"just off the beaten path, perfect for getting to downtown Hannover, or biking walking"
Viva Creativo was even more than I expected. It was a cross between a boutique hotel and a bed-and-breakfast. The front desk staff was pleasant and helpful on the weekends and during the week. I stayed Saturday-Tuesday night (4 days) and it was great every day.
Each room had a different decor, and the grounds were amazing. There were fruit trees, at least half a hectare (one acre) of grass, multiple ponds with fish and fountains and full plantings. It was exactly what I wanted in a quiet, middle class/upper middle class safe established Hannover neighborhood. This is perfect for a business traveler like me who wants quiet; or, for a family with or without children.
If you want to walk across the street to a trendy club, then Viva Creativo is not for you. You can jump on the frequent, clean quiet bus for a 4 minute trip to the street car/subway line that takes you directly to the center of Hannover. Or you can walk 12-14 minutes, or borrow one of the hotels dozen free bicycles and ride the 5 minute bike trip yourself. I used the bicycle daily for 4 days, and rode on the bike paths, along the rivers with no car traffic, and explored.
Stayed for a long weekend and found the hotel very clean, modern and excellently run. The staff all spoke English and did all they could to make the stay pleasant. The room was very spacious, had a power shower and an extremely comfortable bed. On Sunday the breakfast lasted until 13:00 to allow a lie in. The breakfast itself was excellent with a vast array of fried food, cheeses, yoghurts, fruit, cereals and bread. The evening meal was a bit disappointing, not the quality but a rather limited choice but with plenty of restaurants in the area it is easy to go out.
The non-smoking business double room was very big - walk in closet, separate toilet and bathroom with a rain shower and separate bath, sitting area with two big couches, a working desk and a good size double bed. The room was very clean and new with modern decor. The hotel restaurant served seasonal cuisine - the asparagus soup was full of flavour, white asparagus with hollandaise sauce was delicious, veal and pork schnitzel were tasty. Prices were reasonable. Staff was friendly and helpful. Offering iced tea and sweets at check-in was welcoming. All in all an unexpectedly premium hotel at a reasonable price.
The location of the hotel was very nice. It is just five minutes away from main train station by walking. It is also a safe place, next to police station. The front desk was very helpful. The room was clean and large, beds were comfortable. Bathroom was satisfactory. Housekeeping service was very good. One of the most impressive thing was the breakfast. It was included the price and was very satisfactory. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Wifi was free but it was a little bit slow.
Staff at the desk were efficient, but not particularly friendly. Room was clean and nice. Had trouble finding the entrance to their parking lot. It's a narrow entrance through shrubs marked with only a small unlit sign.
It was very comfortable accommodations. I had a nice bed in the living room of their apartment and had plenty of privacy. It was quiet and close to the Fair Grounds where I visited the Agritechnica show.
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