Germany may not be the first place you think of when you start visualizing luxury travel, but it should be! There are many cities in Germany filled with luxurious locations, thermal spas, and high-end shopping for you to enjoy. In fact, we recently visited Southern Germany and stayed in three incredibly chic, high-end destinations that you simply must visit yourself! So no matter where you are going in Southern Germany (or we recommend a getaway through many cities!), here are our luxury hotel recommendations for your next trip.
Colombi Hotel Freiburg
The Colombi Hotel in Freiburg will make you feel classy, cultured, and royal. And how could it not with such an amazingly beautiful environment? This was my first hotel stop on my journey, and I was immediately blown away by the hanging chandeliers, marble flooring, and luxury details as I entered the lobby. On my way up to my room, I was charmed by the glass elevator that allowed me to peek through at each floor on the way up. And, of course, the room was a full suite complete with bath tub, a separate sleeping room, and a sitting room complete with a mini library.
The mini library was absolutely my favorite part, as it adds charm and personality to the room. As an avid reader, this was the cherry on top for me! The staff was welcoming, the room was so comfortable, and I really felt at home at the Colombi Hotel Freiburg. And, of course, their breakfast was like no other! With both waiter and buffet service, I didn’t want for anything at breakfast, which is important while you’re traveling. You always need to start your day off right with a good breakfast if you’re going to be on the move. It immediately set the tone for a beautiful, exciting, high-end stay in Freiburg. So, when vising Freiburg im Breisgau, I strongly suggest you pick the Colombi Hotel for the best experience.
Hotel Belle Epoque Baden-Baden
This charming boutique hotel in Baden-Baden will make you feel as if you are living in a storybook. When you first pull up, you’ll find a stone structure covered with greenery that appears to be right out of an old Victorian tale. As you step up to the door, it opens up before you like magic, and you just know that you’re about to have an experience like no other. This boutique hotel feels like a manor house from the 19th century, and the picturesque decor they place throughout it only helps to add to that ethereal feel.
The room I stayed in had such a comfortable bed, a nice lux Jacuzzi, a sitting space and desk, and a vanity next to the bathroom. It was everything I could have hoped for and more. With tea available out on the patio whenever I liked, an extremely friendly staff, and an elaborately elegant breakfast, the Hotel Belle Epoque made my time in Baden-Baden completely special. I love staying in hotels that don’t feel like a hotel, and this really encapsulated that feeling. It felt like a welcoming home away from home, and because of that, I had such a magical stay in Baden-Baden.
Hotel Europäischer Hof Heidelberg
If you want to feel as if you are royalty, then Hotel Europäischer Hof Heidelberg is for you. From the moment I walked into the hotel, the staff knew my name, pulled me aside, and helped me check in with ease- as if I was a celebrity. They were above and beyond accommodating, immediately getting me a cappuccino along with my papers, and that set the tone for an incredible experience in Heidelberg. The rooms were chic, bright, and spacious, something I always appreciate in a room, and I had my own tea station, which made the stay that much more special.
With a golden chandelier, rich golden brown drapery, and lux accents, I really felt as if I was staying in a royal palace. But that was just the beginning. Of all my breakfast experiences, Hotel Europäischer Hof really stood out. They provide a tray for each table complete with salmon, fresh meats, and cheeses, and their buffet was extremely thoughtful according to COVID safety with sides for your meal prepared in small glass jars. Between the waiter service and the buffet style of the breakfast, it really made for an experience like no other.
While traveling, it’s incredibly important to invest in where you will be staying. Too many people spend money on cheaper hotels trying to save a buck, but this isn’t the right mindset to have on your travels. Of all the places to cut back, the environment of where you will be staying sets the entire mood of your trip. If you are staying in a luxurious suite, you are more likely to wake up feeling excited, special, and ready to face the world. And that’s the right attitude to have on an adventure. The wrong hotel can set your whole day back. So, if you take anything away from this, I strongly encourage you to pick your stays carefully when traveling and make sure you pick some of these luxurious hotels above when traveling throughout Southern Germany. You won’t regret it.
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