'Understanding the role that art plays in the evolution of human species on cerebral level is just as important as creating art itself. There is no point in inventing a remedy without knowing what illness it would cure, or how it needs to be administered!'
Petra Hartmann, a literature scientist from Hildesheim, is quote above in our attempt to shed some light at the kind of critical thinking that Hildesheim the city has imparted to its residents.
It is not just limited to the world of letters, though. Many famous scientists, architects, engineers and artists have been gifted by Hildesheim to Germany, and the world, at large, thus fulfilling its role in the bigger scheme of things. While this may sound too vague, one only need take a brief look at the city's illustrious history to allay any doubts or misgivings.
Located in Lower Saxony region of Germany, Hildesheim is often termed as a city of great buildings. There is enough reason to warrant this title, and to experience all that goes into the making of such claims, the only option you have is to pack your stuff and board the next flight to Germany!
While hoping that you would actually take the bull by the horns and dare to visit Germany, more so by wandering off the beaten tracks of German tourism, we are excited to offer this brief round-up of hotels in Hildesheim and what your strategies need to be while hunting for, booking and staying at these lodging options.
Budget Hotels in Hildesheim
Germany is not really a cheap country to tour. In fact, it is one of the most expensive countries in the world, in terms of cost of living. This automatically implies that the prices of real estate are soaring high here, turning hotel industry on its head.
That's precisely why, tourists struggle to find cheap hotels in almost all German cities, and Hildesheim is not an exception to that rule. So, while considering cheap hotels here, we need to use completely different measuring tapes, avoiding any inadvertent comparison with affordable lodging found elsewhere on earth.
The best deal that we could zoom in on while scanning the whole of budget hospitality scene here in Hildesheim, we found that Hotel Ibis Styles Hildesheim and Van der Valk Hotel Hildesheim are two top ranking entries in this segment. While average nightly tariff of $100 or thereabouts would certainly make them much higher in rank than budget category would suggest in most cities in the world, the fact that they are still to be considered budget options in Hildesheim says volumes about what you can expect, as far as expense are concerned.
Luxury Hotels and Resorts in Hildesheim
The best way to enjoy one's vacation is to find and book a truly good luxury hotel or resort that knows how to play its hospitality cards. That would not only ensure that you end up actually enjoying your trip, but also ascertains that you will have good memories to load up on before you leave for home (and probably, the mundanities of life). That said, we are fully aware that luxury resorts are not every tourist's cup of tea. But still, if you can afford it financially, there is every reason for you to prefer luxury Hildesheim hotels over cheap ones.
There are over one dozen five star resorts in operation here, many of which are run by luxury hospitality brands. Choosing such brands makes a lot of sense, especially if you are visiting a city for the very first time. Familiarity and comfort are not the only driving factors here. Trust and guarantee that good value for money will be obtained plays a huge role, too.
Taking into account all these aspects, we assessed luxury hotels in Hildesheim. The results, based on a variety of well-thought-out criteria, showed that average nightly tariffs in such resorts start from $180 and go on up to $600, subject to availability and time of the year.
Novotel Hildesheim and Parkhotel Hildesheim come out trumps in this segment, more through their continued top performances, than anything else. While there is little to say about Novotel (as we are quite certain that many of our readers are already well-acquainted about the brand and fully well know what to expect from it), a few words must be mentioned about Parkhotel. It is a luxurious metropolis-styled hotel where the best of modern amenities are clubbed together with old-school charms, creating a curious blend.
Hotels Near Hildesheim Airport
Hildesheim does not have an airport of its own, meaning that tourists coming from other countries need to land at Hannover Airport, and then catch a bus/train to Hildesheim.
So, in that sense, it would be more reasonable to look for Hildesheim hotels that are actually closer to train station and bus station, than airport. Many options sate this criterion, further creating a problem of the plenty for tourists. But arguably, it is a good problem to have!
Hotel Meyer is located just beside the train station, making it a fairly popular landmark in the region.
What to Know Before Sightseeing in Hildesheim
Before starting off your sightseeing journey in Hildesheim, you need to know that many places here, especially dated cafes and restaurants, find it difficult to process foreign plastic money. So, best option is to carry just about enough cash while going out.
Also, knowing what your itinerary will look like before stepping a foot out of hotel would help you manage your time wonderfully well.
Best Time to Visit Hildesheim
Without a doubt, the best time to visit Hildesheim is during early summer, that is to say the month of April/May.
This is when Hildesheim is at its most exuberant. Heightened tourist activity around this time also confirms that tourists find this time window quite appealing. Great weather and an abundance of outdoor activities further make these two months perfect for sightseeing and adventure seeking.
Visiting Hildesheim in late summer is a good idea, purely in terms of economy, as well.