Best Western Premier Grand Hotel Russischer Hof,  Weimar

4.5/5  - based on 331 guest reviews.
Goetheplatz 2, 99423, Weimar, Germany - See map
+49 36437740 +49 3643774840



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Hotel advantages

  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Airline Desk
    Airline Desk
  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
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Open since 1805 the Best Western Premier Grand Hotel Russischer Hof is one of the most traditional hotels in Germany. It is ideally located within the historical part of Weimar and all points of interest are within walking distance. The theatre of Weimar is located next door. The Culinary highlights of the hotel include the Gourmet Restaurant Anastasia as well as the Viennese Kaffeehaus with homemade cakes and pastries. The hotel bar Romanow offers International drinks and cocktails. The 125 rooms come in several different categories, from modern comfort rooms to the historical Zarensuite with its own whirlpool. All rooms are equipped with safe, mini-bar, cable television, pay TV, telephone with voicemail, W-LAN, bathrooms with shower or bathtub, bidet and hairdryer. Sauna and fitness facilities are available. Solarium available at an extra charge. Upon check-in an additional city-tax is charged - 2. 00 EUR/stay for a single-bed room and 1. 50 EUR/stay for a double-bed room.

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Best Western Premier Grand Hotel Russischer Hof,Weimar
  • 5
    « FANTASTIC - Wonderfully Historical »

    Beautiful hotel - very historical Have a standard twin and it is lovely. Can't believe all the "comforts" at a very reasonable price. Extremely upscale decor and furnishings. Lovely modern bathroom. Meals horribly expensive though 19.50 Euros for breakfast. Just across the street is a Bake Factory for a very good coffee and pastry breakfast for less than 4 Euros.

    « friendly and quiet »

    Good location, friendly staff. My room, supposedly "double or twin" was relatively small, and would have definitely been tight for 2 people. Very quiet however (4th floor on the rear side). The fitness room is very small and underequipped.

    « wonderful hotel, awesome sleep quality »

    great hotel in a perfect location. Professional friendly staff. Awesome room, wonderful bathroom, sleeping comfort one of the best I have had in all my trips around the world. They also had a kind of pantry kitchen hidden in the room. Dogs allowed but not in the restaurant or the breakfast area. Anyhow... in case we come back to Weimar, this will be our first choice for another stay. The price is not too high compared to what you get.

    « Beautiful historic hotel. »

    This hotel is in a central location, convenient valet parking and walkable to everywhere for lunches and dinner. We booked a suite which was quite spacious with a powder room as well. The staff at reception could not have been more helpful and almost the entire staff spoke great English. Sindi and Max were particularly helpful. Loved the breakfast even though I only had it once.

    « Nice property poorly managed. »

    The hotel building itself is classic, though the lobby is poorly decorated; and the location is good. The rooms are quiet, even the ones facing the main street and bus stops. The main problem is the management. During my stay, the a/c wasn't working (the room was hot), the air quality was poor, the bathroom scale's battery was dead, the curtains didn't function properly, the wifi was dreadful -- only working intermittently, the fitness area's steam room was broken, etc.. The bathroom light had one setting -- blindingly bright, like a supermarket. The real shocker was no a/c and no internet. The front desk clerks acted surprised about it, but I think they are fibbing and the problems are endemic. When I asked to speak to the manager, they told me he took the weekend off, and usually didn't respond on his cell phone. Never again. A small point: this is the one hotel I've stayed in where they don't offer a free bottle of water.

    « Quiet rooms, friendly staff, perfect location »

    My room was small but very quiet and perfectly appointed. All the staff was dedicated and super-friendly. If I have a quibble it was that the wifi was intermittent (but the hotel was completely full and everybody had computers). Also room service was limited and there wasn't a lot of guidance about other meal options. But all in all I was very comfortable and very happy (and I'm a tough critic).

    « Fantastic location, long history and great comfort! »

    The name and address tells already a lot. This grand house smells of luxury, culture and great history. Just to mention: It was here Liszt was living when he was still the extrovert and glorious top artist of his time. When you enter the lobby, you feel at once the good atmosphere and friendliness of this hotel, and you see that this is really good old luxury style. Everything is perfect here, and especially the breakfast is a very welcoming and friendly experience. Where else have you seen that all cooked eggs have a hand painted little face on it, and where else did you find a little piece of paper with some nice words from Goethe on each sitting place in the breakfast room? The location could not be better. The old city starts just across the street and you have the best possible starting point to explore Weimar. The hotel has also a very charming café where you can rest and just watch the people passing by, being served with all you could ask for. It's the second time we were here, and we will choose that hotel again next time in Weimar. Very recommendable.

    « Quick stop at Weimar »

    The hotel is just great! The only catch is that if you want to have breakfast, it is very expensive. But the location is perfect, so it is easy to find other options in the morning. Weimar is not a place that has a whole lot to do, though.

    « Great location »

    This historic hotel is in the centre of Weimar, beautifully appointed and within easy walking distance of all the sights. The only tiny complaint we had was that the Fitness centre was small and airless. Otherwise, a really lovely find!

    « nice old hotel with really nice cafe »

    this old hotel has a long history. location is very good. probaly we stay there the next time. it is much cheaper than the hotel elephant where we stayed but of course the elephant is on a much higher standard we had only coffee outside in the afternoon. inside very nice, old fashioned ambience. coffee, cakes were excellent service quick and friendly. very nice china

  • 5
    « Very nice »

    Nice and steeped in history. Splash out on a suite. Huge balcony. Big bathroom. Old style opulence. Do not expect modern, this is the old 'Grand Hotel' of Weimar where all the celebs from the glorious past stayed and partied. Right in the center of Weimar.

    « Very nice »

    We had a very nice stay in this hotel. It is a very good location directly in the city center of Weimar within walking distance to the relevant historical places. It was especially nice to make a morning run through the 'Park an der Ilm'. We were upgraded to a Junior Suite and our package also included welcome drinks which were really good cocktails in the bar. The room was really spacious and the towels were nice and soft. Only drawback is parking which is quite expensive at 19,50 Euro. However, it is quite easy to find parking for free which requires some walking. It took us some time to get the information from the receptionist.

    « A great hotel in a great location »

    This hotel has great rooms, a good breakfast buffet, a little expensive, but normal for Europe. Location on the edge of the old town is excellent. Staff friendly and informative. Parking is expensive but also normal for European cities. You have to use the valet parking option. Don't try to do anything else. The hotel has a nice bar but the restaurant offers fixed price menus only. You can find great food within a five minute walk of the hotel. Staff helpful in making recommendations. Ask for a upper story room not facing the street. That way if you need to open the windows to be comfortable at night you will not be bothered by the street noise. We loved the room, the location and helpful friendly staff.

    « Welcome to 1976 »

    This hotel is in a perfect location if you intend on staying in Weimar .... Clean & comfortable. It is a complete throw back to the '70's. Had to upgrade my room to a suite as a "double or deluxe" room is laughable. My suite was very large, comfortable with two small twin beds placed together, tiny bedding .... a serviceable spot but not luxurious by any stretch. Bathroom was spotless but hadn't been upgraded since I was in high school. Front desk staff are polite but don't seem to be interested in their jobs. No English newspapers. Huge mediocre breakfast buffet. Bright spot was their dining room - an excellent dinner experience. Wonderful food and service.

    « Pleasant stay, but negative experience with booking by Thomas Cook »

    Excellent check in, valet parking (20 Euros), very friendly service, sumptuous breakfast, however standard rooms are somewhat small, about 180 sqft, but this is fine for 2 days, there may be some noise from the square in front of the hotel, central location, excellent cafe with very nice decor booking through Thomas Cook was a disaster 1 double and 1 single room were booked at the same time and with the same credit card but only the double room was available when Thomas Cook was called the answer was that the single room had not been reserved, no reason specified, no e-mail was sent

    « A place like home - just better »

    A class of its own in Weimar. Old fashioned in the most attractive way: A willingness to serve the customer as good as possible, which has vanished from so many other places, is to be felt from the moment of arrival throughout the whole stay. The team at the hotel is really outstanding: helpful, knowledgeable and always prepared to attend to the guests. The rooms are spacy, tastefully furnished, immaculate clean and well maintained. Breakfast is fabulous, during the day the coffee house lures you in with coffee specialties and chocolates, the restaurant (Anastasia) is an excellent choice for dinner and the Romanow Bar is well stocked for a night cap at the end of the day. Do not miss!

    « Very happy »

    Hotel ticked all the boxes. Easy valet parking (18 Euro), great location in the middle of the city, clean, quiet, nice staff. Grand entrance and big family room. Nicely decorated room (mix of modern and classic, much like the city of Weimar!) with TV, safe, minibar, good airco and very comfy beds, grand bathroom.

    « Beautiful hotel »

    This hotel is beautiful, in a perfect location, and gives a feeling of quality and luxury. The breakfast is pricey but well within other hotel breakfast pricing standards, plus it adds champagne and caviar. It was a very pleasant surprise in a town we knew nothing about. A nice stop.

    « Memorable, Outstanding! »

    Thank you fellow Trip Advisors. I read your reviews of this hotel and booked it for our visit to Weimar. I took your advice and reserved a room in the historic part. Yes, we did have a large chandelier in our large room, a beautiful armoire and other furniture, and a bathroom with a shower to die for! We looked right out on the square, but thanks to the double windows, our room was super quiet. As for the elevator to our room, the art deco gold/black/mirrors made me feel like I was in a 1920's silent film. We never saw housekeeping; the room was just always perfect. The concierge was so helpful with every question, and the location was perfect for exploring the city. By the way, we took the tram from the train station, and our hotel was right across the street from the tram stop. We did not sign for the breakfast buffet, as I tend to eat lighter at breakfast, so we walked to Residenz Cafe [see my review for that], and it was perfect for us. This hotel is a winner!

    « Very comfortable, great location »

    Very good room with good facilities. Breakfast was pricey so we ate out at a very nice Italian place down one side of the Rathaus. Bit overbranded with 'Best Western' everywhere, including on cushions. Would be nicer to lean more on its history for that.

  • 3
    « At least it has air conditioning .... »

    The hotel has a history and some nice touches. But overall, it is a decidedly average place. Slow and indifferent service during our stay. The hotel tends to be overrun by large groups. When that happens you are basically on your own. Price is OK.

    « Perfect location »

    I stayed in Weimar for one night and found this to be a great hotel. The rooms were very comfortable, and (thankfully) included AC as it was quite warm outside. The location is perfect - just cross the street and you are in the city center/car free area of cafes and shops. The hotel staff was kind and accommodating, especially Axel on the day I left. He remembered my name, held my bag for me, and helped me find a place to charge my rapidly dwindling cell phone - all after I had already checked out!

    « Great historic Hotel »

    A beautiful hotel! The rooms in the historic wing are fantastic. We booked a Junior Suite and were upgraded to a regular suite. The hotel is perfectly located - you can reach all interesting parts of the city within a 5 min walk. The staff is very friendly and helpful. You have to try the cakes in the "Wiener Kaffeehaus" - delicious!


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·From: Berlin/Leipzig. Take Motorway A 9 direction Munich. At Hermsdorfer Kreuz take Motorway A 4 direction Frankfurt. Take exit Weimar and follow the red indicating hotel route to the Best Western Premier Grand Hotel Russischer Hof. ·From: Munich/Nuremberg. Take Motorway A 9 direction Berlin. At Hermsdorfer Kreuz take Motorway A 4 direction Frankfurt. Take exit Weimar and follow the red indicating hotel route to the Best Western Premier Grand Hotel Russischer Hof. ·From: Frankfurt. Main. Take Motorway A 5. At Hattenbacher Dreieck take Motorway A 7 direction Hamburg. At Kirchheimer Dreieck take Motorway A 4 direction Dresden. Take exit Nohra and follow the sign to Weimar. Follow the red indi...

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