Holiday Inn Nuremberg

REVIEW: Holiday Inn Nürnberg City Centre

Our visit to Nuremberg after Christmas last year really took us by surprise. It was a city I’d always associated with a dark history, and really had no idea how much there is for families to do. There’s the Transport Museum, Toy Museum, the castle, and Playmobil Park, and you can read all about these things and more in our recent post – Nuremberg with kids: Top 10 things to do. Plus the city is nicely compact, making it easy to walk around, and if you wish to venture further afield, the public transport is excellent.

But what really made our visit special was our stay at the Holiday Inn Nürnberg City Centre. It’s situated in the picturesque Old Town, meaning it’s close enough to visit sights on foot, but it’s tucked away from the hustle and bustle. It’s a hotel which combines modern, international class accommodation, with cute B&B style features like free coffee and pastries in the foyer, and warm, welcoming staff.

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Location of Holiday Inn Nürnberg | credit: Google Maps 2019

Nuremberg with kids

Foyer of Holiday Inn Nürnberg

Family rooms

Holiday Inn Nürnberg kindly hosted our five night stay in a family room, which included bunk beds for the boys. Handily, the bunk beds are tucked in a corner, meaning that once the boys were asleep, we could put lights on to read and watch TV, whilst their area still remained reasonably dark and undisturbed.

The temperature-controlled rooms, are clean and modern, with tea/coffee making facilities, generous storage space, a safe, and spacious en-suite with deep bath and double sinks. Fluffy towels are standard. The sparkling apple juice left daily in the room’s fridge is a nice touch. There are also black-out curtains, which are handy if visiting in the summer months.


There’s a restaurant on site and we enjoyed a couple of take-in dinners. However at a fee of €2.50 per dish (including sides) for room delivery, we decided to send down Dad to collect the food, rather than have it delivered to our door.

However, the highlight of our stay each day was the generous buffet breakfast each morning offering fresh breads and fruits, yogurts, cereals, meats, cheeses, and cooked breakfast options. As the breakfast was so large, we treated it more like a brunch and it kept us all going through to an early dinner, albeit with a couple of snacks along the way (where do my boys put all the food they eat?)

Nuremberg with kids

Holiday Inn Nuremberg

Check out

Check out is 12pm, meaning that our last morning was nice and relaxed (we didn’t need to be at the airport until 1:30pm). A leisurely brunch and final stroll around the old town was a perfect end to our break.

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Getting to Holiday Inn Nürnberg

It’s very easy to get from the airport to the hotel. Take the Metro (U2 line) direct to Plärrer (approximately 20 minutes). It’s the a 5 minute walk to the hotel.

credit: Google Maps 2019


Holiday Inn Nuremberg

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Disclosure: Our stay was complimentary for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.

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  1. bavariansojourn

    This looks like the ideal place to stay with kids, I love all the little extras to make it all more stress free. You are right about Nuremberg, so of the past is dark, but it’s such a fascinating beautiful place to visit (plus the wurst are great! :D)…

  2. The little touches, like your sparkling apple juice, make a rea difference, don’t they. And you can’t beat a big breakfast! That’s one of the things our family looks forward to most when staying in a hotel, and it sounds as though Holiday Inn got this one just right.

  3. pamgoward

    I think this is definitely a blog to keep with useful maps and booking links. Nuremberg looks an lovely destination for a long weekend. On Nana and Dumps’ list of places to go.

  4. I’ve been here! And stayed in the same hotel … the more I read, the more memories that kept surfacing!

  5. I don’t think you can beat a holiday inn with kids

    • TraveLynn Family

      They’re just easy and totally understand what families need ☺️

  6. Holiday Inns have just gotten better and better lately and this one looks great. It’s cool that they’ve given some thought to the layout of the family room so you can still enjoy an evening once the kids are in bed. Also, very nice to have modern accommodations tucked away in an historic area.

  7. ChelseaMamma

    We really want to visit Germany and Nurenburg looks fantastic. Did you go to the Playmobil park?

  8. Oh I so want to visit Germany! I haven’t been in 13 years now and I keep saying we should go back. Love the idea of staying at the holiday inn!

  9. We have been thinking about visiting Nuremberg this half term and have been looking at places and I have to say I do love Holiday Inn for a family choice – always has everything you need and very comfortable – plus the breakfast here looks amazing

    Laura x

    • TraveLynn Family

      Well it gets a big recommend from us, and Nuremberg was a wonderful destination for a city break 🙂

  10. I’ve never stayed in a holiday inn before, but this one looks absolutely lovely. I’ll have to try and visit Nürnberg one day too as it sounds like there’s lots to do there!

    Louise x

  11. We’ve had some great family experiences with Holiday Inn. I think they do breakfasts really well and are so child friendly. Sounds like you had a great stay

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