Famous today for many of the wrong reasons, Bavaria’s second largest city is far more than its relationship with the Nazis. The effective capital of the Holy Roman Empire for much of its history, the town has been a centre of European culture for centuries, and of course it’s also a heaven of traditional south German delights with beer halls and Christmas markets as good as anywhere in the world.
A bustling metropolis, Nuremberg’s hotels are first class, and meet classically German standards of cleanliness and comfort. Nevertheless, finding budget accommodation is not always easy in this prosperous industrial hub. Fortunately, TravelMag is on hand to help you make the right decision.
Ibis Budget Nürnberg City Messe
From €59/ night
Look, no one’s trying to convince you that Ibis Budget hotels represent the lap of luxury. And yes, their interior design is basic. However, if you’re looking for somewhere cheap to stay (emphasis on cheap) in Nuremberg that is guaranteed to be clean, provide reliable internet access, and, indeed, all the other small comforts of civilised life (TVs, en suite bathrooms, and not having to share a dorm), then this one’s for you.
Ibis Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof
From €72/ night
Proof that Ibis can provide more up-market hotels as well, this 2-star is located right in the centre of town. Rooms are still fairly basic, but boast a minimalist design that makes them look way more expensive than they are. The most important thing here, is that you know you’re in safe hands: Ibis have solid international standards that shine through in all their outlets. WiFi is standard, there’s satellite TV in the rooms, and a breakfast bar that stays open until 12 (for those mornings after, when your experience of the Nuremberg night scene gets out of hand).
From €80/ night
A terrific centrally located hotel, that offers accommodation as relaxing as a warm hug. Here, all the requirements of what anyone is looking for in a stay are met and then some: flat screen TVs, free WiFi, a 24-hour reception. Indeed, this place is like the kind of hotel you’d imagine if you were asked to imagine a hotel. That sounds like damning with faint praise, but if you really consider it, such establishments are actually very rare.
From €89/ night
OK so we’re moving into budget-stretching territory now, but this place is absolutely worth it. Located in a beautiful old building just five minutes from the centre of town, its rooms are bright, big, and ever-so comfortable, and as befits the hotel’s name they boast stylish furniture and, yes, art: works by Franconian artist Holger M. Haspel, to be precise. There are also all the usual mod-cons (Internet, TV’s, etc.), plus the added bonus of iPad rental at reception.
Hotel Agneshof Nurnberg
From €98/ night
And finally, a stylishly modern hotel down a stylishly traditional street, the Agneshof may be perilously close to being a bank breaker as far as “budget” hotels are concerned, but the value is outstanding! Not only, does it offer a taste of real luxury right in the heart of Nuremberg, but it’s got a modern “wellness facility” to boot. So, when you return footsore and weary from a day’s sight-seeing there’s a sauna and a hot tub to slip into, just to make sure you’re fully recuperated for the next. And then, if the weather’s nice, there’s a courtyard garden for sitting back and enjoying the end of the day’s sun. What are holidays about after all?