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“Fully recommand - charming hotel!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Oberkirch
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Muensterplatz 22 | Schusterstrasse 11, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Geneva, Switzerland
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“Fully recommand - charming hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Really nice hotel! Amazing location (impossible to find a better location)! Lovely, spacious and very clean room. But the best is the restaurant! Great atmosphere and delicious traditionnal food. Service is perfect. We simply LOVED that small, charming hotel. Worth noting that our room was right in front of the cathedral, ...so bells ringing at 7am. I really liked it and really enjoyed hearing bells, but worth knowing.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

It is a little hard to do this hotel justice after spending a week in the most perfect hotel imaginable in a lake in Italy but it is only fair to the Hotel Oberkirch to try.

We arrived in Freiburg after almost a whole day's journey by train from Italy. We were a bit confused by the address since the hotel reception appears to be in a side street and not in the Muensterplatz as stated on my printout. We ended up in the cosy-looking restaurant where a helpful lady showed us the way around the back to the main reception.

We were given a room on the first floor around the back of the hotel, so not overlooking the Muensterplatz, which I was glad of as I had already read about the bells and didn't really want to be kept up all night. This didn't really turn out to be too much of a problem in the end, and the free earplugs left on the bedside tables were not needed as although we could hear the bells, they weren't especially dominating.

For the rest of the room, there were some good things, and some bad things.

Good:

The room was clean. We had a plate of fresh fruit and some cute little cookies on the pillows which was a nice touch. We also had a free bottle of water although it was fizzy and neither of us like sparkling water! Still, it was nice that it was there.There was a room safe which is always a plus. The bathroom was lovely and modern, and the shower had nice hot water at a good pressure. Bathrobes were also provided!
Breakfast was included and was more than adequate. I rather enjoyed my boiled egg every morning!

Not so good:

The room was a tiny bit cramped, mostly dominated by the large austrian-style double bed. The pillows were awful and so soft they offered no support at all. The mattress was the complete opposite and I woke up with a slight backache on both days.
The room was a little old-fashioned for my own taste but this was what I expected so not really a problem.
Our room also overlooked a courtyard which also seemed to be the smoking spot so whenever we had the windows open, we'd get a roomful of cigarette smoke.
The shower leaked something chronic - we managed to soak through 3 bathmats by the time we'd both had a shower. Think it had something to do with the inefficient doors.
The wifi didn't work in our room so we had to wander around the hallway until we found a signal. It was free though, so can't complain too much about that!

Overall, the hotel was good for what we needed, a central place to stay with reasonable facilities. We didn't find it amazing, although after staying in a number of other hotels in/around Freiburg during the rest of our stay, it was certainly above par.. And the location in the charming old town is unbeatable.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Hotel Oberkirch is located on the Muensterplatz in the heart of Freiburg's old town. My room was in the hotel's "annex," just a two-minute walk from the main hotel. It was clean, tidy and equipped with a lift.The staff was extremely welcoming and my single room was spacious, tastefully decorated, had a flat screen TV with an English-language news channel and came with a welcoming gift of fruit and a bottle of water. The shower had plenty of hot water and water pressure was good. There was a complimentary travel-size shampoo-and-shower soap along with a small cake of hand soap. The breakfast buffet, included in the price of the room, was more than adequate, with variious kinds of breads, cold cuts, cheeses, fruit juices, joghurts and cereals offered. In addition, the staff offered to cook an egg for you. It was a treat to sit outside in the evening at one of the hotel's tables facing the towering Gothic St. Martin church and sip a glass of wine and people-watch. On the downside, as with many older European hotels, there was no air conditioning, so my room was hot, even with the windows open.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

The room we were given overlooked the square and the cathedral and all looked and seemed fine for a short while until ..... the bells began to ring ! The noise went on all night on the quarter hour until the chime and it was really difficult to sleep. I found the earplugs in the drawer the following morning ! Beautiful location, lovely hotel but very noisy.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

Despite being very difficult to get to as the streets are narrow and we were not familiar with the area so we had no idea where to park - it was worth the hassle! The hotel staff were very accommodating - provided a fan as it was very hot and no air conditioning. The room was clean and very comfortable. There are a lot of church bells chiming throughout the day and into the evening. The hotel does have a parking agreement with a garage two blocks away so we did get a discount. The breakfast was delicious in a quaint setting. We loved the location of the hotel as it was a prime location for shopping and sight seeing.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

This was a very clean clean clean and nice hotel. they have discount parking nearby. The location is perfect and central. The owners were great and very friendly. The hotel is clean and meets the need well. The mint on the pillow, fresh fruit and, turn down service and fresh fruit are all nice touches. Something you would expect at an upscale hotel

The bed was a foam mattress but very comfortable. Good choices of restaurants right outside the location.

I would definately stay here again. The Munster Church is right outside the window. I was concerned the ringing bells would keep me awake but it was not a problem.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

Stayed in a room with a fantastic view over the Munsterplatz and out over the cathedral and surrounding hills. The room was immaculately clean and very nicely appointed - the staff placed a bowl of fresh local fruit on the table each day (it was September).

If you want to immerse yourself in the charm the old town, then this hotel has the absolute prime position and the character and history to go with it.

It's not grandiose or opulent, but it certainly is Freiburg at it's best.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Oberkirch

Address: Muensterplatz 22 | Schusterstrasse 11, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Location: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Freiburg im Breisgau
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Freiburg im Breisgau
#7 Romantic Hotel in Freiburg im Breisgau
#9 Business Hotel in Freiburg im Breisgau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Oberkirch 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This historic, privately run hotel in Freiburg’s old quarter is located in the heart of the pedestrian area, directly opposite the famous cathedral. It serves delicious regional cuisine.The Hotel Oberkirch provides traditionally designed rooms with en-suite facilities.A colourful range of shops, cafés and restaurants are just a short stroll away.Treat yourself to seasonal delights and Baden specialities in the Oberkirch’s widely appreciated restaurant. Make sure to try the local wines on offer. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Oberkirch Hotel Freiburg Im Breisgau
Hotel Oberkirch Germany/Freiburg Im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg

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