Another great visit, with a small hitch at the start.
Having reviewed this hotel last year, with a top rating, I was interested to see if it had changed.
This time on arrival, we were first offered a small back room on Floor 2 that was quite dismal and lacked space. This level of room is barely three-star quality, and not aligned with the hotel's four-star rating. However, the friendly Reception staff immediately offered another room on Floor 3, which was significantly better than our first. It was an upgraded room and it was excellent - colourful, bright, roomy and with a pleasant large bathroom. Thereafter, our stay was very pleasant.
Looking in open doors along the corridor, we could see that, on the third floor, all rooms seemed to have the same bright, welcoming red carpets and nice furniture, though our corner room was larger than the others. It was well-cooled by air-con, on a very hot summer day.
I was concerned that our room, overlooking the station and a main road, would be noisy during the night, but we heard nothing at all. I would only suggest that the hotel provides better screening from summer morning sun and street light, because having gone to bed at 1:30 am, I could not sleep beyond 6 am - a minor inconvenience only, because that is a wonderful time to get up and explore the lovely historic Schaffhausen streets and riverside, which are rather busier in daytime.
Worthy of special note in this hotel is the excellent breakfast buffet, served in a comfortable, quiet room. The buffet offered a large variety of food, with hot options such as two kinds of cooked eggs, crispy bacon and pancakes. The fruit selection was fresh and expansive.
Overall, everything I said in my first review is still true and the unfortunate first offer of the small, dark room was quickly forgiven, though this alone accounts for my deduction of one star. We will stay here again. less
hotelbahnhof, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Bahnhof, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving a feeback. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in Schaffhausen. Great to hear that we could fulfill your expectations. We are looking foreward seeing you soon again at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Bahnhof.
Arnold Graf, GM