Posted Aug 24, 2014
The Ibis Koenigstein Hotel was just right for our 4 day stay. Staff was friendly (for the most part), most spoke English as well as their native German, and they were quite helpful. Our room was on the 7th floor. Elevators could be a bit slow in coming...not really a problem though. Surrounding the hotel were a great variety of shops and restaurants, bakeries & kiosks where one could buy a beer & bratwurst or just about anything. The atmosphere was friendly and we stopped several people on the street to ask advice or directions and most were quite eager to assist us and, luckily, their English was very good. We enjoyed our hotel stay where hot water for the shower was always plentiful, the room spartan but comfortable and cleaning staff friendly and efficient. The only thing we would have added to the room would have been a kettle and tea making facilities! The hotel restaurant and bar/lounge looked inviting, but there were so many other choices outside that we availed ourselves of because we wanted to see as much of the city as we could during our short stay. A great feature was 30 minutes of complimentary internet/computer in the hotel lobby which helped with finding our way around town. The hotel is conveniently located just a short walk from the central train station and there are trams and buses that are easy to catch and inexpensive to ride all over town. Also, the airport is just a short train ride (about 25 minutes) from the hotel.