"Friendly hotel,conveniently located near Bielefeld"
I stayed at the Oldentruper Hof hotel for 4 nights during a business trip. One minor plus was the large carpark with no charge for parking (the hotels that I looked at in the middle of Bielefeld either had no parking facilities or charged for the facility).The hotel is comfortable and the staff are incredibly helpful (including being fluent in English!) The room was spacious and clean, but not luxurious - a typical Best Western room. There are no shops or restaurants nearby, so I dined in the restaurant every night. The food was excellent and the staff were quietly attentive. It was interesting to note that there were several tables occupied by individuals by themselves - presumably lots of business people. In the cellar, there is a small swimming pool and sauna. One word of warning for British travellers - the sauna is a typical German sauna - no swimming costumes. The sight of the totally naked 60 year old German lady striding towards the sauna is something that will stay in my mind for a long, long time!
We enjoyed our stay here. It was within walking distance of the train station and the downtown Detmold area. The room was clean and neat, and we enjoyed having airconditioning....a luxury in many European hotels? Also enjoyed the use of the pool and sauna after a long day of walking and sightseeing. The staff was friendly and helpful.