A great and, as advertised, grand location right across from the train station. The massive property is furnished with a regal, Old World feel – including original floors, creaking with history.
As for the rooms, the beds are firm, the toiletries are generous, and the bathrooms, with hairdryer, are smallish but immaculate, all done in white tile and ceramic. The one downside to these historic, unalterable buildings is that soundproofing can sometimes be a problem. Unless you’re a very heavy sleeper, don’t count on sleeping late.
The 5th floor restaurant, meanwhile, is highly impressive, as is the breakfast spread. Panoramic views from the restaurant and adjoining multi-tiered, rooftop terraces are among the best I’ve seen anywhere in the city center. Even if you don’t stay in the hotel, visit the bar and soak up the excellent vistas up there.
Wi-fi (extra charge) is available in the lobby only, though the rooms are equipped with cable internet. If you’re not armed with a laptop, they have a few computers for guest use, just off the lobby (also extra charge).