Last year we picked Magdeburg and this hotel, primarily because it was more or less half way on the route from Denmark to Austria. We really enjoyed our one night stay back then and decided to take the chance to stay here once again travelling back from Austria.
In contrast to last year there were no family rooms available (these are really wonderful), so we had to split up the family in two parts in two double rooms. We new that when we booked, so this was an informed choice. The hotel had been thoughtful enough to put us in two neigbouring rooms.
The rooms were not totally identical - one had balcony, but only shower - the other had no balcony, but shower. For the parents it didn't matter for a one night stay - for the kids it was a big matter :) Both rooms weren't brand newly renovated, but fairly spacious and clean. One of the rooms smelled a tiny bit of "old stuff" - maybe it had once been a smoker's room. We visited the hotel on a very hot day, and we could have used some air conditioning, but it was nice to be able to open the door out to the balcony.
Last year we had a wonderful dinner in the restaurant of the hotel, but unfortunately the restaurant was closed the day we visited the hotel this yeas, which was a bit disappointing, because we had been looking forwards to eat in the restaurant this year also. The friendly and service minded staff pointed us to a nearby Italian and French restaurant which we will make another review of (not totally positive).
As last year we had a great breakfast in the restaurant with many choices of bread, cold cuts, cereal, yogurts, eggs, sausages, bacon, fruit etc. Our children enjoyed once again the option of having hot chocolate served in their own small pots. less
geheimerrat, Inhaber at BEST WESTERN Hotel Geheimer Rat, responded to this review
Thank your for your Feedback. Maybe we see us again in our hotel. Best regards Ingo Rektorik (owner)