Stayed at the Best Western Hotel Nüremburg City West, from 2nd - 6th December 2018 with my partner for weeks break to see the Christmas Markets in Nüremburg.
We arrived in Nüremburg at approximately 1400h after taking the ICE train from Frankfurt, and then took the U-bahn (U1) from the Main Railway Station towards Fürth, getting off at Eberhardshof station, and then its literary a 50 metre walk to the hotel. (It’s even signposted at the U-bahn station) up the stairs/lift onto the main road (Fürther Straße) towards the city centre, then left turn onto Reger Straße (just behind the Honda Dealership), can’t miss it, it’s very easy to find !!!
At the reception desk we were met by a very friendly and efficient lady who very quickly checked us in, and we went up to our room on the first floor.
The room itself was quite a large room, with a flat screen TV with reasonable amount of channels, both German, English. French etc., table/chairs, balcony, enough wardrobe space, fridge, and reasonable sized bathroom with lots of towels, shampoos/soap, and tea / coffee making facilities, and clean! The room was also air condition (although didn’t need it in December), there is also Wi-Fi (but didn’t use it so can’t comment on it), it wasn’t a great view from the balcony as the room looked out onto the car park, which is at the back of the Honda dealership, as previously mentioned, but all things taken into account a good start!
Once we had freshened up we went into Nüremburg (back on the U-bahn, it literally takes eight minutes) and had a look at the Christmas Markets, which are excellent.
Later that evening returned (again via the U-bahn) and had a ‘night cap’ in the bar (the bar is fairly small, but it is open to the foyer as well, and the bar staff were friendly and efficient)
In the morning came down for breakfast about 0830-0900h, which is served in a room just off the main foyer. Now it does get very busy at this time, but we never had a problem getting a table, the staff were very quick and efficient. There doesn’t seem to be an ‘end’ time as well, later on in the week (after a few late nights, and went for breakfast later) saw a few people coming down for breakfast nearer to 10.00h
I would describe the breakfast as typically German, with a good variety of food available, cereals, cooked meats, fruit, yogurts, rolls, hot food (sausages, bacon and scrambled egg) good variety of teas & coffees, fruit juices etc. etc. (there’s more than enough choice for everyone)
The area in which this hotel is located is nothing to shout about, I would describe it a light industrial/retail area, however its great advantage is that it’s right next to the U-Bahn station at Eberhardshof, which makes it very easy to commute into Nüremburg. (Or Fürth) and you don’t end up paying city centre prices. The public transport system, (VGN) which includes the Underground, Trams, Buses, S-Bahn (local trains) is excellent; I actually downloaded their app, which is easy to use, available in English, and very reasonable priced.(highly recommended)
Places to visit in Nüremburg, because of the time of year the Christmas Markets are a must, it wasn’t as busy as I thought it would be, but it was busy and I think it would get busier closer to Christmas itself. They are very good, very good indeed.
Secondly depending on your point of view I would recommend to Nüremburg Trails memorial on Bärenschanzstraße (just off Fürther Straße) get off the U-Bahn at Bärenschanze (its only short walk) if Court 600 is open to the public (that’s the actual court where the trails were held) then go in, it’s very emotive (but be warned it’s a working court, and may be closed to the public) at €6 its very reasonable.
Another place worth a visit again depending on point of view is the Doku-zentrum Reichsparteitagsgelande on Bayernstraße, and the Zepelinfield (in fact the whole area) this site of the Nüremburg Rallies in the 1930’s, again its only €6, its very interesting and thought provoking ! (You can either get the U-Bahn to Frankenstraße and walk down Frankenstraße itself onto Bayernstraße or go on the S-bahn and get off at Nüremburg-Dutzendteich and walk down Bayernstraße or the tram which stops directly outside the Doku-zentrum (tram no 6 or 8)
The castle is worth a visit and so is the rail museum (DB museum) on Lessingstraße (this was recommended to me, and is surprisingly good).
A trip into Fürth is also worth a visit, it had small Christmas market which quite nice, although I think they were a bit over shadowed by their larger neighbour.
Places to eat, depends on your tastes, but found a Vietnamese restaurant in Fürth on Helmstraße called Asia-Bistro Dim Sum, first time in Vietnamese restaurant, very nice (I’ve put something on Trip Advisor about this). In Nüremburg the Sangam Indian Restaurant and Finnegans on Königstraße were nice as well as O’Sheas on Wespennest, word of warning all the restaurants get busy in and around the Christmas Markets. .
Overall this is very nice hotel, staff are helpful, rooms are nice, breakfast are excellent, some nice touches like 24 hour tea/coffee in the foyer, and fridge in the room, small bar but very good. Excellent location for getting in and out of Nüremburg.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel. less