This was a really nice place to vacation. The house is literally on the bank of the Rhine river with beautiful views. The balcony has a four-panel glass door that can be opened completely. We did this every day, even when the weather was a little cool, to enjoy watching the river flow. Yes, there is frequent boat and barge traffic passing and the trains are running across the river every five to ten minutes but we felt the activity only emphasized the commercial importance of this river. Yes, the sound travels well across the river to the house, even at night, but we found it just added to the charm of the place.
Our traveling party was seven adults, three couples and one single. We all found the house comfortable and not confining. The neighborhood is very quiet and the walking paths along the river are extensive. I can heartily recommend this place.
1. SUPERB LOCATION. The apartment is on the edge of the old town, has a bus stop at the front door and the train station severeal hundred metres away. There are 3 supermarkets within 300metres. Rhens is 10km from Koblenz, and travel between Koblenz and Mainz is very easy by bus, train and/or boat. We used the apartment as our base for a number of the circuit walking trails in the area, as well as for ranging as far as Bonn and Mainz. This was very easy and it was always nice to return "home" to our quiet and friendly village and to enjoy the medieval archiecture inside the old town wall.
2. COMPREHENSIVELY EQUIPPED
Fully equipped kitchen. Well-furnished living/dining room and bedrooms. Large quantity of bedding, even a full complement of slippers.
3. WONDERFUL HOST. Rolph was exceptionally helpful with local knowledge as well as things like our request for a larger
cooking pot, was very congenial company and made us feel right at home during our 2-week stay.
We are older but very active independent travellers who have stayed in a large number of apartments in many parts of Europe and would rank this one amongst the very best. We recommend it very highly.