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Hotel Alter Kranen
Karrnergasse 11, 97070 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany   |  
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Ranked #3 of 48 Hotels in Wurzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Oakville, Canada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“River View Rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night prior to driving the Romantic Road. We wish we had stayed longer.

The hotel is modern, clean and well located on the river within walking distance of the old bridge. Rooms are not large, but the view of the river makes up for it. Parking is convenient in a public garage across the road, and a nearby beer garden on the river was a nice way to relax after a day of driving.

The staff are friendly and helpful. The included breakfast is nothing special, but is a quite adequate way to start your day.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is a very friendly and perfectly located small to medium sized family run hotel. The rooms on the river side overlooking the Main have a wonderful view of the ancient bridge and the Marienberg fortress across the river. The famous Residence Palace is very close as are most of the lovely attractions of Wurzburg. The rooms are medium sized, spotless, with a very comfortable bed, and accessible by elevator, always a nice. Breakfast was included in the price and was very good with a fine variety of choices. The staff was most helpful. Wurzburg is located in the Main River valley with other attractions nearby and is a great place to sample the excellent wines for which the region is justly famous. This hotel is an excellent place to stay for extended stay in this lovely part of Germany. Keep in mind this is not a 5 star international chain hotel, but you know you are in Germany, and all the requirements for a most pleasant stay are there. I hope to get my wife to join me there the next time we can get away.

Room Tip: Get a room with a river view! It is really worth it.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Netanya, Israel
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We where company of three visiting in January in Wurzburg. It was a great visit and a great place to stay. Very pleasant owner and staff makes your stay homely and comfortable. The best possible location write next to the river and to the markt place. We parked at the hotel garage which was nice and simple for us. Breakfast was good and full, but most of all the dinning room had great views facing the river and Marienburg. We enjoyed every moment and definately will gladly come back to see Wurzburg in the spring and summer. Two small remarks, internet reception in room was not good and in the dinning room was mediocare. Second, we did speak some German but communication with staff was limited due to the fact that they did not speak English. We found this to be of little importance.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The hotel is very close to the town hall and is at the midway between the Residenz and the fortress, although if you arrive Würzburg by train, you may find it challenging to find the hotel. The room is basic and clean. Drinks in the minibar have very reasonable price. In fact, soft drinks are cheaper from the minibar then buying it from the minimarts in town. My room provides great view of the river and the fortress - a great opportunity to take some photos of the night views of the fortress. Breakfast is basic, continental style, but they do provide good fresh coffee. Overall, a very good hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Fabulous location at the centre of the old town, we were touring Xmas markets and this was so close it was amazing. A good size room for the 3 of us. A good typical breakfast. No coffee making in the room, but the receptionist made us a cappuccino and bought it up to us at no cost.
Shower was brilliant.

Staff were vey helpful , better news was they have an elevator.

Room Tip: They have a single car garage for 8 euro, it's 2 metres from the front door. You would be crazy...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The location of the Alter Kranen is perfect!. We were able to park in a public garage across from the hotel and they punched our parking ticket so we only paid 8 Euros for 24 hours of parking. We could walk anywhere we wanted to in the old town. Our room overlooked the Main River and we had a great view of the fortress atop the hill. The marketplace, the old bridge, and plenty of restaurants are nearby. The room was spotless and a good size. The proprietor gave us an English map and told us where to find an ATM and a market. Can't imagine a better placed or priced hotel in Wurzburg.

Room Tip: ask for a room with a view of the fortress and river
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  • Stayed November 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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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The entrance is on Karrnergasse, a narrow back street just off Mainkai. There is a
breezeway from Mainkai but try to use Karrnergasse where loading is best. This
was the only hotel we stayed in that did not have parking and the only one where
we spent only one night. Parking is at a public garage under the old crane a
short walk away. The lady on the desk took pity on us and gave us the private
garage space on site for 8€, the same as the public garage costs. We were glad
to get it. We had a room on Mainkai with a beautiful view of the Main River and
Marienburg Fortress. There is a very nice river front park across Mainkai that
we used. The room was nice and the mini fridge had some good stuff. Breakfast
was included and had a good selection. The hotel looks rather new inside and was
well done, clean, and we enjoyed our stay. The Residenz and the Marienburg
Fortress were our main interests.

Room Tip: ask for room facing river, street noise is not a problem and view is great
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: Karrnergasse 11, 97070 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Franconia > Lower Franconia > Wurzburg
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Number of rooms: 16
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