Do you like "traditional" Hotels? Don't like Corporate Hotels? Well this one's for you!
Our son is on a University work placement in Stuttgart so we decided to visit him over Easter. I contacted a German colleague who recommended the Wortz to me. I rang and spoke direct with the Hotel, confirming prices and dates, their English was excellent.
Don't be fooled by the outside appearance of the Hotel or it's positioning in relation to S/U Bahn tracks. We had a room at the front and were never troubled by any noise from traffic or trams.We arrived late and were greeted by the owner, again good English. First impressions are "wow" fantastic carved ceiling in reception and like stepping into an old world building. Ok it's all mock historic architecture inside, but hey I told my colleague I wanted a hotel with character and we got what we wanted.
It was a bit of magical mystery tour to our room, up winding stairs and through doors off corridors, but we weren't disappointed when we got to the room. We asked for a three bedded room (two adults and 14year-old) and were greeted by a large twin bedded room with a substantial occasional bed. Yes the room was dated and rather eclectic with very '60's floral carpet and huge dark oak wardrobe, but that added considerable charm.
Large, clean bathroom and a entry vestibule into the room all add to a comfortable bolt hole whilst we were in Stuttgart.
Breakfast was excellent, a choice of typical German/Continental fare plus eggs cooked to order. The restaurant , like the reception, had beautifully carved wood panels and stained glass windows.Even the meat/cheese cooler trolley had carved panels!
We ate in the Hotel one evening, a good and not so good experience. Firstly the menu was typical of the area with lots of local dishes. The meal itself very well cooked and presented. I don't know if we chose a busy evening or if there were problems in the kitchen, but we had to wait about an hour between the starter and main course. If you speak little German just ask the MD to translate, he was great and very helpful.As for the wine list, you're talking telephone directory! In my job I travel abroad and eat out quite a lot, but I've never been confronted by such a wine list, even in Paris! So I just asked for the MD's recommendation, saying we wanted something reasonable but not expensive. The €24 local white was excellent!
Could say a lot more, but suffice to say we'd book again.
As to Stuttgart; like the rest of Germany, great public transport, buy your ticket/pass from the hotel.Do go to the Mercedes museum even if you're not a car buff, it's a good social history museum as well as the cars.Aim to arrive there early as it gets busy. Shopping is good, but we struggled to find restaurants which were open over the Easter holidays.
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