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Value for Money

Officially the cost of living, including eating out, hotel prices and the cost of attractions is lower in Germany than the European average.

In addition the quality of accommodation and hotels in Germany is exceptionally high.


Hotel Prices

Just like the stock market, the cost of a hotel room can vary by the hour, depending largely on the principle of supply and demand.

For tourists, with flexibility, this principle can be a great price advantage, especially when avoiding business events or conferences.



Trade Fairs, folk festivals and public holidays are usually the main causes of inflated hotel prices.

In case of events, early bookers are usually rewarded with the best choice and hotel prices.

Sometimes, especially during trade fairs, it may be advisable to commute and to book a hotel in a neighbouring town. Public transport connections can be checked at


Last Minute

Travellers or holiday makers wishing to book a hotel room during the low or off peak seasons may find the best hotel rates at the last minute.

Discounts of 25% to 50%, and sometimes more, are not uncommon when hotels are struggling to sell all their availability or rooms. 


Walk-in Rates

The worst deals are usually opportunist walk in rates, it is therefore always advisable to book a hotel room in advance, even if it is only a few hours before arriving.




Hotels in Germany

Looking for accommodation or a hotel in Germany? Whatever your destination or budget might be, there’s a huge choice of hotels to choose from. Ranging from low cost budget hotels to some of the world's best luxury hotels, Germany has it all! Some hotels are housed in ancient castles or romantic historic buildings, others are modern and offer all the latest facilities one could wish for.

Whether you want a city break, a motoring holiday, time out in a spa resort or a retreat into Germany's breath taking scenery, this website will have all the information you need to make booking a hotel in Germany easy and for the best possible price..  

If you are looking for a budget B&B, a private Pension or a typical German Gasthaus please see our star rating section.  

Booking Hotels in Germany

The internet is a great tool for booking and for checking the availability of German hotels and hotel rooms in Germany. For the widest choice of hotels in Germany on the internet we suggest any of the following online reservation services. To get the best deal it pays to compare hotel rates with as many hotel booking engines as possible.

German Hotel Tax

If you have recently stayed in a hotel in Germany you may have noticed that VAT has been slashed from 19% to only 7%.  The aim of the German government was to encourage more visitors to visit Germany and hopefully getting them to stay a bit longer. The VAT change was introduced at the start of 2010.
If you are planning to stay in a spa town or health resort you may be asked to pay a local "Kurtaxe" even if you have paid for your hotel or accommodation in advance. The local tax rate can vary from town to town but is typically around €3 to €5       

German Tourist Hotels
1) Hotel Reservations
      + Hotels in Germany
      + Booking Hotels
      + Hotel Reservation Service
2) German Hotel Ratings
      + Zimmer Frei
      + Youth Hostels
      + Pension Accommodation
      + Gasthaus or Gasthof
      + Hotel Garni
      + Tourist One Star Hotels
      + Standard Two Star Hotels
      + Comfort Three Star Hotels
      + First Class Four Star Hotels
      + Luxury Five Star Hotels
3) German Hotel Guides
     + Official German Hotel Guide
     + Hotels on a Budget
     + German Hotel Association (IHA)
     + Leithammel
     + Links und Rechts der Autobahn
     + Varta Hotel Guide
4) Hotel Chains in Germany
     + A&O Hotels & Hostels
     + Accor Hotel Group
     + Arvena Hotels
     + Best Western Hotels
     + Gast im Schloss
     + Hilton Hotels
     + Holiday Inn
     + Hyatt Hotels
     + Ibis Hotels
     + Inter City Hotel
     + Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts

     + Kempinski Hotels
     + Landidyll Hotels
     + Lindner Hotels & Resorts
     + Maritim Hotels
     + Marriott Hotels

     + Meininger
     + Mercure Hotels
     + Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

     + Minotel
     + Novotel
     + NH Hotels
     + Radisson Blu
     + Ramada

     + Ringhotels
     + Rocco Forte

     + Sofitel
     + Starwood Hotels & Resorts
     + Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts
     + Travel Charme Hotels
     + Treff Hotels