Posted Jul 24, 2014 on Hotels
This was a good hotel for the price and the location couldn’t be more ”downtown” in Kiel.
The rooms had been modernized somewhat, but all the fixed stuff such as heating, doors and windows where original.
They were all functioning but it made up for a bit of old feeling. But it was clean, everything was working, and we got a corner room on the 7th floor with a spectacular view. Street was a bit loud and the windows not up to the job keeping it out, but choosing a hotel in the middle of town one should, in my opinion, expect a bit of that.
Free Wi-Fi, and a pretty good speed on it too, is a plus and not a given in Europe. I think it should be mandatory, but since it’s not, ASTOR should be recognized for it.
Front desk was friendly enough and they gave me no reason to doubt their readiness to help even thou I didn’t utilize it.
Breakfast was very good, and if we liked the view in our room the one from the top floor where the breakfast room was topped it.
Parking was OK but not great,.
The shopping malls and streets of Kiel was literally just out the door and a good assortment of restaurants and cafés in striking distance. In terms of location it couldn’t been better.
So summing up, would I stay there again? Yes definitely.
Is it on my top-ten list of hotels? Not by a long shot.
And the important question, would I recommend it? Yes I would.