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Hotel Elch
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Irrerstrasse 9, 90403 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany (Altstadt - St. Sebald)   |  
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Ranked #17 of 128 Hotels in Nuremberg
Springfield, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great location, great hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here (family of 5) for one night in September. The hotel is great, right in the middle if the old town and a few minutes walk to the castle. The girl working the front desk was awesome, extremely helpful. Good breakfast and quest street.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Datchworth, England
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We have just returned from our second stay at the Hotel Elch in Nuremberg (room 2 again !). We travel to Nuremberg each September in order to visit the Altstadtfest (beer festival).

This hotel is an old historic building, quirky with uneven creaky floor boards. The hotel staff are accommodating, breakfast is very good and the rooms are clean, simple but very nice. If you like staying in modern accommodation then go elsewhere.

The location is very good, the hotel is positioned within the old town and a short walk from the castle. I would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Room 2 was perfectly ok and overlooked the street. No street noise to speak of that we were aware of...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

My sister and I booked this hotel as it looked interesting and central. It was also old,clean and homely.
This means no lift and as we are a little older in years, if not spirit it meant a steep three floors climb to our twin room but the cases were brought up/down by friendly staff. Still it was a little limiting, this in spite of our request for a room on a lower floor.Alas no special view from the window because this was a room in a roof space overlooking only another roof opposite.
The hotel is very friendly,very clean with aircon, lovely shower and a good breakfast.Loved the smiley faces drawn on our morning boiled eggs. Nice touch. The helpful staff spoke several languages including English and Czech. Great!!
The location was fantastic - right in the middle; near the famous Market square, castle, Toy museum, Durer museum, City museum, bead shop and restaurants and vast variety of shops. We would like to return there but would prefer to stay at a lower floor .

Room Tip: Try to avoid upper floors if less agile. Children ( and grown ups) may love the Toy museum locate...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Elch for four nights in June. The hotel, although only a short walk away from the main square, is situated in a peaceful area of the old town. Our room on the second floor was well appointed, the bed very comfortable, with pleasant views from the window.
The staff were very friendly and the breakfast was generous and filling.
We ate twice at the Schnitzelria restaurant on the ground floor. The menu and wine suggestions given by the waitress were spot on both occasions and we enjoyed our meals immensely.
We would definitely stay at Hotel Elch again if we return to Nuremburg.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The staff at the Hotel Elch was very welcoming and accommodating during our stay. The rooms were somewhat small, but very adequate and decorated lovely. We had dinner in the hotel restaurant which was delicious and a delightful German atmosphere. The location is great - a short walk to the town square and an easy walk to the castle. The day we left the hotel let us keep our car parked in their lot for some time after checkout so we could tour more of the old town. It was raining, and we didn't have enough umbrellas, and they were kind to lend us three for our walk. Would definitely recommend! (Note: there is no elevator, and our floor was up 4 flights of stairs - not a problem for us, just something to be aware of)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I wanted to stay in old town area,so spent a night there.Easy access to shopping area and underground.The hotel's facilities are kind old,but the view from the room was cute looking worth drawing.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Palo Alto, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in the hotel. There was some initial confusion of where to check in since we didn't see the sign to head into the restaurant. Really enjoyed the restaurant downstairs for dinner one night and breakfast one morning. The staff was great about sharing tips and history of the building. The room itself was ok decor wise (the randomly plastic beaded chandelier was strange) but the bed was comfy.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Elch

Address: Irrerstrasse 9, 90403 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Franconia > Middle Franconia > Nuremberg > Altstadt - St. Sebald
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Nuremberg
#23 Business Hotel in Nuremberg
#26 Romantic Hotel in Nuremberg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Elch 3*
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