The hotel in Frankfort was the picture of modern efficiency. I was impressed by the technology, but after a week with such charming hosts in a smaller town, it felt very sterile.
When we got to the room this was on the tv
The key had to be put in the wall slot in order to turn on any lights. It keeps guests from leaving lights on when they leave the room. It might also tell the desk when a guest isn’t in the room any more, but that is just speculuation on my part.
The view from our window. The hotel was once the city’s airport (we deduced from the pictures on the wall). I suspect the orginal building was the gray part, like the section we were in.
Supper in the eveing was so overpriced that we were appalled. Clearly dealing with a captive audience here and taking advantage of it. We finally settled on a four cheese pizza and a ham and cheese sandwich. Everyone who worked there seemed to speak English like natives, and most of the tables that surrounded us were filled with Americans. It felt sort of weird after the experience we just had. Service was paced much more like Americans would be used to also. It was like we were being broken back into “American Life” and we hadn’t even left Germany.
The breakfast was in the area straight ahead, on the first floor. It was a buffet breakfast and you had to use your room key to enter the area. Breakfast was bountiful, but much more geared towards American tastebuds rather than German. Lots of eggs and bacon, and in the areas with more German foods, it was still good, but clearly not top quality like we had experienced in Attendorn. One bonus was the coffee machine. Instead of serving you coffee, you went to a machine and pushed a button of what kind of coffee you wanted…everything from lattes to coffee, to expresso…about 8 or 10 kinds of coffee. It took about 5 “servings”/press of the button to fill a cup with expresso. Zach was well wired before leaving. lol.
If we do this again, we will stay in Attendorn and just deal with the two hour drive the morning or our flight out. The hotel was fine, but it was a let down after the previous weeks. It lacked the personality and intimacy we had come to enjoy in Attendorn.