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Burghotel
Ranked #2 of 46 Hotels in Rothenburg
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“What a view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

A couple of weeks ago my parents and I stayed here for two nights. The hotel is charming, the location is perfect, however they have a few things to work on, for example the room's temperature. We stayed in a room on the third floor (highest floor, below the attic) and due to the wonderful weather, we had horrible nights... The room gets VERY hot and there is no A/C or fans available. At night the temperatures goes down, but sleeping with the windows open (which helps with the temperature) implies getting up at 5:00 a.m. when the sun starts to rise.

The king size bed (2 twin size mattresses together) was comfortable, but the sofa bed was awful! I am 5'10 (1.78) and had to sleep on the bottom half of the bed because where it folds the mattress breaks and a huge grade separation occurs: the upper part of the bed is at least an inch higher than the bottom half of the bed.

The breakfast is OK - nothing fancy but good enough. The breakfast terrace is very nice.

On the pros: the view is unbeatable! We had an unobstructed view of the valley and the oldest part of town. The owner is very friendly and helpful. It is located on the outer wall of the city and just two blocks from the main square. And it definitely has a very charming feeling to it.

I have to say we had very unique weather during our stay (high 30's in june) which is very odd for this region, so our inconvenience with the temperature is not the hotel's reality, however, I had to share. If this was the usual I would not have given it a 4 star review, but a 3 star max.

However I will stay at the Herrnschloesschen next time I come to this beautiful town, it is just a couple of feet away from the Burg Hotel and it is much nicer... their prices are higher than those of the Burg, but they are a 4 star hotel, and opened recently.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

My family and I recently had the pleasure of staying in the "small castle" at the Burg Hotel. It was such a great evening! This very old building on the wall of the city is decorated in an eclectic style which provides tremendous comfort and is aesthetically amazing. The staff of the hotel was so kind and helpful in every way. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner, who was a truly genteel gentleman. We ate across the street at the hotel's new restaurant and had a very excellent meal in the garden and were served by a delightful server who had lived in the states at one point. She was great! After dinner we returned to our suite and sipped wine by candlelight. We felt totally transported back to another era. Also, this particular suite has a very nice balcony from which one gets a terrific view of the countryside. If you travel to Rothenburg, do yourself a favor and stay at this truly special place. I just wish we'd have more time to enjoy it.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

This hotel is run by a great gentleman(who also runs the hotel across the street. The whole staff was helpful and the hotel is a wonderful little gem. The breakfasts were great, the terrace overlooking the Tauber was stunning, the location was perfect.
We stayed in a 3 bedroom apartment that also had its own garden. The furnishings(as opposed to the main hotel)were a little eccentric, but it was huge and very private.
Really was a treat all around.

Room Tip: Main hotel for atmosphere, but the apartment for space.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

Right inside the walls and easy to reach everything in town. A very nice little hotel. Staff was very helpful. Our room was beautiful. On the first floor and opened into a garden. You can sit out on the wall area and have a beautiful view of the valley! Large bathrooms. Rooms have a sitting area. No air.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for a few nights. It has some positive attributes. Parking is free. There is a clerk on duty until late at night. It is away from the street noise in the main square. The room was large and well furnished with plenty of windows. But there was no A/C which raises the usual problem: open the windows and deal with the mosquitoes or shut the windows and deal with the heat. The computer for guests did not get the internet and I was told that I would have to wait for the owner to come in on Monday. The breakfast room is pretty but on one morning, it was simply overrun with guests -- it is too small to deal with full occupancy. Moreover, the hotel has decided that it would be a nice touch to make each person's juice fresh with the blender (so apple juice means apples ground up in the blender, orange juice ditto). But, there is no door on the kitchen and so there is this constant racket from the blender coming into the breakfast room. This is not a nice peaceful place to have breakfast. (I'd ditch the blender). And the outside area that some guest mention (on the wall) is not really available to guests except maybe during breakfast. I saw the owner when I left, but that was the only time I saw her; otherwise you deal with one clerk or another. In my experience, inns and b&b's really work when the owner has a hands-on attitude -- chatting up the guests at breakfast, checking on how things are going, solving the little problems that arise, and most importantly, taking joy in making their guests' visits enjoyable and productive. I saw no sign of this at this inn. Don't get me wrong: the burghotel is a perfectly fine place to stay, but it's nothing special (especially at these prices).

More generally, there is not much to do in Rothenburg. Scores of buses show up during the day, the tourists disembark, take thousands of pictures, then board the buses and away they go. The town mostly closes by 8pm. If you walk back to the hotel at 9pm, you feel alone. A tip: if you are stuck in this town for longer than you want or come on a rainy day then I suggest going to the city museum, which is right next door to the hotel burg. Its collection is as interesting as it is eclectic. I spent about 5 hours in there one day, and enjoyed every minute of it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

We got a valley view room for one night for approx EUR 210 (including parking). The town is very pretty and the views of the valley from the room and the breakfast room are quite nice. Do not expect views of the town from this hotel. It is located at one corner of the walled town but it is a short walk to the main church and main square. Very close to the town corner garden which has nice views of the town and the valley - must visit.
The room didn't seem particularly up-to-date. They did provide some toiletries and bathroom slippers to warrant the 4-star status. The elderly gentleman at check-in was most pleasant and recommended the Markustrum for dinner which turned out to be lovely.
There are lots of hotels all over town but very few of them appear properly on booking.com and have enough reviews on tripadvisor so it is hard to compare. But given the price compared to other hotels on our trip to Germany I would've expected more.
Breakfast was ample with eggs made to order and good fresh fruit juices. The Christmas shop under the Christmas museum is a must-see. Unbelievable collection!
No elevator so if you have a stroller/pram/buggy or large bags, beware.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

I ought to have posted this earlier - better late than never though! My husband and I stayed here in February this year. We chose this hotel based on the rave reviews on Trip Advisor and once again we hit the jackpot and more! this is probably one of the nicest hotel we've stayed in our lives: based on service, quality of rooms, and location. Of course the city itself Rothenburg ob der Tauber is also one of the most beautiful places in Germany, even in the dead of winter! Wish we stayed here a bit longer, but we only came for one night, by train from Munich. The hotel is a comfortable 15 min walk from the train station, through the main city gate (the Rodentor, make sure you stop and take pictures here and prepare to step into a jawdroppingly beautiful village). Keep walking through the Rodentorstrasse till you get to the main market square, then on to Herrngasse till you get to the end of the street and just turn right on Trompetgasse following the city wall, you eventually connect to Klostergasse and there it is, the Burghotel! I can imagine why a lot of TA posters had trouble finding this hotel, they came by car and boy, it must be a nightmare, the city streets are narrow and the route by car must be super complicated. Please, please do yourself and your fellow tourists a favour, park your car outside the city walls and walk in. This city is designed for walking (it is quintessentially medieval afterall) and everything is so close to each other from the hotel. It's such a shame to take photos of awesome medieval towers and gabled houses with shiny 21st century cars in the foreground!

Back to the Burghotel, it is as everyone says, worth every penny for your stay. We stayed in Room 15 right on the walls with a grand view of the Tauber valley across to Topplers House. As we walked in, both of us gasped, 'wow, this is so opulent!': it was quite spacious, with a beautiful four-poster bed plus a small sitting room furnished with vintage oak furniture, tea and coffee-making facilities and a luxuriously fitted bathroom (heated towel racks, awesome showerhead, herbal amenities, slippers and lots of warm, fluffy towels, oh my!), absolutely decadent. Our room also had a TV as well as free wifi with strong signal everywhere. Even though we were here in early February and it was rather wet and cold outside, it was lovely and warm inside the hotel. We had one of our best sleeps here, nevertheless we forced ourselves out of bed as we could not wait to explore the city. But first there was the awesome breakfast to experience, definitely a good idea to be up early as we got the best seat in the house! Right at the corner, glass windows on 2 sides, what a view! Breakfast right over the city walls with nothing but the valley below, words fail me, but wow oh wow! And don't let me get started on the food! It's probably the best breakfast spread we've had in Germany (eggs cooked to your liking, freshly squeezed carrot and ginger juice, yummy muffins, croissants and other pastries etc), it was sheer will power that enabled us to tear ourselves away from breakfast buffet, the city awaits. And what a pleasant surprise to find out that the cathedral was just a few steps down the street and the imperial museum just around the corner. Walking down the cobbled road felt like stepping back in time into one those fairy tales one used to enjoy reading as a kid. The whole city is so achingly beautiful! Don't miss walking outside the walls (as well as on the walls) to experience what it must have been like during 30-years war whether you were the besieger or the besieged, my goodness, it must have been terrifying times. You can walk right under the hotel from outside the city walls for an interesting perspective and just a few meters further you find yourself in the city gardens with yet more breathtaking views of the valley and looking back, the city walls.

Overall, this hotel deserves the highest rating of all accommodation options in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. We'd recommend this hotel to anyone visiting this beautiful city - it is really worth staying the night if only for the sheer decadence of being a guest in this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Burghotel
Address: Klostergasse 1-3, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Franconia > Middle Franconia > Rothenburg
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Spa
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Rothenburg
#2 Romantic Hotel in Rothenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Burghotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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