Excellent location. Showing its age.
Posted Sep 30, 2014
Located just a short walk from the main rail station (HBH) and bus station, this hotel ideal if youre arriving by train from Hamburg as we did. On arrival (we checked in late which wasn't a problem as I emailed prior to travelling) we were greeted by a very helpful receptionist who showed us to our room on the eigth floor and an almost 360° view of kiel. The room (no minibar) itself was clean and plenty big enough for two people, the wifi in the hotel was very patchy to say the least and sometimes would not connect all. The bathroom but to honest the bathroom was showing its age a bit. The bar/restaurant is located on the 10th floor but I can't comment as we didn't choose to have breakfast included with our room and when I tried to use the bar (21.00 Sunday) it was closed but this seems to be the norm in kiel, it's a very quiet place once the sun goes down. Nitpicking now but the only real complaint I could make about the nordic Astor is the lighting in the stairwell was non existent and walking down from the 8th floor wasn't much fun in the pitch dark. There are two perfectly good elevators so this wont be a problem for most but if you like to use the stairs like I do, it's not ideal. All in all the nordic Astor is a decent hotel and I'd have no problem staying again if I was to ever visit kiel again.