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Hotel Rappen Rothenburg ob der Tauber

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

NO AIR CONDITIONING. We had two little kids which made it hard with no air conditioning due to the construction because it was right outside of our window and they started at 7am which woke us up every morning. The rooms were small and too hot for August with no air. The breakfast was good, free Wi-Fi and great location right outside the city wall so we were right next door to a park for the kids to play and easy access to inside the city.

The staff here is very friendly, but the room we had was stifling hot. There are no fans, so we had to open the windows. Our room was right next to the construction pit and the gasthof next door. Well, the drinkers were loud at the next door gasthof until late into the night and the workers were at it early. The traffic starts around 5:45am. The beds are pretty hard and the whole room looks old and worn. The lock did not work on the front door, so we had to block it with a chair. Contrary to the website, toiletries are not included. There is a large bottle of generic hand soap and two small bottles of green gel labeled body wash. No shampoo, conditioner, or lotion. The breakfast is basic with very few gluten free options. The one huge bonus for this hotel is that it is a stone's throw from the entrance to the Old Town. I would probably stay here again when the new wing is finished and it is a cooler month.

We travel a lot and always use TripAdvisor to check on places we are interested to stay. Always had good luck with it, found great places in Venice ,Johannesburg and Paris just to mention a few. This place is a total disaster !!!!! I grew up in Europe so I know what to expect while traveling in Europe . We had booked two nights in a family suit for me and my husband and our teen girls. We arrived in the afternoon and were given a first floor room facing a busy main street . We tried to have a other room assigned , but where told ,sorry but we don't have a other room. The reception lady said it would be quiet from 10 pm on. The room was boiling hot , you could hardly breath, so they told us to open a window. Since we faced the main road you had constant traffic noise from the passing cars. Only at 2.00am in the morning it finally quiet down , but started up at 6 am. Nevertheless to say we didn't get much sleep!!!!! When I got up in the morning I could hardly breath and had a terrible cough , felt like a elephant sat on my chest. I don't have any asthma or history of breathing problems. We spend a few hours sightseeing in Rothenburg and I was fine. After we returned to get ready for the evening and after spending about a hour in our room I could hardly breath again! It was especially bad after I went to the bathroom. The bathroom just terribly smelled of mold!!!Something was a health hazard in our room. We tried to talk with front desk again , but were told ,sorry but we can't help and we don't have a other room ! My breathing and coughing good so bad , we knew there was no way I could stay in this place , so we had to find a other hotel room . I was totally fine there . I heard a lot of guest complaining and each time the response was sorry but we can't do anything. The rooms are a nice size ,but look worn , the carpets are especially terrible , taped with clear tape on some places and the rooms are unbearable hot in summer.Breakfast was ok. Stay away from this place. There are many other places in Rothenburg .

Good location, 5-7 minutes from autobahn. A small and nice hotel with spacious four bed room. Ok breakfast. Close to the amazingly nice old town. Lack of parking space. Overall ok, the old town is very nice, a lot of well preserved historical attractions and lots of nice restaurants, it's really worth a visit.

We drove in to town and were able to park in the town public lot right next to the hotel. After 9am you need to pay for parking but it was only a few Euro. The location couldnt be better- a 5 minute walk to the center of town. The room was comfortable enough for the night and the price reasonable. The staff was friendly and the breakfast decent. We stayed in the older building and were on the top floor facing the biergarten. Because you'll need to have the windows open you will get a bit smoke wafting up. If this will bother you, you might want to request a room not overlooking the restaurant area.

Booked a comfort room, but it was very small in building nr.3. Everything clean, friendly staff. No airco, no musquito nets for window. Beds extremely hard, did not sleep well. So, NO comfort at all. There was building in progress, the noise started after 0800 but still I think they should have reported it after my booking. The whole building was in scaffolding. There was no black tea for breakfast, only tea with flavours.

Stayed here last year and we were looking forward to staying again. Unfortunately the spacious car park is currently a huge building site as they are expanding the hotel (the plans look great). The hotel is located literally 50m from the old city walls and a stroll into the old town is an absolute must. Our room this year was a little on the small side and the bathroom was ridiculously small, and it was impossible to have a shower without flooding the floor. The food in the restaurant is very good, well priced and the staff are excellent. Even with the room issues we will probably stay here again for the location.

Our stay at the Hotel Rappen Rothenberg ob der Tauber was only for one night but all in all it was a decent hotel with a good breakfast included and a great location! Unfortunately for us it was quite hot the day we were there and this hotel does not have air conditioning even though I thought I had selected it on trip advisor. They are currently building a new wing to this hotel which is apparently going to have air conditioning. That being said the best part of this hotel is it's location, just outside the wall of the inner-city and only a five minute walk from the train station. The room was big and clean and fit our family of four very well! There were large windows we could open to let out heat and let in fresh air, although that also let in the construction noise. The breakfast was also very good a new experience for us with a few differences compared to our normal Canadian buffet breakfasts. Lots of fruit and yogurt, cereals but less hot selections. Still overall very nice. The one criticism for the restaurant would be the size of the water glasses, they are very small and the water was warm, so was the milk. I would recommend this hotel for the friendly staff big bright clean room but mostly location... hope this helps!

Loved this hotel. The entrance to old town is right beside it. The beds were comfortable, the rooms spacious, and the breakfast was yummy. Parking was a little tough because of construction but it was free. The staff were friendly and spoke good English for us.

Let's start with the location. It's a mere 50 yards from the city gate/walls. The advantage of this location is not having to drive inside the Old Town which has tiny streets that are filled with pedestrians. It's just a short 5-7 minute walk to the city center where you can see the night watchman tour. The room was a nice size and very clean. The morning breakfast was excellent including hot food like scrambled eggs and sausage. We would definitely stay here again!!

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Rothenburg Town Hall
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Hotel Rappen Rothenburg ob der Tauber places you next to Rothenburg Town Walls and within a 10-minute walk of Rothenburg Town Hall. This 104-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a fitness center. It's in the historical district and also a short walk from Gerlachschmiede and Schrannenplatz.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in international cuisine.


All 104 rooms feature free newspapers and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

At Hotel Rappen Rothenburg ob der Tauber, guests have access to a fitness center, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and express check-in.

Room options

Basic Single Room, Private Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Basic Triple Room, Private Bathroom

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room, Private Bathroom

Full 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Comfort Double Room Single Use, Private Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 514 reviews