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“Simple but quite OK” 4 of 5 stars
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Roter Hahn Rothenburg
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Obere Schmiedgasse 21, 91541 Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany   |  
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Ranked #27 of 45 hotels in Rothenburg
Denver, Colorado
1 review
“Simple but quite OK”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2010

We spent two nights at the Roter Hahn in Rothenburg o. d. Tauber. The location couldn't be better; it's right off the main square. Our room was a basic double. It was clean, tidy, and best of all, very quiet (the only thing we heard was the city bells ringing every hour). The corridors and public areas are a bit kitschy, full of old knickknacks and such, but the rooms are fairy up to date. The staff was friendly and helpful; breakfast downstairs was your basic German fare (bread, cheese, sliced meats, yogurt, fruit, meusli, coffee, juice) but of qood quality. We would return; it was a simple hotel but met our needs.

  • Stayed May 2010, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2009

This hotel is in an ideal spot. It's pretty basic and doesn't have a lot of frills or recent updates, however, it does have triple rooms. This proved to be a constant challenge for us while traveling through Germany, so we were happy to find one. Our room was small, but had three comfortable beds and totally did the trick. We noticed while walking through town that there are a ton of small hotels, all of which had available rooms, and many looked very cute. If you don't have specific needs like we did, you might want to stroll through the town and pick one that you like once you get there (if you aren't traveling in high season). This hotel had a nice breakfast, polite staff, reasonable rates, and we had a smooth stay, so we'd recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2007

We have stayed at the Roter Hahn on two separate occasions and have been more than pleased with our accommodations. The hotel is located on small quite street just off the Market Square down a shop filled street offering everything from post cards to wine to diamonds. The Roter Hahm is centrally located to use as a base to explore this beautiful “walking friendly” Medieval Walled city. If you want to feel like you have stepped back into the era of the Night Watchmen – then this is your hotel. Our room was small compared to American Standards, but just fine compared to your typical European accommodations. Our rate included breakfast that had everything you would want to get your day started. They provided free parking that was located a few blocks from the hotel in a secured parking area.

They have a restaurant that is staffed with very friendly servers and offers some of the best German Dishes you will find in Bavaria – my favorite was a sampling of meat & sausage accompanied with hot mustard, cabbage and potatoes. We enjoyed a bottle of locally produced red wine and ended our dinner with a slice of homemade warm Apple Strudel. We had the opportunity to enjoy a few after dinner drinks in their bar (not the one in the restaurant but another one located in the hotel just past the reception desk) that seemed to cater to Rothenburg’s locals. It was here we spent some time with the hotels owner Mr. Gallus and his daughter. They along with their entire staff have been more than accommodating to our needs during our visits to Rothenburg.

We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a clean and comfortable room at a reasonable rate.

Ask about the Night Watchmen's City walking tour - he does the tour in English at 8pm.

  • Liked — Location and Staff
  • Disliked — Checking Out - wanted to stay longer
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2007

This hotel does not deserve any business. If you ever trust a word that the hotel manager Herr Dieter A. Gallus tells you with regard to your booking you are setting yourself up for disappointment.

We have stayed in this hotel with a large group and intended to return again soon but the hotel management have decided to employ a policy of accepting a booking and then, when someone else comes along with an offer to pay more for your room, they cancel your booking without telling you and leave you without a room or anywhere to stay.

I am not a hotelier but this seems to me to be the very best way to lose customers in the quickest and most direct route possible.

Save yourself some heartache and disappointment and book your stay elsewhere.

  • Liked — The fact that I will never have to return there again.
  • Disliked — The attitude of the management towards its customers.
  • Stayed May 2006
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Roter Hahn Rothenburg

Address: Obere Schmiedgasse 21, 91541 Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Franconia > Middle Franconia > Rothenburg
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Ranked #27 of 45 hotels in Rothenburg
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Hotel Class:3 star — Roter Hahn Rothenburg 3*
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