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Horbach boutique hotel

The villa was built around 1905 for Arthur Schmidt, the owner of the metalware factory Theodor Schmidt on Mainzer Straße, from sandstone, a building material unusual for Idar-Oberstein. Now the villa is owned by the company Horbach Hotels GmbH, a subsidiary of the Dutch Horbach Group BV with the owners John and Tessa Horbach.

The villa is a listed building and the Art Deco staircase is well worth a look. The villa features modern furnishings with Art Deco views. All hotel rooms are unique and have everything you could wish for today.

Unique location

The jewelery and gemstone city of Idar-Oberstein. Discover the secret of the legendary Felsenkirche, visit Burg Bosselstein and Oberstein Castle. Living history and tradition show you the way of the gems. Visit the gem mines in the Steinkaulenberg, the only gem mine in Europe that can be visited. Marvel at the ways in which raw gemstones are processed in the historic 'Weiherschleife', the last water-powered gemstone cutting factory on the Idarbach. Fascinating exhibitions also invite you to visit the Deutsches Mineralienmuseum and the Deutsches Edelsteinmuseum.


From a visit to the fascinating exhibitions in our museums to a journey of discovery in the underground copper mine of Fischbach or in the gem mines of Steinkaulenberg to various guided tours; there really is something for everyone. Convince yourself; we cordially invite you to a journey of discovery in EdelSteinLand.


Wake up every day with our delicious free breakfast service. Naturally made from only the best local products.

Free parking

Easy parking in front of our door. Villa Horbach has a free private parking space across the street. 

Desk & Wifi

Each room is equipped with a coffee/tea making facility and a desk with WLAN. So that you are assured of a properly working internet connection. 


Hauptstrasse 264

55743 Idar-Oberstein

T: +49-6781-458770