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Schmaerrnche Restaurant-Gaestehaus
Ranked #5 of 37 Frankfurt B&B and Inns
Montreal, Canada
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“A good little hotel”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

I selected this hotel in the west end of Frankfurt to get a genuine German experience. The hotel has a number of constraints, but its advantages compensate for them.
The hotel is very close to the U4 subway line, 3 minutes walk by a sinuous route. This line takes you to the main railway station in 10 minutes and to the Festhalle/ Messe in about 12 minutes.Trains are frequent, clean and safe. The hotel is walking distance to Burger St, where you will find an assortment of restaurants,boutiques and stores providing services to the residents of the area.
There are time restrictions on arrival, but departure/checkout was straightforward and efficient. As for the facilities, you are housed in separate buildings on the property. I was assigned a double room which turned out to be quite spacious but a little tired, and full of windows overlooking the courtyard. The beds were 2 x single, as opposed to the conventional double bed, but the bed itself was comfortable and furnished in the typical German style of down pillows and an eiderdown. As long as you don't toss and turn too much, this is a very enjoyable bedding system which is very lightweight and very warm. The area was very quiet, with only he bells of the nearby church ringing the time softly. There were some notable omissions from the room which one expects from a hotel of this caliber: no room safe, no radio, and especially no kettle to make basic tea of coffee. It is not fun walking 150m in the November Frankfurt drizzle to get a cup of coffee,especially when there is a restaurant attached to the property.
The bathroom was very compact, but clean. Shower only, but the hot water was plentiful and of even pressure. Frustratingly, there were no hooks to hang clothes or wash cloths to use the shower gel provided.
The heating system works quite well (radiators) keeping a gentle even heat in the room. There is no a/c but it is probably not needed as summer temperatures average in the mid 20's C.
Despite some of the previous comments, I thought that the breakfast was an exceptional value. At €5, one had tea or coffee, a typical German breakfast buffet, with a selection of cheeses, cold meats, yoghurt, fresh fruit salad, excellent breads and baked goods, cereals, home made jams, and for us English speaking creatures of habit, excellent eggs. The soft eggs are perfectly done with set whites and runny yolks. They are put in a lined basket and get cooler as the morning progresses, but even lukewarm, they are enjoyable with a crusty roll. The fried eggs and bacon were very good but unusual because the eggs were fried into the bacon. The scrambled eggs and bacon was the least enjoyable. I did not eat at the restaurant during the day, however the evening menu seemed high class and concentrated on typically German dishes.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

Years ago I lived in Bornheim and, when moving to Switzerland, stayed at this hotel for a couple of nights after our apartment had been packed up. I was back in April 2013 and had forgotten what a nice hotel and restaurant the Schmaerrnche is. I love Bornheim and the Berger Str., so always try to stay there when I'm in Frankfurt on business. I had dinner in the Hof (courtyard), which was very pleasant. The rooms are small, but clean, quiet and there is free internet. It's within walking distance of the Seckbacher Landstr. and Bornheim Mitte U-Bahn stations (Line U4), so you can easily get around on public transport. Lots of night life along the Berger Str. and the Ostpark is a 15 minute walk away. Very friendly staff. The breakfast left a bit to be desired - there were no 3-minute eggs available when I got down at 8:30 a.m. But otherwise it's a delightful place to find refuge from the hustle and bustle of downtown Frankfurt. I know I will be back.

Room Tip: Most of the rooms are quiet. The entire area is pretty quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

Had a pleasant stay there. Price reasonable. Free internet was a very nice touch. Friendly staff.
Although the hotel is located in the city, it has a very special and charming "village like" atmosphere. Definitely a good choice.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

Most citizens of Frankfurt would not know that the "Schmaernche" Restaurant--an institution with 140 years of tradition--also has a small three-star hotel associated with it, with 11 rooms in several half-timbered buildings. Tripadvisor did not even have one review posted regarding the hotel, so I want to spread the word.

We stayed at the "Schmaernche" in late October for four nights. The hotel is located on a small square in the heart of Bornheim, one of Frankfurt's most traditional neighborhoods, right opposite the St. Johannis church. While easily reachable with the U4 subway (10 minutes from the city's main railway station), the neighborhood has a village-like feel, with small houses, narrow streets and alleys, and cute neighborhood stores.

We had a nice corner room overlooking the square. It had everything what one usually needs at a hotel, except for a room safe. Beds were nice and firm, but pillows a bit flimsy. Breakfast in the well-known restaurant was good and plentiful, with members of the owner's family doing an excellent job in taking care of their guests. The hotel seemed fully booked when we were there, but everything was very quiet and relaxed. Room prices seemed a bit on the high side for Frankfurt (there is keen competition between the many three-star hotels), but breakfast was cheap (€5 per person) and Wifi was free and fast.

We would recommend the hotel if you are looking for a different hotel experience in a part of Frankfurt that has retained its rural character.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed 8 July 2010

This is really a strange hotel: in the middle of the Frankfurt high rises, you all of a sudden stumble into a collection of houses and additions in which quite a number of rooms are available. The place is clearly family run, and these people are all very friendly. The reception is located inside the bar/restaurant that looks like a real German 'Kneipe': you know what I mean; dark wood, rustique interior, Bayerisch stuff...
The room I had was small and very, very basic: a single person bed, a small desk with a chair and a small bathroom. But everything was clean, and I had a really good night rest.
The hotel parking is 'scattered' between the different buildings that belong to the hotel, and it really needs quite some driving skills to get your car parked. But anyway, there's parking space, and that's really a necessity in Frankfurt.
The breakfast was OK but basic as well. Unfortunately, at the time I was there, there was no smoking prohibition yet, so the reception/bar/restaurant/breakfast area had that unmistakable sigaret smell. I used to be a 2 packets a day smoker, but now I can't even stand the smell of sigarets anymore, so that was a bit of a burden.
Good to go in, lay down, close your eyes, get up, shower, breakfast and go. Very basic, but OK for one night. Next time, I think I will take a 'hotel chain' facility again.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled on business
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Norfolk England
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Reviewed 17 July 2009

This place was very reasonably priced, clean and suited us and friends as my brother was getting married and he live around the corner, our group had about 6 rooms for two nights, very helpfull but very basic.

There was breakfasts included, it again it vas reasonable for the price

Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Schmaerrnche Restaurant-Gaestehaus
Address: Kleine Spillingsgasse 2-10, 60385 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Region: Germany > Hesse > Frankfurt > Bornheim , Innenstadt
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Ranked #5 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Frankfurt
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Hotel Class:3 star — Schmaerrnche Restaurant-Gaestehaus 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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