Very Good10 Reviews
4.78km from University of HohenheimEnjoyed my three night stay at Hotel Gloria when visiting Stuttgart on a mini-break as a single traveller. Hotel is situated in a quiet residential area, a couple of hundred meters walk from the nearest U Bahn station (Sigmaringer Strasse) fairly near the airport. Reception was bright and welcoming, with helpful English-speaking receptionists. Forgot my razor and was provided with a shaving kit at reception at no charge. Danke! My room (407) was spacious with two single beds, clean compact bathroom, and free electronic room safe. Room was cleaned daily to a high standard. Breakfast was standard continental, various meats, cheeses, fruits, plus boiled and scrambled eggs. Coffee was good. Only a couple of minor grumbles really. The hotel lift was out of action for three days of my four day stay. Not a problem for me personally as there's only four floors, though I can see it would cause problems for some guests. On the first two nights of my stay, I found that it was difficult to sleep due to the curtains being extremely thin and the room having been warmed by the blazing afternoon sun (temperature in Stuttgart was 30 degrees throughout my stay). On the third day the cleaner must have noticed my discomfort somehow, so had helpfully half pulled down some shutters in the room that I hadn't previously been aware of. Doh! Perhaps they should do that to alert all new arrivals to the existence of shutters, because it is not at all obvious. Only other grumble was re the hotel bar. In common with many hotels I have stayed at, this is in fact part of an adjoining restaurant, in this case the Mohringer Hexle. It serves traditional regional dishes and seems very popular with the locals. As a result it's not really geared up to serving up bar snacks or a simple cold beer on a very hot day. I felt I was being a hindrance and was not made particularly welcome. No worries, there's a very nice trattoria across the road, and an excellent traditional pub, Die Alte Hutte - complete with beer garden and dartboard! - just around the corner. For emergency rehydration, there's a Netto at the bottom of the road and round to the left. But these minor grumbles aside, none of them particularly serious, I enjoyed my stay at Hotel Gloria and would happily stay there again.