For a romantic and more central locale (10 minutes walk to downtown), we would choose the Hügel, an art nouveau villa built in 1914. The owners recently renovated and expanded the hotel to a capacity of 70 beds (14 rooms in the original part; 16 in the new building), many of which feature views of the Cathedral, Imperial Baths, and the Electoral Palace and Gardens. The Hügel takes pride in its stylish ambiance. A modern atrium fills the lobby with natural light and welcomes guests to this idyllic getaway. Each room is individually decorated and named after a European city. The hotel's favorite room is the Köln, which features the original plaster ceiling and double French doors opening to a balcony and a sweeping view of Trier. The Hamburg is the only other room to have a balcony.

Rooms that face the street are less expensive, and yet not likely to be loud, as the hotel sits on a lightly trafficked private way. All rooms come with minibar, cable-TV, telephone, and shower or bath. Amenities include an outdoor patio, an indoor pool, and a sauna. A restaurant, available for house guests only, serves a gourmet breakfast and light afternoon or evening fare such as salads and crêpes. In order to foster a more intimate atmosphere, the hotel discourages large groups. Nonsmoking rooms are available and English is spoken.

Street Address: Bernhardstrasse 14
City: Trier
Country: Germany
Phone: 011 49 651 3 30 66
Fax: 011 49 651 3 79 58
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Quality: Rating: 4 stars
Value: Rating: 4 stars
Price Level: $$$-
Type: Hotel