REVIEW | Hotel Fahrhaus Koblenz

It’s Summer 2022 and for the first time in 12 years I finally had some time off of work during summer, luckily my boyfriend also had time off so we made a roadtrip to Germany. Originally we planned to stop at Karlsruhe to visit our friend Simon living there, unfortunately he was struck by corona. The plan was changed to a relaxing stop at picturesque Koblenz before continuing onto a 3 night stay at Stuttgart, copying Timothy’s trip.

For our first trip we located to new and modern looking Fahrhaus hotel, located at the bank of the Moselle River just opposite from Koblenz. While it is a 5 minute walk along the Moselle river towards the famous ‘Deutsches  Eck‘ where Rhine and Moselle meet each other, the hotel is conveniently located close to the motorway and right next to a yacht harbour.

The hotel was built in 2019 and thus still looks and feels rather new. It was also built that all major components are located on the first floor and higher so in case the river floods there is no major damage. The ground floor only hosts the reception area, the restaurant and bar is located on the first floor, with all rooms above that.

As we had a rather early arrival we first went for a stroll through the city.

When we got back our room was ready and we went to check in out. We had a basic room but it featured a magnificent view over the bridge, the river and the yacht harbour next door. While we didn’t pay for a more expensive room with a proper balcony, you could still slide open the window and have a balcony like experience. The room was also nicely decorated in a modern style, with a big comfortable bed in the middle. Obviously this being Germany it meant that there were two separate duvets on the bed.  

A complimentary bottle of sparkling water as well as proper tea and coffee making facilities where provided. A fully stocked minibar was also available, but of course it had to be paid.

In between the room and the bathroom there was a window which could be covered using a sliding wall. There was a very big walk-in shower with both a fixed rain shower head as well as a handheld head. Which both could be used at the same time.

The toilet itself was located in a separate room where the lighting could be adjusted to bright for the day time to dimmed for the night time.

The hotel used Molton Brown toiletries, which were wonderful. During turn-down service they even provided a set of face-wash and eye cream, a nice touch.

The hotel provided a gym and a spa on the top floors. The pool was small but offered a number of button operated jets to do some hydro therapy, including counter flow jets if you wanted to do some swimming. Around the pool where some loungers, both inside and outside on the sun terrace. The staff also provided a bar service so we enjoyed a drink by the pool side. The sauna and hammam where both in the no textile zone, so you could only use them when nude.

In the evening we had dinner at the riverside terrace. It was a delicious and well executed affair. We opted to try out the three-course set menu alongside with a delicious bottle of local riesling.

In the morning the hotel offered a breakfast buffet. While they did offer some good quality items, the offer was rather limited, and while there where menu’s with made to order items it wasn’t quite clear how to order. While I was satisfied with the breakfast, Sam was disappointed as it had little to offer to his taste as there weren’t even small things like chocolate spread available.

All in all we had a very nice stay at the Fahrhaus and it really is a good place to stopover for a night.

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