Heidelberg’s best, and one of the finest in Germany, seems to do everything right and makes it all seem effortless. Lounges are comfortably plush and attractive; guest rooms, ranging over an old wing and a newer extension, are enormous and beautifully furnished with a nice mix of old-fashioned comfort and contemporary accents, lit by crystal chandeleers and equipped with sumptuous marble baths. Service is unfailingly attentive while unobtrusive and personable. A multilevel, rooftop spa includes a large indoor pool and state of the art gym, and the wood-paneled grill room serves French fare that’s as sophisticated as the surroundings. You’ll pay a bit more to stay here than in other Heidelberg lodgings, but you’ll be staying in style you’re not going to find many other places in the world.