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Hotel Rheinfels

Rhygasse 8, Stein am Rhein 8260, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The entire town of Stein am Rhein was built in the 1500's. Staying in this hotel, and in this town, was one of the nicest experiences we have ever had. Sure, wifi was limited, and some of the items in the rooms were dated -- but everything about it was so old, and interesting, and cool! There is no "Front... More 

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Derby
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We would agree with every other review really. The manageress was rude and unhelpful. The first room we were offered had a torn shower curtain and the wifi did not reach the second room on the third floor. The room has certainly not been redecorated since 1960 and is looking very threadbare. The low level of lighting is typical in... More 

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california
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This place is absolutely magical. Our room overlooked the Rhein River and the hotel was full of surprises - yes, including a stuffed polar bear and suits of armor. If you're looking for something slick with a concierge at the front desk, this isn't it. This is a family-run hotel, built, I believe, in 1550 and full of charm and... More 

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Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Stein am Rhein is quite lovely, but this poor hotel needs help. Other reviewers have nailed it: outdated, spartan accommodations, poorly laid out (where is reception/check-out?), and although the location is superb (right on the bank of the Rhein), if you open your windows for cool air at night, the traffic over the bridge never stops! I will give them... More 

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Stockton on Tees
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43 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

For a traditional Swiss country inn with wonderful location in historic own, you can do no better. The sign outside states 3 stars- I would put this at 2 stars. Unclear where reception is on arrival so waiters are called to find relevant staff. Given large key to room - not self locking. You need to take this if you... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Hotel is ideally situated, literally everything on the doorstep & right on the river. The bedroom was large & clean but seriously needed updating - shower room & decor. Public rooms quirky with suits of armour & stuffed polar bear. The evening meal, included in our tour, was adequate but we had a much better meal (also part of the... More 

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Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We walked in from the train station, no pre-booking. We were allowed to view the room. It was like staying at your grandmothers - older decor, but clean. Our room was quite spacious. (Incidentally, getting to the town is not well marked from the station. When you exit the stub road from the stain, proceed down the road you see... More 

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Johannesburg
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you appreciate historic and character buildings, this is your hotel: 5 centuries old and you can still see and feel it all around you. Location is superb being right in the old town with the river running past you (we were taking photographs of the fish in the river from our room). Unfortunately for the 2 nights we were... More 

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Bangkok/Zurich/London
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82 reviews 82 reviews
27 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The hotel enjoys prime location directly at the Rhine river and a stone's throw from the old town which is an absolute must to see for anyone visiting Switzerland. This is not a place with many stars and a lot of trimmings; well it is some 500 years old, a good hotel with reasonable prices. However, what is spectacular is... More 

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Hednesford
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This was a lovely old Swiss hotel. Yes it could do with am update here or there but this added to the character for us. We had a great room overlooking the river. It was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was pink and the towel rail did not work but it was one of the most... More 

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