Hol­län­der Hof Heidel­berg

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the short ver­sion

Advan­ta­ges

  • lies direc­tly in the Old Town
  • all places of inte­rest within easy reach (Old Bridge direc­tly in front of the hotel)
  • pets allo­wed
  • good public trans­port con­nec­tion

Dis­ad­van­ta­ges

  • no own par­king spaces
  • not all rooms have air con­di­tio­ning
  • only bre­ak­fast

Neigh­bour­hood

The city hotel Hol­län­der Hof Heidel­berg lives up to its name. The hotel is loca­ted direc­tly at the popu­lar Old Bridge. And direct, here really means direct. Because the bridge gate and the bridge ape are only about 40 steps away from the hotel ent­rance.

Almost as close is the well-known pede­strian zone, the Haupt­straße. If one takes one of the side streets beside the hotel to the Haupt­straße, one also walks strai­ght to the Church of the Holy Spirit and the market place. Thus, if one has this hotel as a place to stay in Heidel­berg, one can very quickly tick the first sight­see­ings on his list.

More of the popu­lar sight­see­ings can be also reached in only a few minu­tes. Due to the reason that the hotel is loca­ted right in the Old Town, as also most of the sight­see­ings, it is very easy to get to the (for tou­rists) most important places of Heidel­berg.

Thus, the loca­tion at the bridge also offers the per­fect con­di­ti­ons for an excur­sion to the other side of the Neckar. Espe­ci­ally when the wea­ther is fine, you can enjoy the beau­ti­ful sce­nery of the Old Town from there, or take a short walk on the Phi­lo­so­phers’ Path. This can be easily reached via the Snake Path direc­tly oppo­site the Old Bridge on the Neu­en­heim side of the Neckar.

The ascent to the castle can also be done by foot from the hotel. Of course, one can also take the moun­tain rail­way at the Korn­markt and then, if there is enough time, even drive or walk up to the Königs­stuhl.

Bridge gate at Holländer Hof
Hotel from the bridge

The Hotel

The Hol­län­der Hof has worn its name since 1836, pro­bably because the hostel was a popu­lar accom­mo­da­tion for Dutch tra­vel­lers and skip­pers. But years before that, there had already been accom­mo­da­ti­ons under a dif­fe­rent name at the loca­tion of the hotel. The reason for this was, of course, its loca­tion right next to the Old Bridge, which in the past served as the ent­rance to the city for many tra­vel­lers.

Thus, already in the 16th cen­tury, there were two hos­tels at the place of the Hol­län­der Hof. At the end of the 18th cen­tury a large one was built in place of the two buil­dings, the one in which the Hol­län­der Hof Heidel­berg is still situa­ted today. Howe­ver, the fourth floor with a roof ter­race was not built until the begin­ning of the 20th cen­tury, after an asso­cia­tion took over the hostel at the end of the 19th cen­tury.

Hotel Holländer Hof Heidelberg

Equip­ment and ser­vices

The recep­tion at the Hol­län­der Hof Heidel­berg is open for you around the clock. You must check out on the day of depar­ture by 11 am at the latest and you can check into the city hotel from 2 pm. If you come to Heidel­berg with an animal com­pa­n­ion, you will have to pay a small daily fee of 8€ for kee­ping your pet in the hotel.

You can have bre­ak­fast during the week from 7 am to 10 am and on Sundays and holi­days from 7 am to 11 am. Bre­ak­fast is avail­able in the form of a buffet with a large selec­tion of side dishes, or as à la carte busi­ness bre­ak­fast. If you didn’t book bre­ak­fast when you made your boo­king, you can do so after­wards. The busi­ness bre­ak­fast costs 6€ and the bre­ak­fast buffet 14,50€ per person. On request you can also get a gluten- or lac­tose-free bre­ak­fast.

In the lobby of the hotel you will find a small busi­ness centre and on each room you will find a desk where you can do your work in peace. If you are often at the Hol­län­der Hof through a busi­ness, your com­pany can also sign a busi­ness con­tract with the hotel and thus always pay a low rate, or book a room quickly through an online access.

For tra­vel­lers with heavy suit­ca­ses, there is an ele­va­tor that goes up to the third floor. For visi­tors who are accom­mo­da­ted on the fourth floor, the last part of the way is to be walked, in return the stair­case to the fourth floor is pro­tec­ted as a his­to­ri­cal monu­ment.

The hotel also offers its guests some ser­vices. For example, rela­ti­ves of a Heidel­berg stu­dent can invite the stu­dent to a bre­ak­fast at the hotel with the offer “Pro Stu­dioso” and receive a glass of spar­k­ling wine per person and a wel­come drink inclu­ded. In the summer of 2019, there was also an offer where only two nights out of three were paid for and on top of that you even got a solar boat ticket and an ice cream sundae in the ice cream café Roma.

 

The rooms

The Hol­län­der Hof has a total of 39 rooms. All of these rooms have free Wi-Fi access, a tele­vi­sion, a mini­bar, a bathroom, a safe, a desk, a tele­phone, a hair dryer and are non-smo­king rooms.

16 of these rooms also have their own air con­di­tio­ning. These are the rooms that are on the sunny side or on the fourth floor. Some of the rooms also have a bath­tub ins­tead of a shower. In addi­tion, one single room and one double room each have a bar­rier-free bathroom.

Despite the com­pa­ra­tively small number of rooms, there are a total of eight room cate­go­ries. They are divi­ded into: Single rooms in the cate­go­ries Stan­dard, Com­fort and Supe­rior, double rooms in the cate­go­ries Com­fort and Supe­rior, the Junior Suite and family rooms in the cate­go­ries Supe­rior and Deluxe.

The dif­fe­ren­ces bet­ween the Stan­dard, Com­fort and Supe­rior cate­go­ries are mostly due to the room size and spa­cious­ness and the bed size. The Junior Suite offers a view of the Neckar and the bridge towers, as well as the popu­lar Heidel­berg Castle. The Junior Suite also has an addi­tio­nal sit­ting area where you can make yours­elf com­for­ta­ble.

The family rooms con­nect two rooms with each other. The Supe­rior Family Room com­bi­nes a Supe­rior Double Room with a Com­fort Single Room and can be an accom­mo­da­tion for up to 5 per­sons with an extra bed. The Deluxe Family Room com­bi­nes the large Junior Suite with a Supe­rior Single Room. The rooms are then sepa­ra­ted by doors. Howe­ver, family rooms can only be booked by direct inquiry by phone or e-mail.

If you would like an extra bed or sofa bed, you will have to pay 22€ per bed.

Direc­tions

If you come to Heidel­berg by car, if you are on the A5, take the exit to Heidel­berg at the Hei­del­ber­ger Kreuz and then take the B37 along the Neckar in the direc­tion of Eber­bach. Just before you drive under the bridge there is a traf­fic light, before it you turn right into the Neckar­sta­den and then direc­tly left again. If you con­ti­nue, the Hol­län­der Hof will appear on your right shortly after. The hotel does not have its own par­king lot, but on your arri­val or depar­ture you may park your car in front of the hotel for loa­ding or unloa­ding your suit­ca­ses.

The hotel staff will then recom­mend a par­king garage where you will get a dis­count as a hotel guest.

If you are tra­vel­ling by public trans­port, the bus stop Alte Brücke is loca­ted on the B37 very close to the hotel. If you come from the main sta­tion, simply take line 32 towards Uni­ver­si­täts­platz and change at Bis­marck­platz to line 35 towards Bil­dungs­zen­trum. This will take you to the hotel in just a few minu­tes. During rush hour it can get a little crow­ded, espe­ci­ally at the main sta­tion and at Bis­marck­platz, so try to avoid this time if pos­si­ble.

Con­clu­sion

This Heidel­berg hotel has of course a unique loca­tion with the Old Bridge direc­tly in front of the entry door. The­re­fore the Phi­lo­so­phers’ Path on the other side of the Neckar is also easily acces­si­ble. Alt­hough the hotel does not have its own par­king lot, the good loca­tion allows you to turn a blind eye to this.

Prices, Boo­king & Can­cel­la­tion

 

You can easily book direc­tly through the hotel’s home­page.

Prices start at around 85€ per night, but can of course vary depen­ding on season and day.

If you have booked through the hotel’s web­site, you will find a can­cel­la­tion link on the reser­va­tion con­fir­ma­tion, or you can simply call the hotel within the can­cel­la­tion period.

Fur­ther impres­si­ons

Building from the front
upper floor