Any one of this trio of delightful hotels would be a top choice for a stay in Regensburg. For sheer opulence it’s hard to resist the Grand Hotel Orphée (Grosses Haus, in German), a baroque house at Untere Bachgasse 8, where ornate ceilings and elaborate furnishings will make you feel like German nobility; many of the huge rooms are suitable for families, with day beds to accommodate extra guests and plenty of parquet expanses to spare. The Petit Hotel Orphée (Kleines Haus, in German) at Wahlenstrasse 1 occupies the former home of a prosperous merchant clan and offers distinctive rooms individually furnished with antique washstands and bedsteads, rich fabrics, and welcoming couches and armchairs (there’s no reception; you’ll get the key from the Grand Hotel Orphée around the corner). Country Manor Orphée, Andreasstrasse 26, is across the Steinerne Brücke (Stone Bridge) from the Altstadt and spreads across the second floor of a 16th-century salt warehouse; 6 of the 10 tile-floored, casually chic apartments (all with kitchenettes) open to patios overlooking the Danube.
- Frommer's Staff