We stayed over a weekend for two nights in two double rooms (two parents and lone teenager).
The hotel is squeezed into a fairly historic building so the layout is all a bit of a compromise but nonetheless, it all works as it should.
Reception were well organised, spoke good English and quickly got us into our rooms. The two rooms we had were overlooking a small inner courtyard; had the effect of making the rooms quite dark. Dark decor and 'heavy furniture' create a slighlty dower atmosphere in the rooms but they are very clean, very comfortable and have most facilities you're ever likely to need ie. mini bar, wi-fi, TV etc.
We didn't eat in the hotel in the end; the old town of Heidelberg is a 10 minute pleasant walk by the river so we ate all meals including breakfast in the town (lots of restaurants, cafe's and bars to choose from with artisan bakers etc in plentiful supply).
Hotel is tucked away up a small road about a 2 minute walk to the river.
So, no great views to mention and quite a quirky, independant hotel that offers a clean, comfortable and cosy option for any visitor with Heidelberg old town a short stroll away.
One footnote; may be the area/location but we found quite frequently (there were occasional exceptions) that English speakers, even those like us that would have a stab at speaking some basic German, were given a reception that ranged from downright frosty to a reluctant acknowledgement that you exist. My message to the townsfolk; if you speak English and you have a customer/guest who is tryng to communicate, then how about helping us out, whilst taking our money, by at least attempting to be helpful/welcoming. If you don't like visitors what are doing living/working in a historic tourist centre?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historic Hirschgasse Heidelberg, which is a listed building and over 540 years old, was the place for student fraternities and clubs to fence and celebrate - the oldest in Germany.Now 20 Laura Ashley suites offer a luxurious country house style, all in different design and layouts, which are offered in three categories such as: Junior | Deluxe | Salon. For the ones who do not like identikit chain hotels we are providing the right antidote with a private and familiar ambiance. Check our own official website for daily best rates and offers with growing rewards.Only a short scenic walk along the river Neckar across the Old Bridge (Alte Brücke) brings you into the heart of the Old Town. Retreat to our peace and quietness once the hustle and bustle of the city is too much for you. The nearness to the famous Philosopher’s walk and the holy mountain starting behind our hotel is a paradise for jogging and hiking.Two restaurants offer unique character and quality. The Mensustube with lots of historic memorabilia of the bygone studentic times serving local authentic Food. The Le Gourmet awarded with one Michelin star and 16 points in the Gault Millau accompanies with very charming French service and large wine selection onto a fine culinary expedition.An outstanding luxurious Butler’s breakfast served individually, without having to "fight" on a big buffet for the last piece of sausage, is an experience to start the day relaxed. ... more less
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