Conveniently located next to the Karlsruhe Convention Centre, the Novotel Karlsruhe City offers modern, four-star accommodations and underground parking.
The spacious, air-conditioned guest rooms feature free wi-fi, cable television, and a comfortable work space. Additional luxuries in the Executive rooms include a complimentary minibar, Nespresso machine, fluffy bathrobes, and room service at no additional charge. Pets are welcome for an additional fee.
The Novotel Karlsruhe City features a fitness centre, sauna, hammam, and massage services.
Fine Mediterranean cuisine is on the menu at Majolika Restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can also unwind with a cold drink on the summer terrace or in the chic Newsbar.
The Karlsruhe Palace, Ettlinger Tor, and the Karlsruhe Zoological Garden are within a comfortable stroll. The Kongresszentrum S-Bahn Train Station and the main railway station are also nearby.
Guests generally describe the rooms as very clean and spacious, with comfortable beds and modern decor. Many enjoy the on site spa after a long day of meetings or sight-seeing, and note that the saunas are very roomy and relaxing also.
Compliments to the chef...
The breakfast buffet frequently draws high praise for the quality and variety of its dishes, even from the vegetarian travellers. The dinner menu also receives compliments, and the staff are widely described as friendly, helpful, and attentive.
Walking distance to the castle and the zoo...
Though many travellers choose the hotel for business travel or an event at the neighbouring convention centre, they're also pleased to find that the Novotel Karlsruhe City is only a five-minute walk from the zoo, and about a 15-minute walk from the palace. There are also two tram stops right outside, and the main train station is about 10-15 minutes away on foot.
Several guests have noted that the free Wi-Fi is too slow and unreliable for their purposes. International travellers have also been disappointed to find few English channels on television, and note that you also can't plug in your playstation or other devices.
A hot night in Karlsruhe...
Though most guests find the air conditioning to be functional, it can be a little noisy for light sleepers. Some also find the beds too warm, possibly because of the mattress topper, though lighter duvets are available from housekeeping.
A smallish gym...
Fitness fanatics wish for a wider selection of equipment and a little more elbow room in the gym, though most find it works well enough for a short stay.