Hotel Rappen Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Hotel Rappen Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Hotel Rappen Vorm Würzburger Tor 10, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
The Hotel Rappen in Rothenburg Ob der Tauber was a really nice surprise. After booking on-line and checking out their website I really wasn’t expecting too much from the Hotel Rappen. However, when I arrived I realized that it was in the perfect place. The hotel is located right outside the entrance to the gates of the old town (Altstadt). Also, there is plenty of parking around the back of the hotel.
Check in was slightly confusing as the hotel actually has two different buildings. These are separated by an ally which is the entrance to parking. One building houses the reception. The other, what I would consider the main building, has rooms, the restaurant attached to it, and the breakfast dining hall. Once checked in we wheeled our luggage down the sidewalk to the other building and took the tiny lift to the top floor where our room was. We had reserved a 3-person comfort room. The room consisted of one queen bed and one twin bed. The room was pretty spacious.
The bathroom was small but adequate. Pretty much your typical German hotel bathroom with a small shower, vanity, and toilet. There was a hair dryer but no additional toiletries.
There was plenty of storage space and room to put all of our luggage. This can sometimes be a challenge when there are three people which mean three times the luggage. However, the room was large enough to accommodate us and our luggage quite comfortably.
The beds were very comfortable, a good nights sleep was had by all. One tip is that the windows do open for fresh air but close them at night because I did wake up during the night to a few mosquitoes buzzing around.
Rothenburg is a really quaint, charming, quintessential German village. It was really nice that we could take a leisurely stroll around the Aldstadt and easily return back to the hotel. The streets in old town are cobblestone, narrow, and while you can drive on them I wouldn’t want to. We actually saw a few incidences of people in cars having a hard time passing each other and navigating their cars on the old cobblestone streets. My advice is, leave you car at the hotel and enjoy Rothenburg on foot.
If you are coming from the Hauptbahnhof it would be a walk to the hotel. Technically it is only about 1/3 of a mile from the main train station. However, I think the walk would realistically be about 20 minutes. Depending on your luggage it might be better to catch a cab.
Another thing I really liked about the hotel was that the front desk receptionist was very friendly and super helpful. We actually talked him into letting us leave our car in their parking lot after we had checked out until very late that night. They were very accommodating and ready to answer any questions you may have.
The restaurant and beer garden attached to the hotel seemed fairly popular among locals and tourists alike. Staying in mid-August the weather was perfect to sit outside in the beer garden and enjoy a meal or cold drink. The restaurant also has a large room for groups. There was a large group while we were there. On top of just being generally busy, however, you couldn’t tell how busy they were by the service which was speedy. We sat outside and had a cold Radler (mmmm) along with a plate of traditional bratwurst and sauerkraut as well as potato soup and bread. The bratwurst was average, I have had better and worse, but the potato soup was yummy. However, after we had ordered and I started looking around at what others had ordered I wish I would have ordered something a little more adventurous off the menu like their Pancake Neptune which is essentially a seafood filled crêpe with a cream sauce that looked DELICIOUS!
This hotel is in a great location and the staff is super accommodating. Make sure you check out the restaurant and beer garden. I would for sure stay here again and would recommend anyone to book without hesitation.
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