When this hotel was built in 1989 (I saw a dated cornerstone), it must have been a go-to location for company gatherings, conferences and other exciting events that needed to take place in a picture-perfect place like Bingen. Since that time, however, I cannot tell that it has been significantly updated (other than a new TV and faucet in the room). The place has charm, and it is pretty much the only formal hotel close to the Bingen hbf, but it could use an update. All of the staff were delightfully friendly; the breakfast was great (costs extra and goes until 12 p.m. on Sundays!); the beautiful restaurant is open early for breakfast and stays open until late at night; It is also beautiful and overlooks the Rhine. The service was excellent in every way. They held our bags for us while we sojourned around the town during the day and gave us water bottles upon our return. We paid a bit extra to get a room with a balcony and river view. The balcony did, technically, overlook the river, but it was on the bottom floor, and we couldn't really see anything. There is an option to get book a room that overlooks the river but does not have a balcony. Based on my visit to the property, that seems like the best option.