The check-in is carried out in the charming, cosy restaurant area, the setting handy for the ccity centre, not least Bochum's marvellous new concert-hall. But access to the rooms is via a dingy storage-area, each door needing painfully to be unlocked with an old-fashioned key, and then you find there is no lift.
Our room was up four flights totally 72 steep stairs. When we reached it we found it delightfully clean, comfortably furnished, but, as usual in Germany, no hospiatlity tray.
The biggest shock was the bathrroom: again spotless, but no shower-curtain, no toiletries except for one tiny bar of soap, and, worst of all, clear glass walls which needed to be screened modestly with two curtains (unless you were of kinky disposition.
This double-room might be an embarrassment for certain couples sharing it.
The bed was dangerous, with a flat wooden surround jutting out considerably all round beneath the excellent mattress (undivided, for a merciful change). I could hear the occupant of the next room clattering over his wooden floor when he turned in at 3.30a.m.
Not a relaxing experience. The stairs nearly killed us, and the bathroom really is weird -- and disasteful.More
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