Solid, unspectacular, decent
Posted Nov 28, 2015 on Hotels
I routinely stay in Mainz, but this is the first time I've tried the Schottenhof. It's a perfectly standard German train station-area hotel. The rooms are unexciting (certainly my room didn't look quite as elegant as some of the photographs), but the overall quality is perfectly good. The breakfast spread was reasonable; again, typical of simple German hotels. (There was an odd sign attached to the coffee machine suggesting one had to pay to use it, but I didn't see anyone do so.) The WiFi was outstanding; I had to urgently download some large content, and it zipped right down. This alone makes the hotel stand out as unusual for its genre. Overall, nothing exciting but perfectly serviceable, and a suitable alternative to the other hotels that cluster around the Hbf (main train station). Access to the train station is of course fantastic, which is especially handy for traveling to the airport.