the short version
- 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
- no own parking spaces
- not all rooms have air conditioning
- only breakfast
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.
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.
Equipment and services
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.
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.
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.
Prices, Booking & Cancellation
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.