Thursday, August 09, 2012

Rating Hotel Bayrischer Hof, Heidelberg

When looking for hotel in Heidelberg, Hotel Bayrischer Hof appeared as one of the best alternatives considering factors as price and location, also according to tripadvisor, ranking it as number 9 out of 77 hotels in the city. I liked Hotel Bayrischer Hof. Good service, excellent breakfast at a very low price.

Rating Hotel Bayrischer Hof, Heidelberg: BBBB (4,03 points)
  • Location: BBBB+
  • Service: BBBBB
  • Room: BBBB
  • Breakfast: BBBBB-
  • Facilities: BB
  • Price: BBBB
Hotel Bayrischer Hof - view from my attic room
Hotel Bayrischer Hof is located in the centre of Heidelberg, on Bismarckplatz, and the 1.6 kilometre-long pedestrian zone leading all tourist through Altstadt - the Old Town. 

Hotel Bayrischer Hof is just one kilometre from Heidelberg’s main railway station.  The Hotel Bayrischer Hof was founded in 1856 and got a complete facelift in 2007/2008.
The staff at Hotel Bayrischer Hof did a great job. Polite, professional and smiling both at the reception as well as in the breakfast room. 
I was offered a slightly claustrophobic attic room 
I had booked a superior single room at for 3 nights for € 229,97 (1750,38 NOK / $ 285,86).

I was given a generous sized double room at the upper floor, an even better deal than I had expected. The down side was that the curved roof in the attic,  reduced the height of the room, and I tended to bang my head, when moving towards the window. There was only one small window, and this added to the impression of the room being quite dark as well. 
The good side was that the room had a pleasant fresh decor balancing discreet white colour with striking colour og blue, yellows and greens. My room at Hotel Bayrischer Hof had been revamped quite recently and had suffered relatively little wear and tear, only an odd dent or mark on the walls. The bathroom was close to immaculate with small insignificant imperfections.    
Contrasting colours, cream and orange
At the room there were coffee and tea-making facilities, allowing the rare luxury of a good cup in bed in the morning. Cable TV and a very good and free W-LAN/LAN Internet connection. For those it may concern - there was anti-allergy bed linen as well.
Talking of which, there were no dust to talk of and both room and the hotel was immaculately cleaned.

Breakfast at Hotel Bayrischer Hof was included in my price, and was served in a nicely decorated basement room. There was nothing to complain of, as you could tick all boxes. Bacon, scrambled eggs, musrooms and potatoes - filling and warm, but the kitchen was slow to fill up, and I experienced twice that the trays was not filled up.

The newly renovated bathroom 
Breads, several types - fresh fruit, yogurt, and cereals for the healthy minded, and traditionalists you could pick from a wide selection of fresh and cured cold cuts, cheese, patés as well as marmalades and jams. There were even pastries for those with a sweet tooth. Fresh coffee or tea was served at the table by the polite staff, and there was several different juice products as a morning refreshment.

For those of you that love hotel facilities, Hotel Bayrischer Hof has not much to offer. No inhouse restaurant or bar, but there were dozens, and dozens nearby. No fitness room, no pool, no spa, and very little resting space.

Hotel Bayrischer Hof was a nice hotel, all in all, offering (as most German hotels) good value for money, excellent location in downtown Heidelberg. The Enjoy Food & Travel staff does not hesitate to recommend Hotel Bayrischer Hof as a good place to stay in Heidelberg.    

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