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Stayed 3 days in October at Michel & Friends Hotel in Hodenhagen. Room was very spacious for 2 adult and 2 kids. Bed was comfortable, and even though it seems like the hotel was well booked up, there were no noise at all in the evening / night. The room had a minibar with OK prices and a big plus was the many electrical outlets. We enjoyed the free table football and a nice feature was the free “coffee to go” in the morning! We had dinner in the restaurant. Food was good (buffet) but the staff seemed at little too busy, so the service was only average. Big parking area available outside the hotel and only 5 minutes by car to Serengeti Park and about 30 minutes’ drive to Heide Park. We would stay here again.

I was on a business trip and no hotels rooms were available in Hannover so a room was booked for me at Michel and Friends. I had read some reviews about the rooms needing updating and the quality of food and had a bit of concern. I have to say, I 'loved' this place!! I think people writing negative reviews expect 5 stars wherever they are staying. This place was awesome! The food was incredibly delicious, both dinner and breakfast and the rooms were impeccably clean. I only had to asked for an iron and it was brought up by the time I made it to my room. The locations is so quaint and beautiful, I don't know how anyone could ever say anything negative about this hotel. I would definitely stay here again. The people were friendly and the chef was hilarious. This is definitely a place to revisit in the future and it is right by Serengeti Park.

We stayed two nights at hotel "Michel and friends @ Lüneburger Heide". The hotel has some parking spaces on the hotel’s premises and a larger parking across the street. Being a hotel with (according to their website) 122 rooms, however, it is quickly full. We arrived at 2.45pm so there was enough space. The hotel's outside view is not particularly attractive. It is raised in a kind of typical German impersonal tenement house style. The reception area is clean and functional but not really tastefully decorated. Our room was not ready yet when we arrived, but a toilet visit later everything was alright. Apparently, check-in can only take place from 15:00 (or a few minutes earlier). Check-in was smooth and without a hitch. We received a voucher for a cocktail and for a game of mini golf on a terrain a few hundred meters further. The room itself was small, especially because the hotel pretends to be a 4 star hotel. She was very soberly decorated: a built-in wardrobe, a double bed, a desk/seat combination, a chair, a mini-bar, a small flat screen tv and a reproduction on the wall. The room floor was covered with a fitted carpet, which I personally find very unhygienic and difficult to clean. In addition, it is a nightmare for allergy patients. There was no air conditioning in the room. It was oppressively hot and the top- and side-hinged window offered no relief. We had a view of the roof of the restaurant and of the other wing of the hotel. Bed linen, floor and furniture however were clean. The bathroom was even more tasteless and sober than the rest of the room. It consisted of plastic plates that seemed to come out the cabin of a not so luxurious ship, a toilet, a shower, a single washbasin, a mirror, a hair dryer (wow, what a luxury) and a cheap tap. Here also, everything is neat. We could also twice "enjoy their seasonal dishes in one of their two cosy restaurants". Also that was not a high-flyer. I do not know what they understand by cosy, but I would rather call it impersonal, cheap and bad taste. In the restaurant again was that same terrible carpet. Here it seems to me that it is even more difficult to clean. The food is best catalogued under canteen food. Fit for human consumption but not more than that. The buffet consisted of just one (after 15 minutes exhausted) starter (day 1: Tomato-Mozarella - day 2: Vitello-Tonnato (they prepared it with pork instead of veal and the tonello sauce was offered in a small soup bowl - needless to say almost immediately empty but hardly replenished), 1 type of soup (day 1: onion soup, day 2: carrot soup), 2 main courses (day 1: roast or fish - day 2: roast or liver), 2 kinds of vegetables (day 1: mixed vegetables or mixed vegetables (I saw no difference) - day 2: broccoli or mixed vegetables), a salad bar with some kinds of lettuce and for dessert three kinds of pudding No, the quality and presentation did not even exceeded the average school canteen. But, after this somewhat disappointing experience, we might enjoy a fresh beer or a delicious cocktail in their cosy bar. You just thought so! The decor was once again conceived by the same designer who did the rest of the hotel's interior. However, that was not the worst. The bar was almost never open: not at 15 o'clock when we arrived but also not at 18 o'clock when we returned from a walk or a trip. Fortunately there was light inside after dinner. But we only became disappointed once more: no barkeeper. After waiting for five minutes, a servant from the restaurant drew a few pints of beer for four other customers. Without looking at us, she tried to flee away afterwards. Fortunately, I could stop her. Because my wife doesn't like cocktails, I asked her if the coupon I received at check-in could also be exchanged for a coke. "No!". This time she was nearly too fast for me but I could intercept her in her escape. Just two cocktails then, anything else would probably be far too difficult. Ten minutes later another waiter came with our drinks. Ten minutes for two cocktails! That must be unforgettable! However, alas, trice alas, the famous cocktail appeared to consist of a mixture of orange and pumpkin juice in a champagne glass. But we still had the swimming pool and the wellness facilities at our disposal. But, a weekend, a fully booked hotel, many families with children. I do not have to say that in a swimming pool the size of an average bathtub it was busier than on Times Square in New York on New Year's Eve. After a walk in the vicinity of the hotel we became even more down-hearted. In Hodenhagen there’s really nothing doing around. How appropriate: a completely uninteresting and mediocre hotel in the boondocks. Breakfast was fortunately not such a big disappointment. Although also here ther were only two types of buns, some jam and honey, a lot of charcuterie, one type of hard cheese, a few small portions of soft cheese, fruit and muesli, coffee and tea, two kinds of fruit juice from a dispenser (no fresh fruit juice), a pile of bacon, a bowl with scrambled egg, dried sausages and a pancake machine (especially popular with the small fry that ran around). No, I cannot recommend Michel & Friends Lüneburger Heide and it is certainly not worth four stars. As a stopover hotel it is to be considered. Staying longer than 1 night, I will never do it again nor will I ever have dinner here and a fresh beer I will get elsewhere. Oh yes, the mini golf was nice :-)

We had a great time in this hotel. The people there are very friendly and always answer you with with a smile. My son was hiding somewhere and everybody in the hotel was looking for him. The location is also great,Heide park,Serengeti park (you can get tickets from the reception) and one day we spent it in the hotel (swimming pool and playing with the rabbits) Will definetly repeat it Thank you

Good Hotel with friendly service. Made a pleasant and convenient venue for a business function. Carvery was excellent on both nights. Good value for money. One small problem was my no smoking room smelled of smoke or something?

The hotel is situated in the quite area, where you can cycling and enjoying the nature. You can also rent a kayk in the nearby village. Two supermarkets is in 10 minutes walking. Now about the hotel: it should have for sure a renovation.It's not looking as a 4 stars.Old furniture, small and not so clean swimming pool. It was quite hot during our trip.In the room there is no air-conditioning,so it was impossible to sleep and to be in the room during the day time. Helpful staff ,especially Ralf at the reception. He gave a useful recommendation what should you see and where to go and always help as you needed .Ralf, thank you once more :)

Fantastic facilities for the price, staff are very attentive and friendly, especially Steven our waiter on numerous evenings. Would recommended the hotel and the resturant, which served great food from the buffet breakfast to dining in the resturant in the evening. The hotel also has a great variety of toys and play equipment for children.

A fantastic hotel enjoyed every day being there would recommend to friends and also pet friendly there breakfast is great All you can eat and there evening meal is great there is a fantastic menu also a opportunity to have the all you can eat buffet the staff there are very helpful and there's a pool which is small but had plenty of fun there

This hotel is a nice choice for conventions. It is located in a quiet area and the staff is very helpful and friendly. I was satisfied by the food in the restaurant. A negative point is that the rooms do not have wi-fi, just a cable connection to internet. Taking into consideration that many people nowadays use smartphones or tablets to access internet, this does not help at all.

hassle free hotel at a level much better compared to BW-places in the USA. Great breakfast which is worth every Cent. Haven't tried the dinner in the restaurant since I came late but I assume it would have been great, too. Was a bit pricy due to exhibition at Hannover (1 h drive away). If you like a silent place (keep the windows open at night) this is where you want to be.

Hudemühlenburg 18 Hodenhagen

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Heidekreis District, Michel & Friends Hotel Lüneburger Heide is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Serengeti Park. This 122-room, 4-star hotel has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi.


Free full breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10:00 AM. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Muehlenstube, which specializes in regional cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free newspapers and a desk.

Property features

Guests of Michel & Friends Hotel Lüneburger Heide have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, dry cleaning/laundry, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a library, and free newspapers.

Room options

Comfort Triple Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Comfort Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Comfort Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

62.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 114 reviews

Michel & Friends Hotel Lüneburger Heide

Hudemühlenburg 18, Hodenhagen, 29693
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