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“Nice folks, long walk for a senior”
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Hotel Kranenturm
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Bacharach
SF Bay Area
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51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Nice folks, long walk for a senior”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

I know this is a Rick Steves' favorite but the 74 stairs (we counted) to our tower room were a bit much for a couple of senior citizens, especially with bags. The view was world-class from a small window overlooking the Rhine but somewhat diminished by the trains running just below the tower. Very nice proprietor - Fatima - and the room was perfectly adequate for the two nights we stayed. Breakfast was standard fare except that Fatima will cook eggs for you which was a nice change.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Santa Cruz, CA
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We spent a few nights at this charming hotel. The food was excellent and we recommend the restaurant for dinner. Be sure to ask for a room NOT facing the river or you will be hearing trains constantly!

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing away from the Rhine river. The train tracks are immediately next to the hotel...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fenton, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2012

This is the place to stay in Bacharach in my opinion. I stayed two days and wished it was longer. Fatima is like a "Mom" wanting to make sure everyone is happy and healthy. She could not do enough to help me out.
Breakfasts were delicious, rooms were spotlessly clean and mine had a view of the Rhine. The bed was so comfy.
I got in on the Wine Festival fireworks. I could lay in bed and watch them!!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

This B&B was our base for exploring the middle Rhine region for three nights in Octorber. The hostess Fatimah, who speaks English, welcomed us with hot drinks which we appreciated very much after a 12-hr flight and a 1-hour train ride. This B&B is conveniently located near the train station and the cruise-boat dock, and we were not bothered by the trains at all. We also enjoyed Kurt's cooking and the friendly service of the servers.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

My husband, daughter and I stayed in Room 16, the Tower Room. Originally, we had planned for 2 nights, but due to Fatima's warmth and inviting hospitality and Kurt's deliciously prepared meals, we stayed a total of 4 nights. Each evening we had a different entree that was so satisfying, we couldn't wait for the next night to try another. Fatima and Kurt are truly passionate about Hotel Kranenturm.....they beam with love and energy for their castle and treat all the guests like friends coming for a visit. Our room also had a series of windows offering views from different angles. On our first night, we were lucky enough to witness fireworks along the river .....what a treat!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Oxnard, California
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We recently returned from a trip to Bavaria and would highly recommend the Kranenturm Hotel. It is impeccably run under the watchful eye of Fatima (The Energizer Bunny) whose mission is to make sure every guest has a great stay and a wonderful time....mission accomplished! We were treated like long lost friends visiting her home.
A hearty breakfast is included in your castle stay and we would also recommend the delicious dinner menu. They truly aim to please.
Larry and Deb, Oxnard, CA

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Spring Grove, Virginia
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed 6 nights at the Hotel Kranenturm. We used the hotel as our base as we explored the area. Fatima is a warm and gracious hostess and the room was homey and comfortable. We were in Room 17 which is at the top of the building but not in the tower. We had a beautiful view of the river and the trains did not bother us (although it was quite a haul up the stairs).

Each morning the breakfast was great and Fatima would cook eggs to order for each guest. We enjoyed returning each evening to Kurt's great cooking in the hotel restaurant. My favorite? ---The pork medallions with mushroom sauce! Mmmm! (I had it twice!) My husband's favorite was the fresh trout which was a special for the month.

The wifi would not work in our room but that in no way diminished our delight with the experience.

We will definitely revisit the Hotel Kranenturm the next time we are in the area.

Room Tip: Rooms on upper floors have a better view and less train noise.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Kranenturm
Address: Langstr. 30, 55422 Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Location: Germany > Rhineland-Palatinate > Bacharach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Bacharach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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