GERMANY June 2000:
We were quoted 180DM for "one of our best double-room with bath, WC, t.v, Rhine-view including a substantial breakfast." Cancel 14 days prior. Credit cards accepted. This hotel is right next to the Rhine River in Assmannshausen, which is about 3 miles from the touristy town of Rudesheim and about 45 minutes from the Frankfurt airport. The family Hotger was very friendly and courteous. They speak English very well. We stayed in room #3, which was a corner room on the second floor (or European 1st) facing the Rhine and castle across the river. There is no elevator and a very, very small parking lot in the back, to fit about 3 cars. The bedroom area was large with a king bed (actually twins framed in wood) with feather comforters and pillows. The room also has two sinks. There was also a sitting room with table, 2 chairs, and a t.v. We didn't see anything in English, but did get to see the weather reports for the area. The ceramic tile bathroom is quite large with a tub, but no shower curtain. Plenty of towels were provided, but no washcloths. Liquid bath soap was provided. Breakfast included assorted meats, cheese, jams, breads, soft-boiled eggs, coffee, tea and orange juice. The hotel has a restaurant with a menu serving a variety of German dishes. In the spring, the Germans enjoy fresh strawberries as well as wonderful white asparagus. I enjoyed their cream of asparagus soup for dinner one night. Many restaurants have a full menu just for asparagus! The place also has an outdoor dining area facing the Rhine. It was great to sit outside and have a glass of wine or beer and watch the boats, barges, and cruise boats pass by. Nearby are a few restaurants and shops. The train station is very close as the town is pretty small. Most of the other guests were Germans.
Owners Inge & Kurt
135DM double w/bath, with buffet breakfast. Cancel 1-week prior. Credit cards accepted. This hotel is listed in the Rough Guide and Rick Steves books. Several people on Fodors.com also recommended it. This hotel is inside the city walls. Picture Rothenburg as a head (portrait). The hotel is located along the neck of the town. The hotel is along the bottom side on the right. Parking is available behind the hotel next to the town wall (we could see the car from our window). No charge for parking. The hotel is quite charming. The building had floors, which were multi split-level. We were on the 3rd level and our room, #7, faced the hotels beer garden and town wall. The room was very nice with birch furniture, same type bed as Café Post, a small table with 2 chairs, t.v. (CNN!), and a bathroom with tub (again no shower curtain). The place is nicely decorated and very clean. The ceiling had wood beams. The hotel is about a 5-minute walk to the town center. The breakfast served, buffet style, was very good: assorted meats, cheese, jams, breads, fresh fruit, strawberry yogurt, cereal, coffee, tea, orange juice, bottled water and small bottles of Sekt, which is sparkling champagne. In the afternoon, one can have dessert and drinks. I was very pleased in choosing this hotel.
LANDGASTHOF U CAFÉ SCHONACH-HOF
92DM w/WC, shower, and breakfast. Tel: 08861-4108. No credit cards accepted. This hotel was one of our favorite places. It is in a very small town on the Romantic Road, about 30 minutes away from the Bavarian castles, 45 minutes away from Munich. When entering Hohenfurch from the north, turn left at the only intersection in Hohenfurch and follow the brown sign with the hotels name on it. The family members do not speak any English. Our room, St. Ursula, was on the 3rd floor facing the back area. New homes were being built, but there was no noise at all. Cows and sheep were nearby. Our room was very large. The bathroom, near the entrance, had a shower with doors! We were happy about that after splashing water on the bathroom floors in the other two hotels. The room had a large closet, same type bed, t.v., a sitting area with a large table and round-about chair, a minibar, and a large balcony, which is shared with the next room (we never saw our neighbors on the balcony). The restaurant has an excellent menu that we enjoyed two of our three nights in Hohenfurch. We dined outside in their beer garden one night. It is lovely to sit outside. The weather was warm and comfortable. The restaurant is large and we shared a table one night with some German travelers. Breakfast includes strawberry yogurt, breads, meats, cheese, cereal, coffee, tea, milk, and orange juice. Typical German breakfast. For the price we paid, $45 a night, this place is outstanding. A room like we had would probably cost $200 elsewhere.
HOTEL BLAUER BOCK
Tel: 49 (89) 231780
Fax: 089 23178-200
160DM w/breakfast. No credit cards accepted. We actually ended up paying 170DM per night for a room facing a backcourt area. The front faced a street where construction was going on during the day. Our room, #67, the smallest of all we have stayed in while in Germany, was fine for us. The room had the same amenities as the other hotels: bathroom with shower (and curtain), bed, a small table and 2 chairs, tv, and closet with plenty of space and hangers. We were glad to bring a couple of small soaps because this hotel provides one per every other day and they were small. This hotel is in a good location. It is in the Sebastianplatz, which is a 2-minute walk to the Viktualianmarkt (one of my favorite markets!). It is a 5-minute walk to the Mairenplatz, U/S Bahn and other sights are nearby. In the Sebastianplatz, there are a few restaurants/cafes. One great restaurant is Kyris, a Greek place; and attached to the hotel is a Philippine restaurant, Manila, where breakfast is served. Breakfast includes plain yogurt, breads, meats, cheese, coffee, tea, and orange juice, milk, fresh fruit, cereal, and soft-boiled eggs. Good hotel choice!