The Heidelberg Suites Boutique Hotel opened in the fall of 2008. It is an extraordinary hotel property located in one of Germany’s oldest and most charming cities. It is composed of villas from the turn of the century which were restored and furnished by world-renowned architect and interior designer, Michele Bonan. You may already know and love a couple of his projects, like the JK Place Firenze in Florence and the JK Place Capri.
The Reception Area at the JK Place Capri
According to TripAdvisor.com, who named the city of Heidelberg a Travelers Choice Award Winner in 2008, “Home to the oldest university in Germany, Heidelberg suffered during 17th-century wars and was rebuilt in the 18th century, using the old Gothic street layout but with Baroque buildings. The historic city center’s Gothic streets are easy to navigate on foot. Fourteenth-century Heidelberg Castle is the symbolic heart of the city. Alte Brucke is a beautiful 18th-century bridge. This university town also has a historic Student Jail, for visitors who take both their history and education seriously.”
Sounds charming, doesn’t it? The Heidelberg Suites is situated next to the “Old Bridge” and overlooks the Neckar River. Every room in the hotel features an incredible view of the Castle as well as the “Old Town”. It is also located within walking distance from all of the historical sites. The hotel also features a rooftop terrace, garden, and spa.
The Heidelberg Suites is purely Bonan’s vision. In addition to designing the architectural elements of the villas, he designed the interiors along with every single piece of furniture found in the hotel, which is available for purchase, if you are so inclined.
A sitting area in one of the suites overlooks the Neckar.
The Spa at the Heidelberg Suites
The hotel features four types of suites ranging from a Standard Suite to the Penthouse Suite. Though they vary in size, every suite features a unique view of the castle and the “Old Town” along with two rooms, a fully stocked pantry kitchen with an espresso machine, and state of the art electronics. More importantly, they are dressed in Bonan’s signature style of mixing a bit of modernism with classical romanticism.
How romantic is this courtyard? I love the white buildings with the painted black shutters and black and white awnings. The little benches and vintage bicycles complete with wicker baskets add the perfect touch.