Just a 20-minute drive south of Hanover’s exhibition centre, this traditional, family-run, 3-star hotel offers free Wi-Fi. It is located in the Lower Saxon town of Elze, between Hildesheim and Hameln. Schökel’s Hotel und Restaurant is a beautiful half-timbered building which is over 250 years old. It offers cosily furnished rooms and is an ideal place to leave your everyday stress behind. The restaurant serves up a wide variety of dishes prepared from fresh local ingredients. The restaurant specialises in traditional German cuisine, and also features a well-stocked wine cellar. You can relax on the Mediterranean-style terrace, or go for a walk in the beautiful rose garden.