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“Wonderful Bamberg Hotel option” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Palais Schrottenberg

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Palais Schrottenberg
Kasernstrasse 1, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany   |  
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Ranked #27 of 40 Hotels in Bamberg
Cremorne, Australia
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37 hotel reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Wonderful Bamberg Hotel option”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2008

My husband and I stayed at this great hotel this month for the third time and we were, as usual, very happy with the accomodation, staff and service. The rooms are terrific with super high ceilings, modern furnishings and large bathrooms (including a bath).. We stayed in Room 1 on the last 2 visits which is right next to reception and doesn't require a trip up the grand staircase to the upper level rooms. Breakfast is a generous buffet. Staff members are very helpful and we were particularly grateful for the suggestion to visit a delightful winery about 1/2 hour away for a birthday lunch. They were also very relaxed about checkout time and allowed us to leave our cases in our room most of the afternoon. We noticed on Trip Advisor that other hotels have higher ratings, but we opted to stay with our favourite and were very pleased we did.

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2007

This was our 4th trip to Bamberg since 1996. All four times we spent 3 days in the city. The Palais Schrottenberg was by far the best hotel we have stayed at in Bamberg. Its location in the Old Town is conveinient to The Dom, the Regnitz and all the restaurants and breweries. We even were able to walk up to the castle which overlooks Bamberg. We had an 8 passenger van, parked it for the entire 3 days and walked to all the places we wanted to see in Bamberg. We even walked to the Bahnhof to take a train to Nurnberg for a day visit. The staff is helpful and friendly. The beer garden and restaurant located right in the hotel are fantastic. We had 5 of our adult sons with us and they were amazed. Our oldest son said that he felt as if he were in a storybook with the narrow streets and half timbered structures right outside our door. The complimentary breakfast each day was also fantastic.
Do yourself a favor and stay here.

Bill Birney, Wallingford CT USA

  • Liked — The location and the friendliness of the staff
  • Disliked — nothing we didn't like
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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509 helpful votes 509 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2006

Built 300 years ago as the home of a wealthy merchant, and having had many changes of use since, this is now a very comfortable hotel right in the heart of beautiful Bamberg. There are 13 rooms of varying size and the nightly rate is from 100 to 140 euros, including breakfast. All the attractions of Old Bamberg are on the doorstep and numerous restaurants serving excellent food at very reasonable prices are within easy walking distance. We had 1 of the 2 ground floor rooms, both of which are huge with great high ceilings. Rooms are very well heated in winter and have ultra modern furnishings and fittings. Bathrooms, too, are large but have no bath: however the power shower was excellent and there was constant hot water. Toiletries and towels were adequate, but no more than this. A nice glass-fronted bar/cafe/bistro which overlooks a pleasant courtyard, has been added, and is very popular with locals, as is the restaurant.. Buffet breakfast comprises mainly cold meats and cheeses, and the selection is good. Hot cooked breakfast is available on request but this appears to be a "well kept secret" - no one tells you this! The hotel is staffed mainly by young, energetic and attentive people, so service is good and fairly fast. However, it attracts great crowds of locals for weekend breakfast and finding a table can be difficult at these times. Hotel residents appear to be given no preference over locals. One problem with ground floor rooms is that of privacy. Windows are at street level and passers-by are inclined to have a good look in!!

  • Liked — Its location
  • Disliked — No tables reserved for residents at breakfast
  • Tips/Secrets — Contact the hotel direct and negotiate - don't accept first room rate given
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, AL
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2004

We stayed at Palais Schrottenberg in March 2002 and were very impressed. The rooms are beautiful and spacious. A hotel like this in the States would be double the price. The breakfast buffet was out of this world and the mini bar is well worth mentioning (very affordable) as well as the sushi bar (on season). The atmosphere is very sophiticated and elegant. We felt quite special as guest of Palais Schrottenberg! Perfect location. Great value. Need I say more?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2003

Palais Schrottenberg is by far the hippest, best hotel in Bamberg. The hotel is a historic palace directly on the river and only a short walk to the city center. The rooms are modern and stylishly decorated. After living in Bamberg for a year and getting to know the city and hotel offerings, Palais Schrottenberg is definitely where I will stay when I return.

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Address: Kasernstrasse 1, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Franconia > Upper Franconia > Bamberg
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
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Ranked #27 of 40 Hotels in Bamberg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 148
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