Once upon a time there were Kaisers who liked to stay in huge, overly decorated, dark rooms with a retinue of servants at their beck and call, fulfilling any of wish a grand hotel like this was able to supply. Today these are mainly nostalgic rheumatic pensioners.
We were looking forward to a three night stay with the amenities a "Grand" hotel would be expected to provide. The place was far from full, but is greatly understaffed. My husband has a back problem and the reception clerk was the only one available to help with our bags. One of the room's chairs was broken and husband almost broke his neck leaning backwards and hitting the floor. Room was humming with all kinds of machinery noises, TV was not working, no Do Not Disturb sign - made one on the back of a laundry list (no stationery in the room), but the maid did not understand and woke us up to inquire what the sign meant. Reception (only there until 10PM) promised to fix chair and TV the following morning (no maintenance or housekeeping after 6PM) but did not until further complaints in the evening. Shower was out of soap (no toiletries supplied) but for some bathroom cleaning spray left lying on the shelf. Average age of hotel guests is around 70, but showers are slippery and have no safety handholds.
We did not use the spa and have no comments.
Breakfast is ample and diverse, but again, understaffed.
In light of Climate Change and Global Warming it is worth noting that the Hacker Grand Hotel is not airconditioned.