Our visit in lovely Cochem on the Mosel river in the Rhineland-Palatinate region in Germany was made even more lovely by our stay at Pension Hendriks. Our short sojourn in this pretty bed and breakfast was so satisfying that the moment we left the place, I knew I just had to blog about it!
Pension Hendriks is located at Jahnstr. 8, 56812, right in the heart of town. The Reichsburg (castle), marketplace and other major points of interests are just a few minutes walk from Pension Hendriks.
This quaint little hotel has an adequate number of rooms, a breakfast room, a communal area where you can bring your own dinner or enjoy a drink after a long day of sightseeing (reasonably priced bottles of wines are available for purchase in the inn), a veranda where one can enjoy a nice view of Reichsburg, and a small yet cute lobby. It provides free WIFI with fast connection.
Our room was a triple one with a private bathroom. It was nice and cozy. The decorations were good and the atmosphere was homey. It was spacious with a a sitting area, a desk and a chair, in addition to the 3 beds. The bathroom was adequate in size, spacious even for a European toilet. There were complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer. Everything was clean.
What we loved about Pension Hendriks most were the excellent service and the ample free breakfast.
The owner was very nice and accommodating. We arrived in Cochem a bit later than we were supposed to because of some delays in the train schedule and it was already dark when we finally reached town, but the owner was nice enough to give us a ride to the bed and breakfast (it would have been difficult if we walked since we had luggages and had to navigate many flights of stairs to reach the hotel). He provided us with maps and suggestions on places to visit. He was friendly and helpful during our stay. Plus, he drove us back again to the hauptbahnhof (train station) when we left Cochem and even gave us a nice bottle of wine as some parting gift. Loved that Mosel wine!
The breakfast was something else—it was fantastic! The buffet table contained a lot of selections: scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, hams and sausages, different kinds of breads, bread spreads, yogurts, and other German food. There were hot chocolate, juice, coffee and tea. It was one of the best free breakfasts we’ve had! The owner himself attended to the guests during breakfast. He made sure we had everything we needed and was quick to replenish the food and drinks.
There were a number of other guests during our stay and I could see that they were happy with everything. As to the price: it was good—cheap even—and considering the great place and the excellent service we received, it was all worth it.