I am not a huge fan of standardized chain hotels, and I am absolutely no fan of small rooms. Motel One has both. Still I loved this one and would always book this particular one because
- I needed to meet a business partner on two days for six hour meetings. We sat at the community table in the lobby - stylish, sort of quiet, but surrounded by the most friendly staff you can imagine.
- the staff wowed me. They really did.
Now, why "only" four stars then? In my rating scheme, five stars is extraordinary. While the rooms were stylish and perfectly clean - extraordinary is more. To give five starts, I must be willing to make a detour of 30 mins or more just to go there.
I highly recommend this particular hotel though. it is within walking distance to Alster Lake and in the Hohenfelde area. Also, walking distance to St. Georg area where there is a nice variety of restaurants. Bonus-there is a train stop right in front & can be taken to the airport (1/2 hour) and the city center is 5-10 minutes. Parking is €18 :-(More
- Free Wifi