Two neighboring Jugendstil villas combine to form this elegant hotel in a peaceful part of town. The downstairs rooms, such as the breakfast room and the sitting room in the main house, retain many original features – sweeping bay windows, beautiful parquet floors, original paneling and a few pieces of antique furniture. But the bedrooms, though large, light and airy and with their own bathrooms, have lost all stylistic connection with the Art Nouveau movement. Seven have a balcony, however, or open on to a terrace overlooking the huge common garden, full of mature trees and greenery. It is big enough to have a carp pool that could almost pass for a lake (fishing is permitted), a children’s playground for the families with children who visit the hotel at weekends, and even the (very doubtful) attraction of a mini wildlife park, with (caged) cheetahs.
Park Villa is a hotel garni (B&B) but there is a choice of restaurants serving European cuisines within five minutes’ walk, and guests can have snacks in the breakfast room or in the airy garden room. The accommodating hosts, Elke and Hans-Peter Gaupp, also offer their guests free use of a gym close by.