my year abroad, I spent a lot of time in Nuremberg as it was the nearest big city to where I lived, in Bayreuth.
But living so close meant I'd never had the need or the opportunity to spend a night there.
So when my flatmate Maddy and I needed somewhere to stay for the night to kick off our Bavaria tour (more of which to come, chums - prepare for many cute Christmas markets and much deliciousness), I didn't know where to start. But then I heard about the Park Plaza Nuremberg.
Situated just opposite the train station - which is also a great spot for exploring the city - it was perfect for us arriving late on Friday night.
The hotel is brand new too, having only opened a few months ago.
I was however, slightly surprised to find no sort of snack/nibbles provided - I've never stayed anywhere in Germany that hasn't put out little packets of Haribo on the pillows. Of course, it's not essential, but it's a nice touch.
After being told at check-in that the mini-bar was complementary, Maddy and I pretty much squealed in the lift up to our room. Excitedly, we ran straight to the fridge (well, after I'd taken some photos cos hello, blogger over here), opened the door and.....!
Two bottles of water. That was it.
I mean, it was something of an anti-climax.
The water was at least sparkling which I love, and hey, I'm not complaining about free stuff, but we had been misled.
The beds were extremely comfy, if a little narrow, but the duvets were huge. The TV was equally sizeable and Maddy and I enjoyed the range of mood lighting.
Let's move on to the bathroom.
We also loved the Elemis toiletries, 10/10 would use again. And we did. Because we totally stole them.
Being on holiday and all, Maddy and I didn't get up early - luckily breakfast is on till 11am at the weekend. We were two of the last to arrive, but luckily everything was still out.
We made sure to try pretty much everything...
My croissant, however, was delish, as was the bircher muesli with honey from an actual honeycomb at the buffet.
Maddy hit the savouries and particularly liked the beans and salami. I quote: "All of the cooked food was really good actually."
I was also really impressed and pleased with the range of interesting teas.
And then it was time to check-out and start our Bavarian Christmas adventure for real! It had been a wonderful way to start.
Maddy and I were guests at the Park Plaza Nuremberg but all opinions are totally honest.