I spent three nights recently at the Favored Hotel Scala in downtown Frankfurt. While I am rating them as overall "Very Good," please note that this is based on price and location. Removing price from the equation, they are definitely a two-star location.
As noted, the location is very good, located just off the pedestrian zone and within easy walking distance of a large train complex. The location is also very quiet, especially considering the extreme downtown location. I rode in on the train from the airport, and it took about 20 minutes. Very convenient.
Check-in was non-eventful, and though I arrived early, my requested high-floor room was ready. I had the as-advertised small single room, but it was fine for my needs. It is small, though. Note that there is no air-conditioning -- there was a fan in the room, though it was very cold during my visit -- and the heat is via a hand-dialed radiator. There are, by the way, radiators in the room, as well as the very compact bathroom.
I tried to take a shower upon my arrival, but despite letting the water run for about 20 minutes in the middle of the afternoon, it never got warm. I did, however, have plenty of hot water for my morning showers. I am unsure why there was no warm water during the afternoon.
The bed is fairly comfortable, though it is small. In addition, you are only given one relatively small feather pillow, which I found very uncomfortable.
Breakfast is an added expense, for which I did not splurge. There are several coffee shops in the immediately vicinity.
Overall, my stay was fine. Very basic, a little annoying, but for the price, I cannot complain.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Hotel Scala is located conviently in the city centre of Frankfurt. You will find shops and department stores within a few minutes by walking. Our Hotel provides 40 guest rooms, standard and comfort class. The comfort rooms offer an aircondition and a safety box. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom, hairdryer and cosmetic mirror. The rooms also have free wifi, minibar, telephone and Satellite- TV with more than 100 international TV channels. In the mornings you can enjoy our hot/cold buffet breakfast. Reception is available 24 hours. We look forward to welcome you at the Scala Frankfurt. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Scala
- Best Western Frankfurt
- Frankfurt Best Western