My friend lives close to the Motel, and he originally recommended it, when I planned to visit him.
This was my second visit; I'd booked a single room each time, but this visit actually had a double bed (Room 1). The Motel has been renovated/decorated fairly recently, and both rooms were clean, but it also retains some original 1950s fixtures and fittings, which adds to its charm. It has a slightly otherworldly feel. I was there four nights each time. Check-in and out is easy, staff are extremely friendly and helpful, I love the breakfasts. Quiet at night. Red squirrels scampering around on the trees in the courtyard, and on my balcony.
The bedrooms can be very warm (I visited in November 2013, then again late February 2015) - better than being chilly, but I did need to open the window at times. Room and bathroom were cleaned and serviced each day. I could have used the free parking garage below the room, but had no need to - and it's really easy to hop on a bus, and be in the centre. Hoheluftbrucke U-bahn station is 5 minutes walk, Dammtor station is 8 minutes by bus, and it's 15-20 minutes to get to the Rathaus by bus. There's also history locally, if you know where to look (my friend Elmar is a great local guide). It was great value for money - at the current exchange rate, it worked out at about £51 per night for B&B, very little compared to other hotels in the city. Free wi-fi - worked fine on my phone (a code was SMS'd to you) but I couldn't work out how to get it working on my iPad, but it didn't really bother me.
If I had a few minor quibbles, it's that the rooms can be pretty small, and each visit the shower stall has leaked (curtains don't fit) and the toilet roll holders really do need replacing. But that's about it. I'll be back.
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