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).
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- Also Known As:
- Zum Roten Baeren Hotel
- Hotel Zum Roten Baeren Germany/Freiburg Im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg