2016 Conference in Leipzig Germany
28/11/2016 A D C, Pittsford, New York
I stayed at the Best Western City Center for 4 nights while attending a conference in Leipzig Germany. The location is excellent for those arriving by DB Bahn Train from the Leipzig/Hallie airport. ... more
I stayed at the Best Western City Center for 4 nights while attending a conference in Leipzig Germany. The location is excellent for those arriving by DB Bahn Train from the Leipzig/Hallie airport. The hotel is just about 500 meters across the street from the main Train station in Leipzig (Leipzig Hbf). The “S5” train servicing this same station takes you from the Leipzig/Hallie Airport for only 4.5Euros.
On arriving at the Hotel around 1pm from an overnight flight, the receptionist was quite polite, but insisted that no rooms were ready and I must wait until the 3pm check-in. They did however volunteer to hold the luggage until a room became available. After walking around Leipzig for an hour I returned to the hotel and was informed that another room was available (not my original room on a high floor away from the street). This room was on the 2nd Floor facing the street (Room 204).
The service and staff of the hotel was always very graceful and delightful to chat with. The room was a bit smaller than expected. See photos of the views of room as you enter and from window back to entrance. Also there was a small desk just big enough for a laptop and a few notes. Lighting was excellent in the room and all appliances and outlets worked. The phone light would not go off and had to be covered over for the five days. The bathroom was a bit smaller than expected but adequate, however, the showers were very spacious for the smallish bathroom. The Tram outside the window could be a bit loud, but for most of the trip I was so exhausted that I never heard a sound. In addition the Hotel provided eye plugs on your pillow on arrival. The Sauna is a “MUST DO”. It was just perfect for the exhausted traveler. However it is only open from 5PM to 11PM.
Train Station across the street did provide a few exciting moments on Sunday night, when a soccer game was being played in the nearby stadium, and an extremely large number (over 20) of police vehicles arrived at the front of the hotel and around the Train Station. This only lasted about 40 minutes in total. Otherwise, the location of the hotel was quite safe for walking around during the day and late at night and the nearby train station did provide a few grocery shops for getting water and other essentials, as well as, hosting quite a few food stores where you can get anything from McDonalds to full 5 course dinners at a very reasonable price (less than 20Euros).
Overall, I would highly recommend this hotel for a stopover in Leipzig Germany. However, due to the train station across the street, try to get a room away from the front and as high as possible. This would significantly reduce the street noise. less
Jan_Bitterlich, Manager at Best Western Hotel Leipzig City Center, responded to this review
Dear A D C,
thank you very much for your detailed feedback for you last stay in our hotel and in Leipzig. It will be a massive help for future travelers to Leipzig, thanks for taking the time to write this hotel description!
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you again in our beautiful city!
Kind regards on behalf of the entire team, all the best for you,
Best Western Hotel Leipzig City Center