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Hotel Die Hirschgasse Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany
Situated in a peaceful glen just opposite Heidelberg Castle, Hotel Die Hirschgasse Heidelberg has since 1472 enjoyed a prestigious residential setting that places guests comfortably close to this German city's famed Philosopher's Walk and the heart of Old Town. At this Small Luxury Hotels of the World associate, you'll be richly rewarded with gracious welcome, traditional rooms and suites enlivened with Old World charm, and culinary excellence at Le Gourmet -- the only restaurant in town distinguished by the Varta Guide with one chef's hat and also by Gault-Millau.
Awaken in this renowned university town and discover the city with a stroll across Old Bridge to Heidelberg Castle, today the site of festivities, concerts and theatrical performances. Atop Holy Mountain, tour St. Michels Monastery and take in the panoramic views. Direct yourselves to the nearby pier and embark on a river cruise along the River Neckar, or enjoy a jaunt on the funicular railway. And during the holidays, step back in time as you browse the rustic wooden booths of the bustling Christmas markets.
Location of Hotel Die Hirschgasse Heidelberg
Nearest Airport: FRA
Amenities for Hotel Die Hirschgasse Heidelberg
- General Information
- 20 Guest Rooms
- Historic Sites
- Food & Wine
Reviews for Hotel Die Hirschgasse Heidelberg
It looks lovely and initially pleases the eye. The old and steeped in history is pushed heavily. There was parking early on. For me the room was tired and the food and wine seemed a tad expensive the town is half a mile walk along the river, but a lovely old town and castle you have to visit Have stayed in Heidelberg before but personally prefer a more modern hotel. Service 8/10 Overall 7/10 Room 4/10 Heidelberg 10/10
We arrived by train (Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof and then Altstadt station) and after a brisk 10 min walk across the weir footbridge we came to the delightful Hotel Die Hirschgasse. We were early but we were greeted by the cheery house manager, Marcella and given welcoming drinks and a fascinating history of this old hostelry - it was one of the main places for bloody fencing duels between the old student corps (clubs) from the city's ancient university. The hotel is full of memorabilia from this fascinating rite and original swords, costumes and photographs cover the walls. Even sitting at a table in the bar brings this old world to life - the table tops are carved with the signatures of these long-gone student rakes. The charming owners, Ernst and his English wife Allison, have clearly set out to make their hotel special and individual, which is a very pleasant change from the sterile feel of many 'international' or chain hotels. Staying at Die Hirschgasse makes you feel as if you are a guest at a house in the country and our bedroom on the riverside, looked out across the river valley towards the beautiful old town. My wife and I enjoyed a 'de-luxe suite, which had a separate sitting room with sofa and writing desk and then a comfortable bedroom and bathroom. The bed was a dream with fine quality linen and it was super to soak in an Edwardian bath with birdsong outside the window (I fear the the deer or 'hirsch' have cleared off up to the hills above). I particularly appreciated the decent sized dressing gowns supplied - what a difference from the usual tiny, scratchy offerings in many other hotels. And my wife loved the Asprey bathroom products, decent heavy-duty hairdryer and Easter bunny chocolates that all the guests received. These delightful touches all help to make this hotel such a lovely experience. Sadly we had not the time to sample the gourmet food, but the menu looked inventive and very tempting - we will have to return another time! We loved it.
oldmanor_cottage - Cape Town Central, South Africa
While planning our trip to Germany we decided we would splurge on two hotels and this was one and the other in Munich. We stayed her one night and wished we planned to stay in the area longer. Upon our arrival they invite you to sit and enjoy a story on the history of the hotel. Used to be the site for local fencing tournaments, the restaurant is decorated with many of the artifacts. If I recall they said it was haunted by a woman but we did not experience anything out of the ordinary. We stayed in a Deluxe Suite at 205E. Very nice room with Laura Ashley designs. Nice bathroom and very plush bed. A little soft for us but for one night no problem. We walked form the hotel to the alstadt area. Was a good walk but nice day for it. Did not want to try and find parking on such a busy day. It was a Sunday. There is a very nice walk path behind the hill of the hotel but we did not have enough time in our schedule to visit. They helped us make a dinner reservation knowing many spots are not open on Sunday evenings. Next was the butler breakfast WOW - It was a masterpiece; there had to be 15 items on the table to choose from and everything freshly made and then they offer to make made to order eggs etc. Well worth it and we still talk about that breakfast today.
SS_Forever - Dallas, Texas
Out, the weather was very cold and rainy. Inside: smiling people, friendly environment, and very comfortable room, with strong personality. I recommend the very german breakfast, full of fine products, sweet and salty.
Clement G - Dole, France
We had a two bedroom suite which was very well appointed and nicely decorated in a very traditional style. Location is excellent for walking in to town. Unfortunately we werenâ€™t aware that we had to pre book to eat dinner at the hotel as we were looking forward to experiencing that as we love good food. We werenâ€™t expecting to have to have take out in our room!!
amymeacock - Perth, Australia