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Rudesheimer Schloss

4.0 out of 5.0

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I've been remiss in not reviewing this very nice hotel since we stayed there in summer 2015 as part of a Middle Rhine/Grindelwald/Strasbourg trip. The hotel itself is the only place in town you should stay, for several reasons: a) It is the beating heart of this little burg, with a lively open-air restaurant (also seating inside, but in summer, the lovely patio is best) with a great, schmaltzy live band singing German and other folk songs and standards and welcoming audience participation, particularly on drinking songs; b) the owner/manager absolutely went out of her way (in a quiet, not effusive way) to accommodate me as a guest -- I asked if I could buy the delightfully scented body wash on offer, and she simply gave me one, refusing any payment! Our room was bright and fresh, if basic, with adequate beds and linens. I did feel a bit of a disconnect between the tremendously charming Old World-style of the hotel itself and its modern Ikea-style room furnishings; no matter, you're not here to luxuriate in the room but to sing along with the oompah band, eat delicious German food, and wander the streets of Rudesheim after your boat tour! Be advised there's not much to wander through; this is a very small town with no nightlife to speak of, if that's important to you; the sidewalks roll up around 8pm. DO make time to visit the outstandingly quirky and utterly cool museum of mechanical musical instruments, a world-class compendium of old, self-playing (and still functional!) boxes, cabinets, pianos, gramophones, etc. housed in one of the towns' most gorgeous buildings that will knock your socks off. And hiking up to the Niederwald monument and down past the convent is a great thing to do as well.

I drove up a beautiful cobbled street to what looks like an amazing Rhineland hotel. The welcome is extremely warm , but the reception feels like an office on an industrial estate. Some lunatic has been let lose and the bedrooms are the same. Unwelcoming, bizarre, unusable really. Why have they done this to an amazing building. In the bedrooms there is nowhere to put anything, books stacked on iPads on keys on wallet. What a shame a lovely building spoiled.

We arrived by train and station was 3 short blocks away to hotel entrance. One side of hotel is on the main walking street. Ate dinner here twice (and you do need a reservation as the restaurant is busy) and had trout once and pasta with salmon next night (very good). Breakfast included and eggs are cooked to order. We had a machine load of clothes washed and ironed by the hotel for 15 Euro and it was excellent fast service. Our room was large with a huge bathroom, sofa bed, coffee table and desk with chair plus a large bench at foot of King size bed. The staff was super pleasant and helpful. We easily walked everywhere due to perfect location for tourists. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it. There are groups who eat dinner here and some come just for coffee but they are pretty separated from individual diners. However we got a huge kick out of watching the dancing and the live music which made for a wonderful lively atmosphere.

I was traveling with my two college-aged children, and we had spent the morning in Verdun, France, and needed to be in Frankfurt the next afternoon for our return trip home. I had read some TA reviews about Ruedesheim and we wanted to stay there for our last night, and this was the hotel we decided to book. We didn't arrive until after dark, about 9pm, and we weren't sure how to find the hotel - our GPS kept indicating a "street" which looked more like a sidewalk right up against some restaurant tables. We finally just parked at a hotel that had a lot, and walked to the Schloss. There we were greeted by Roamy (sorry, not sure of the spelling!) who was so welcoming and helpful! He did not make us feel like idiots for not being able to find the hotel, and was very helpful showing us on a map how to get to their parking lot (yes, you did have to drive on the "street" which we thought was a sidewalk!). Their lot is small, but has one of those barrier arms that lift so that you can enter. The reality is that all lots in Germany are small, so this should not be a surprise and quite frankly, we were thrilled to have a dedicated space for our car. Back in the lobby, we were offered sparkling water or wine while we checked in, then headed up to our room. Our room was up in the bell tower, (room 31) and the bells are very pretty when they ring (which only rings from 10a-10p). This room was beyond our wildest dreams - by far the most amazing room we had stayed in our entire trip! Large room, with a canopy-style bed in the center, and a small third bed off in a side alcove. Two nice big sitting areas, and windows, windows, windows! Our bathroom was huge (seriously, I think some of our hotel rooms on our trip could have fit inside this bathroom!) A large, spacious shower plus a separate large and beautiful soaking tub which was a welcome treat! Our room also overlooked the Biergarten, and being a Saturday night they had live entertainment (very amusing to listen to "Our Way" by Frank Sinatra sung in German!) If you had small children that needed to go to sleep early I would say that it might have been too loud, but we actually enjoyed sitting in our room with the window/doors open enjoying the music. I loved that our room curtains did an excellent job of keeping the space nice and dark in the morning. We had a wonderful night's sleep, and went down to the breakfast around 9am in the "Schloss-garden". It was outdoor seating with some areas covered by a pergola type roof. Loved the fresh rolls and fruit, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We wanted to visit in the town, and to take the Seilbahn up to the monument, and were happy to discover from the front desk clerk that we were only a couple short blocks away from the base of the Seilbahn (took less than 5 minutes to walk). We were also allowed to keep our car in the parking lot until early afternoon which was also a blessing - the morning desk clerk was so nice and helpful too! The owners of the hotel are in the wine business, and we learned from the clerk that their wine shop was also just a few blocks away and they encouraged us to visit for a tasting. We went later in the morning and really enjoyed it!! They let you taste whatever wines you want, and then they took us down into their cellars which was really amazing - you can see all the casks, etc. We had to buy some wine after all that - it was quite an experience! We highly recommend a stay here - it was top of our list from our trip and we would not hesitate going back. Everything about it gave us the perfect ending to a memorable trip!

We intended to stay 2 nights, but left after one night. Arrival: a bit tricky without Navigation: Do I really have to go through the pedestrian zone? Parking not exactly spacious. Check-in: friendly. Hallways in the hotel area smell strongly from the kitchen. Room: dated. Not really practical. Wardrobe (who uses that, anyhow?) Sofa (weird spot). Bench for luggage (too small). Very soft bed. Not enough electrical outlets. Floirs do not seem very clean inspite of apparently daily wetmopping. Bathroom dated with chipped tiles. Smelly. We left the windows open because of this. Restaurant ok. Service friendly. Reno is overdue. Not sure why this is a "Schloesschen" = little castle. 3 stars max for us.

I didn't like anything about this hotel. From the awful parking to the dirty room. Not my cup of tea. We were in room 22, arrived on the top floor which smelled horrible of kitchen fumes. The room itself was dated and felt dirty. The bathroom smelled very badly of sewage. We poured water down the bathroom floor drain and opened all windows in hopes the smell would go away. The bathtub was sticky and had old dirt marks. The makeup mirror was stained yellow and broken. The floors were wood and all scuffed and shredded. The bathroom door was filthy. The beds were awful, no support and broken down. We were to stay 2 nights and stayed one night. Upon checking out at 7am the front desk didn't even bother to ask why we didn't want to stay for night number 2 but of course charged us for it. That sure puts a bad taste in my mouth when it's obvious things are not up to par and they deny or show no concern. This hotel needs a reno in a bad way. They also should focus on their customer service a bit more. I should have taken pictures but I was in such a rush to get out. I would not recommend this place.

Welcome was lovely and warm. The rooms are beautifully equipped, spotless, tasteful and comfortable. The bathrooms are gorgeous. We could not have had more help from the owner from personal service in the restaurant to help with planning our walks. The whole experience was delightful.

I drove a hire car to the hotel and it is a little tricky to locate with the narrow streets off the main road; once there , however there was plenty of parking a warm welcome from the reception staff. I thought all staff were helpful and eager to assist with local knowledge. The room we stayed in was large, with a very comfortable bed and a large bathroom. The restaurant was very busy and full of atmosphere. On the nights we stayed there were large ( 30 people) organized groups from the Rheine Cruise Boats; a live band provided entertainment as we ate. The food is classic German cuisine; simple , hearty and full of flavour ( Pork Chop and Duck was superb). The breakfast buffet offered a large choice of breads, cold meats, cheese, cereal, dairy products with an excellent fresh omelet/egg station. The hotel was a 50 minute drive to Frankfurt Airport

Hotel location is great, and their restaurant / courtyard is one of the nicest. Great breakfast buffet with an omelette station. They also have bags for you to pack a sandwich for lunch if you are out and about for the day, nice little touch I stayed in a single room, which was very basic. My parents had a much nicer room, spacious, modern. TIP - if you want to eat in their restaurant / courtyard, ask them to make a reservation (if they have any available). The cruiseships that come in daily had a dinner arrangement with them, and most of the tables are reserved for them. We did not want to eat inside as it was a beautiful day and wanted to be in the fresh air. A bit of a bummer being told there are no seats, given we are hotel guests

We started our Germany tour from this hotel as we flew in to Frankfurt to begin the journey. It is a great hotel that is up the street from the main road on the river, so not much of a view, but the location is great as it has a great restaurant on site that opens up to the cool little alley with all the shops and bars next to it. Staff was great and very helpful!

Steingasse,10 Ruedesheim am Rhein WIE

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Rudesheimer Schloss places you next to Ruedesheim Cable Car and Drosselgasse. This 26-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Centrally located in Ruedesheim am Rhein, the hotel is also a short walk from Medieval Torture Museum and Rheingau Wine Museum.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 26 individually decorated rooms provide full-sized refrigerators/freezers, minibars, and safes. Guests can enjoy flat-screen TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Rooms also include hair dryers.

Property features

Renovated in 1993, Rudesheimer Schloss offers free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and free use of bicycles. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, and answer any questions about the accommodations.

Room options

Single Room

TwinXL 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 345 reviews