From the German Emperor to Angela Merkel
Bonn, the former capital in the south of North Rhine-Westphalia is traffic-technically somewhat suboptimal tethered: Both the airport and the new fast ICE line Cologne-Frankfurt are about 20 minutes away, through Bonn leads the much slower Rhine route.
The Rhine view compensates for many things: Directly on the Rhine with views of the Siebengebirge, in an almost unique location, the Ameron Königshof: 1872 already built by the famous Bonn architects Ermekeil as Grand Hotel Royal, the hotel looks back on a varied history: To 1900 were including Princess Viktora and the German Emperor here to guest. 1944 completely destroyed in an air raid, the new hotel Königshof 1956 is reopened after 2 years of construction with the visit of the Italian President and henceforth used for receptions and state visits.
129 rooms of various categories, some with views of the Rhine and the Siebengebirge (cost 15 Euro surcharge) and a small fitness area invite you to linger - especially because of the view.
Meeting rooms and equipment
1969 built new ballrooms where meetings are held today. There are four conference salons with room for 8 to 50 guests - depending on the level of fun. There are also three banquet halls of which the largest, which can accommodate up to 300 persons standing in the nearly 350qm large Rheinsaal standing. All rooms are with a magnificent view of the Rhine aligned there are also the Rheinterassen (maximum 150 persons) and the Rondell.
A special feature is the mirrored room for up to 100 persons: the windowless room is completely lined with mirrors, but can be pushed aside, thus releasing the view of the adjoining Festaal including Rheinterasse. A special highlight is that all the technology can be controlled from the beamer via the audio system to the LED color design via a touchpad. Unfortunately the WLAN of the Telekom is free for normal guests only for an hour a day, but it is included in the SmartConnect (59,50 € per person).
Until 1971, all events organized by the Federal Chancellery and the state dinner of the Federal Government were organized by the royal court - with illustrer guest list. The Ameron still bewitches the Petersberg and the Villa Hammerschmidt. Since 2003, the Hotel Königshof has been operated by the Althoff Hotel and Gourmet Collection as an 4 star-house - even today Chancellor Merkel and various resigned Federal Presidents are occasionally guests. This is evidenced by numerous photos that can be admired throughout the house.
Even the interior is reminiscent, not unintentionally, of the glittering days of the hotel, the 50er. 2013 has been renovated and since then the house has been kept in the 50 style - with striped walls and an extra old-fashioned coffee machine in the Italian restaurant Oliveto, which is considered Bonn's best Italian.
Cause, because the food is excellent: 14 points got chef Alexander Stadler and Team in the top gastronomy guide "Gault Millau", from the "gourmet" receives the restaurant 1,5 F and the "Guide Michelin" and the "Schlemmer Atlas" speak out with each 2 "cutlery" their praise as well. Accordingly, the prices are: even the rather average breakfast beats with 19 Euro.
Unfortunately, not everything is as excellent as the restaurant, but some is also (style) really "old", such as the wide staircase, which reminds me a bit of the University Library in Bonn, and some furniture with a few signs of wear.
Nevertheless, if you are looking for an original hotel with good service, ambience and traditional history for a moderate price, this is the place for you. From about 100 Euro per night can be spent in a hotel in which already crowned heads resided. The conference packages start from 55,50 per person. Recommended.
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