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Alte Bauernschaenke
Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights in early October as part of a Great Rail holiday, and whereas the other hotels used on the trip had been excellent, this one let them down a bit.
As others have said, the building, and many of the rooms, have character in abundance. We had room 115 on the top floor of the annexe, which was large, comfortable and with some interesting carvings, and with a large contemporary bathroom in contrast to the more traditional sleeping area. Oh, and there was a bed settee so plenty of room to stretch out. Views from the room are very good but be advised that 115 is the nearest room to those bells. No problem for us, and the 7 am peal is as good a wake up call as you will get.

Where the disappointment came in was more to do with staff and food. This hotel does plenty of business with tour groups but then doesn't seem to handle them that well - seating for the group was cramped,with food and service quality average at best. Food travelling past us on the a la carte menu looked better! Also, if you are a non-fish eating vegetarian you would need to make the hotel very aware of this, as fish is what they consider a vegetarian option to be.
We also had breakfast as part of our package but again this was average, if not poor, by German standards.

There is not much to do in Assmanshausen in the evenings apart from entertainment provided by the hotels. In this hotel, the entertainment was provided by a medalion man playing guitar (badly) and a trombone (very badly), while singing the same bunch of songs that every other hotel entertainer in Europe comes out with - but over in the Annexe the noise isn't all that intrusive.
We contented ourselves with strolling round the place and doing a bit of train spotting - plenty of scope for this! Strolling around led us to one gem. Walking along the riverbank towards the boat moorings we came across what could be called a wine bar, or a shed - both descriptions would be accurate. Here, you can have glass of decent local wine for two euros and have a bit of local company.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Set uphill, a short walk from the river, in the most scenic and characterful part of the village. We found this hotel, an excellent base, for our Treyn Holidays Rhine tour. Its setting is stunning, with the vineyards as a backdrop and the surrounding period buildings are beautiful. The chimes and bells of the nearby church, only added to the character of the area (also made for a handy alarm call in the mornings - 7.00am). Take a short, steep walk up through the vineyards, and you are treated to one of the best views of the Rhine Valley, you could ever hope to find.
The hotel is divided between the main building and a two storey annexe, where our room was located. The room was large, the bed very comfortable and the bathroom was very clean and spacious. The furnishing are old fashioned, but in no way shabby, and are in keeping with the old world charm of the hotel. Our second floor room, provided a wonderful view of the church, village and vineyards. The hotel has a restaurant, beer garden and bar, which had entertainment, every night of our stay. We only sampled the breakfasts, which provided great choice and quality, as only the German type can. The service was a little brusque, but always efficient, which is the general standard. In my opinion, this is certainly the hotel to chose in Assmannshausen and I would recommend it to all.

Room Tip: Second storey rooms provided the best views.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Stayed here as part of the Great Rail journeys, surprised they use this hotel and not one in Rudesheim next door as it is much more lively. Our meals were included and they were very average for the price we had paid. Breakfast was average too. The main redeeming feature was
The evening entertainment was brilliant. Our room was nice with big balcony but the first room we were given was very noisy next to very noisy church bells and restoration going on, but when we
Asked to be moved they were very nice about it and moved us straight away. It is definitely only three star and there is not much to do in the town except the chair lift and woodland walk and
Cable car into Rudesheim was excellent. The breakfast staff are very grumpy too

Room Tip: Always ask for a quiet room, we had number 46 which was quite small but had big balcony and was rela...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

We stayed on a Great Rail Journeys tour. Our bedroom was in the annexe across the road overlooking the church and main hotel. The room was lovely with a comfortable 4 poster bed and a large modern bathroom (shower only). However we gather from others on the tour that the rooms were variable - one in the annexe apparently had no outside view at all and yet another had a private balcony. The hotel buildings are old and characterful. We had a lovely welcome from the owner.

Several reviewers have commented on the noise - yes the church bells start at 7 and you can hear the trains, but the problem we had was the noise from the bar. The outside seating area is closed at 10pm but you can still hear the noise (live music) as the doors and windows were left open. Thank goodness there was only 1 night when there was a large party in with the noise going on until late. I can see why the barstaff can appear rude, although we warmed to them as the week went on.

The breakfast is okay - typical German fare- although we found the service rather curt at times.

As we were part of a tour the dinner menu was limited - it was generally tasty although nothing special. The food arrived very quickly the first evening with hardly time to breathe between courses and another night it was very slow. This shouldn't happen as you had to choose what you were having the day before.

We ate outside from the full menu one night and that was delicious.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

if you want a traditional family run hotel in a beautiful village in the rhine valley then this is the hotel for you.the hotel dates back to the 15th century but with all up to date facilities.it has a excellent reasonably priced restaurant and a very good buffet breakfast.the staff are very friendly and most speak good english.the hotel owners wife called birgit runs the hotel and her husband runs the hotels own vineyards.so if you drink wine you are spoilt for choise here.the hotel is situated 10 minutes walk from the river rhine where you can have trips on the river well worth doing and 3 miles from rudesheim with lots of things to do.WE WOULD DEFFINATELY RETURN TO THIS HOTEL AGAIN AGAIN give it a try if you are ever in this area

Room Tip: all rooms are excellent
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

We stayed here for the German F1 GP with ledger and loved every minute. I would use this hotel for a weekend away any time! Dont listen to the other reviews giving this any less then 3 stars. Myself, parter and family were all very pleased with this hotel. All the rooms were very modern and the beds were comfortable. All the staff were helpful and the bar/restraurant were quaint and ideal with local beers and quality food. If you dont fancy the hotel for food there are 5/6 restaurants along the river front which we used and they were equally as good.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

Toured with Ledger tours to this destination,Stayed here for two nights this hotel is advertised as 3 star which is it quite clearly is not, the rooms are not well appointed and the beds are very uncomfortable, we were issued with 1 pillow which was as thin as a hankerchief when I asked for another pillow or 2 it was as if I was asking for the world. I did get another pillow but it was just as thin as the 1st one. The Hotel is right next to a Church so expect Bell Rining from very early on a morning until late at night. The only good side to this hotel was in the restaraunt next door there was entertainment each evening which was a chap playing a guitar and singing all modern songs and some older ie Elvis,Roy Orbinson.etc - We tried ledger Tours thinking they would be good - sorry but we will not be using them again. If you want a Thrash and Bash holiday then it will suit, however we would prefer a more leasurley journey and stays in better quality Hotels.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Niederwaldstr. 23, 65385 Ruedesheim am Rhein, Hesse, Germany
Location: Germany > Hesse > Ruedesheim am Rhein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Ruedesheim am Rhein
Price Range: $110 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alte Bauernschaenke 4*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
feeling of comfort - enjoyment of romance Feel at home in the heart of romance – a home away from home to enjoy and relax, to experience and discover. You will find everything you wish for a relaxing time away from your everyday routine. The buildings of the Alte Bauernschänke date back to 1408 and are owned for more than 50 years by the Berg family. Since then we have kept renovating our traditional buildings in order to offer our guests finest standard and comfort. Together with Berg´s Vis a Vis and Berg´s Auszeit „Wellness and Wine”, the hotel has been expanded by three more buildings. Our family can look back on 90 years in the restaurant and hotel trade, we have made hospitality our passion! ... more   less 
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