Deep in the heartland of Germany, Kassel is the former capital of the State of Hesse. The historic German city is today best known to the outside world as the home of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe. The mountain park brings in visitors from all over and that has created plenty of demand for top quality hotels in Kassel. Indeed, there are hundreds of hotels to choose from and sifting through them all can be time consuming.
For those seeking a bed for the night in Kassel, hotels range from internationally recognised chains to boutique rooms offering regional rustic charm. Here is a list of the best five hotels in Kassel catering to a range of different budgets with one key thing in common: top quality comfort. We have also taken into account many other factors including amenities, previous guest reviews, location and value for money.
From €157/ night
Over on the western side of the city, as the name suggests, this hotel is aimed primarily at those who are keen on paying a visit to Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, offering a slice of exquisite comfort into the mix. The hotel’s Finnish sauna and spa, onsite fine dining restaurant, Fischers, and the plush memory foam mattresses in the rooms all work towards ensuring that guests can get the utmost relaxation at the end of a busy day of travel and exploration. Car parking space is available at Kurparkhotel Bad Wilhelmshöhe and breakfast is included in the price.
From €139/ night
Another well-located hotel in Kassel for Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe trips is Hotel Palmenbad, which is around ten minutes away from the UNESCO-listed site. Double rooms are well-appointed in crisp modern furnshings. Although on the minimalist side, they’re good value for this price bracket, thanks to the numerous in-room features like a coffee machine, Netflix streaming through the TV and hypoallergenic linen. There’s even a PS4 games console available for guests to borrow. The hotel has its own a la cart restaurant where breakfast, included in the price, is also served.
From €116/ night
Ideally situated for those who are planning to arrive and/or depart by train, who want easy access to the centre and the rest of the city, and who don’t want to lug their luggage around the city centre is pentahotel Kassel. The series of plush rooms and trendy furnishings makes this a popular choice with business folk and younger couples. The most unique rooms are the penta PlayerPads, which have bathrobes and free pay-per-view channel access, as with standard rooms, plus either a pinball machine, retro arcade machine or a PS4, depending on your preference and availability. Please bear in mind that this hotel is served by Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe station, which is equidistant between the UNESCO-listed site and the city centre.
From €86/ night
For hotel stays in Kassel city centre, Hotel Tiffany is one of the best options in terms of price, location and amenities. The hotel is just 250 metres away from Kassel train station, putting it right next to the city’s main central attractions and museums, like the Fridericianum art museum. The hotel itself offers neat, light-filled rooms that are comparatively smaller but lacking none of the cosiness. There’s a classy on-site bar serving alcohol and coffee, and restaurant offering regional and European dishes.
From €79/ night
Unlike the other hotels offering great access to Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, MountainPark is actually located just across the road from it. The flip side however is that it is somewhat disconnected from the rest of the city, making it ideal for those looking for a more rural, rather than urban setting. Rooms are all ensuite and come with flatscreen TVs, kettles and a work desk. There’s also a coffee house and bar onsite, along with a restaurant to cover the needs of those who don’t plan to head into Kassel. The price listed comes without breakfast, although there is a relatively pricey breakfast option available.