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hotel recommendations in Bacharach, St. Goar, or Boppard - any with AC?

My wife and I are planning to travel to Germany in late July and would like to visit the Rhine valley. We have looked at hotels in Bacharach, St. Goar, and Boppard but are having a hard time finding any with air conditioning. Pretty much every hotel we saw has at least some complaints from guests who stayed there in the summer about the lack of AC. As both of us are pretty sensitive to heat/humidity, we are concerned that absence of AC will be a problem for us as well.

Does anyone know of any hotels or other places to stay in the area that do have AC? Thanks!

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Hi Zack-
I hate to be a tout, but I'm sure Booking.com lists some hotels with A/C. Some without A/C do provide fans which are usually adequate in the evening. And I am with you, in my younger days I didn't care about A/C but as I get older it is (almost) a requirement in the middle of summer. That's why I am a confirmed "shoulder season" traveler...

Have a great trip!!!

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Kenneth, the only hotel with AC i found through Booking.com is Baudobriga Rheinhotel. A bunch of reviews said that the hotel is right by the train tracks so the rooms are noisy and its hard to sleep. We wanted to double-check if there are any other options. And yes, maybe next time we will consider going during a shoulder season instead.

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Hi Zack- Mercure hotel Koblenz has a lift and A/C. Hotel Im Schulhaus in Lorch Am Rheim has A/C (didn't check for lift). I have a friend who stayed in a hotel in the middle of Cochem that had A/C a few years ago. I actually stayed in a Marriott in Wiesbaden in the middle of July a few years ago because of the heat and did day trips along the Rhine. Also, I believe it may be a little early as some hotels do not take reservations this early in the year. So keep looking at least once per week and more hotels will become available and start accepting reservations. Good luck....

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Try www.hrs.com to find hotels using the filter for AC. For Germany, they may be better than booking.com

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Thank you for the recommendations Kenneth and Ms. Jo.

Kenneth, do you by any chance know if you friend stayed at Parkhotel Cochem? Its the only place with AC I have been able to find but its on the outskirts of the town. Thank you!

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My wife and I stayed at Bacharacher Hof in Bachrach a couple years ago, and the rooms were basic, but good sized, and clean. I would recommend it for a stay, but it does not have A/C (most places there do not). It is run by a husband/wife team, who provide excellent service. But what REALLY was outstanding was the hotel restaurant. Everything we ate was excellent, from the breads to the mains. If you eat there, under no circumstance should you miss out on the soups - they were unbelievably good. In fact, I hate tomato soup....but the best soup I've ever had in my life was the tomato soup there. I also had a mushroom soup (we ate there both nights we stayed) that was outstanding too.

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Hi Zack- Took awhile to contact my friend. He stayed at Hotel Lohspeicher in the middle of Cochem and he doesn't remember any A/C. And, to the best of my memory, none of the hotels I have stayed at over the years along the Middle Rhine and Mosel had A/C. I stayed at a Holiday Inn in Trier many years ago that had A/C, and there are several large International chain hotels in Mainze and Weisbaden (Hilton, Marriott) that had A/C. You can do day trips along the Rhine and Mosel from these locations. This lack of A/C in more rustic hotels is one of the reasons I only travel in shoulder months now...

Have a great trip!!!!

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I can't recommend any hotels but I did find Bacharach to be a more attractive village than the other two mentioned, though St. Goar does have the wonderful ruin of Rheinfels.

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Thank you everyone for responding. It appears that summer is just not the best time to travel to this area if you want to stay at rustic places, which we do, so my wife and I changed our planned itinerary and will try to visit this area during the shoulder season another year.