Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Baden-Baden - Gateway to Black Forest, Germany
During previous summer holiday, we had a short weekend break in Baden Baden, a German city located at the edge of the Black Forest. Since Baden Baden is famous of its spa and spring water, we deliberately searched for hotels that own a hot spring. Radisson Blu Hotel was one of the very few hotels that in fact own a spring pool in Baden Baden. We stayed there for 4 days and had great, relaxing time.
Resort Location (Satisfaction level 9 out of 10)
We drove from the Netherlands to Baden Baden with a GPS, so it was pretty easy to find the hotel.
We understood from the hotel's website that it is located nearby city center, but it was actually almost in the city center!
When walking out from the main entrance and turn right, you are at the entrance of the main shopping street and restaurant area in less than 200 meters. If you turn left from the main entrance, there are multiple restaurants located within 5 minute's walk. Getting to the touristic spots is also easy, approximately within 15-20 walking distance from the hotel.
Overall, we loved the location of the resort.
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Room Quality & Price (Satisfaction level 7 out of 10)
We stayed in standard room with an early-bird price (which was around EUR 110). The hotel lobby is grand, with magnificent marble staircases connecting the main atrium to the floors. However, the interior decoration of our room is quite old, for instance you can clearly see that the hanging lamp is from the 70's. The only renovated part is bathroom, where you can find modern facilities.
Since we are not always staying inside the room, we were quite happy about it, considering the price.
Resort Service (Satisfaction level 9 out of 10)
From our arrival at the car park, to storing keys by front desk when we visit the spa center, all staffs are very friendly and helpful. We arrived at 11am where our room was not yet ready, we were then led to a lounge room where we can store our languages and went directly to the spa center to use the facilities there.
Resort Facility (Satisfaction level 9 out of 10)
Swimming Pools and Spa Center
We were very pleased with the spa center and swimming pools. There are 3 pools in total, where 1 is an indoor pool at room-temperature, while the other 2 are connected pools, partly indoor and partly outdoor. The outdoor part is with hot spring water coming directly from Baden Baden's nature hot spring, equipped with whirlpool Jacuzzi.
The Spa Center has several treatment and sauna rooms where you can just get in and relax. You can also have spa and beauty treatments there, but we went to another spa center outside of the hotel for a more bargaining price.
Towels and sun bed coversheets are always available, which is nice and handy as you don't have to carry towels from your own room.
Our hotel rate included breakfast - which offered a wide range of choice, including local German delicacies. We did not had anything else than breakfast from the hotel's restaurant, since there are plenty other restaurants in the city.
As we went there by car, we used the parking garage at the hotel during our visit, which is EUR13 per day, a very reasonable price in Europe.
Overall (Satisfaction level 8 out of 10)
After our holiday, we were absolutely relaxed - from the everyday spa, swimming, as well as good food from the city. If you are looking for a decent spa hotel in Germany, while you can explore an old spa city, this is a good choice.
I would recommend this hotel to couples looking for a long weekend break in an ancient city like Baden Baden.
I hope the info can help you in finding the right hotel in Baden Baden, Germany, and enjoy a nice Black Forest vacation.
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