Good for one night on our way north, no luxury
Opinión escrita el 12 de Febrero de 2020
Felt a bit like an old institution, with long, beige hallways. The recptionist was polite and helpful and the owner was very interested in learning about our holiday on our two MC's.Not many people staying outside summer season when we visited, and the hotel and the walk from city centre to the hotel, felt a bit spooky. It was a good safe yard behind the hotel for parking, and the breakfast was adquat. Our room was dull, but we slept well.
Don’t go here!
Opinión escrita el 5 de Mayo de 2018
This is the worst hotel - old and worned out - like in a horror movie. We booked 2 nights and wanted to check out after the first night because of the poor standard - and no hot water in the morning. Also the hotel was being renovated during our stay making everything look messy and unfinished. This was not annonced anywhere during the booking. The hotel owners told us that they would charge us 70% if we cancelled the last night here. So we were kind of trapped!!!
So don’t go here - the staff is rude, the hotel is being renovated, no housekeeping making up our beds... totally not worthy of its three stars!
Charming and pleasant, but old
Opinión escrita el 29 de Julio de 2015
The Hotel Royal is about a kilometer from the train station, so it's walkable, although we drove there from Hamburg. The area around the train station looked a little rough, but the hotel itself is in a pleasant residential neighborhood. Elmshorn isn't as scenic as nearby Barmstedt (the reason we were there) but it has a few decent restaurants and similar necessities.
The hotel itself is clearly old, with big metal room keys, floors that sag a bit in places, and my shower stall had no place to put soap, but it looked like perhaps there once had been a place. Oddly, there was a small lamp next to my bed that was not plugged in, and was not within reach of an outlet. There were enough outlets for my son and I to charge all our gadgets, however.
Everything was clean and the twin room I had was quite comfortable, and large enough for two people to not be on top of each other. The beds were a bit smaller than American twin beds, but had comfortable mattresses and nice northern-European-style quilts, with feather pillows. The windows were modern European windows that could be opened all the way (like doors) or just a bit (from the top). There was no air conditioning, but it cooled off enough at night that I didn't miss it. (And the downstairs was cool in a large-building sort of way.) There is wifi in the lobby, and in rooms close to the lobby, but not in mine. (well, barely, sometimes.) The room had a wall-mounted TV and useful furniture to store your clothes. It took a while for hot water to make it to the shower late at night, but once it did, it was plentiful. Liquid hand soap and shower soap were provided, as were adequate towels.
Breakfast was a bargain at 6e for a generous buffet. They served scrambled eggs, rolls, white, brown, and sunflower-seed bread, yogurt, butter, jam, honey, cereal, milk, an assortment of sliced meats and cheeses, orange juice, coffee and tea-makings, cut fruit, and probably some other stuff I don't remember. The breakfast room is pleasant and well-lit, with a view of the street. From time to time, various items ran out, but were eventually restocked. (and were re-stocked faster if someone requested it.)
The staff was pleasant and helpful, and spoke enough English for ordinary hotel transactions. There was often no one in the lobby. We wanted to check out during breakfast, and had to ask someone in the dining room to help us, but she fetched the guy who did that quite quickly. We arrived late one night, and the place was locked. Our room keys unlocked the front door. But if you plan to arrive late for check-in, it would be wise to warn the hotel in advance.
There was a small parking lot, but it was full. We parked our rental car on the street. This was convenient and legal, but the car acquired a small (but very expensive) dent, presumably from a truck turning around on the road and backing into it. So beware.
Best place in Elmshorn
Opinión escrita el 11 de Abril de 2014
Stayed at the Hotel Royal for 3 months. Best move I ever did. My room was very nice. Internet was perfect. Management was exceptional. Restaurant was very good. Enjoy my beer and ouzo nightly. Conveniently located to center of town, easy walk.
Would highly recommend the Royal Hotel to all visitors to Elmshorn.
Opinión escrita el 28 de Febrero de 2014
I come to Elmshorn for work and this is close to where I need to be, which is my main reason for picking the hotel. Everything is clean and fine, just keep your expectations to a minimum. Breakfast was good (meats, cheeses, eggs, bread, cereal, fruit, yogurt, coffee, juice) and the restaurant has a greek feel about it and was good (and very convenient). It's about a 10-15 min walk into town from this hotel and very reasonably priced. Owners speak English well.
Major downside - no wifi in the rooms and my iphone & iPad struggled to pick it up in the lobby/reception area, which was a huge annoyance.