Visiting Augsburg, Germany and looking a not too expensive stay? If you, in addition, value good breakfast with fresh waffles Ibis Augsburg Koeningsplatz could be a good place to stay for you.
This hotel is located in about 1 mile (1-2km) from downtown Augsburg. There was plenty of parking space in front of the hotel. They also had own indoor parking hall, but because the street parking was free during the night we decided to use it.
You could have easily walked to downtown but using a car is also a good way to move around. Augsburg is a quite small town so going around is easy and distances are quite small.
Hotel and Services
Request Compliance ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Welcome Greeting ★★★★★★★★☆☆
I was positively surprised by the service quality and breakfast in the restaurant of this hotel.
The front desk staff was friendly and spoke good English (in Germany that isn’t as common as you might assume). They were also very polite and friendly.
Unfortunately, I was so hungry that I forgot to take a photo of the breakfast but it was nice traditional German breakfast with bread, waffles (self-made, yum!), jam, fruits, yoghurt, some warm dishes and different drink options. The breakfast is served 6.30-10am and it was included in our stay.
The room had a bed, table and an ensuite bathroom. Nothing very luxurious – but that’s what Ibis is, low price and okay quality.
For me there is though one requirement: I want my room to be clean. This was our only disappointment during our road trip. There wasn’t any visible dirt in bed or table bath in bathroom there was a) stain in a towel (yuk but understandable, I’m sure the towel was though washed but the stain was stuck in it), b) there was someone’s hair in the shower floor (yuk, yuk, and yuk! Yes, we can wash this away with water but this is definitely something the cleaning staff should have taken care before we arrived).
Ibis is part of Le Club Accor Hotels if you want to collect points, book your stay via their own website (not booking, hotels.com etc!)
Did you know that Germany is actually a quite cheap country for travelers? In this hotel big class of Red wine (two choices, glasses were huge, like 24cl) were 4€ ($4.5), also big beer (like 0.5l) was only 4€ ($4.5) from the hotel bar. In contrast, these same drinks in Finland or Switzerland would be 10-15€ per class.
There were two lacks in cleanliness. Having clean room is something I personally value a lot. Thus I would not probably come back to this hotel. However, I already miss the waffles from their breakfast. This hotel also had very friendly service and good location paired with a low price.