It is not often that I am inclined to give a hotel 5 stars, if ever at all, but on this occasion I felt the service and facilities on offer at this hotel were very good. The hotel is situated about 3 miles west of the city centre and on an easy access route from any direction. It is sited on a dual carriageway so care should be taken when coming from the city centre not to over shoot, check on google beforehand if this concerns you. There is sufficient parking in the car park and the road outside, and if you're worried it's probably possible to park where you can see your car from your room.
Service at reception was very good, the receptionist spoke English. The lift was small but accommodated both of us and our cases. We had a room on the third floor. With the bathroom window open we could hear road traffic but this did quieten down overnight. The bathroom was small but not much smaller than ours at home. The room was a good size with settee and coffee table. There were amply TV channels but this was not a priority as I didn't go to Bremen to watch TV.
There is an in-house restaurant, the waitress spoke English, food and drinks were good. This is a residential district and few other opportunities for eating elsewhere locally after 8pm from what we could determine. Plenty of choice for breakfast including nuts and linseeds, something British hotels do not yet appear to be offering. Very polite young man in the breakfast room.There is a tram stop in either direction within easy walk of the hotel, and we were able to buy a tram ticket from the hotel receptionist. If you cannot do this then there is a machine on the tram itself, with instructions in English. Travelling by tram is therefore no problem and the hotel provides free town maps.
The hotel is located near pier 2 for boats to Bremerhaven or the football stadium at the far end of Bremen. Also just up the road, 10 minutes walk, is a large out of town shopping centre, with branches of major stores plus a variety of eateries and is open until 8pm.
So, if you are in Bremen for a few days this is an ideal hotel to locate yourself, and when you leave it's only a short distance back to the motorway. I have no hesitation about staying here should we ever return to Bremen.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Garden Hotel is privately owned and situated close to the new harbour city. It is the ideal starting point for exploring Bremen as the bus and tram stop are located directly in front of the hotel and you can reach the historical city centre and shopping area within only a few minutes by public transport. Our rooms are all equipped with Flatscreen Sat-TV, telephone and hairdryer; W-Lan is free of charge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Garden Hotel Bremen