Hotel Villa Marstall
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Last night attempted our first dining experience and managed to order the food and wine we actually wanted! Chose the right time to be out and about as rain started just after our return to the apartment. Elspeth (Manager of the apartments) drove Ron to arrange a hire car for a week as from Thurs. so we should get to see some very interesting countryside. Zell is set in the Mosel Valley so when we caught a bus to a large shopping ...
After an exhausting trip we have arrived at our apartment in Zell and what a wonderful sight. We look out over the Mosel River at a very busy river moving vessels of all description and charming houses on the banks opposite. Zell is noted for it's wine growing and I guess we are going to help support the locals and try a few! Today has been a very quiet day as we try and recuperate from our jet lag so we have only done a walk ...
... to get psyched up for the return trip. But just then, the parents of our home exchange folks came for a visit. These are fantastic folks and as friendly as anyone you'll ever meet. We shot the breeze until 9:00pm or so and they left for home. While we were on the back patio we saw a hot-air balloon float by. I expect we will find ourselves on one of these things one day. Also, the moon looked great. It was time to consider packing...... ...
... full day of holidays. Tomorrow after check out, we head to Frankfurt airport via Eltville on the Rhine to visit where great, great, great grandfather Ignatz lived. The car is due back at 6pm, and we fly out to Singapore at 10pm. Barring pilot suicides and Ukranian missiles we get back to Sydney on Monday morning at 11:30. Will hopefully get a blog in from the airport tomorrow night just to finish things ...
... in other German towns - small, narrow with lots of shops and pubs. Went into one gummy bear store and ate roughly a pound each Gew. Then we went to the old bar in town. My dad had visited this bar 30-some years ago and told me all about it. They still have the same tables and chairs. They are about to fall apart from all the cravings in them. I looked briefly for Dad's name on the tables but not luck. Great ...
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Der Gewinner von Heidelberg!
Ich kann gar nicht genügend Positives über das Hotel und seine freundlichen Besitzer sagen. Die Zimmer sind einfach wunderschön, es ist ein Vergnügen in den Betten zu schlafen, die Lage hätte nicht besser sein können, das Frühstück war nicht nur köstlich, frisch und wunderbar angerichtet, sondern war auch ein Erlebnis, da es im Kellergewölbe serviert wurde. Wir haben uns sehr willkommen gefühlt und haben unsere Gespräche mit Marcia und ihrem Mann genossen. Unsere Kinder, 9 und 12 Jahre, haben das Zimmer und den Ausblick auf den Neckar geliebt. Wir würden auf jedem Fall zurückkehren und können das Hotel Villa Marstall unbedingt weiterempfehlen.
A winner in Heidelberg!
Can't say enough about this hotel and the wonderfully gracious owners. The rooms are absolutely beautiful, the beds a delight to sleep in, the location couldn't be better, the breakfast not only delicious, fresh and uniquely presented but an experience in the underground vaults. We felt very welcomed and enjoyed our conversations with Marcia and her husband. Our children, 9 and 12, loved the room and the view of the Neckar. We would most definitely return and highly recommend the Hotel Villa Marstall.
Un albergo vincente di Heidelberg!
Non posso esagerare nell'elogiare quest'albergo e la sua proprietaria che è così incredibilmente cordiale. Le camere erano assolutamente bellissime; era un piacere dormire in quei letti; l'ubicazione non avrebbe potuto essere migliore; la colazione non solo era deliziosa, fresca e presentata in modo straordinario, ma il fatto che venisse servita in cantina faceva sì che fosse un'esperienza incredibile. Ci siamo sentiti davvero a nostro agio e abbiamo veramente apprezzato le chiacchierate che ci siamo fatti con Marcia e suo marito. Ai nostri figli, di 9 e 12 anni, sono piaciuti tantissimo sia la camera che la vista sul Neckar. Senza ombra di dubbio torneremmo a stare al Villa Marstall e ve lo consigliamo caldamente.
Sehr Gastfreundliche Wirtin
Wunderschön eingerichtete Zimmer und eine sehr dankbare und hilfsbereite Gastgeberin. Die Lage ist genial. Hoffentlich können wir bald wiederkommen.
Ein fantastisches Hotel in Heidelberg. Die Lage war perfekt, sehr zentral in der Altstadt, mit einem wunderschönen Ausblick über den Neckar. Das Hotel ist brandneu von innen und wurde qualitativ sehr hochwertig möbliert. Ein wunderschönes Zimmer mit einem Himmelbett, dass noch dieses romantische und entspannende Gefühl vermittelt hat. Das Paar, dass das Hotel führt, ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Ein toller Aufenthalt.
Unos anfítriones muy corteses
Unas preciosas habitaciones redecoradas y unos encantadores y serviciales anfítriones. La ubicación es impresionante. Esperamos volver pronto.
Una padrona di casa davvero premurosa
Camere ristrutturate magnificamente e padrona di casa cordiale e premurosa. Ubicazione fantastica. Ci auguriamo di poterci tornare presto.
Very accomodating hostes
Beautifully redecorated rooms and gracious, helpful hostess. The location was terrific. We hope to return soon.
A fantastic place to stay in Heidelberg. The location was perfect , very central in the Old Town and we had beautiful views across the Neckar from our room. The hotel is brand spanking new inside and has been furnished and decorated to a very high standard. It was a gorgeous room, with a four poster bed and it had a really romantic and relaxing feel . The couple that run the hotel are extremely nice, friendly and helpful. A great stay!
The Perfect Conclusion of our Dream Vacation
This lovely, newly converted villa was the perfect final stop of our 2-month European vacation. I had corresponded with, and spoken to, Marcia prior to arrival and found her to be warm, and extremely committed to the success of her unique property-so I looked forward to experiencing it.
Villa Marstall sits right beside the Nekar river so I imagine that nearly every room has gorgeous views of either the river, or the Heidelberg castle up on the hill opposite from the river. Marcia and her husband have lovingly renovated this former villa with all the right touches; tranquil, tasteful décor, LCD TVs, mini-bar, high speed internet, and spotless, well-appointed bathrooms. When we first entered our room, it took our breath away. It was gorgeous and spacious with a view to the river that made the two large windows appear to be landscape paintings. Unfortunately, I was suffering from some insomnia (for light sleepers I would suggest asking to stay on the top two floors), so we asked to be moved, and luckily were accommodated into another breathtaking, albeit smaller room up on the attic floor. This room had a picture window that framed a postcard view of the castle (unbelievable at night). It also had two lovely skylights that you could open to enjoy the smells and sounds of the flowing river and city below (I loved sipping my morning coffee-Starbucks is open in town-while watching the rowers glide rhythmically by, or the lady walk her little white westie beside the river each morning).
The beds were extremely comfortable with plush, high-quality linens. Perhaps because Villa Marstall has limited services (rather like renting a small apartment), the value is very good. You can come and go as you please, and everything you need is within close walking distance. We found this property to be one of the best deals-as well as one of the most pleasant rooms-we encountered. Both of our rooms had a place to sit and lounge, desks, and attractive furnishings. Marcia knows Heidelberg well and can give you excellent dinner recommendations. Each meal we had in Heidelberg was delicious, and there are some fine micro-breweries in town. Take a walk up Philospher's way and marvel at the view. Rick Steves gives Heidelberg a bad rap, therefore I want to emphasize that this was one of my favorite stops in Germany, the town has a lot of character (yes, its touristy, but so were all the major towns in Europe) and gorgeous environs.
After comparing prices and viewing some of the other accommodation options we considered, I would highly recommend Villa Marstall as an elegant, well-priced and authentic alternative to the currently more popular hotels. Marcia and her husband are both very gracious and accommodating hosts. I think it will soon be difficult to get a room in this exquisite former villa!