Location: Königswinter – Germany
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: steigenberger.com/…/steigenberger-grandhotel-spa-petersberg
We all know Steigenberger as a luxury brand. They have hotels all over the world and are known for their high quality standards. I was very excited to explore and experience Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg in Königswinter. Having stayed at many high end five star properties, this hotel was beyond words and I can’t say enough good things about this place.
First of all, the location is amazing. The hotel is located on the hill of Petersberg. At a height of 360m the views over the surrounding areas are gorgeous! Watching the river Rhine from up here is so peaceful. The city of Bonn is only 15 minutes away by car. When you enter the hotel, you are in a private gem with all the luxury amenities one could wish for. Guests are treated like royalty here and nothing is asked for too much here. The personal approach is highly appreciated and one of the key factors of Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg.
The hotel wasn’t built as a hotel. It first was a guesthouse of the federal government in Bonn-Königswinter. The hotel has been completely renovated over the last years and now is a top notch five star palace where there’s a surprise waiting for you behind every single corner.
Once I stepped in, I was greeted by the most accommodating staff who made me feel at ease right from the first second. I immediately realized I was in a grand luxury hotel. The furniture feels very luxurious. It is all about the details here. Check-in was very efficient and after I received my key, I couldn’t wait to explore my room! There are 112 rooms at Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg. For such a large building, that’s pretty interesting and that’s why this hotel is able to provide a wonderful personalized service.
I stayed in a Grand Deluxe room with a Rhine view and again was very satisfied. The room had a great size. No standard furniture here, all items (and I litterly mean every item/product/…) is of such a high quality. I felt at home here which is unique. The room had a nice cozy sitting area with the most comfortable couches. The king sized bed was to die for. I loved the décor, this is how every five star hotel room should look like. Features I especially appreciated was the Pillow menu. I tried the ‘cool down’ and the ‘spelt lavender’ pillows and loved them! You should try them as well when you’re there 😊 I had a great view over the river Rhine which was just gorgeous!
Bathroom is very luxurious featuring a marble sink, a fantastic walk-in shower and a separate toilet. Of course, fancy toiletries are provided. The soft towels are among the best I have experienced. They were so soft. Do note that turn down service is provided each night which is always a bonus!
I did visit the Presidential Suite as well and loved it!
One of the highlights of Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg is the spa area. It is the perfect place to unwind and relax after exploring the area. It is so quiet and peaceful… and the décor is so relaxing. There’s an indoor pool, a Finnish sauna, a bio sauna and steam room. I loved the lounge chairs in the relaxation area offering stunning views. There’s a full sized fitness center as well with the latest technology equipment.
There are several dining options. From the more casual restaurant Charles Bistro and Café offering a classic French cuisine to the more formal Bill’s Restaurant & Grill. I must say I was blown away after my visit at Bill’s Restaurant & Grill. This is the place I had two dinners. First of all, the restaurant is beautifully designed. It’s really “2020” and is overlooking the Rhine. Fun fact, this restaurant is named after Bill Clinton. In 1994 he met with Chancellor Helmut Kohl on Petersberg. Not did I only like the food, the service was top notch as well. Speaking of food, this is the place for a fine dining experience. Let me share some highlights with you: the tomato variation was among the best I have ever had. The dessert ‘Gateaux of Ikatuja Chocolate’ was to die for, it tasted soooooo good. The next day I’ve had the pleasure to dine again at Bill’s Restaurant & Grill. I loved the cauliflower soup, mushroom risotto and strawberry pannacotta.
If you are into wine and champagne, make sure to visit Vinothek Wine & Champagne. Here you will find the adhacent and well-stocked wine collection. Served with snacks and hors d’oeuvres, an enjoyable night is guaranteed!
Breakfast is served at the Royal Gallery. I watched the sun come up while I enjoyed a delicious cappuccino. The buffet is large and offers something for everyone. I appreciated the many healthy options.
Don’t forget to have a look at the grand ballroom. The host a lot of weddings here. I can imagine that celebrating your wedding here is pretty unique!
It is all about service here. The staff is among the most accommodating I have ever experienced. Each staff member I met was a professional. As said before, after spending so many night at so many five star hotels, it is great to still be impressed by hotels like Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg. I can’t wait to stay here again and will make to choose this hotel when I am in the area. After having stayed for ‘only’ two nights, this hotel is my home away from home. The place to be for a luxurious getaway in Bonn / Königswinter, I am in love…