Midori Guesthouse Dossenheim/Heidelburg Review
Midori Guesthouse Dossenheim/Heidelburg Review
Midori Guesthouse Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 4, 69221 Dossenheim, Germany
After pouring over tons of different hotel and hostel options for Heidelberg I decided on the Midori “the green guesthouse”. The Midori’s in a suburb of Heidelberg called Dossenheim, and since we had a car we figured this would be a great option just right outside of the city.
We didn’t actually arrive at the Midori our first night until very late. It was after 10 pm, which is when the reception closes. However, that was not an issue as there was a nifty little check-in computer located right outside the front door. You just simply have to type in your last name, select your reservation, verify the credit card you booked the room with, and it dispenses your room key and check-in confirmation. This was really cool and something that I had not seen before. It made the late check-in go really smoothly.
The Midori does offer free parking. However, it is really a tiny lot, about 8 spaces, on the side of the hotel. The guesthouse is in a somewhat residential area so there was plenty of on street parking. Parking was not an issue for us even though the lot was full.
I must say that the first impression I had of this guesthouse is that it has more of a luxury apartment feel than a hotel. The interior design is very clean, modern, and minimalistic. There were three people in my party so we booked a Blue Standard room with an extra bed.
The room has the same modern, clean design as the rest of the hotel which was a nice surprise and not often something you find in European hotels without breaking the bank. The staff had placed the extra bed in the room before arrival. While it did take up some space in the room, I wouldn’t say it was an awkward fit or made the room less practical. Our room had all the standard amenities; a private w/c with a shower, t.v, telephone, free wi-fi. The bed was comfortable and overall it was a great hotel room for a great price.
The room was very clean…not only in design but actually clean. If you are like me I can’t deal with bugs or filth, you won’t find any of that at the Midori. I felt very at home here walking around barefoot on the floor or laying or the bed covers.
Check out is at 11 am. It was a little different because the reception is actually on the third floor where the bistro’s located. I really wish we would have had the chance to enjoy breakfast or dinner at the bistro. The view from the bistro is beautiful. The entire dining area is light and open with beautiful, large windows that offer a spectacular view.
Overall, I would absolutely book the Midori again. It was a nice, clean, modern guesthouse with all the amenities that you would pay top dollar for at other hotels. These also included a sauna and workout facility.
The only one thing that I would warn anyone who wants to stay at the Midori is that it is not even close to central Heidelburg. Even though the Midori is advertised as a Heidelburg hotel, the hotel is in Dossenheim which is 4 miles from Heidelberg city center. Also, it was a little tricky to find the hotel, especially at night. This was partly my fault. I was relying on my cell phone GPS that was on the verge of dying. I stupidly didn’t bring my car charger so I am partly to blame for this.
My recommendation would be that if you are driving make sure you have adequate directions. I would suggest printed directions as well as a GPS device. Even with the GPS, it was a little tricky to find but we eventually got there. Once you figure out where you are going it doesn’t take too long to drive to the city center in Heidelberg. The Midori guest information page says that you can catch a tram 50 meters from the hotel which will take you right into the city center. I think transportation is really the only consideration when looking into this hotel.
While it is fabulous and clean don’t expect to be right in the heart of Heidelberg. There are a bank and small store right down the road within walking distance. However, the Midori is not in the midst of shopping or cafes. Still, if you are looking for a great budget option outside of the city and you don’t mind the short commute then this hotel is perfect!
This hotel is clean, comfortable and modern for a good price but outside of the city center. I highly recommend it if have your own transportation or are comfortable with navigating the public transport options in Heidelburg.
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