Best Western Premier Grand Hotel Russischer Hof,  Weimar

4.5/5  - based on 430 guest reviews.
Goetheplatz 2, 99423, Weimar, Germany - See map
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    Air conditioning
  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • 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
    « Very good »

    Highly recommend very nicely presented and very clean. The staff were polite and friendly. Easy 10 minute walk from the train station also a bus stop right outside especially if you want to visit buchenwald. Easy to navigate around the streets too.

    « Not your average Best Western »

    I have stayed in many Best Western Hotels in the US. However, the Weimar Premier Grand Hotel Russischer Hof, is unlike any I have stayed in. It has a classical feel to it, with very friendly staff, most of whom speak English. Their restaurant is elegant and excellent. They also have a bar, coffee house and breakfast area. My room was comfortable and also had a classic feel (I liked the art). Most importantly, this hotel is in the center of town. I was staying in Weimar to research Goethe and Schiller. I was able to walk to every place in town, including the Deutsch National Theatre. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. I am thinking of bringing my family for a stay in the futrue.

    « Weimar »

    We really enjoyed our 3 day stay.The hotel was centrally located within walking distance to most sites.The room was comfortable and reasonably large...however the air conditioning was not adequate at night and we needed to sleep with the windows open to have fresh air.


    Classically styled lobby and appointments begins with appealing entrance in this small, almost boutique, hotel. Best Western in Europe is completely different than in the US. Air-conditioned, 32 inch flat screen TV with CNN. Free Wi-fi. Consider as the best in town in all respects. Everything in this compact town is walking distance.

    « A truly grand hotel »

    The hotel is a truly beautiful building right in the heart of Weimar. Rooms are spacious and well fitted, and the breakfast was extremely good. One particular highlight was the politeness and efficiency of the staff, nothing was too much trouble

    « Grand Hotel Russicher Weimar »

    Stayed two nights as part of a JS Bach group tour. Really nice room on top floor facing countryside with nice outdoor balcony setting. Far higher standard for the price that you would get anywhere in a major city. Clean, well kept, highly attentive staff, good restaurant, etc. Town centre location close to all tourist sights, restaurants, transport, etc. Top place.

    « Excellent in every aspect »

    This is a very good hotel in a great location to visit the many attractions Weimar has to offer. The decor is stunning and sumptuous, rooms are spacious , quiet and superbly fitted out with everything one would need. The beds are very comfortable. The staff are thoughtful and courteous always there to help, they all speak excellent English.. The breakfast was very good with an ample choice. I didn't want to leave!

    « Comfortable and friendly »

    The Russischer is ideally located in the centre of the town; an easy walk to the main sights. The breakfast offered a wide choice including a glass of sekt for those who wanted. All the staff were very professional and friendly. All spoke excellent English.

    « Sleeping like a baby... »

    It is Such a great and comfortable hotel. Nice people, good breakfast. The wonderful rooms with big bath tops and confortable beds are perfect to sleep all night like a real baby. We are happy to be here.

    « Pleasant surprise - fantastic hotel in this quaint city in Thuringia »

    Was visiting my daughter who was on a 2 week German course in Wiemar. I was not a Best Western customer-until this trip. Super elegant 4 star hotel, in close proximity to main attractions of the city and museums, restaurants. Luxurious breakfast, with a wide choice of German specialities- even if this is not cheap at 21euros/head. Room/facilities matching top quality! Strongly recommended for a weekend visiting Wiemar/Erfurt.

  • 5
    « A Wonderful Week »

    Stayed a week with our Reformation 500 tour group. What an excellent choice to get a good night's rest, delicious breakfast buffet, greeted daily by well trained and considerate staff, and experiencing different dining experiences. Walked out the door into the heart of this enchanting city with immediate access to transportation, shoppes, and walking park trails. We a re ready to return again with the family.

    « Historic Elegance in the Heart of the City »

    There is absolutely NOTHING not to love about the Russischer Hof. From the excellent and friendly welcome to the amazingly beautiful rooms, you will definitely feel in the midst of luxury. I booked a single room at the last moment during a very busy time in Weimar. Even though they'd been fully booked the night before my arrival, they made every concession to get me an early check-in without additional fees. For this weary traveler this was very much appreciated and, frankly, much needed! Location? You simply cannot be more central - everything Weimar has to offer is within a short few footsteps away. You're definitely in the heart of this amazing, historic city. The room was on the top floor overlooking the beautiful landscape of Weimar. I actually preferred this to a city view and being able to relax on the private balcony was a true pleasure. A single room is quite spacious with a gracious entry, desk and work space, a cozy nook with a lounge to relax before bed, and a huge, fully outfitted bathroom. The bed was firm without being stiff (my preferred), and the bedding wonderfully soft. I was also pleased with the large amount of amenities that come with the room. Soaps, shoe polish, rivers, slippers, lotions - nothing was lacking and I felt quite at home. The welcome gift of mineral water and light snack was an additional unexpected treat! Although Weimar isn't lacking on restaurants, the breakfast at the hotel is an absolute MUST. The offerings I am sure vary according to season, however during my stay it included boiled eggs with cream and caviar, a huge variety of fruits and breads, cereals, veggies, scrambled eggs, Wurst - the list goes on and on. Suffice it to say no matter the dietary needs one will not go away hungry! Five stars out of five and needless to say I will be returning once again to enjoy the wonderful hospitality!

    « Friendly Excellence »

    The Best Western Premier Grand Russischer Hof offers consistent, impeccable, excellent service while maintaining a warm and friendly atmosphere. I appreciate the balance of a warm, homelike presence of the staff with the elegance of a beautiful property managed at the highest level of excellence. Sometimes the efficiency of a property as tightly managed as this one can create a sense of cool distance. On just my second visit the staff greeted me by name. My interaction with the staff has continued to be warm and inviting at all levels. When one travels alone, at a great distance, and away from family, the atmosphere and service at a hotel can make an important difference. I appreciate very much the difference this hotel makes in my travels. I am not sure if the phrase offers the kind of semiotic punch I wish it to convey, but "friendly excellence" captures something essential in what I hope to conceptually signify when I remember my stay at this property.

    « Good stay, very friendly staff »

    The location of the hotel is ideal for attending the opera and visiting the many sights that Weimar has to offer. I had a very nice room on the top 4th floor with a little balcony. Extremely clean. Very friendly staff. Also good restaurant (reviewed separately). Very interesting history of the place. Many antiques in the lobby

    « Very Good Hotel »

    The hotel has a great location, directly in the city center. Within 5 minutes walk you can reach all highlights of the city. The hotel is beautiful it has a very historical design. We stayed at a historical room. The design is great you feel like in old times never the less the equipment is new. The room was huge, beds are very good and the bathroom was as well clean and nice. So we can recommend to book this room type. The hotel as a bar, a restaurant and a cofe place. Parking is also no problem. You have a parking place just behind the hotel ( 2 minutes walk). In case you plan to visit the city you should stay at this hotel.

    « Has ambition but can't achieve it »

    This hotel holds a 4* SuperiorDEHOGA rating (first class), it is a shame that the management cannot live up to it. We arrived full of headcold so felt it would be unfair to other guests to eat in the restaurant. We therefore availed ourselves of room service but did not fancy the English menu in the room. However, information in the room said we could also select from the restaurant menu but this was only in German. I therefore asked room service for a translation of the German menu only to be told by the person on the other end of the phone that she has too much to do and had no time to translate the menu. Five minutes later, there was a knock on the door and a restaurant menu appeared - in German. I do not call this first class service! We also required a gluten free menu for my wife and was told at reception to fill the card in in our room - this we did and sure enough, gluten free rolls were available for breakfast when we went down next morning. There w s also a substantial breakfast waiting outside our room when we returned which remained there for most of the day even though I told reception that they had made a mistake. The room seemed very good when we first arrived but although information stated that tea making facilities had been made available together with a hot plate for those wishing to cater for themselves, the room only had 2 mugs and no cutlery - I presume guests have to provide for themselves! The bathroom had a sink with a large crack in it and the standard of cleaning was more 2* then 4*. Our room cost £375 for 3 night - to this we had to add €19.50 per night for car parking and €19.50 per person per night for breakfast (twice the average in Germany) - it was explained to us that we could have caviar and champagne butthat sounded a little pretentiouse. I don't think we will be returning! This hotel has a no-smoking policy and there is a surcharge of €150 if one smokes in the room. As the bar openly sells expensive cigars, I asked the smoking policy in the bar. I was told that the smokers could smoke in the adjacent cafe after 6pm when the general ppublic had left (before this the strict no-smoking policy is enforced) - is this not double standards. This is not

    « GORGEOUS hotel! »

    Really everything about this hotel is so fancy, clean, and upscale! The staff really sets the bat high - they literally bend over backwards to accommodate their guests. I actually lost my wallet in the small coffee shop attached to the hotel, went about my day and didn't realize it was missing until much later. I saw I had a missed call - the hotel called my phone to say they had found my Louis Vuitton wallet (which was FULL of cash may I add). I ran back to the hotel- it was safe behind the desk, and not a dollar had been touched. I thought for SURE it was gone for good - this hotel is so honorable and respectable in how they do business. Can't recommend this hotel enough!! You won't be disappointed.

    « 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.

  • 5
    « 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

    « 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.

  • 3
    « 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.

    « 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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