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Villa Benz - Hotel Garni
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Schwetzingen
Lisbon, Portugal
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“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2012

I stayed two nights at Villa Benz while attending the Schwetzingen Festival. The hotel was very conveniently located near the concert venue, Schwetzingen Castle, and not a long walking distance from the city centre with restaurants, cafes and bars. The castle garden, just across the street from the hotel, is well worth a visit.

My room was very clean and nicely furnished, with sweet little details, such as a basket of fresh fruit, a complimentary minibar, and a TV programme magazine. Free guest parking was available in the backyard.

The breakfast was delicious and offered a good selection of bread, cold cuts, cheeses, fruit, cereals, yogurt, juices, etc., and excellent cappuccino was made upon request.

The proprietress was gracious and welcoming, and she spoke good English.

I can highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

This small and pleasant hotel, once a family home, is situated on a busy street that runs along the edge of the “Schloss,” the town’s palace. The free parking lot in the rear is accessed via a narrow driveway on the left side of the building. Unfortunately, the lot did not contain enough spaces for everybody who stayed there, so one car had to park in the front near the driveway, making entry and exit somewhat difficult. Rooms were pleasantly decorated and ample and fresh fruit was placed on a little table when we arrived. The proprietress, who speaks good English, was accommodating and gave us complimentary passes to the main tourist attraction in town, the Palace and Gardens. The staff was helpful and carried out suitcases out to the car for us. The typical German breakfast was served on the lower level and was included in the price. The hotel is within walking distance of the town’s main square and the entrance to the palace grounds. Definitely recommended for anyone visiting this nice town.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2011

I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. On a main road I initially approached with some trepidation but once round the rear the road seems to disappear. I have never stayed in a small hotel with so many gratis extras from the mini-bar to fresh fruit, coffee or tea and cold drinks on demand and a free pass to visit the Schloss and gardens across the road. The proprietor was the perfect host, always available and always pleasant. We booked to be near Heidelberg but Schwetzingen is a real treasure in itself with a beautiful town square providing ample excellent eateries and only a five minute walk through the beautiful Schloss gardens.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2008

We stayed in the Villa Benz while attending a wedding in the Castle in Schwetzingen. Schwetzingen itself is a lovely little town, dominated by the magnificent Castle grounds. On arrival at Villa Benz we were met by the landlady who has halting English, but she was very welcoming and friendly. The room was fine - nothing special, small but clean. The only meal we had at the hotel was breakfast and that was fine. It is a small buffet with a choice of breads, cold meats, yoghurts, juices etc - the standard offering for a continental hotel. The one thing about the experience that really irked me was out of the control of the hotel. Because Villa Benz is located maybe 1-1.5kms out from the centre of Schwetzingen, there is a decent walk back there if you are in the town for a meal. However, there is a short-cut through the grounds of the Castle which reduces a 25 minute walk to 10 minute ramble. All well and good but the insanely jobsworthy Castle Guards refuse point blank to allow you to take the short cut without paying the entrance fee every time you pass them. It would be in the interests of Villa Benz to arrange some kind of pass to allow its guests free passage through the Castle Grounds - it would certainly have saved us and several other wedding guests a lot of frustration and time!

  • Stayed June 2008
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Property: Villa Benz - Hotel Garni
Address: Zaehringer Str. 51, 68723 Schwetzingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Region: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Schwetzingen
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