Germany, Travel

Hotel Bonne Suite, Heidelberg

July 21, 2015

Hotel Bonne Suite

So if you were keeping up with my instagram, you may know CB and I were on a litte adventure through the Alps. I will be sharing our journey ever Tuesday over several weeks. I have some amazing things to add to your travel bucket list. First up this amazing boutique hotel.

After a long two days of driving we eventually arrived at the little town of Sankt Leon Rot, just south of Heidelberg and our home for the night.

I know I’m a bit behind but this was our first experience with airbnb. We had been very close to using the site to book for our honeymoon in New York but some friends also visiting there had their host cancel the accommodation a week before they were due to visit. While I appreciate this is rare, we didn’t want to take the risk when travelling so far away, and for a special occasion, so we pushed the idea aside. It was only when planning this trip through Austria and Switzerland I thought it would be perfect to try out.

After entering our dates and our destination of Heidelberg, Hotel Bonne Suite popped right up to the top. It looked like something off a postcard and after nosing round the pictures as well as the reviews on trip advisor I emailed the hosts to ask if they had parking. With the response received in half an hour we were all booked up.

Walking through the gate off the main street it was exactly as I pictured it. Marianne came out to greet us with a friendly handshake. Marianne and her husband Chris run the boutique hotel which has three suites, each kitted out with a mini kitchen and living area, plus there is a large lobby area downstairs. The whole place felt like a cosy country cottage, with fireplace and exposed stone walls.

We headed upstairs to our bedroom which had beautiful exposed, double height, wooden ceilings and a mezzanine with the kitchen and bathroom. Formalities sorted, we headed out to find something quick to eat as it was late and we were exhausted from the drive. We headed across the road to a little Greek restaurant which also sold takeaway pizzas, I know a Greek restaurant in Germany doing pizza. But we were starving and the option to eat in our amazing room was too tempting. Either way we kept it international and ordered one with salami and feta.

The entrance to the hotel is actually through the back garden, a beautiful well maintained garden that looks like something out of The Secret Garden with arches and hidden chairs. I even managed to spot some wisteria.

The next morning I woke up bright and early after a very refreshing sleep. To be woken up by the natural sunlight streaming in through the Velux window was bliss (there are blinds but I love being woken up by natural light), the downside to living on a ground floor flat and having black out curtains.

I left CB sleeping and jumped up to get ready, head out with my camera with the task of bringing us back some breakfast. I spent my time wandering through the garden ok my way to the bakery down the street, which I’d been advised my Marianne was the best one in the village.

Sure enough there was a little queue outside, always the sign of a good bakery in a small village with four different ones! Pretzels are the speciality here so I asked for two and wandered back through the park to enjoy our little slice of paradise.

I cannot wait to return and spend more than one night here. You can find more information of Hotel Bonne Suite on their website.

You Might Also Like