest individually. I don't know how the staff would manage this in high season.
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Housekeeping was a bit of a problem. While the staircase was very clean, our room was not and the second day the bathroom was not cleaned at all, no fresh toilet paper and the greasy fingerprints which we saw when we entered the room for the first time were still there, until I decided to get rid of them. From what I read on booking.com, this seems to be a recurrent problem. It's a pity, because this is not a good thing for a hotel's image.

I found accomodation in Maribor to be on the expensive side, while dining out is cheap compared to German restaurants. We paid 98 Euro for our double and 89 Euro for our daughter's single. Tourist tax is 1,01 Euro per person per day.

Unique Quality: The staff at reception was very,very friendly and helpful. They all speak at least two foreign languages, English and German and helped us with lots of tips and information. They give out free information brochures and are very knowledgable about their city.

Directions: just across from the train station

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