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Appelbaum, the hotel right in the center of Gütersloh

Just 1,5 km away from the railway station and a few minutes by car from the next motorway exit is our hotel, still in a quiet spot right next to the city park. Here you can expect cordial service, exceptional facilities and many extras. The affectionately decorated rooms and nearby apartments are especially tailored to the needs of business travellers.


Included are attractive additional benefits: unlimited internet, free of charge; free parking as well as underground parking for 10 EUR/day; a breakfast buffet with many vitamin-packed apple creations and Westphalian specialties; a spa with sauna, steam bath and a small roof terrace.

We are a member of Ringhotels e.V., Germany’s largest association of private independent hotels. As a regular guest of Ringhotels (owner of a Ringhotel-Card) you will receive valuable loyalty “Rings” for your stay.




Rooms / Prices

Short trip or a longer stay? We’ve got room for any need. With 58 tastefully decorated rooms in different categories, each with a personal note and in different colours. Included in all prices is the rich, apple-themes breakfast buffet, the spa area, unlimited internet, select Sky channels, Sky Sports in the restaurant as well as a complimentary half litre bottle of Apollinaris water.

We have 8 individually furnished apartments for rent, right behind the hotel situated in a residential estate. These are partly equipped with a balcony or a terrace and garden. The minimum duration of rent is two months. We will be happy to provide you with further information upon request.



Single room: 

from 89,00 EUR

Double room:

from 109,00 EUR



Single room: from 109,00 EUR

Double room: from 129,00 EUR


The single rooms are equipped with king size beds. The Comfort rooms are situated in the annex from 2002.

Single room: from 129,00 EUR

Double room: from 149,00 EUR

Modern, noble, equipped with air conditioning and an espresso machine – built in 2008.

Single room: from 135,00 EUR

Double room: from 155,00 EUR

The only up on the spa floor, equipped with an apple-themed carpet, especially recommended as a honeymoon room.

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How about an all-around healthy and nourishing breakfast? Refresh yourself with our vitamin-packed apple creations, including apple whey. In the Front Cooking area of the breakfast hall “Elstar”, the kitchen crew will prepare fresh egg dishes just as you like them right in front of your eyes. And in our tasting corner you can expect delicacies by “Apple Countess” Daisy von Arnim from the Uckermark region. This includes apple jams, apple caramel and apple syrup as a sweetener for yogurt or fresh fruit.


Take it easy and relax! Tune out and ease yourself in our spa oasis with Finnish sauna and Roman steam bath. On the accompanying small roof terrace you will have a great view over Gütersloh. Or order a massage for a balanced start in your evening. By the way: the use of the sauna is included in our room prices and we will gladly provide a comfortable bathrobe for you.


Hosts with tradition and a passion. For more than 70 years, the Name “Appelbaum” stands for hospitality in Gütersloh. Andreas and Andrea Kerkhoff belong to the third generation of this family of hosts.




It all started in the “Alte Heuwaage” inn, which was leased by Josef and Mathilde Appelbaum.
Relocation to Neuenkirchener Straße 59, the current location.
In the second generation, Helga (née Appelbaum) and Heinz-Josef Kerkhoff join the family enterprise.
Hotel operations start with 9 rooms and 12 beds; in the summertime, the barbecue is lit up in the beer garden, weather providing.
With the entry of Andreas and Andrea Kerkhoff (née Brinkmann) in summer 1998, the third generation now participates in the hotel-restaurant Appelbaum.
The seniors retire from the family enterprise.
Constructions are underway; the bowling alley is scratched, instead there are 23 new rooms and a beautiful hall, which works perfectly for weddings or family celebrations.
After an additional annex in 2008, the hotel now has over 58 rooms with 83 beds and modern conference amenities, for smaller and bigger scales alike; added are eight individual apartments for rent, which provide optimal accommodation for guests which stay in Gütersloh for longer.