A quiet, delightful old building with good views


Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Wasatch on May 25, 2011

The Michelin Red Guide, famed for its restaurant star ratings, is actually a guide book primarily for hotels and only secondarily for restaurants. The ratings are done in an informative code. Although the restaurant stars are the best well known code, there are several others. Hotels are rated by five categories, ranging from "plain but adequate" to "luxury". To simplify matters, we call the symbols turret ratings, so a Michelin Guide recommended hotel can have one to five turrets. The top rated hotel in Rothenburg has three turrets. The Burg Hotel has two turrets. We found the Burg hotel to be underappreciated by the Michelin Guide, probably because it has limited meeting facilities and no restaurant.

In addition, most hotel rating codes are in black print. There are a few in red print which means the ambiance is usually nice for a hotel of it’s class. A few hotels get a bird symbol. Bird hotels are a handful of hotels located well off busy streets or highways, in a "quiet" location if in black print. A red bird designates a "quiet and secluded" location. Although we have no problem stopping for the night at any hotel in Europe that strikes our fancy, we often consult the Michelin Red Guide, looking for a red bird hotel, then a black bird hotel, and after that, who cares? If There are no bird hotels around, we go for a good price, also shown in the Michelin Guide. Hotel rating codes are in black print or red print. There are only a few it red print, which means the ambiance is usually nice for a hotel of its class. The Burg Hotel is rated black, but we found it to be very nice, well worth a red rating.

the Michelin Red Guide also designates a few hotels with a symbol that looks like an < with a center bar like an E. this indicates there is a good view from the hotel if in black print. If this symbol is in red, in indicates a superb view from the hotel. the Burg hotel ges a red view for its situation atop the ancient City wall with views of the wall, the ancien City, and the river valley below.

The attractive Burg-Hotel is located at the end of a quiet street parallel to and one block north of Hierengasse, Rothenburg’s most impressive street of old buildings. The hotel is at the end of the street where St Jacobs church, one block off the town square, is located. The 800 year old attractive half-timbered hotel building is built up against and on top of the city wall, overlooking the city and the Tauber Valley. Many rooms face the river and have good views from the cliff top over the river valley and of the ancient town wall. Other rooms overlook the garden of the former Dominican monastery next door. We had a room in the gable (the top floor) that overlooked the wall, river valley, and the old town itself, and the nearby museum, an excellent view.

Guests at the hotel can enter the monastery garden by the archway next to the hotel’s wall tower. The garden is bounded by the hotel, the ancient monastery, the town wall, and a 14-century barn. This gateway also provides the most direct access to the Burggarten.

The attractive Burg-Hotel is located at the end of a quiet street parallel to and one block north of Hierengasse, Rothenburg’s most impressive street of old buildings. The hotel is at the end of the street where St Jacobs church, one block off the town square, is located. The 800 year old attractive half-timbered hotel building is built up against and on top of the city wall, overlooking the city and the Tauber Valley. Many rooms face the river and have good views from the cliff top of the river valley and of the ancient town wall. Other rooms overlook the garden of the former Dominican monastery next door.

The small– 15 rooms– Burg-Hotel was very quiet. It is expensive– $250-280 double, with a nice breakfast included.

There is a parking garage– a barn built in the 14h Century-- which I recall was incuded in the room price(not always the case in Europe, where parking charges are often steep).

The Burg-Hotel has no restaurant, but there are plenty of restaurants within a few blocks on and around the town square.

The Burg-Hotel is close to the center of action, the town square, but far enough away to avoid the noise and hustle and bustle of the tourist mobs.

Our room was large by European standards and very comfortable, and with all the modern amenities, and as expected from is location, it was a nice quiet hotel. The only negative I can think of about the Burg-Hotel is the priced in one of Europe’s top tourist spots.
Burg-Hotel
Klostergasse 1-3
Rothenburg, Germany
+49-9861-94890

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