I stayed at the Dorint for two nights and was very pleased with it. Check-in was easy and helpful. English is spoken well by most of the staff, and there is no problem about it. I find that opening with 'Guten Tag' followed by 'Good day' helps, as it first acknowledges the country I am in, and then gives the person some warning that I am about to say something in a foreign language.
I got a really big room for the normal rate - I presume it was what they had available, I can't imagine they are all this big. The sleeping area was spacious, and there was a connected lounge with TV and kitchenette. the bathroom was reasonable sized, bright and clean. Work desk was reasonable, wardrobe space good, this was a gem for the price. There was no intrusive noise, I slept well.
Breakfast buffet was very good. It was a bit busy with few free tables, there appeared to be some tour coaches, but no problem. Service was prompt and friendly. I didn't eat dinner there, but it seemed to have good offerings as well. The bar beside reception is well run, very good bar staff who are attentive and friendly without being intrusively so. Beers are reasonably priced for a hotel.
There are many restaurants in a small square within a few minutes walk (left out the main door, left again, first right). The Italian 'Versillio' is really good, nice pasta, huge thin-base pizzas, reasonable selection of Italian wine, very modest price. It's obviously popular. There's another Italian restaurant and a Mexican place just off the square, a couple of German beer/food bars and some cafes. Beyond that, Schiller street is a shopping street.
The Dorint is right beside Bauhaus University, about ten minutes walk from the old centre and the conference hall, and about 20 minutes walk (down hill) from the railway station. There is also a bus connection to/from the station. If you are arriving by train, you can usually get a local public transport transfer added to your rail ticket for little or no extra cost. Not sure if you can also get a more general transit pass like this as well. In any case, you can get to most places in Weimar on foot.
My only negative remark is that you must pay for internet, it's about €10/day.
Overall, a good experience, I would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel Dorint Am Goethepark Weimar with its central location is not only the ideal starting point for a city trip to the former Capital of Culture of 1999, it is also the perfect choice for a very special business meeting or conference, which will be remembered for a long time to come. Embark on a journey of discovery through a city where Goethe lived and worked, and which the Duchess Anna Amalia and her son, Carl August, transformed into a center of creativity. To this very day, one can sense this unique atmosphere in the heart of the free state of Thuringia, cradle of the German classic arts. The Weimar cultural calendar includes an entire year of events, with the highlight being the arts festival and celebrations around Goethe's birthday. However, in addition to the cultural highlights, the delightful Thuringian landscape and natural surroundings are a big attraction: enjoy a hike or a lovely, long bicycle ride along the river Ilm. Or visit the many legendary sightseeing attractions around Weimar like the Wartburg castle or Castle Grosskochberg with its quaint theater. Are you fond of onions? Then don't miss out on a visit to the state's largest public festival, the Weimar Onion Market in October! The Dorint Hotel Am Goethepark Weimar - with its fine ambience including art nouveau and Bauhaus elements and comfortable rooms, will ensure that your stay is as pleasant as possible. Perhaps you will enjoy a similar experience to that of the famous poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and will return to visit our fair city on many more occasions. To paraphrase the great poet himself: 'Where on earth would you find so many good things in so small a place...and I have been almost everywhere! - But Weimar is a place to which I always gladly returned.' We look forward to welcoming you again and again! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dorint Am Goethepark Hotel Weimar
- Sofitel Weimar
- Weimar Dorint Am Goethepark