We booked in for one Saturday 7th October night at a pretty good rate EUR 90 for two including breakfast. The hotel looked close to the old rally grounds and what is called ‘The Documentation Centre’, but is 20 minutes by bus from the city centre.
We arrived to the city centre by bus from Prague and soon realised that we may have been better staying in the centre, just to check in and drop our small bags. After wandering around the centre for a few hours, we found the bus that went to the Hilton.
We almost missed the stop as it was a request and we didn’t press the call button, but the driver stopped several metres further which was nice.
The Hilton is one those classic out-of-the-centre, middle-of-nowhere, Hiltons – ideal when you are driving as the car park was large.
Next door was a local football stadium and I could see their pitch from the windows at the rear of the hotel.
The man on the check-in desk was friendly, helpful and spoke English. We also arranged a late check out 13:30.
Our bedroom was fine for one night. Unfortunately, the bathroom was hot, tiny, drains a bit smelly with a noisy extractor fan.
It started to rain and we quickly realised that eating anywhere other than the hotel bar/restaurant would be impractical.
I think we spent about EUR70 in the restaurant, for a large beer, three large glasses of wine and two main courses.
The sous-vide pork belly.
and a rumpsteak:
The food was okay but nothing special.
Breakfast was impressive, with fresh orange juice, sparkling wine, all the usual pastries and hot food, including local sausages. For those whose rate didn’t include breakfast, the price was EUR24 – which is a bit steep and also unavoidable given the hotel location.
There is no direct bus connection from the hotel to the Documentation Centre – you’d need to head back into the centre and then back out again. It’s about 30 minutes walk, but halfway there you can see the old rally grounds and then walk around a nice lake.
If you are on a driving to Nuremberg then this hotel would be fine – otherwise choose something in the city centre.
HILTON NUREMBERG HOTEL
TEL: +49-911-4029 0