It is clear that the newish owners are making a go of this place. There is not a lot that can be done to the structure but the rooms are adequately proportioned and have been neutrally decorated. The owners are friendly and will help as much as possible.
Rheinstrasse is the main road along the river front. Therefore, there is a busy road in front and immediately beyond that is the railway line. This is a busy line but although we did not have difficulty in getting sleep, others may. There is a large car park nearby and we initially parked there but there is a limited car park at the back of the hotel, approached by driving slowly down a ramp and turning into the side alley before either driving in or reversing into a space. The car park cost EUR 10 per night, and as we had bikes and were not planning on using our car during the stay, this was a no-brainer. The car park is secure with a gate and the owners make sure that the spaces are used by those who need them. Check in was fine and we were given a family room number 4 on the first floor and at the front of the hotel. We were shown the room and could see that the children each had their own bed, (therefore two singles) and we had a large double bed. There was a separate bathroom area with washbasin, toilet and bath/shower. It was necessary to draw the curtain to the side as it was visible to the outside otherwise. The children's sleeping area was to the front and they had their own television, but it was also the way to a very nice and large balcony, with wooden table and chairs, and also a sun lounger chair. The view from the balcony was lovely. There were also a number of power points so you could charge your electrical items. Wifi was free but you need to ask at reception for the login details.
The ground floor has both a reception, a games room (including table football that my children really enjoyed, and was free) and the Irish pub. You do get noise when there are musicians playing and this seems to be generally Thursday nights and the weekends, but otherwise it seemed quiet. The whole bar area is very interesting with wooden benches and tables almost surrounding the bar itself with tables and chairs a little further distant. This room is also used for breakfast. Breakfast included cereals, meats and cheeses, boiled eggs to order, tea/coffee/hot chocolate etc. Tables were allocated to your room, but were laid with a proper table cloth. The hotel is popular and although we stayed for two nights, it was clear that they had around six rooms in use on both days with a mix of people from the US, Germany, Japan, and France as well as us from the UK.
The location is also very close to the main shopping "alley" which is just around the corner. You are also literally 100m from the cable car station so everything is just a short hop away. Note that the coach tours generally get in around lunchtime so some shops only open at 10 or later so things can be quiet in the morning. If you have time take the round tour of cable car, and walk to the monument celebrating Germany, the magic cave, a view of Knights Castle, some coffee and ice creams at Jakobs hotel before seeing some interesting deer before descending by a cable lift. At the bottom, and with your tour tickets you will have a queue before getting on a boat that will deliver you back to Ruedesheim. It might be quieter if you did this in reverse.
Ruedesheim is noted for its toys and also for its Christmas decorations, very touristy and seek out the places where the quality is evident, and we found some very nice things for all the family. We would hope to return at some time in the future.
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