I had a frustrating train journey from London to Bayreuth when I joined two other friends for the 2018 Bayreuth Festival, so on arriving past 11pm, irritated and hungry, it was a relief to find that the hotel was barely half a minute away. Reception service was efficient and courteous, and the room was competently presented, but perhaps I was expecting a little more luxury for the price that had been paid.
The lack of air-conditioning in the exceptional heat-wave was felt, but at least a desk fan had been provided in the room. Because of the heat, it was necessary to open the windows for ventilation, but with the room being at the front of the hotel, we were subjected on the first night to noise from alcohol-fuelled Saturday revellers, and loud delivery and cleaning vehicles made their presence felt at 5am on each of the four nights.
Breakfast was very good, and the service was exceptionally efficient and professional.
For those attending operas at the Festspielhaus, a coach is available for a charge (this was a necessity with afternoon temperatures in excess of 30 degrees) and a complimentary drink in the lobby before departure. Overall, the stay here was enjoyable, but I sensed that Festival prices meant that I was paying over the odds for accommodation of this type.More
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