Moving on from London, we arrived at the picturesque city of Innsbruck. Coming in from Munich via the OBB, the Adler is just a short walking distance from the main train station. This would come in handy for those who have big luggage. Staying in the old city has its charm, getting there may be a little challenging with luggage in tow and harsh weather. It is also within walking distance to the old town (where most of the point of interests are in) and also near to many supermarkets and eateries. Adlers is certainly very convenient.
The hotel is quite distinct, easily spotted once you are out of the train station. It is also the tallest building in Innsbruck, covered mainly in glass. Although tall, the hotel itself is not very big but it is probably one of the largest hotel in Innsbruck city. The hotel is designed in such a way that every room will have mountain views. I booked the Superior Room and it is certainly very spacious for the two of us. The room design is a little odd as it is not square to start with but rather in and L shape. You have a small walk in wardrobe at the other end of the room with a safe box. The room has a long panel of full height glass for you to admire the beauty of the Alpine mountain from the comfort of your room. You have a choice of either of the two rocking chairs or the settee to enjoy the view.
The bed provided is a proper king sized bed. However, they were quite stingy with the pillows as there were no extra pillows provided. The bed was quite comfortable and in fact I had the best sleep here throughout my trip!
The toilet is spacious and it comes with heated floor (yay!). Soap/shampoo came provided in a dispenser in the bathroom.
Tea and Coffee are provided complimentary but during our stay, it was not topped up.
The hotel restaurant is located at the 12th floor (which is where the roof top bar is at). The breakfast restaurant offers one of the best view of the Alps from the hotel and it would certainly add flavour to your breakfast. However, the breakfast selection was not great and I don’t think it was worth it at 20 Euro per person (we only paid for 1 day, but I think you can get better and cheaper breakfast in the city).
Hotel guests can enjoy the complimentary sauna on the 11th floor. I did not try it as I have been sleeping very early throughout my trip.
Although a little pricey, Adler is certainly one of the best hotel to stay if you are visiting Innsbruck. Though the room windows are double glazed (which helps with the sound and the heat), you can still hear the train pulling in and out of the train station as most of the rooms will face the railroad.