Hotel Goldener Hecht
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Goldener Hecht Heidelberg
Great location right next to the bridge over the river towards the Philosophenweg. Decent service and a nice room. Not suitable for people who are disturbed by partying sounds.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Goldener Hecht Heidelberg
This was a lovely little hotel situated right next to the Old Bridge in Heidelberg. It was great for us, as we were on our motorbike and could park it on the street opposite the hotel where we could see it from our window.
The hotel is quite quaint. Our room was nice and clean, however the bathroom was in need of some updating. Our room was at the front of the hotel next to a pedestrian area so it was noisy in the morning, but the hotel provides you with earplugs, although my partner and I had done over 200 miles on the motorbike that day so we slept soundly anyway!
The receptionists and breakfast staff were friendly and the morning receptionist was helpful with directions to exit Heidelberg. The breakfast was small but ample and tasty and kept us going for a few hours until lunch.
Overall, Heidelberg was a lovely place with a nice atmosphere and we will probably visit again and we would not rule out the Goldener Hecht.
My daughter and I stayed here in July 2006 for 2 nights. We stayed in #15 Victor v. Scheffel. I was very happy with the hotel, the staff, and the location. A very clean, small hotel run by very nice innkeepers. The location was awesome as it was in the center of the old town, right next to the old bridge "Alte Brucke". This is in the heart of Old Heidelberg and the hotel really preserves the historical ambiance of the area. I also felt that the 77.00 Euros that we paid per night was a fair price, even a good deal for this hotel.
Our room was small, but it had a comfortable king size bed.
Great Location, Great Character
Comfortable, friendly hotel with a fantastic location. We had the smallest room: the "Mark Twain" room and it was tiny but perfect with a wonderful view of the river and the old bridge. Two thumbs up!
Thubs up for this small hotel
We stayed here during the last week of November 05. We like to stay at small homely hotels and this fitted the bill a treat. We were in the Mark Twain room with a view of the river - the offer of breakfast in the room (small dining room) was not refused and we had one of the best buffet breakfasts we've ever had in Germany. Heidelberg off season is great, especially when the Christmas market hits town as it did when we were there. We unashamedly eat in restauarants the Main Street (Hauptstrasse) and had an excellent time. Stacks of really good places to eat in the town. The brew house almost opposite the hotel in Steingasse was very good as well. We went up the funicular railway to the fantastic viewpoint over the town - it was a really lovely long weekend for us that is to say, Friday thru Sunday.
We used the hourly Lufthansa coach from Frankfurt for our transit to and from the airport rather than the train; return ticket 35 Euros ( valid for a year)
The staff were very friendly and helpful and the room cosy and clean. Recommended if you like small hotels.
Just to repeat - go to Heidelberg off season !
Small convenient hotel
My wife and I only stayed here one night on our last night in Europe. The hotel was small but hospitable and in an ideal location. The reception suggested a great place for us to go for dinner. We did a city tour by night as we were time limited and this allowed us to see some of the important sites in Heidelberg. Breakfasts were very nice but the communal breakfast room was incredibly small so you had to book for a certain time so they could stagger breakfasts as they couldn't fit everyone at the same time! Room was reasonable size and cosy and we would stay here again.
Small nice hotel
We stayed in this hotel for several days in the begging of 2005.
It's a nice small hotel located in the middle of the old town. Sevice and breakfast were good.
I strongly reccomend not to book "Victor Hugo" room, since it's dark and very very small. It doesn't worth it's price. "Mark Twain" room is probably the best one, though it's located on the 4th floor and there is no elevator in the hotel.
Bathrooms are small in the hotel, I think that's the only thing that we didn't like.
P.S. Actually there are a lot of hotels in Heidelberg that are not even mentioned on the web. So, if can't find a room, try calling directly to hotels.
Loved Our River View
We enjoyed our stay at the Goldener Hecht very much. I enjoyed the romantic view out our window of the old bridge. Through a mixup we were booked in too small a room. The next day the manager arranged for us a bigger room that was lovely. Be aware the German bathrooms are very tiny but adequete. Everyone was always very helpful. The nice man carried our heavy bags up the stairs. It is noisy on warm nights with the windows open, if there is a crowd below, but they supply ear plugs. The breakfast is large and hearty and served in the breakfast room or your own room. There is a nice restarant just outside also. The desk clerks were very helpful about the mail and local shops and services. A hair dryer was made available also.
We would definitely recommend this hotel if what you're looking for is a warm, small family hotel with a truly local feel.
Very nice, but need to improve customer service.
We stayed at this hotel in late May 2004. It is a very old hotel, but very nice, clean, had a small but lovely breakfast room with an excellent breakfast, and best of all it was right there at the old bridge and in the middle of old Heidelberg.
If the proprietess had not REFUSED to mail us a bag with toiletries and medications we had inadvertently left in the bathroom upon checking out I would have given this hotel 4 stars. We were stressed for time because we were blocking traffic while loading our car in front of the hotel. (Parking was not convenient, you had to drive to the parking garage and then walk back to the hotel. Not a long walk, but still.) That was really the only negative aspect of our 3 night stay there. (And by now I have given up of her ever mailing the bag to us in Florida since she wouldn't mail it to Stuttgart, our next stop.)
A real gem!
We spent the weekend in Heidelberg and were so pleased with the Goldener Hecht. It is in a perfect location...we walked all over and had easy access to restaurants, shops and the castle. Our room was lovely and clean...though on the top floor (4th?) which was a bit of a trek with the luggage, but fine without. Breakfast was served in our room as the dining room is very tiny (two tables)...which turned out to be to our advantage. What a feast! Assortment of breads, meats, cheeses, egg, coffee, juice, fruit. We packed sandwiches and fruit and enjoyed a nice lunch by the river...so really got two meals out of it! Staff was very friendly and helpful--and stored our luggage after check-out until we were ready to leave for the train station. I would definitely return.
Perfect view, perfect ambience.
I've stayed at the Goldener Hect twice, and loved it! First time a view of Der Alte Brucke, second time on the top floor with a view of the castle. It's located right at the old bridge, in fact. An old building (says 1719 on a sign) with lots of character, but perfectly clean and comfortable. The staff (under most knowledgable and hospitable Frau Rothe) tend to be university students from all over Europe. Extremely friendly and accommodating. The outdoor dining area in front is ideal--perfect for people-watching of strollers coming off the beautiful old bridge. Food just fine, too. Served nice breakfast by a sweet young lady from Siberia.
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