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Goldener Engel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Heppenheim
Reviewed December 12, 2012

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at the Goldener Engel on a snowy Saturday and Sunday in this picturesque village about an hour's drive from the Frankfurt airport. As for location, you can't get better than a room overlooking the main pedestrian area of the old market. The room was spacious by European standards and though the structure retains its original old-world look, the interior rooms are modern and simply, but tastefully decorated. The bathroom is the typical, small but efficient room with ample shelfs for toiletries, nice thick towels, (no wash cloths as is usual), and a shower cabin. Bed was comfy and the thick down comforters felt good. The host and hostess were friendly and helpful. This charming little hotel actually includes a small restaurant which was unfortunately closed for a private party Saturday night and normally closed on Sunday night which was disappointing as the menu of German specialties and the associated smells coming from the kitchen lead me believe that it may be one of the best restaurants in town. The breakfast was the standard German fare, which my wife and I both liked (German breakfasts are great!). We had a car and there is a small parking courtyard behind the hotel which is locked from about 4:00 pm in the evening, but there is ample parking about two short blocks from the hotel if you arrive afterwards. If driving, Heppenheim is quite easy to reach via the autobahn. We used it as a base to go to the Bad Homburg and Budingen Christmas markets. Heppenheim was beautiful in the snow and I'm quite sure it would be stunning in the more temperate seasons as well. Lots of restaurants in the area. We'd welcome the opportunity to return to Heppenheim and this lovely hotel.

Room Tip: Several rooms overlook the old marketplace which is quite after hours, though there are church bells...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Booked two nights in this hotel based on reviews we read on trip advisor. We arrived by train and as it was raining took a taxi to the hotel (5 euros). The hotel is situated in the old part of the town and is very quaint indeed.

We walked through the main door and were astonished to be walking through the restaurant dragging our wet suitcases between tables of people eating! We thought we had entered by a wrong door, however the waitress pointed us to the corner of the bar which we then realised was a tiny reception area for the hotel! Very strange to be checking in amongst diners. The lady spoke away in German and we advised we were English and couldn't speak German, however she continued to converse in German and we got the gist of the check in card and breakfast times. We were given a key and pointed to a door. Once through this door my heart sank. We were faced with a rather grotty public area, very grotty spiral staircase which we struggled up with our luggage. However, relief once we got to the top as the upper common areas were all fresh and new.

Our room was at the end of the corridor overlooking the side of the hotel and car park. The room was lovely, spotlessly clean and nice big double bed which was extremely comfy. Nice big flatscreen TV. I was really quite relieved after experiencing the initial entrance and reception.

We had a bath with overhead shower however we did find the shower quite dangerous as one minute is was scalding hot and then the next freezing cold. The bathroom had a very large clear window which we found quite strange although there was a net curtain (which was very tatty and all torn) and curtains. We had to keep these closed at all times unless we wanted to be exhibitionists!!

Breakfast was the usual German breakfast and we did find it disappointing compared to other places we have stayed in Germany. There was lots of packets ie butter, jams, milk, croissants rather than fresh items. The orange juice was warm. Two kinds of rolls (brown and white) which were very hard and pretty tasteless. No offers neither to refill our tea/coffee. Again found it odd that we had explained we could not speak German, they continue to instruct us in German!

We were going to eat in the hotel. Looking at the menu it was more expensive than other places in the town, probably due to the location. Something stopped us from eating there and I am glad it did as we read trip advisor and went to A-Z restaurant just up the road which was excellent food and value.

For what we paid (92 Euros per night) we were left a little disappointed. I am just glad the room was nice but as for having to walk through a restaurant to check in, lack of any welcome and the breakfast, we came away a little disappointed.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Enjoyed an evening meal whilst staying elsewhere in the town. Excellent food and service and great value for money. Buzzy atmosphere in market square. Main courses 11 - 12 euros. Half litre of local wine for 6.90 euros.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

We spent nine nights at the Goldener Engel, using it as a base for walking the Blütenweg ("Blossom Trail") and for just being tourists. The hotel is situated in the small traffic-free marketplace, which could easily serve as a filmset. It is a timbered building, but has been completely and tastefully modernised inside - the floors are all level and not the creaking sort one would expect in a building of this age. Our room was at the side and had a bathtub - welcome after days of walking. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful, and the younger couple who run the hotel have good English. The resatauirant can also be recommended, as can several others in this small town,
A useful tip if you are reliant on public transport is to buy a day ticket ( we were four adults and made considerable savings). The ticket can be used on buses, trams and local trains over quite a wide area

Room Tip: The friends who travelled with us had a room with a view over the marketplace. Their room had a sho...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

We stopped at the Goldener Engel while we walked the "Blossom Walk". The hotel is everything you would expect in a family run hotel in Germany. The rooms were fine, the breakfasts very good (German style) and the food in the evening was also very good. My wife's a vegetarian and there was a good choice for her.

You'll need a cab to get to the hotel from the station with luggage, but after that it's an easy walk, 10-15 mins.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

The hoemtown of Sebastian Vettel has an amazing oldtown area with great restaurants. The central place - where the Hotel is located - is like a beergarden (in summer). The price-performance ratio is really good. Hotel is clean, staff is friendly. Parking is difficult.
Die HEimatstadt von Sebastian Vettel hat einen schönen Altstadtbereich mit netten Restaurants. Der Hauptplatz an dem das Hotel liegt hat im Sommer Biergartenatmosphäre. Preis-Leistungsverhältnis sehr gut, freundliches Personal. Parken allerdings etwas schwierig.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

As part of a Rhine Valley tour we stayed in Heppenheim for two nights. Regrettably this was at another hotel that fell short of expectations. However, we did dine one evening at the Goldener Engel. The food was excellent and plentiful; top class service with a smile, and very good value. If we should ever return to Heppenheim, we'd like to experience the accommodation, hoping that it would match its kitchen.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Grosser Markt 2, 64646 Heppenheim, Hesse, Germany
Location: Germany > Hesse > Heppenheim
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Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Heppenheim
Price Range: $118 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Goldener Engel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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