Top Floor is Smoking, Improvements Needed
Posted Aug 21, 2015 on Hotels
The first night we arrived, we were placed in a room on the top (5th floor). There was an old, outdated oscillating fan to beat the heat. That wasn't enough so we chose to open the window. We didn't know this was still a smoking floor and our room was flooded with cigarette fumes all night and morning. I went down to the reception and explained we had a bad night's sleep because the heat and just can't do it again. I explained there are smokers on the floor and she suggested to go to the 1st floor. Once we looked at it, we noticed new bathrooms, furniture and decor. It was cooler and did not smell of cigarettes. What a change! the second room wasn't much to rave about but better than the first.
Also, breakfast at a Best Western was not included so we went without breakfast both days.
As for location, if you have a car, then getting downtown is worth the drive. It was a direct U-bahn ride to the hotel. However, it was far enough that if you come back to the hotel, you won't want to go back into town.
The receptionist was kind and helped us with our train day pass.