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Review of Hotel und Gasthof zur Sonne

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Hotel und Gasthof zur Sonne
Ranked #28 of 47 Hotels in Rothenburg
New Zealand
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great rooms”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2012

We had a preference for another hotel based on previous experience and to be quite honest, this was the only hotel available that met our needs when we booked 6 weeks prior. Fortunately we weren't disappointed.

The rooms were a very decent size and far bigger than your average European standard. However, the bathrooms were your usual minimum size but still adequate. More importantly they were clean, but what is it with the liquid body wash and nothing else apart from towels? How is one supposed to 'wash' your body? I don't get it.

Free wifi was definitely an asset although only one of our two rooms had reception.

Breakfast was on the lower end of a normal European continental standard. We spent two nights and found the breakfast room very crowded the first morning with staff working very hard to replenish items (which they more or less did) and everyone was required to carefully manoeuvre around the two serving areas, staff and other guests. The second morning, we had breakfast as soon as it was available on account of our departure time and apart from the selection, everything was fine. Breakfast was adequate, just try to be early.

We ate one meal in the main hotel dining area and it was very good.

Location of the hotel is faultless and we had no issues with noise at all.

We preferred our first choice, but this hotel is definitely worthy of consideration. Room size, friendly staff and hotel location are the draw cards.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Solda
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Milan, Italy
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

3 days planned with wife and little daughter, weather wonderful for Xmas atmosphere but freezing and not so comfortable if your daughter has a flu! Anyway the position, the simple charming german style and the absolute kindness of all the professional staff at zur Sonne made this experience unforgettable ad Rothenburg should be. Good hotel, good kitchen, good prices. Thanks.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank edomontsealba
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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

My wife and I stayed one night in April 2012, after our original hotel cancelled our booking. We were surprised and delighted with this lovely hotel, which is clean and well maintained. Our GPS took us to a dead-end street nearby, but the manager came out and drove our car through the maze of streets to the garage at the rear of the hotel. We had the 3rd floor honeymoon suite, which was very roomy with view over the town. The beds were comfortable, the pillows thin but we had 2 extra delivered. We had a lovely meal in the restaurant, and there was a great buffet breakfast with cereals, yoghurts, breads, meats, cheese, jams, hot eggs and sausages. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Wifi was only available on the lower floors. We did the Night Watchman tour at 8pm and found it entertaining and informative – highly recommended! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Tony F
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Matzenbach, DE
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46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2011

The hotel was clean a tidy. The single rooms were a bit small, and the double room was average sized. The parking was nice, two stall garages with plenty room and easily accessible. The breakfast was good and dinner was excellent! Easy walking from this location and the outside seating was a great place to watch people. Great stay.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank RTMitchell248
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Leuven, Belgium
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239 reviews
134 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2010

The 'Gasthof' is located in the heart of the old historical centre which contains nothing but narrow and one-way streets. It's very convenient being there, close to all shops and monuments, but driving a car there and parking it can be quite stressful. My satnav sent me through the wrong streets and finally I managed to locate the hotel myself (by coincidence actually because I saw it from the street I was driving through). When I checked in I found out that they have a private parking space at the back of the hotel. One girl working in the 'Gasthof' was so kind to guide me there. The hotel itself looks quite small and even though I booked a single room, I got a large and spacious double room instead. The room itself smelled a little strange (not to say mouldy) but it was clean + the bathroom as well. I had a very quiet night there - after 6pm, when most of the tourists have left, all shops and museums closed, there's no noise on the street. While I was driving through the streets there was still a big bustle but at night everyhing was VERY quiet. There's not so much choice for breakfast; cereal, bread... but you can order eggs if you want. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Definitely a recommend if you're going to stay in Rothenburg (and if you have a small car that fits anywhere).

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank sofke8868b
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virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2008

Just returned from a fantastic trip in Rothenburg. We booked two triple rooms in the Hotel zur Sonne as we have 6 children. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The highlight of the stay was the breakfast that was provided. Cereal, bread, meats, cheese, soft boiled and scrambled eggs, fruit, yogurt, juice, coffee, hot chocolate,etc. Every morning our table was reserved for us, and after the first morning, she knew exactly what each person wanted to drink, and what type of eggs. The friendliness of the staff is what makes this hotel stand out. The other members of our party stayed at another hotel that had been highly recommended on this site and they were disappointed in the breakfast and service in comparison to what we received at the hotel zur Sonne. Nothing fancy in this hotel but it had the things that counted to us. Friendly people, a comfortable bed, and a great breakfast. The only negative was the tight parking although the staff was very helpful with that as well.

  • Liked — Service and staff friendliness
  • Disliked — Parking
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank hooverhbp
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San Diego, California
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2008

Due to a reservation mixup (my fault) at another hotel, the other hotel referred us to this one, which had a room available at a similar price. They showed us three different rooms, at different prices, and let us choose.

The room appeared to be recently refurbished, was quite clean, modern and comfortable, and looked over the cafe-table-covered street below.

The location is perfect; the town square was a short block away. (After staying here I can't imagine staying at the hotels outside the wall.)

The staff were not always present, but were friendly and helpful when found.

Breakfast was very good in a roomy, pleasant dining room.

  • Liked — Location, modern room
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank BillInSanDiego
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Property: Hotel und Gasthof zur Sonne
Address: Hafengasse 11, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
Region: Germany > Bavaria > Franconia > Middle Franconia > Rothenburg
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Ranked #28 of 47 Hotels in Rothenburg
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel und Gasthof zur Sonne 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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