c Located in a 500-year-old stone building, the hotel was completely renovated in 2006. Its 26 rooms (including five suites) are all different in size and shape, with a pleasing combination of antique and modern furnishings. Four guestrooms have their own balcony.

Breakfast is served in a pretty room with a terrace, and there is another sunny porch for hotel guests on the next floor. The affable owners are pleased to guide guests through a tasting of the hotel/winery's own vintages in modern tasting rooms on the ground floor.

Although the Meintzinger does not have a restaurant, there are several places to eat within a short walking distance, including local Weinstuben with good food at reasonable prices. The rustic Ehrbar Fränkische Weinstube (Haupstrasse 17), in an old half-timbered building, is especially recommended.

Contact: Weingut und Hotel Meintzinger, Babenbergplatz 4, 97252 Frickenhausen, tel. +49/9331-87110, fax 87210, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Daily Rates: Singles €55-95, doubles €75-150. Free parking.

Rating: Quality 16/20, Value 16/20