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Hostellerie le Beffroi
Vaison la Romaine, France

Hilltop views,
inviting terrace,
medieval architecture

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Villa il Poggiale
Tuscany, Italy

Beautiful location,
gorgeous bedrooms,
generous breakfasts

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King John Inn
Wiltshire, England

Traditional inn,
sophisticated rooms,
delicious food

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Hotel Celio
Rome, Italy

Central location,
classically designed,
roofgarden sunbathing

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Castel Brando
Corsica, France

Restored mansion,
magnificent grounds,
welcoming atmosphere

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Hotel & Spa Calendal
Arles, France

Unique location,
colourfully decorated,
friendly staff

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To see the listings divided by region, click on the drop-down country menu, hover with your mouse on "Germany", and select the region you would like to visit.

Our places to stay in Germany are the largest independent collection on the internet there are few other sources with this many hotel reviews in Germany and none with our unique standpoint of editorial integrity, no one pays for a review combined with a focus on the small and independently managed.

We admit to finding it hard to find our kind of hotel in Germany, but it is getting easier though this is a still a country where the attitude of travellers and indeed hoteliers seems to be that in order to be taken seriously you need to be big. However, things are changing, especially in areas where there is plenty of tourism and therefore a need for extra choice.

The big change in recent years has been in the East, where we now have a useful collection. Don't expect from these hotels everything you would from a charming small hotel in say France or Italy, they need to be compared with other East German hotels. There's a heavy-handed tendency to over decorate and over furnish, and food often lacks finesse.

As elsewhere, our selection of places to stay in Germany offers an exceptionally interesting range to choose from: guesthouses (gatshofe), restaurants-with-rooms and small hotels. Whichever, they all have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm we seek out.

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Furst Bismarck Muhle

Am Muhlenteich 2, 21521, Aumuhle, +49 (0)4104 2028
Traditionally styled converted mill

Hotel Waldesruh am See

Aumuhle, 21521, +49 (0)4104-69530
Tranquil lakeside hotel at Aumuhle

Jagdhaus Waldfrieden

Quickborn, 25451, +49 (0)4106 61020
Wonderful setting close to Hamburg

Landhaus Altes Pastorat

Insel Fohr, 25938, Fohr Island, +49 (0)4683 226
Good location on quiet island


Alt Duvenstedt, 24791, +49 4338 99710
Pleasant country hotel, splendid grounds
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Santo Stefano Venezia

Campo Santo Stefano 2957, San Marco, 30124, Venice, +39 041 520 0166
Town hotel in San Marco, Venice