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Mauritzhof Hotel

Münster, Germany

Mauritzhof lobby entrance photoThe Mauritzhof Hotel, sometimes referred to as the Designhotel Mauritzhof, is a stylish four-star hotel near Münster's railroad station, the inner ring road, and the Altstadt.

Although its building was constructed in 1957, the Mauritzhof underwent a complete overhaul in the mid-1990s under the direction of the Ranier Maria Kresing architectural firm. The rebuilt hotel is a glass-fronted structure that you might expect to see in Berlin or Hamburg, with large windows, light woods, and bright ultramodern furnishings . The public rooms and the north-facing bedrooms overlook the Promenade (the pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly green belt that surrounds Münster's old town). Amenities include free Wi-Fi for guests, a library, and a terrace café next to the Promenade during the warm months.

Every one of the Mauritzhof's 39 rooms is unique in size and decor. Rooms are grouped in four basic categories: Komfort, Studio, Junior Suite, and Suite. Ask for a room facing the Promenade--you'll pay more than you would for a view of the busy Eisenbahnstrasse, but you won't regret the modest surcharge. (Most rooms on the Promenade side have small terraces or balconies, making them even more desirable.)

Amusing side note: The Mauritzhof's press kit asks, "Life is a film. The Mauritzhof could play a role in...?" It goes on to answer: "To Catch a Thief, Part 2, with Nicole Kidman and Brad Pitt instead of Grace Kelly and Cary Grant. Lots of class, a little allure, and much eye-winking." We're not sure about the eye-winking, but we can easily imagine Nicole Kidman or Brad Pitt enjoying a stay at the trendy but friendly Mauritzhof.

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