Looking for a hotel to stay is always on a traveller’s list of to do’s. Some would go for backpacking, some would want to enjoy a cosy bedtime with the comfort of luxury. For us, it depends on cost versus benefits. If the price is right, then we go for gold.
Mainz is a small town with preserved culture and history. Since we needed the whole day to roam around its famous landmarks, we realized that we needed to stay overnight. So we booked Guest House Mainz. The most compelling reason why we did so was because of its easy access to the central train station, restaurants within the vicinity, shopping malls, and iconic places.
Who would have thought that an inn could actually operate without someone at the front desk? It was our first time to encounter such. When we arrived, no one was there to help us but ourselves. We got our keys from the locker, following specific instruction through email from them.
It cost us EUR 90.00 for one-night accommodation but we believed we got a good value for our money. We got a twin room with private bath and heater and free breakfast. We were there during the summer so we really expected the price to be higher than what is offered during winters.
The room is small but well-maintained. It is clean and tidy. It gave us a comfort away from home.
The reception staff, whom we saw only when we checked out, is friendly and polite but not so accommodating the way we expected. Of course, this is understandable because the Germans are used to self-serve.
Welcoming us with a bottle of sparkling water saves our day from long flight hours. Their free wifi access and complimentary breakfast is a big help.