Nestled against the bank of the Ahr among the vineyards just west of Mayschoss, lies the grandiose Hotel Lochmühle. With 104 rooms the hotel actually seems a bit too large for its setting. The original building was finished in 1974 and its rooms, though large, still retain much of the 70's green and orange styling. In a newer part, built in 1994, rooms are somewhat smaller, but decorated in lighter, more modern color schemes.

Despite a bit of a language barrier, we found the staff, managed by director Hubert Esch, to be enormously helpful and pleasant. Our second floor room, Number 121, featured a spacious balcony that presented a panoramic view of the Ahr with bright green vine covered hills rising in the background. Every 45 minutes, the local train would come whistling into view, making its way to the lower end of the valley and back again. A plate of fresh fruit was delivered to our room when we arrived. At night, the room was very well lit. And the bath was exceptionally clean and bright. All rooms have phones, shower/WC, minibars, and TV (though no English channels). The older rooms on the south side have larger balconies than the newer rooms, but from any room on this side, the view makes the room.

Parking is adequate and free. Amenities include an indoor swimming pool, basic exercise room, sauna, solarium, bike rentals, and cozy basement bar. Restaurants include the Ahrblick Terrace Café and the Lochmühle Restaurant. Room prices are somewhat steep, as the hotel caters to businesses that hold seminars and conferences on-site.

Street Address: Ahr-Rotweinstrasse 62
City: Mayschoss-Laach
Country: Germany
Phone: 011 49 2643 80 80
Fax: 011 49 2643 808 445
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Quality: Rating: 2 stars
Value: Rating: 1 star
Price Level: $$--
Type: Hotel