Going from the stylish Wolff's to the down-home, 22-room, Amalienhof is not as big a step down as one might imagine. More traditional and old world, the Amalienhof is the Wolff's equal in warmth of welcome and not far behind in comfort.

There is no restaurant or elevator but our room, number 203, had a high ceiling, good furniture and good reading lights. There were two windows, a comfortable sofa, desk, table and two hard chairs. Overhead lighting was only adequate and the bathroom (a one person affair) had no toiletries, bar soap or washcloths. There was a dispenser of soft soap, however.

The basic buffet breakfast, in a small but pleasant room, was served by a friendly, efficient woman of about 60 who looked like the dean of women at the local university. While the selection was not vast, the items served, notably the cheese and diced fresh fruit dipped from a large bowl, were first rate. Owned by the church (one presumes Lutheran), the Amalienhof is just steps from the center of town. Innkeepers Karin and Jochen Bretthauer are particularly helpful and friendly.

Street Address: Amalienstrasse 2
City: Weimar
Country: Germany
Phone: 011 49 3643 54 90
Fax: 011 49 3643 54 91 10
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Quality: Rating: 3 stars
Value: Rating: 4 stars
Price Level: $$--
Type: Hotel