Tips and Inspiration for your European holiday

I generally put a fair amount of research into choosing my holiday accommodation before I leave home so when the time spent results in finding a real gem, it's all worth it! In order to recommend a hotel or other style of accommodation to others, I need to have enjoyed my stay and found it good value for money.  I'll admit my expectations and budget have increased since my first trip to Europe twenty-five years ago, but despite what I pay for a night's accommodation, if I believe it is good value and I've received friendly, helpful service, and a well-equipped room, then I'm happy to share the details with others.  


My posts on my recommended accommodations in the UK, France, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy, have been well received, so I hope you'll find this list of my recommended accommodations in Germany equally as helpful.

 
Recommended accomm in GermanyThe view from our apartment in Boppard was fantastic.

Füssen, Germany

Hotel Schlösskrone

Having previously booked clients into the Hotel Schlösskrone when I worked as a travel consultant, I was keen to check out the hotel for myself. Its central location, right where the pedestrianised Old Town (Altstadt) of Füssen begins, is definitely one of its key benefits, making it easy to step outside the hotel and wander the lovely streets.


After parking our car in the underground car park (€10 per day), we settled into our beautiful room which was furnished in the traditional Bavarian style (lots of wood panelling). The modern bathroom include a separate bath and shower whilst the bedroom area featured a large wardrobe, desk, TV and free WiFi. There were no tea and coffee making, or ironing facilities. Our room also had a balcony which we unfortunately couldn’t take advantage of as the weather was quite cold.


The only negative for us was the heater behind the bathroom mirror. Every time you turned on the bathroom light, the heater came on, so despite the temperate outside being about 13°C, the bathroom was very hot. That aside, we loved the added little touches that the family-owned hotel provided - windscreen cleaning gear in the car park was a bonus for drivers and as our stay coincided with the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament in which Germany were doing very well, earplugs were provided for those who preferred to sleep rather than celebrate with the locals at the outdoor venues nearby.


As well as a bar, which serves lighter meals and pizzas, and the main restaurant which is open all day and where an excellent buffet breakfast is served, the hotel also has its own cafe/bakery specialising in the most delicious cakes and pastries. There’s also an on-site wellness/spa centre and kids club (charges apply).

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Related article: 6 fabulous reasons to visit Fussen

 

Hotel Schlosskrone, FussenRooms at Hotel Schlosskrone are really comfy and are furnished in the traditional Bavarian style.


Munich, Germany

Holiday Inn City Center

Friendly staff, comfortable rooms and great eating areas make the Holiday Inn Munich City Centre the perfect hotel for a stay in Munich.

And with easy access to the centre of Munich, booking for our second stay at the Holiday Inn City Center in Munich was an easy choice.


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Related article: 6 of the best day trips from Munich


Holiday Inn Munich City CentreA standard guest room at the Holiday Inn Munich City Centre. Image courtesy of Hotel's website.


Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Herrnschlösschen Hotel


Some hotels really know how to make their guests feel special and that’s exactly what you can expect at the 4* boutique Herrnschlösschen Hotel in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. We were welcomed with a beer and a glass of sparkling wine in the lovely garden by owner Ulrike Wörle who briefed us on the hotel and some suggestions for our visit to the town. Upon checking in to our room, we were very impressed. Each room has a different theme (ours was “Woodland”) and all are furnished with top quality furnishings, king size beds, desk, a large safe and free WiFi.


The bathroom, with bath, included luxury toiletries, lovely fluffy towels, and a hairdryer. Unexpected delights included a welcome note from Ulrike, bed turn down with gourmet chocolates left on the bedside (yum!) and a free mini bar (stocked with juice, water and beer). We were also given bottled water upon check out the next day for our onward journey - a very nice touch.


In fine weather, breakfast is served in the garden (we were lucky) and is a la carte style. A good selection of cereals, fruit salad, yoghurt, eggs, meats, cheeses, bread and croissants are available and all are served on beautiful crockery and linen. On not-so-sunny days, breakfast is served in the hotel’s restaurant which is also open for lunch and dinner daily except Mondays and Tuesdays.


Hotel Herrnschlösschen is housed in one of the town’s oldest houses and is located on Herrngasse, the same street as the Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Museum, and is just a few steps from Rothenburg’s main square. It has four deluxe rooms and four suites. Car parking is available for €8 per day.  In a word - amazing!

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Related article: What to do in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

 

Hotel Herrnschlosschen, Rothenburg ob der TauberOur lovely room, 'Woodlands', at Hotel Herrnschlosschen. I wish we could have stayed longer than just one night.


Lindau, Germany

Campingpark Gitzenweiler Hof

 

For a lovely, low-cost place to stay close to Lake Constance (Bodensee) in Germany, Camping Park Gitzenweiler Hof is worth considering.  We stayed in a mobile home in the park and found the location to be perfect.  A car is essential as the park is a couple of kilometres from Lindau but there's a small store and a couple of restaurants on-site.  

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Gitzenweiler Hof holiday park, Lindau, Germany

 

Boppard, Germany

Residence Bellevue

When deciding where to stay on my visit to Boppard on the Rhine River, my main criteria was to have a river view and I couldn’t have got a better one than at Residence Bellevue.


The property actually has two separate buildings, the main Bellevue Rheinhotel and the Residence Bellevue Apartments.  Both buildings are on the Rhine waterfront and are just 150 metres apart.


The apartments are not true apartments in the sense that they don’t have cooking facilities but they do have three separate rooms - a bedroom, large, modern bathroom and large living area. Our apartment was perfect for our four night stay.


Facilities included tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, wine glasses, toaster and sink, TV, desk, safe and free WiFi. And, very important to me, a balcony with a table and chairs - and wonderful views over the Rhine.  There was no air conditioning but a pedestal fan was supplied, and the room included a couple of column heaters.


Breakfast was available at Le Bristol restaurant at the Rheinhotel and included the usual cold buffet items (cereal, yoghurt, fruit, bread, pastries, cold meat, cheese) and eggs.  We also enjoyed a lovely dinner at Le Bristol one night.


Guests at Residence Bellevue Apartments are welcome to use the Rheinhotel’s indoor pool, sauna and spa.   Undercover parking is available (additional cost) in the Residence building.


For a great location and friendly service from a family-owned business, I highly recommend Bellevue Rheinhotel and Residence Bellevue for your stay in Boppard.


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Bathroom Residence Bellevue BoppardThe bathroom in our apartment at Residence Bellevue in Boppard was large and modern.


Is there a hotel or other accommodation that you can recommend in Germany? I'd love to hear your recommendations in the comments below.

 

I have personally stayed in all of the above accommodations and would gladly return for another stay. All of the stays were paid for by me. For more accommodation options, please visit the Holidays to Europe accommodation directory but note that I have not personally stayed in any of the properties unless specified here.

 

For recommended accommodation in other European countries, read this article.


 

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