I booked Gasthof Fraundofer on the strength of some of the reviews here and I got what I expected and family run hotel.
We were welcomed at the reception desk, which doubles as the serving hatch for the kitchen, by the daughter of the mother and daughter duo who run the guesthouse.
She was very friendly and spoke good English. She did have me worried though, when we gave our name she looked my husband up and down and got another room key. It turned out that at 6 foot 4 (1.93 meters) she was worried he wouldn't fit into to room booked for us as it was under the eaves! Therefore we were given the choice of two rooms. The original one was much bigger so we opted for that, but both rooms looked nice. The mother showed us the way to the rooms in the annex lending us umbrellas as we had arrived during a thunderstorm.
Our room was in guesthouse Barbara and was one half of the attic space.
The room was well kitted out with a large double bed, bedside tables with lights, TV, sofa, chest of drawers, wardrobe and table and chairs. We had windows looking out over three sides with a view of the mountains from two.
The room was very clean although in need of an update. Nothing major, just the fabrics looked a little tired and dated.
The bathroom was clean and all in working order although it was clearly an 80s bathroom suite with red fittings. Sadly the hair drier didn't work and had I been staying any longer I would have mentioned it.
The rooms were very quiet and the bed comfortable.
We ate in the hotel on the first night. We are both vegetarian, which is not easy in Bavaria so we were pleased to see a couple a vegetarian dishes on the menu. The restaurant was OK, with a man playing the accordion and boys doing a traditional dance. The food was nothing special but I dare say the meat is better, it looked good. I would recommend guests book as there were a lot of people turned away at the door.
Breakfast was good with a great selection of cereals, muesli, yoghurt, meat, cheese, tea, coffee and fruit.
There was also a bottle of water and a selection of fruit in our room but I wasn't sure if they were included in the price so I didn't eat them. I would suggest this is made clear, a small note saying 'with compliments' would do.
There was free wifi which was fast enough but didn't reach to the back of our room so we had to sit at the table and chairs. However to have any wifi at all is great so I don't mind.
The second night was a Tuesday so the restaurant was closed. We had had a big lunch so sat outside Gasthof Drei Mohren, which also did vegetarian food, and had a drink in the evening.
In all I think that is is important to remember that Gasthof Fraundorfer is a family run hotel which is run by two incredibly hard working women. They served dinner and breakfast and never seemed to stop working. Yes it is a little tatty round some of the edges but has great charm I think they do a fantastic job. If you want bland go to the Mercure.
For what I paid I was happy.
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- Also Known As:
- Gasthof Fraundorfer Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany - Bavaria
- Gasthof Fraundorfer Hotel Garmisch Partenkirchen