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“Great Hotel on the River next to the Rathaus” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Brudermuehle
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Schranne 1, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany   |  
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Ranked #12 of 40 Hotels in Bamberg
Hiratsuka Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Great Hotel on the River next to the Rathaus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This is a great little hotel in the heart of the old town in Bamberg. It is between the old city hall built in the center of the river, and the local police station which used to be Levi Strauss' house. The river side rooms have a nice view of same. You could not find a room closer to the town center.

The rooms themselves are small but well appointed, clean and inviting for a "gasthaus", and the restaurant is truely great, but that is reviewed under restaurants. The beds are comfortable, and the bathrooms utilitarian but spotless.

The staff is limited in English ability, but they are very friendly and accomodating and try their best. As mentioned in other reviews there is no elevator, nor parking, BUT there is curb space in front for offloading baggage and the public parking garage is less than a block away. It is on a quiet side street so it is very quiet at night. I enjoyed my stay and would not hesitate to stay here again.

Simple German language skills will help, but I rate this hotel very tourist friendly.

Room Tip: Try to get the corner room overlooking the river in the main building.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Merimbula, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

When we were searching for a hotel in the heart of the old town we came across this gem. Don't be fooled by the brochure or website pictures of the from of this hotel. They need to change that. We booked this online and to our amazement when we were shown to our room the view was unforgettable and l felt l had gone back in time 1,000 years. l loved this town and the view of the town hall from my room. The breakfast was extensive and the character of this place won me. l will return.

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  • Stayed May 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

Being shown to our room to find we were right on the river looking on to the main tourist attraction was amazing. The water rushing passed as it has for centuries. We just sat with all the windows opened and enjoyed the view. The room was large and colorful. The bathroom had towel warmers so we could do a little washing. Breakfast was extensive and fresh. Meats, cheeses, cereals, eggs and pastries. It was a little expensive for our budget but of all our month long travels it was my most memorable stay.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bamberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2011

We stayed in one of the apartments on the bridge, a location that could not be beat. We had to walk over to the main hotel for breakfast but since the meant a stroll through the Rathaus, we were happy to do that. Breakfast was very nice, eggs cooked to order, cheeses, meats, fruits, breads, it was all there. The apartment was comfortable and the staff wonderful. We will definitely stay at the Brudermuehle on a return trip to Bamberg.

  • Stayed January 2011, 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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Olney, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

I would stay here again. Our room was nice, but we were very confused on our arrival. There is a separate part of the hotel, in another rather non-descript building across a small courtyard, and this is where we were initially taken. This building had none of the charm of the main hotel, and seemed deserted. When I asked if anyone else was staying there, I was told no. After we were shown to our room, we decided we were not pleased, so I went back over to reception and told the attendant we were unhappy with our room, and that we wanted to stay in the main hotel, if possible. He showed me two different rooms, and we took one of them. I have no idea why we were stuck in that other building at first, because the main hotel seemed to be almost totally unoccupied. Things worked out OK, but it was a very strange and rather disconcerting beginning.

The restaurant was a very lively place, the food was good, but the service was lacking. The breakfast buffet was very nice.

The staff was very friendly, and at checkout gave us a "goody bag", with several nice things in it. There is no elevator, but the young man at the desk carried our luggage up the steps for us, even going back and retrieving them from the first room.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Asheville, North Carolina
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29 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

Bamberg downtown is pretty quiet at night, so you will get a good night's sleep here. The rate was absurdly high. Forget it! Plus there is no lift to the second floor, so you have to tote your bags yourself. A steep climb in a narrow staircase. The restaurant staff and the hotel staff are the same, so if the restaurant is busy, be prepared to wait 15 minutes (I did), as the diners have top priority. Actually, there isn't enough wait staff either, so be prepared to wait while dining as well. Internet connection is extra. Parking is at the city underground lot at 12 euro/24 hours (your time resets each time you leave. Look elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2009

It would be hard to find a more conveniently located hotel in beautiful Bamberg. It would also be hard to find a hotel in the city with a more charming setting. Backing onto the river, the hotel sits very close to the famous and highly impressive Bamberg Rathaus and right beside a quaint, flower-lined wooden footbridge across the water. The hotel is in the old town, close to the fabulous Dom and very near to the city's numerous and wonderful brauhaus. For us, it was a perfect base. The breakfast buffet was also very good and the room was modern and comfortable.

That was the wonderful. Now for the weird...

The staff were confused and at sea when we arrived, and our room smelt strongly of roasting hamhock when we entered it. We also raised an eyebrow when we saw one member of staff applying clingfilm to the hotel stairs and another applying tinfoil to the walls of a makeshift kitchen at the front of the building. Thankfully there was an expanation for these intricisies: Brudermeuhle was readying for Bamberg's enormous annual beer festival, which (sadly) began the day we left.

The hotel is family run and friendly and due to its location, we wouldn't hesitate to recomend it. However, the location comes at a price. Our two nights at Berdermeuhle cost more than three nights at the exceptional hotel we stayed at just before in Garmisch-Partenkichen.

A tip for anyone booking - ask for a room overlooking the river. Our room overlooked the front, which meant that when we opened our windows, we were over-powered by the smell of food from below.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Brudermuehle

Address: Schranne 1, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Franconia > Upper Franconia > Bamberg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bamberg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Brudermuehle 3*
Number of rooms: 125
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