We stayed at the Hotel Eisenhut as a family just before Christmas 3 years ago and it was simply the most magical experience with the snow, christmas markets, shops & medieval surroundings.
Coming from Australia we were so desperate to return to Rothenburg ob Tauber as a result of our previous experience that we booked into the Hotel Eisenhut for a couple of nights during mid January.
The Hotel was not busy at this time of the year and the management were doing some major kitchen renovations which did create quite a disturbance from early on in the day.The smell was also quite overwhelming as teams of men dismantled the kitchen and threw the old equipment into huge skips out the front. The Restaurant was open of an evening but the menu was very restricted (to the credit of the hotel we were advised of this restricted dining experience prior to our arrival).
Our family room was very spacious, warm, clean & comfortable. The bathrooms are a fabulous size and are just perfect for families.We found the mattresses to be too firm and they could really benefit from feathered mattress toppers. I also believe Hotels at this level should provide in room tea and coffee making facilities for their guests as a standard amenity.
We had breakfast one morning at a cost of 12 euros per person which was good value for the food that was offered. Service was excellent and the surroundings are fabulous.
As the Eisenhut is located on one of the main streets in Rothenburg it can be a bit noisy (starting early in the morning) especially if you have a room facing the street.
The Hotel is charming with so much history and interesting pieces that it's a pleasure to be able to be transported back in time. If you want to get a good grasp of what happened in Medieval times then a visit to the Medieval Crime Museum just down the road certainly paints the picture - the implements of torture alone were totally gruesome.
As a family we have travelled extensively throughout many parts of Europe and we would have to rate the township of Rothenburg ob Tauber as one of the BEST we have visited. Wherever you stay I'm sure you will feel the magic that this well preserved medieval town has to offer. The Hotel Eisenhut is perfectly located, the level of service is excellent, the Hotel is fascinating and from previous experience the Restaurant is one of the best in the area.
We recommend and would stay at the Hotel Eisenhut again in the future.
PS. And there was free in room WIFI which is always a bonus especially for the kids!
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