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“Altstadt gem of a hotel”
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Hotel Elch
Ranked #7 of 126 Hotels in Nuremberg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

Had a really lovely two night stay here, the location is ideal and I love the decor, especially the timber! Comfy beds, friendly staff, good breakfast with plenty of choice. Only criticism is tht it's quite dark in the rooms even with all the lights on so hard to find things in your luggage etc! Definitely recommend the place and would stay again!

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

We spent five nights in room number 2 during the chrismasmarket. The room was charmingly half-timberd, quite large and had very comfortable beds. Also there was a sittingarea with two armchairs and a small table. Our friends had the room next door. It was very different: walls painted in pink and with the most colorful and eyecatching lamp hanging from the ceiling. But they too had a sittingarea and the same comfortable beds. Our only complaints are that the bathrooms did not have a heatingsystem. In December it was a bit uncomfortable in the morning. But the heater in the room functioned well!
The breakfast was served in the restaurant, which really gives you the feeling of being back in the old times. It was exceptionally pleasant and cosy! And the breakfast was good with enough choises.
We highly reccomend trying out the restaurant for dinner if one likes schnitzel. It seemd to be popular with locals and visitors alike.The staff both in the restaurant and in the hotel, could not have been more helpfull and friendly.
The property is situated in a very charming sidestreet, and is only about a five minutes easy walk from the mail market square. Nurenberg is a very beautifull city with a lot to see and learn, so chanses are that we will return there some day. If we do, we will most likely choose Hotel Elch again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Mature_coupple
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

This historic hotel is cosy and in a perfect location in the historic center.
Don't expect room service and amenities in this small place. We gladly lugged our suitcases up to the third floor to a not so small room overlooking Irrerstrasse. Soon, the hotel brought in an additional bed for our daughter (we had not been able to book another room for her). The breakfast buffet is not opulent but served well to prepare us for a day of walking through historic Nuremberg. The downstairs restaurant is a 'Schnitzeleria', and those who are fans of milanesas of all kinds are in for a treat. The owners/personnel are friendly. The central location makes it possible to enjoy long summer nights in town and to take in the atmosphere without having to use bus, subway, or taxi.
Here are a few caveats:
We had to park in a parking structure nearby, because the hotel has limited space (13 Euro for 24 hours). If you plan to explore Nuremberg on foot, this should not be a problem.
There can be noise on the street from people returning late, the occasional car, and partying locals.
Not every room looks as historic and stylish as shown in the photos on the web site.
Our room had a large street light just in front of the window.
Upstairs rooms can be very hot in summer and there is no air conditioning.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

If you want history and character stay at The Elch. We spent 2 nights in Room 2 on the first floor and were very comfortable in a good sized room on the front of the hotel. The little touches were nice - chocolates on the bed on arrival and fresh tulips in the room. Location wise it is perfectly situated on a quiet side street with a sprinkling of restaurants nearby, The Castle is 5 mins walk uphill and the main square just minutes walk away aswell.

We liked the fact the hotel was family run and all the staff were very helpful and spoke good English. Breakfast served by the grandmother in the very old rustic beamed restaurant was delightful - hams and cheeses, fruit and yoghurt, bacon and scrambled or boiled eggs, coffee, juices, toast etc. In the evening, the restaurant becomes a 'Schnitzelria' and we enjoyed some of their special Schnitzels on our last evening served by the granddaughter who runs the evening restaurant separately. The first night we dined in 'Bratwurst Roslein' in Rathausplatz and again had a very good meal. We thought Nuremberg was beautiful and enjoyed just wandering around exploring the back streets. There is a daily walking tour at 1pm (I think) from outside the Post Office on the square if you would prefer a proper guide.

Our only complaint was the shower screen was very stiff and awkward in our bathroom, but other than that we had a perfect stay in The Elch and would definitely return if we were ever in Nuremberg again. Finally, there is no lift so if you have heavy luggage ask for a room on the first floor.

Room Tip: There's no lift so if that is a problem ask for a room on a lower floor.
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Cowbridgelady1
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Reviewed April 6, 2012

Neat and clean rooms, very spatious.The girl at the reception is very kind. It has no elevator, so you have to go up carring your luggage yourself. The hotel has a parking nearby that costs €10

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

Just back from a wonderful 3 night stay at the Hotel Elch in Nuremberg. Lovely old hotel in the historic Altstadt. Hotel is in a fantastic location, close to all the main sights. Everything is within easy walking distance, even the walk up the hill to the castle is not too hard going. Hotel is nice and clean, as was our large bedroom The hot buffet breakfast is excellent, also plenty of cold meats and cheeses. Staff were also very pleasant and helpful. Would stay here again if we returned. Nuremberg itself is absolutely wonderful, the castle and all the old town are beautiful, a photographers dream.
One slight fault was the room could have been a little warmer at this time of year, but apart from that everything else was very good.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank jim_m_andrew
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights and had 3 rooms as there were six of us, including children. They were all double rooms, but definitely differed in size. The attic room on the top floor was the smallest but the other 2 rooms off the first landing were much bigger. It is a gorgeous and unique place to stay. There are lots of stairs to the attic room and you need to carry your luggage so be aware of that. Lots of choices for breakfast. I enjoyed the quirky feel of this hotel, even the creaky stairs. Perfect location for the old city of Nuremberg and less than a 5 minute walk to the castle. Yes if we could we would be back to stay here again! Tried to on our return through Nuremberg in December but it was fully booked months in advance. Cost was 78euros per room, including breakfast.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Address: Irrerstr. 9, 90403 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Location: Germany > Bavaria > Franconia > Middle Franconia > Nuremberg > Altstadt - St. Sebald
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Nuremberg
#12 Romantic Hotel in Nuremberg
#16 Family Hotel in Nuremberg
Price Range: $103 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Elch 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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