the short version
- close to the pedestrian zone
- all sights of the Old Town within easy reach
- own underground parking garage
- only breakfast
- heavy traffic
- closer surroundings due to the construction of a hotel and Galeria Kaufhof not the most beautiful
But this can also be disturbing. By leaving the hotel, one has a view to a big construction site that is currently raging at the other side of the Sofienstraße. There, a multi-storey hotel is built right beside the big Galeria Kaufhof. But in contrast to this, the view to the other direction, down the street Plöck, is already more pleasant and the street is especially a lot more quiet than the well travelled Sofienstraße.
The Heidelberg Castle can be reached by a pleasant walk through the Hauptstraße and then, if you don’t want to walk, by taking the mountain railway. If you prefer to continue walking, you can also start the ascent on foot directly at Kornmarkt.
If you like to visit impressively built churches, you can reach the St. Peter’s Church and also the Church of the Holy Spirit at the market place simply by walking through the Hauptstraße. If you still haven’t had enough after sightseeing in the Old Town, a walk on the other side of the Neckar along the Neckarwiese or on the Philosophers’ Path can be another way to stretch your feet.
If you come to Heidelberg by car, take the exit from the A5 onto the B37 at the Heidelberg interchange (Heidelberger Kreuz) and thus reach the Old Town the fastest way. If you come by plane and rent a car, it would be the same way from Frankfurt via the A5.
A few houses away, there is the hotel’s underground parking garage where you can park your car for a daily fee. You can also search for a parking space in the alleys of the Old Town. The chance that it is so close to the hotel will be rather small, though.
If you are travelling by public transport, it is best to get off at Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof (main station) and take bus number 32 in the direction of Universitätsplatz to Bismarckplatz or tram number 21 in the direction of Bismarckplatz. This is only a stone’s throw away from Heidelberger Hof. The way from the stop to the hotel is also possible with heavy luggage if you arrive by public transport. Just make sure you don’t travel at rush hour with your suitcases, otherwise the bus and train could be quite crowded.
From Bismarckplatz you simply walk towards Galeria Kaufhof, pass it on the left and turn left into the small street. Then you are directly in front of the Hotel Heidelberger Hof.
The hotel only offers breakfast, but due to the location of the hotel this is not a big deal. The Heidelberger Hof is located at the southern edge of the Old Town, which is why the way to the main street is not far. This means that those who want to have lunch and dinner will not have far to go, as the streets branching off from Galeria Kaufhof also offer many possibilities to eat.
The reception of this Heidelberg hotel is opened from 6 – 22 o’clock. If nobody is present, there is a bell at the entrance door. The check-in times start from 2 pm and the latest check out is possible until 11 am.
Our dear pets are allowed here for a small change.
Equipment and services
If you don’t like to tidy up or make the bed, the daily cleaning service will do it for you. And if your favourite trousers get dirty on a trip to the Philosophers’ Path, you can have them washed by the service for a little change at the hotel.
If you reach Heidelberg before the check-in times, you can also leave your luggage at the hotel so that you can set off to explore Heidelberg immediately after your arrival. You can also leave your luggage at the hotel after you have checked out of your room if you want to enjoy a last view of Heidelberg from the castle or if you want to shop for souvenirs in the Hauptstraße.
If you are travelling with your children, there is an extra child-friendly buffet for them and if they are bored, there are even some board games on site when the smartphone is not at hand. For small children there are also baby cribs in this hotel.
The Heidelberger Hof offers you a variety of arrangements. For example, there is an extra wedding suite for the wedding couple or an arrangement together with the star chef of the Heidelberg Castle, where you can enjoy a 6-course menu and a shuttle to the castle.
In addition to the service in the hotel, you can also book a variety of tickets for attractions or one of the many city tours. The city tour is also available with an additional boat trip, which is certainly recommended when the weather is good.
If you are looking for a location for a conference, the Heidelberger Hof also offers a room equipped with modern technology. The room is also perfectly suited for an event, such as a birthday party.
The rooms are equipped with a television with international programs, a radio, a bathroom with a shower or a bathtub, a safe, free wireless internet, a desk, a hair dryer and a cosmetic mirror in the bathroom. Some of the double and single rooms are also equipped with air conditioning. They can all be reached via the elevator, so you don’t have to lug your suitcases up the stairs.
If you are in Heidelberg with a larger group, some of the rooms can be used as 3- or 4-bed rooms due to dormitories. Some rooms can also be enlarged by connecting doors. This means that if the group is not divided up in your favour, you may be able to share a room with your favourite fellow travellers.
The Junior Suite also has its own refrigerator. So you can bring your midnight snack in this hotel to your room and keep it cool there.
Prices & Booking
Prices start at around 143€ per night, but can vary depending on the season.