Best Western Hotel Goldenes Rad,  Friedrichshafen

3.5/5  - based on 171 guest reviews.
Karlstrasse 43, 88045, Friedrichshafen, Germany - See map
+49 7541 2850 +49 7541 285 285



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Our charming hotel has an ideal location, only 30 meters away from the lake, the boardwalk, the Zeppelin museum, and the harbor. Approximately 800 meters to the conference center Graf Zeppelin and 2. 5 kilometers to the trade fair center and to the Friedrichshafen Airport. We offer you modern comfort, professionalism, and friendliness. We also offer high-speed Internet for our guests. For your well-being cares the fine breakfast buffet, as well as our exquisite restaurant serving national and international specialties as well as large variety of fine wines. Our restaurant is recommended by Gault Millau (14 Points 2010), Marco Polo 2010, Gusto and BIB Gourmand by Michelin. Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Hotel Goldenes Rad,Friedrichshafen
  • 5
    « Super Stay Thank you »

    I've just returned from a business trip in Friedrichshafen and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it and staying at the best western. This hotel is right in the middle of a 'quaint' town and just a 1 minute walk to the beautiful Lake Constance. The hotel is immaculately clean. You are greeted by very pleasant staff and accommodated really well. My room overlooked the cobbled streets and boutique shops of all kinds - fashion to books - great. The room was spacious with all amenities. A lovely stay and I'm going to go back for a long weekend with my family.

    « Convenient stopover »

    Conveniently located in the centre of town and a very easy drive from the airport. Car hire with Hertz was simple as usual. Do make sure you have excellent directions to the hotel and car park before arriving as you have to drive through the pedestrian areas to reach the hotel. The room was functional, clean and tidy but nothing really special.

    « Centerly located »

    A nice clean and well furnished hotel. I didnt like the idea that the hotel itself is separated from the reception. Very clean and please note that the shower is visible to all. No screen.beds were one of the best i had in any hotel. Recommended.the zeppelin museum is right next to the hotel and so is the pedestrian zone.

    « Room with a view »

    I have stayed here twice now in the lakeside rooms. Very modern rooms overlooking the lake. Sofas and tables over by the huge picture windows. Very comfortable beds with a choice of duvet or sheet. Nice bathroom spoilt by a curtain instead of a door to the shower. If you have the shower on at a good strength you flood the whole bathroom. Very quiet rooms with air conditioning. I have not stayed in the main hotel. Buffet breakfast is good. These are the views from my room - 702.

    « Average »

    Friedrichshafen is a beautiful place to visit with lots of character, things to see, eat, etc and thoroughly recommended. My visit was for business so I was after a quiet and comfortable room. Unfortunately, I was in a small room, which overlooked the street which was noisy until midnight to 1am and awoken at 6ish with street cleaners and rubbish vehicles. There was no air conditioning which further made sleeping difficult. The Windows didn't let much air in just noise from the street. The interior is a little dated and could do with a little overhaul but not awful. Continental Breakfast was plentiful, fresh and tasty. I will probably look for an alternative place to stay in the first instance before returning with work later this year.

    « Good clean hotel with nice professional staff »

    This is a nice hotel with modern clean rooms and a good breakfast buffet. The staff was polite and professional with good knowledge of the local area and businesses. The double rooms is spacious and modern, the single rooms is equally spacious for one person. Toiletries was plentiful and the daily cleaning was good. When two of the people in our group became ill there was no problem getting extra help and excellent service from the staff at the hotel! The breakfast buffet had everything you need to start the day successfully :-) The staff at the buffet was nice and service minded. The only drawback with the area the hotel is located in is the church bells that started at 07:00 and went on for the whole day until 22:00ish... The longest ringing was just over six minutes in one stretch!!! So bring earplugs if you want to sleep any longer than 07:00

    « Lovely Hotel and Location »

    Couldn't fault this hotel or the staff. Friendly and helpful from the outset - language barrier makes no difference at all. Nice clean and well kept room and a lovely breakfast to start the day. The hotel is spread across a a few separate buildings within the town but they are all within a stone's throw of each other and are only accessed via a swipe card arrangement. I will certainly book there again when next in town.

    « Staff very nice but the rooms need work »

    We stayed in the seaview rooms in the modern building across from the main reception area. The view was wonderful. However, the room did not seem overly clean, especially the bathroom but I wasn't sure if the surfaces just had been damaged and were really clean. Our main complaint is the glass wall for the bathroom in the middle of the room -- when someone gets up in the middle of the night, the light lights up the room through the glass wall, especially since there is no separate light switch for the toilet room. Also there was no place to lay a suitcase -- no shelf in the closet or bench. It seemed crazy to have 2 desks but nowhere to place a suitcase! So if you wanted to hang your clothes instead, there were only 2 hangers! On first look, this room looks really nice but after staying in it, you see how impractical it is.

    « A cosy room but still lot to improve »

    If you do not mind having light by lack of curtain all night or when you can take a shower cold or without pressure than this hotel is perfect. A shame as the room are beautiful and one could feel oneself at home otherwise. Good location, close to teh lake and the pedestrian center

    « Amazing view - great comfort »

    Stayed for just one night on business and was in the apartment section which directly overlooks Lake Constance. Weather did not play its part so I saw the lights of Switzerland at night but alas the Alps were hidden by the clouds. Wonderfully comfortable bed with modern styled glass walled bathroom. To top things off a Nespresso machine with a well stocked selection of coffee and a little sweet treat for bedtime.

  • 3
    « So-so experience in the annexe »

    We stayed in their annexe in a modern, well-appointed and stylish suite overlooking the waterfront/lake. The view could not have been better, but having the bathroom separated by a glass front rather than a wall is pretty unappealing to me and would be less than ideal if sharing a room with somebody you are not really close with. Arriving late at night and leaving the confines of the hotel for the annexe, where you don't know which rooms are hotel rooms or just apartments, was in itself not an ideal situation, even though the view made up for it.

    « Room for Improvement! »

    Our night at the BW was quite interesting. A very weird arrangement to be shown to another building. The room was outdated for a mini suite.There is a mini kitchen with nothing to use not even a cup or saucepan to boil water. The dirty lounge was covered with a blanket. It is very noisy onto the street if you are at the front. Our room was 371 and it had blinding bright orange curtains!! Our shower head was broken but we were too tired to report it. The TV is modern. The breakfast was fantastic, which made up for this very average accommodation. This major chain of hotels needs to do some serious refurbishment to this hotel in this great town. Proximity on the promenade is great with the zeppelin museum just a few metres away as is the wharf and cafés .

    « The Customer satisfaction is not important »

    Really expensive for what it offers: No air conditioning, no net at the windows, no elevator and old noisy room. Moreover any customer requests are NOT satisfied. No to everything. The position is good but it is difficult to get by car.

    « Not a pleasant experience »

    The hotel location is great, right in the middle of the pedestrian part of Friedrichshafen. Breakfast was really good too. The room was not just dated, but falling apart. Clearly it was repurposed without any modifications into a very large but non-functional hotel room. Access to the room was dated (but not date enough to be charming) and the bathroom was in bad shape. The internet signal was so weak that I could not login. The room was really pricy, especially as this isn't exactly a metropolis. As the hotel is in a pedestrian area I was expecting off-site parking. The hotel will give out tokens for exiting the parking structure but no real instructions on how to use the pay machine so I spent a good 10 minutes trying to figure it out (it was simple in the end, I only wish the front desk would have given me a head up). For non-Europeans: don't be discouraged by the "no vehicle access" signs entering the pedestrian zone. You can drive (slowly and cautiously) past the Zeppelin museum right up to the hotel.

    « No aircon »

    Unfortunately at 35c outside and no aircon inside this was quite an unpleasant stay. The main building bedrooms have no aircon but their other building does, best to ask for a lake view. The breakfast was fine, the Internet ok but unfortunately the room was extremely uncomfortable due to the heat.


Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: Stuttgart Take A81 and A98 to the end. take Stockack, B31 to Friedrichshafen, Follow to city center, turn right at Schanzstrasse, then left at Karlstrasse, to the Best Western Hotel Goldenes Rad hotel on the left. ·From: Ulm Take B30 through Ravensburg to Friedrichshafen, go right from the entrance to the ferry is the harbor station (bus station). After the bus station, turn right under a bridge to the pedestrian zone to the Best Western Hotel Goldenes Rad on the right. ·From: Munich Take A96 to Lindau, take B31 to Friedrichshafen center. Go right from the entrance to the ferry is the harbor station (bus station). After the bus station, turn right under a bridge to the Best Western Ho...

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