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“Great value only 10 mins by tram to Aldstadt”
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Deutscher Kaiser
Ranked #59 of 76 Hotels in Heidelberg
Ottawa, Canada
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“Great value only 10 mins by tram to Aldstadt”
Reviewed 16 August 2011

Great find a few mins from downtown. Stayed in an atelier family room. Was clean and spacious. The breakfast was ample and good...if you're expecting the full English or American, then you won't enjoy it, but fresh breads, cheese, cold cut, yogurt and cereal are available. The tram is only a 10 min walk away and the 5 or 23 take you in centrum. The reception will give you a map-it's easy to figure out. You won't have the pain of trying to find parking in a very busy centrum. Ifyou wish to eat close to the hotel, the are a few bakeries and quaint gasthaus restaurants along the walk to the tram. Much more affordable than downtown, though we couldn't comment on them as we ate in centrum. The local bakery was good as we bought toddies for our journey to Ottobeuren. Our young daughter enjoyed the stay as well, and will thus say that we would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

Admittedly, I didn't realise that this was 2km out town when I booked it - which was a bit silly in the middle of winter, but with a tram available from the end of the street, I needn't worry.

This was a great little find, with a good (relatively quiet) bar to watch some football (but don't think this is a rowdy sports bar!), and even better - free wireless internet.

Rooms were spacious and whilst not plush, this isn't a five star hotel, they were more than comfortable and reasonably priced. The breakfast was solid and the hotel hosts and staff were super friendly. All up, no complaints.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

This hotel is 1 mile north of the city but easily accessible by tram. It's a small, family run establishment and the staff were polite and courteous at all times. We did not travel by car but could see there were parking problems in the small courtyard. Our rooms were at the back and up some stairs (no lift) and they were clean and perfectly adequate for our needs. Word of warning though: noise from the courtyard is amplified and funnels up to the rooms very easily. Be prepared for a potential early wake up call from delivery men and/or staff chatting. We also suffered from a late night event that saw smokers spill out onto the court yard to puff away and natter until the early hours.

Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 18 June 2011

We stayed here for two nights and chose this hotel because it was a lot cheaper than staying the heart of the old-town. I was a bit worried about its location and what it would be like. I needn’t have worried – this place was a good find and we were very happy that we stayed here.
The Deutscher Kaiser isn’t in the heart of Heidelberg, but it is well connected by public transport – it is 10 minutes on a tram to the main tourist strip and 10 to 15 mins tram to the train station. When we arrived it was late at night and the taxi to the hotel was approx 10euro.
Our room was well sized, light, airy and clean. The bed was comfortable. There is free internet (a really good connection) and a good breakfast. The local area has a number of restaurants and bars, as well as ‘normal’ shops, post and bank so you stock up the bits and pieces you need on holiday.
The staff at this hotel were very nice and helpful.
Other reviewers have commented on the noise from the courtyard/carpark: we didn’t notice any noise.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Pordenone, Italy
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Reviewed 12 May 2011

Ponder this: there are people who complain for the sake of complaining and there are people who are impressed enough to take the time gush about this place. I'm a 'gusher'. The staff was great, plain and simple. When I asked...they answered. The breakfast was on par. Nothing over the top, but it was free, tasty, and there. FREE INTERNET!!! The room was very clean. We stayed on the top floor and there were 5 roof top windows that you had a good view of the town from. You could just open the window and stand comfortably, taking it in! We got a room that had way more room than we needed/expected. We were traveling with a 7 month old, and to my surprise, they already had a crib set up for us without any prompting. The location is a bit of a distance (maybe 2 or 3 km) from the castle and shopping, but without even knowing where we were going (headed toward the river) we found everything by walking. The location around the hotel is like a little quaint German town, and people would stop and greet us in German. Bottom line, there is no reason to NOT consider this place. We are a family that doesn't require swanky accomodations, but it was nice to feel like we had them here.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Redondo Beach, California
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56 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2010

Nice hotel, friendly staff (husband & wife), close to Altstadt (healthy one-hour walk or 10 minute strassebahn ride). New, clean, big rooms at a great price for Heidelberg. Sports bar on premise is nice experience to rub elbows with locals and the included breakfast wasexcellent.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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California
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Reviewed 23 August 2010

We (3 adults) stayed in this "Boardinghouse/Hotel" for 6 nights. The apartment that we booked consisted of one large room with a small kitchenette and large bathroom. The kitchenette did not have any dishes when we arrived and were told that the kitchen utensils are only provided to guests that are staying 3 weeks or more. The lady at the reception was nice enough to give us some plates, cups and silverware. Having a fridge was convenient. The room was modern and very clean.The windows were facing the courtyard which was a little noisy at times since it served as a parking lot and guests used it as a smoking area at night. Housekeeping service was excellent. They even washed our dishes for us. Otherwise, for three adults, it would have been nicer to have some kind of divider in the room or two bedrooms.
There was no washing machine/dryer on the premises! A hotel that calls itself "boardinghouse" should definitely have that. Therefore, I would recommend this hotel only for short stays.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Deutscher Kaiser
Address: Muehltalstr. 41, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Region: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Heidelberg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #59 of 76 Hotels in Heidelberg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Deutscher Kaiser 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Heidelberg Hotel “Deutscher Kaiser” is located in the heart of “Handschuhsheim”, a northern part of Heidelberg. The center of Heidelberg can be reached within 7 minutes by tramp, which can be accessed 3 minutes far from the hotel. Handschuhsheim itsself houses some shops and restaurants. The hotel is located in a quiet area.The whole hotel was redeveloped from the ground up in 2006 now blends classic buildings with contemporary comfort and modern technology and houses in addition to 17 hotel rooms and studios, a classic sports bar. We look forward to welcoming you to our Hotel Heidelberg in Handschuhsheim. ... more   less 
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