This fascinating new hotel is a converted prison, offering both cell-style and conventional rooms. It is located near the Japanese Garden in the centre of Kaiserslautern, at the edge of the Pfälzer Wald forest. Dating from 1867, the Alcatraz Hotel am Japanischen Garten is Germany’s first prison-hotel. In the cell-style rooms, guests can taste a little bit of prison life via barred windows, original prison beds (made by prison inmates), and even a washbasin and toilet in the room. Breakfast can be served through the hatch of the original prison door if you wish. A new à la carte restaurant opened in 2013. However, the cell-rooms of the Alcatraz Hotel are not without modern comforts, and each includes free wireless internet access. Those who prefer more conventional comforts may prefer the hotel rooms or suites. These feature an en suite bathroom. The Hinter Gittern (Behind Bars) bar is ideal for rounding off a busy day with a few drinks before escaping to your quiet cell or room.
I stayed in a cell room, and it was sparse as a prison cell should be. It was comfortable for what it was suppose to be. A nice breakfast buffet.
The price for the cell rooms was a little expensive.
The Hotel was very beautiful and the room was very comfortable. It was interesting to stay in a converted prison.
The parking; they seemed to have enough when we checked in, but they had people that wernt staying at the hotel park in in the lot.
The hotel staff was friendly and courteous. The hotel was clean and easy to find. The cells were larger than we thought! Fun place to stay with High School group!!
Comfortable room, friendly staff, walking distance to downtown and other activites, WIFI available in lobby. Decent breakfast buffet.
While WIFI was available in the public area, it would have been nice to have it in the room.
Somewhere completely different, real attention to detail it has been stunningly refurbished. Warm welcome and very clean.