Traveling from Amsterdam to Berlin, I had to make an overnight stay in Hannover, and I feared not being close to the train station so I chose Kastens Hotel Luisenhof. Great choice. Not only was it close to the train station, but I enjoyed the area. Lots of restaurant choices and window shopping. I wish I could have stayed longer. Next time! The staff was very friendly and inviting and spoke English (I apologize for speaking little to NO German. I knew 'bitte' and 'dankeschon'--I hope they appreciated it). My room did not overlook the street, which I didn't mind incase there was lots of street activity. My room/bath was spacious (for one person), and the bed, though slightly larger than a twin, was comfortable. I slept well. I looked, but did not ever find an ice maker. Bummer. Overall, a very pleasant stay!