The interior of Hotel PURS, with its 11 guestrooms, is the work of the world-famous Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt. With his minimalist approach, he has created timeless spaces with a deep feeling for history. The 17th-century chancellery was built by the prelate of Cologne. All the classic elements, from the slate roofs to the richly decorated plaster ceilings and grand windows, have not only been preserved, but have also gained new stylistic relevance thanks to Vervoordt’s masterful upgrade.
Chef Christian Eckhardt (2-Michelin stars) is widely acclaimed (also by Michelin) and cooks based on the conviction that good food should be simple, authentic and connected to the region. If you like good food, wine and culture, you’ll love this wonderful old town on the Rhine. Andernach has rapidly developed into a culinary paradise, with a wide choice of restaurants. At QL Hotel Am Ochsentor there’s the Italian-oriented Ristorante Ai Pero (one Michelin star), and the Trattoria Ai Pero. Another member of the same group is YOSO (also one Michelin star), where chef Sarah Henke (partner of Christian Eckhardt) created her exquisite aroma cuisine.
*Minimum stay of 2 nights required when check-in is on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. No check-in on Saturdays
The restaurant is divided from the kitchen by a glass wall, so restaurant guests have front row seats to admire the preparation of chef Christian Eckhardt’s dazzling creations. With Eckhardt, the focus and complexity of the dishes lies in their simplicity, combined with the use of regional products. Authenticity is the guiding principle with which the international team win their diners’ hearts. The interior by Axel Vervoordt is warm and modern, and provides the calm setting that is crucial to put the emphasis on the food and the company.
5-course dinner from €165
Opening times Wednesday to Saturday from 6.30pm Closed Sunday to Tuesday
Garden & Terrace
Service on the terrace is provided by the hotel bar. You can enjoy a good glass of wine or an excellent cappuccino, or order from the snack menu.
Historic Andernach is a classically picture-perfect town. It’s also known as the ‘edible city’, and has become famous for its prolific public planting. Here and there along the old city wall, you come across fruit and vegetables that anyone is allowed to pick. The produce is also on sale in the city centre at a friendly price. Not far from Andernach, wine lovers will be in their element. The wine regions of Mosel and Ahr are ideal to explore on a daytrip. The world famous Middle Rhine (Mittelrhein) region is on the UNESCO World Heritage list, and for good reason. It’s a breath-taking area that is wonderful to explore on foot or by bike. Andernach is ideally located between Bonn and Frankfurt. Koblenz is 15 minutes away by car.