Hotel Drachenburg & Waaghaus
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Hotel Drachenburg & Waaghaus

Am Schlosspark 7 + 10, Gottlieben 8274 Switzerland
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#2 of 2 hotels in Gottlieben
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Italian
Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Paid wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available

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Am Schlosspark 7 + 10, Gottlieben 8274 Switzerland
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Brynhildur G wrote a review Jul 2023
Reykjavik, Iceland53 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a very pleasant stay for two night at the Porto Sofie. An authentic and unique hotel in a small beautiful area / town in Switzerland. As the hotel is in an old house the rooms do not have air conditioning which can be very difficult it they did have a good fan in our room which helped a lot. We had the junior suite as we where a family of three including a teenage son and the room was tight but had it been for just a couple it would have been perfect.
We had dinner at the restaurant both evenings and the meals where fantastic as well was the service.
Definitely give the hotel by recommendation especially for couples as it seems like a great romantic getaway.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Recommend the junior suite. A swim in the river is great during the summer season. Parking is...
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Peter K wrote a review Jan 2012
Geneva, Switzerland214 contributions64 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is our favorite place to stay when in Switzerland's Northeast. A few km from the ancient Konstanz and on the Rhine river connecting the Lake of Constance's 'upper lake' and 'lower lake' you find this small agglomeration of Hotels, restaurants and, across a moat, a privately owned mysterious chateau. The Hotel is a classic, quiet and comfortable. Excellent traditional cuisine and wines from the region. Get a room overlooking the Rhine and watch the Swans or the skiff rowers glide through the waters early morning. A hundert meters across, in Germany, an extended riedy marsh adds to the sense of timeless tranquility.
Do not miss to visit the small castle Arenenberg on the hill above Ermatingen, the place of Hortense de Beauharnais and her son who was to become Napoleon III.
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Date of stay: March 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mal5151 wrote a review Aug 2014
Perth, Australia13 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is special !
Its Swiss history with bags of atmosphere and I lked it !
The staff are helpful and easy to talk too even if your Swiss German is almost zero - like mine !
The setting is on the Rhine, a beautiful river that provides a magnificent back drop to the place and many interesting boat trips to a veriety of places.
This is a peaceful place so its not for those that love night clubs.
The local patisseries provide some of the best culinary delights in the word in my humble opinion and they are proud of what they make and it shows. Thats Switzerland and great to see.
I thought the cost was very reasonable and as its local to Germany so you have both countries at your door step.
To sum up just remember this place is a peace of history and I believe beautiful.
If you want that - you wont be dissapointed.
Check it out !
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Date of stay: July 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Dont expect modern luxury fittings - this is a period with charm
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filobraccs wrote a review Apr 2013
Fano, Italy540 contributions228 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms are pretty old, the bed a little bit too soft. Staff is friendly and the breakfast is super.
Considering the area, which is pretty expensive this hotel is not bad, not nothing special neither.
The thing I didn't like is that the pictures they use in the website are completely different from the reality.
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Date of stay: April 2013Trip type: Travelled on business
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Jens_S_56 wrote a review Jul 2017
Ilkley, United Kingdom109 contributions71 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Drachenburg is a lovely timbered building in a stunning location within the beautiful fishing village of Gottlieben. Serene. Front desk was welcoming and friendly even to a mud spattered cyclist. Great spacious rooms facing the river. The decor is a bit dated but of a high quality and well maintained (this is Switzerland after all). Service at breakfast was a bit of a let down. The waitress seemed to regard the guests as a bit of a nuisance and preferred to conduct loud conversations with her colleague.
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Date of stay: July 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Selizp wrote a review May 2017
Istanbul, Türkiye12 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel has a perfect location, and the decoration is beautiful . Special thanks for the staff, everyone was very friendly. Train station is 5 minutes walk, easy to get around. One of the best places for a weekend getaway!
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Merve Ü wrote a review Apr 2017
Frankfurt, Germany39 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is near the River Rhein, which is absolutely perfect. We were early and our rooms were ready and they didn't wait the check-in time which was great for us. The neighborhood is very silent so you can have a deep sleep
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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atlantacitygirl wrote a review Jul 2015
Atlanta35 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay was in the Waaghaus part of the hotel. The rooms appeared rather dated (yes they are supposed to be antique style, but could use some upgrades.) Cloth wallpaper was beautiful, but could use a cleaning.
Very quiet and a good place to spend a restful night.
The breakfast buffet at 17 Franks / person was overpriced. It was plentiful, but basic.
We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful in every way.
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Date of stay: June 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Michael_Wolf_Bek wrote a review Nov 2014
Roskilde, Denmark392 contributions122 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice hotel with authentic atmosphere. Beautiful situated besides river Rhine. Many fine rustic details scattered all over. Fine restaurant with superb staff. Fair price. Excellent for recreational purpose.
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Date of stay: December 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Max P, Manager at Hotel Drachenburg & Waaghaus
Responded 11 May 2015
Dear Michael, thank you very much for your feedback here on Tripadvisor, we're looking forward to welcome you soon again here in Gottlieben. Yours faithfully, Anita Bischler Hummel and the Team of Hotel Drachenburg & Waahaus
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Bassi_11 wrote a review Sept 2011
Zurich, Switzerland24 contributions49 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a delicate dinner in the restaurant with fresh fish and a nice view at the riverside. We enjoyed the silence during night and the fresh air. It is a very nice place to stay for a few days also for walking or biking. Unfortunately we stayed there only one night.
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Date of stay: September 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mike-Wilson_2014 asked a question Feb 2016
Canterbury, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi, Are there Irons and Boards available in the rooms? Many Thanks
Brynhildur G wrote a tip Jul 2023
Reykjavik, Iceland53 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Recommend the junior suite. A swim in the river is great during the summer season. Parking is fine right in front."
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bibisaidi wrote a tip Sept 2016
San Antonio TX7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rhine river views are extra spacious and $$, but regular rooms are well designed."
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Susannah T wrote a tip Jul 2015
Allschwil, Switzerland13 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are two wings, one with more suites and lake views. All rooms are steeped in history!"
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Mal5151 wrote a tip Aug 2014
Perth, Australia13 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dont expect modern luxury fittings - this is a period with charm"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
47
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HOTEL DRACHENBURG & WAAGHAUS - Reviews, Photos

Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Drachenburg & Waaghaus
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Drachenburg & Waaghaus?
Nearby attractions include Kath. Kirche Bruder Klaus (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Drachenburg & Waaghaus?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Drachenburg & Waaghaus?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Drachenburg & Waaghaus?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Drachenburg & Waaghaus?
Conveniently located restaurants include Juckers Restaurant Hotel, Gasthaus Ochsen, and Restaurant Waaghaus.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Drachenburg & Waaghaus?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Hotel Drachenburg & Waaghaus located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.03 miles away from the centre of Gottlieben.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Drachenburg & Waaghaus?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Drachenburg & Waaghaus?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Drachenburg & Waaghaus?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Drachenburg & Waaghaus?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Reichenau Abbey (3.9 miles), Historische Hafenuhr (2.0 miles), and Pulverturm (1.9 miles).
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