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Hotel Zum Roten Baeren
Reviewed 14 May 2011

I am surprised that Zum Roten Baeren is not the top of the list here on trip advisor. I stayed there four nights, by myself (older woman), and had a lovely experience. As many have noted, the rooms are large and 'gemutlich' / cozy. The restaurant downstairs serves lunch and dinner and , though a bit pricy, the cooking is worth it. I did not partake of the breakfast (for 12 euros I could not see it), but the hotel is right between two nice bakery/cafes.
Freiburg itself was a little young and a bit too crowded for my taste, but the hotel was in a lull area and every night it quieted down beautifully.
If you want a 'part of the street scene' experience, ask for a room overlooking the street. I wanted --and got-- a restful quiet room at the end of a hall and overlooking the courtyard. Wonderful church bells woke me in the morning, but that was fine by me.
My room had a couch, little table and chair, flat panel tv, three full size french windows that opened, a nice bathroom with a decent magnifying makeup mirror (a rarity!), a desk, and a huge chiffarobe with lots of hangers.
The only down side, and it was admittedly one that made life a little harder for me, was that the internet access was pay per hour from TMobile and it did not work in my room. I had to go out to the ballroom/breakfast room to use it and the charge added up considerably, since i had to keep checking in with the home folks.
But still, on balance the Roten Baeren was a find. Dear Hubby and I are planning to go back next year, and make this our first stop/jet-lag-recovery hotel after flying into Zurich (2 hrs by train).

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 November 2009

The hotel is well located at the edge of the pedestrian zone in an old building which has been modernized on the inside. When we arrived our reservation had been cancelled (due to no fault of the hotel) but the front desk was great in helping us. It rained throughout our stay but they made sure we left with an umbrella.

The room was not large but was very pleasant. The breakfast was a good quality one

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 September 2009

Good points: Friendly english speaking staff, clean rooms if small, right in the centre of Freiburg, very old traditional Germanic hotel
Criticisms : Very hard to find in heavy traffic, very small garage which was almost impossible to get into and reverse out of, very formal and not very relaxing, too pretentious,the fixed evening meal has very little choice and our first course of salmon was raw and inedible.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Canoldir
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Reviewed 27 June 2009

The "Zum Roten Baren" is centrally located for leisurely wandering through this terrific old city. The cathedral, museums, shopping and restaurants are within easy walking distance. The hotel staff is friendly, professional and a font of local information. This is our second stay at the "Red Bear", but will not be our last.

Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
5  Thank burls1
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Reviewed 15 May 2007

This was the second time I stayed here (the first was in 2002, and I was also very pleased).
What particularly impressed me this time was how very much everyone working in the hotel endeavoured to make my stay as pleasant as it could be: from making sure I had the newspaper(s) I wanted at breakfast to serving me a complimentary espresso while I was waiting for my car to the EuroAirport.
And, talking about breakfast: the buffet is the best I have seen in the half-dozen or so hotels I have visited in Freiburg.
Do not expect anything extravagant. Everything is clean and works perfectly; there are personal touches everywhere.

I add, however, that I have never been disappointed in ANY of the hotels I have stayed in when I visited Freiburg. This is a corner of Germany where hospitality seems to come naturally.

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled solo
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1  Thank cmling
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Reviewed 18 July 2006

We loved this hotel which is actually considered the oldest inn in Germany, in operation since the 12th century. The rooms were huge, some done in a rustic country inn style, others a modern style. All the rooms look over a courtyard in the center of the hotel. A wonderful breakfast was included with a large selection of food. The staff were extremely helpful and pleasant. The restaurant in the hotel was excellent. All modern conveniences. Wonderful location. About a 5-10 min. walk to the cathedral. Recommend.

  • Stayed: June 2006
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Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
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Address: Oberlinden 12, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Region: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Freiburg im Breisgau
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Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #41 of 56 Hotels in Freiburg im Breisgau
Price Range: £92 - £124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Zum Roten Baeren 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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