At first glance, the smallest hotel in the world is not easy to notice. Although it is characterized by the red color of the facade, it is cluttered between several larger buildings in the German city of Amberg.
Eh’häusl Hotel is only two and a half feet wide and covers an area of 53 square meters, which is why Guinness’ book called it the smallest hotel in the world.
Mini-Hotel in Amberg includes a bedroom, bathroom, salon/sitting area and fireplace room.
It’s a tiny little luxury hotel for two at a time, so it is set as an excellent idea for a honeymoon or a romantic break. There isn’t an area for staff, though; when staying in the Eh’häusl, guests are the only ones there for the most part.
Otherwise, Eh’häusl means a “wedding house” and was built back in 1728. The building actually served an important purpose in the Bavarian town of Amberg. At the time of its construction, in order to get married a couple had to own property. For those that couldn’t afford the purchase of a conventional piece of property, they could buy the Eh’häusl.
Erected between two other houses already there, the narrow spot wasn’t intended to be a home. Instead it was a temporary address to appease the town council’s bylaw. Once rings were on fingers, the house could be sold to the next couple in line.
The hotel was completely renovated in 2008, and today it can be booked at a price of 240 euros for a night.