German hotels come in every price bracket, size and style. The wide range includes luxury hotels (like the pictured Frankfurter Hof), functional conference hotels for business travellers, cosy guesthouses & family-operated hotels.
The latter are often located in beautiful historic houses. You see, the choice is all yours when you are looking for accommodation in Germany.
Whether you plan a business trip or your once-in-a-lifetime holidays, Germany has the right accommodation for your needs. Let me give you relevant information and help to find the best deals.
On this page you'll find a general overview of accommodation types available in Germany, including some facts travellers from abroad complain about sometimes.
Additionally, I have added some German phrases and words which might be helpful when you are travelling around Germany, looking for a place to stay. Print the list, and the little dictionary accompanies you on your travels.
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Apart from the large hotels you'll find thousands of smaller hotels in German cities and towns. Some are part of a hotel corporation, while others are still privately owned.
You certainly know them all, the famous, big international hotel chains: Hilton, Sheraton, Marriott, Holiday Inn, to name a few.
Germany is well known for its spa towns and health resorts (Kurort, Badeort). Cities and towns which include the word "Bad" or "baden" in their names, have mineral springs, or offer other hydrotherapeutic healing methods.
With more than 20,000 German castles and palaces (okay, ruins are included in this number), it is no surprise that you will come across many hotels in Germany which are located in beautiful old castles and palaces.
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Do you remember the youth hostels of your childhood?
Huge spartan rooms with bunk beds and no privacy, bathrooms with cold water, and you had to clean the dishes after a meal?
Hmmm, at least hostels were like that in Germany when I was a child. But I loved them, nevertheless.
Things are slightly different these days. Of course, you can still get a bed in a bunk room, however, hostels also offer family rooms and double rooms, even with private facilities, for travellers.
Hostels offer reasonable, inexpensive accommodation, tips and tours, and it is easy to get in contact with other travellers.
Driving through small towns in holiday regions in Germany, you'll often notice a sign "Zimmer/Ferienwohnung Frei" (rooms/holiday flat vacant) in front of houses. House owners rent a spare room or a holiday flat in their houses to visitors.
This is a category of accommodation in Germany where I struggle to find the correct translation for the German words, especially since there seems to be a difference between British and American English as well. So let me explain what's behind the German expressions.
Reading hotel reviews on other websites I noticed that the facts a few travellers complained about are quite normal features in German hotels. Know the difference to what you are used to and avoid disappointment.