Schmuckkästchen Hotel is one of the historic buildings on Miltenberg’s Schnatterloch:
Miltenberg is famous for its 16th and 17th century timber-framed buildings. Some of the finest examples of these can be seen at the Schnatterloch, the town’s picturesque historic market square. Like all visitors to Miltenberg, we’ve admired and taken plenty of snaps of the Schnatterloch buildings on our previous visits. Never did I imagine that we would one day stay in one of them – the Schmuckkästchen Hotel & Café.
Historic Hotel in Miltenberg
Schmuckkästchen Hotel & Café is a charming family-run hotel right on Miltenberg’s Schnatterloch. The building is centuries old, but fear not, the hotel went through a major renovation in 2012 when Uwe Überschär and his partner Sabine Cinlay bought the place. Each of the eleven rooms was redesigned and modernized to become a small jewelry box (Schmuckkästchen).
The hotel’s location puts it in close proximity to all Miltenberg attractions. Mildenberg Castle is up the footpath next to the hotel and the Main River is just five minutes walk away. There are many restaurants and cafés close by including the Faust Brewery which is just around the corner.
Staying at the Schmuckkästchen Hotel
Uwe (the owner) was in the square to meet us when our taxi pulled into the Marktplatz. Our room no. 21 was on the second floor. Being a historic building, there is no lift. Our room was small but comfortable. We would have preferred one of the larger rooms, but they were not available.
The room rate included breakfast. We particularly liked the quaint breakfast room which Sabine (the manager) very nicely decorated with all kinds of nic nacs. She looks after the breakfast room and guests very well. We knew exactly where to sit at breakfast as our name was written on a dish.
What we liked
- The central location
- Staying in a historic and charming hotel
- The beautiful breakfast room
- Sabine, the hotel manager, was very hospitable. She knew what type of coffee we liked and we didn’t have to ask after the first morning.
What we weren’t fond of
There is no lift and no one to help with our heavy bags. This can be expected of small historic hotels.
We enjoyed our stay at the Schmuckkästchen Hotel and would happily stay there again. It appears that the hotel changed hands in December 2017 and we only hope that the new management keeps it as charming as it was.