Heike Frank was born to host, and when she discovered this striking-but-crumbling-villa from the 1930s, she knew she had to transform it into a B&B. After a complete renovation in 2017, it was opened, and Heike Frank’s hideaway is - deservedly so - thriving. No detail was overlooked. In the bedrooms, feature walls are a relaxing deep blue, and individual design pieces add pops of reds and pinks.
The piece de resistance, however, is the large wooden dining table in the kitchen, where you gather each morning. There’s nothing better on holiday than lingering over a delicious breakfast, especially one that is freshly cooked to order, using organic, locally-sourced ingredients. Once you’re unable to eat any more, take a stroll into the historic centre of Speyer, marvelling at its architecture, before sipping Riesling alongside the Rhein. Bliss.
Introducing Heike Frank!
“The house is from the 20's and I adore the architectural style. It’s this perfect square, and all the rooms in the house are large and bright.”
“I wanted to create a real, internationally-recognisable B&B, one where I live in the same building as the guests and am on hand to connect with them. The concept is well received by my guests.”
Heike Frank’s insider tips
Villa Anna B&B is in Speyer, near the Rhein.
It's a 6.5-hour drive from central Berlin, and you can park on the street.
From Mannheim main station, you just need to get the S Bahn - very easy by train!