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“Quaint and charming”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Glocke Hotel

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Glocke Hotel
Ranked #24 of 46 Hotels in Rothenburg
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18 reviews
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“Quaint and charming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

The hotel is ideally located, close to the city centre. Breakfast was good but nothing special. I did not use the restaurant for lunch or dinner but it seemed to have a nice charming atmosphere and food looked good.

The rooms were very nice, clean, spacious and modern, but perhaps they did not match the medieval atmosphere of Rothenburg. We were a bit unlucky during our stay as the guys from the building opposite us seemed to make it a point to stay awake till 3am in the balcony with loud music and shouting going on.

Staff was very friendly and helpful, although most of them spoke only German they did their best to give us high quality service. This is definitely one of the high points of this hotel.

In our package we had a wine tasting session but this proved a bit disappointing as they only gave us a piece of paper with the wine names and the wines to taste and that's all. Not sure if I would recommend this experience.

I enjoyed my stay at the Glocke and would definitely return for another visit.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

The hotel is located at one of the most famous sites within Rothenburg, making it utterly convenient for visitors who want to explore the town. It's an easy walk up the road to the main square, the protective wall is just around the corner, and shops and restaurants abound.

The staff is extremely helpful, friendly, and accommodating - more so that I would have expected.

The hotel offers convenient, albeit limited parking at the back in a covered garage. If there are no more spaces available, the hotel will allow guests to block other cars IF they hand over their car keys to the reception so that cars can be moved when needed.

Rooms, just like the rest of the hotel, are clean but outdated - yet functional. Our room opened toward the back which made it utterly quiet. However, we also were stuck with looking out on old building materials, which wasn't too scenic.

Finally, the restaurant offers good and fairly priced local cuisine and I would certainly go back for dinner. Unfortunately, there is no outdoor seating.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Munich, Germany
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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2012

I have brought small groups to Hotel Glocke for several years. Located inside the town wall of Rothenburg ob der Tauber right in front of the famous Plönlein Tower, Hotel Glocke's location can't be beat.

Although there isn't an elevator, the quality and size of the rooms is quite amazing for such an old building. Sure, some of the floorboards sag and creak a bit, but this simply adds to the charm. The bathrooms have been modernized and have all the comforts you;ll need.

The food here is outstanding - be sure to try the Sauerbraten paired with one of their own Franconian wines - that's my favorite when I am in Rothenburg.

The service is very friendly and efficient. The owner seems to be present daily and she takes a hands-on approach to ensure the guests are all satisfied. And be sure to try the adjacent wine shop - they are proud of their own wines, have a fantastic selection, and the direct-from-the-maker prices are extremely good - especially for Rothenburg!

Whether staying as a guest or just using the restaurant, you can't miss with Hotel Glocke!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2011

Located at the most photographed point in rothenburg and handy to both the main street and the walls. We enjoyed walking the walls, especially on a rainy day. A great way to get to the abbey museum which has a vast range of exhibits from the local area and an amazing array of medieval armor and weapons. The Glocke hotel was clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and the meals were good. The only complaint is the pillows but these seem typical of Germany. Rothenburg is a delightful town, especially if you get away from the main square and the area around the Christmas museum and experience a little more of the ordinary.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Naples, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2011

Very nice hotel in a very suggestive location in the centre of Rothenburg. Rooms are spacious and clean, some of them with balcony, very confortable bed, bathroom are very clean too.
There isn't a lift, so you have to go up a lot of stairs.
Very good breakfast and friendly staff.
Hotel has free garage.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2011

Good location for town centre. Rate paid €95 per night. Parking €6 per night. Dated hotel which we probably didn't see at its best as the restaurant and bar close on a Sunday evening. Felt a bit lacking in terms of life. Good welcome and nice farewell but nothing much else in between. The town is well worth a visit and we would return but would probably choose a different hotel.

Room Tip: Best not to be at the front due to noise from cobbled street.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2011

Great hotel, superb service and garage parking so great for bikers wanting to stay in town centre with safe parking. Rooms excellent large size and large bathroom spotless throughout .

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Glocke Hotel
Address: Ploenlein 1, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany (Formerly Ringhotel Glocke)
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Franconia > Middle Franconia > Rothenburg
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Ranked #24 of 46 Hotels in Rothenburg
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Hotel Class:3 star — Glocke Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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