The Middle Rhine Valley, in Germany, is certainly one of the country’s most beautiful regions. Amongst so many beautiful cities, it’s hard to choose in which one to stay. But Koblenz, perfectly located on the way from Düsseldorf to Mainz and Frankfurt, is a good point of departure for day trips to the small cities along the river.
If you want to stay in the Koblenz old town (Altstadt) and not far from Koblenz’s main attractions, Altstadt Hotel & Café is my tip of a simple and good hotel. It’s located at Jesuitenplatz square, close to the town hall. In front of the hotel is the church Jesuitenkirche and only a few minutes walk is the shopping area.
It’s easy to find the Altstadt Hotel & Café. As you arrive at the Jesuitenplatz, you’ll see the café with long glass windows – which by the way, got my heart. As the name says, the hotel is also a café, on the ground floor, and it’s open until 6 pm. It’s also the hotel’s reception. If you check-in after that time, you’ll receive the instructions on how to find your keys. It’s quite easy. And the check-out was also quick. The hotel has three floors and no elevator.
Our room and the bathroom were basic and elegant, decorated in shades of beige and brown. Everything very clean and comfortable. The hotel left us two gifts: Lindtner chocolates and two bottles of mineral water (sparkling and normal). Besides, the view of Jesuitenplatz is a delight for the eyes.
Breakfast is not included and in case you want to try the hotel-café’s treats, there are great options for sandwiches, teas, cakes, bread and cereals. If you go by car, like we did, the closest parking is at Görresplatz, about 350 meters from the hotel.
Tip: stroll around the streets of Koblenz old town, close to the hotel, and try to find some almost hidden fountains.
Altstadt Hotel & Café Koblenz
56068 Koblenz – Germany