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Radisson Blu Hotel, Karlsruhe
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Ettlingen
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 August 2017

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Hotel looks very nice, rooms are clean and the staff is excellent. A fairly long walk from transportation. the place is only good if you are driving but parking isnt cheap even though you are outside the city.

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Stayed here for a few weeks on a work trip. The hotel itself is pretty nice and the rooms are quite comfortable and decorated nice. Mini fridge full of expensive drinks so I did not partake.

The staff was extremely friendly and very helpful with any questions I had.

Food in the hotel was pricey but quite good the few times I ate there. There are a few places you could get a meal in walking distance however much better options if you are in Karlsruhe proper.

The gym was crowded but had plenty of equipment for a good workout. I have seen in another review that they are renovating it so I'm sure it will be nice once its finished.

I did use public transportation 1 day but the walk was a little farther than I'd like. Ettlingen is a small little town with a few places that offer food and shops which close early.

Never stayed at a Radisson hotel before but you do earn points very fast!

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled on business
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Hagen M, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Karlsruhe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Dear Lets_Tacobout_it2,

I would like to thank you for the review which vor me does quite well represent what a guest can experience here. Having stayed here with us for several weeks, you are for sure able to judge and describe your experience quite well. I am very happy about the fact that "the staff is excellent". In my opinion it counts a lot for travellers to get this feeling in a hotel. Of course, in a hotel of our standard prices are a bit higher, but we prefer to keep offering services to our guests to give them the opportunity to chose to have the service available.
We are currently indeed renovating the sauna and fitness area for a huge amount of money but will have a high end area as of mid or October 2017 hopefully. During that time we have installed a temporary fitnessroom which sometimes is a bit crowded, but as you say, there is plenty of equipment for a good workout. My tip for the summer months: there are super nice jogging and cycling tracs right adjacent to the hotel, for example direction Rhine river, a really nice place to visit.
Looking forward to seeing you back here some time, I remain,
with kind regards
Hagen Müller
General Manager

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Rebekka K, Reservation Office Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Karlsruhe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

I stayed one weeknight at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Karlsruhe, when arriving late in Frankfurt one evening. I didn't have the energy to drive to Strasbourg and so selected this location as the midway point. The hotel is easily accessed from the A5 motorway, located on a quiet access road at a distance that is protected from the noise of vehicles on the motorway.

I enjoyed an upgrade to a full suite with separate living and entertaining area and a large bathroom. I appreciated the friendly plants in the living area. It added a soft element of home to the accommodations.

The typical Radisson Blu breakfast--which is very good--was on offer. I rate the Radisson Blu breakfasts as one of the best features of the hotel chain. Staff was very friendly--the apprentice working the desk was quite skilled to make all the necessary arrangements.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled on business
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Hagen M, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Karlsruhe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Dear travelentuziast,

WOW, what a nice review!

I hope that you will stay here with us every time you need to drive from Frankfurt to Strasbourg since our hotel is indeed then an ideal place to just have a short break.

;-)

Kind regards and thank you for all,

Hagen Müller
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The hotel is totaly ok for Radisson standards. Clean rooms, comfortable beds. An excellent breakfast. They really try to live up to their promise to listen to all your wishes. I wanted eggs Benedict for breakfast. Were not on a menu, but rhe shef came of with his own variation few minutes later. In general an excellent breakfast. Durimg my stay gym and sauna were closed for renovation, with a promiae to open up to a much better standard soon. Dissapointing that being outside the city the hotel still charges 11 EUR a night for parking, since it is obvious that only people with a car will stay here. Still all in all, good hotel for an adequate price.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

The Radisson Blu Hotel Karlsruhe is a very nice Businesshotel. The employees are very friendly and discret. It isn't directly in Karlsruhe, so you need approx. 15-20minutes to citycenter. The continental breakfast is very delicous and versatile. They have three types of rooms with different themes, there are modern and quite nice for business standards.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Radisson Blu Hotel, Karlsruhe

Address: Am Hardtwald 10, 76275, Ettlingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany (Formerly Radisson SAS)
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Region: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Ettlingen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Ettlingen
Price Range: ₹ 5,677 - ₹ 11,353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Hotel, Karlsruhe 4*
Number of rooms: 199
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Karlsruhe's largest event and meeting hotel, the Radisson BLU Hotel, Karlsruhe. With an impressive 19 meeting rooms spread over 1000 m² and excellent amenities such as free high-speed Internet access, our four-star hotel is the ideal base for corporate events, launches, banquets and more. Adjacent to the hotel is a 2600 m² outdoor showcase area which is perfect for everything from themed events to offroad presentations. The hotel is a short drive to Karlsruhe and Ettlingen's city centres and to the main station of Karlsruhe with its TGV and ICE-train connections.Our 199 spacious rooms and suites are designed in a mediterranean style and come with first class amenities. Free high-speed and wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel to all meeting delegates and hotel guests. ... more   less 
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