This hotel isn't the oldest in town (it only dates from the debacle of 1693) but what is lacking in age is more than compensated for by location. The windows behind the pink-and-white baroque façade look directly out onto a square beneath the Alte Brücke, Heidelberg's second most photographed landmark. And, of course, the River Neckar.

The 40 rooms are simply but comfortably furnished and have all the necessities including TV, safe, hairdryer, mini-bar, phone and radio. The best are those with the river/bridge view. Some are designated for nonsmokers, six are equipped for handicapped travelers.

The Hollander Hof occupies a fine corner site and has an inviting outdoor terrace with views of the Neckar. The building, originally constructed in 1750, was renovated in 1994. Rooms are modern with contemporary furnishings. Number 123, a larger-than-average double with both tub and shower which rents for 235 DM ($168), offers a view of the Alte Brücke and river through its two wide windows. Another double, Number 343, is smaller but has a river view and rents for 195 DM ($139). Number 346 is a large street-side single for 155 DM ($111). The attractive restaurant offers regional specialties at moderate to expensive prices.

Street Address: Neckarstaden 66
City: Heidelberg
Country: Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 62 21 / 60 50 0
Fax: +49 (0) 62 21 /60 50 60
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Quality: Rating: 3 stars
Value: Rating: 3 stars
Price Level: $$$-
Type: Hotel