Because of its situation directly across from the Porta Nigra in Trier, the Dorint Hotel offers the view of choice and utter convenience in location. However, its corporate owners were heavily criticized for tearing down the old Porta Nigra Hotel in 1968 and putting an ugly modern building in its place.

The Dorint offers 106 fairly standard rooms, room service, garage parking for 14 DM ($8) per day, and most other business amenities. It plans to add air-conditioning within two years. Ask for a room in the older building (which has newer rooms with halogen lighting and more modern colors) on the side that faces the Porta Nigra. The windows are double-paned to keep the bustle of the city below to a murmur. Nonsmoking rooms are available.

On the street level, the Salon, decorated in a turn of the century motif, is open for lunch and dinner. The adjacent casino grants free entry to house guests.

Street Address: Porta-Nigra-Platz 1
City: Trier
Country: Germany
Phone: 011 49 651 2701 0
Fax: 011 49 651 2701 170
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Quality: Rating: 3 stars
Value: Rating: 4 stars
Price Level: $$$-
Type: Hotel