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Edelweiss Lodge and Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 July 2011

We've stayed there 2X now. Oct. 2010 and Oct. 2007. It is run by the military as one of 5 resort destinations world-wide. (Others being in Hawaii, Hale Koa, Dragon Hill Lodge in Korea, this one, and 2 in the states; Orlando & Virginia Beach...been to the 1st three). It's a beautiful location and the lodge & resort is top notch. We love riding the trains in Europe and took the hi speed from Franfurt toMunich (overnight stay in a hostel...which was pretty good) then the regional train from Munich to Garmisch. Each day we took a bus trip tour to different locations. We also rented bikes at the lodge and rode all around Garmisch & Partenkirchen as well as behind the lodge to small restaurants bordering Austria. We also took the train trip from Garmisch to the top of Germany's highest mountain The Zugspitze and came down on the cable car. Note: Edelweiss is only available to military personnel and retirees and a few others with a valid ID. One of the side trips was the "Three Country Tour" going to Austria, Davos Switzerland, and little Lichtenstein...all in one day and returning that same night! We also went to a Benedictine Monastery with side trip to Oberomer Grau. Last time we also went to the castle at Neuschwenstein and a day trip to northern Italy & Innsbruck.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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EdelweissResort, Manager at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2011

Thanks for your review. Sounds like you almost hit every spot, but not quite. For that you need to come and visit at least 2 more times! Just to much to see and do during all the seasons. We hope to see you again sometime soon.

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Reviewed 24 June 2011

We stayed for 5 days and 6 nights and wished we could stay another few days. Next time it will be a longer stay. Nice large room with a gorgeous view of the Alpspitz from the balcony. It was a long walk to get to the room but worth it for the view. Excellent choice of tours but disappointed that the Dachau tour was not available even though it was advertised. Staff at Alpine Tours was always friendly, helpful and knowlegeable. We took the Berchtesgaden, Neuschwanstein, and 3 country tours. Tours were well done and enjoyable. Food at all 3 restaurants was also excellent.
There were a couple of little things problems that were annoying. We were there for the Army birthday special but were never told that that special included a discount on meals. By the time we found out it was checkout time, we had paid cash for our meals and there was nothing we could do. Also, the 3 country tour included a continental breakfast. Because of this we didn't eat before we boarded the bus at 7 a.m. The contintental breakfast at a lovely restaurant consisted of bulkie rolls, butter and jam. Coffee or tea, no juice. If you wanted even water you had to buy it. Also, place we stopped for lunch was very, very expensive; almost cost prohibitive for those on a budjet.

Overall would highly recommend the Edelweiss. We have a wonderful memory of a gorgeous part of Germany.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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EdelweissResort, Manager at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2011

Thank you for your positive review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we sincerely hope you have a chance to stay with us again. Auf Wiedersehen.

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Reviewed 7 June 2011

Really enjoyed our loft suite along with spa and tours. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We also enjoyed the Bingo night at Zuggys. It was nice to relax in the hot tub after long days of touring. Would have been nice to have free Wi-Fi in our room although it is available in the lobby. We look forward to returning to Edelweiss one day.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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EdelweissResort, Manager at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2011

Thank you so much for your review and recent stay. Our huge outdoor hot tub is one of the beloved spots of the Edelweiss for relaxing after a long, enjoyable day sightseeing all the amazing locations. We hope to see you again, hopefully soon!

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Reviewed 6 June 2011

Absolutely the highlight of my 3 weeks in Europe. We stayed 3 nights at Edelweiss and wished it was longer. We will be going back. It's a little slice of American life in Europe. There is so much to do here that one could stay 2 weeks and still not do it all. The hot tub was fantastic and large. The pool is indoors and clean. The staff is very helpful. The food was good. The room was fantastic and the views of the mountains were breathtaking.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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EdelweissResort, Manager at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2011

Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy that you loved your vacation. We sincerely hope you will come back and stay with us again since there is still so much to do. Once again, thanks for the feedback, we will share your review with the staff.

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Reviewed 4 June 2011

Our first trip to Germany and to Edelweiss and we loved it! The rooms were beatiful and comfortable and the pictures cannot possibly do the location and the views justice! The rates were good and activities plentiful. We rented mountain bikes one day for a very good price but were a little disappointed the carriage rides during out stay were full...if you go, make sure you reserve these in advance of your stay!
Only one experience at the Edelweiss prevented me from giving this my highest rating and that was the night we had dinner at the Pullman. The food was good, and the cocktails were perfectly crafted, however, the was not too happy with the hostess. We had made reservations as most do, however, when they have space they give a little "beeper" to folks and let them in when they have a free table. At our appointed reservation time, we showed up at the hostess podium and waited while she was seating another party. Along behind us came a couple with their beeper. Even though we were there first, AND had a reservation, the hostess came back and grabbed them to seat them ahead of us!!! While we stood there another 10 minutes waiting! Then, she barely grunted a few words to us as she seated us and gave us our menu's then split! Just RUDE!
Other than this person, every other employee we encountered was extremely nice and helpful and we look forward to a return stay! Maybe she'll get a little customer service training before we get back there, ha ha.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the Zugspitze!
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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EdelweissResort, Manager at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2011

Thank you so much for your positive review of Edelweiss Resort. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay overall and apologize that one of service staff was short with you at Pullman Place. We will certainly notify the wait staff of your comments in hopes that we continue to execute friendly American service 100% of the time. Thanks again, we hope to see you again perhaps during the winter season.

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Reviewed 2 June 2011

I have to say, as we arrived at the lodge i was really impressed. It is really beautiful!! We got in and checked in. Unfortunately at the check in we did not get any information about where the fitness center is, or where and when breakfast is. But the staff was nice and friendly. With the help of the internet and the information sheet we found at the front desk (no one offered it to us) we figured everything out even though it was a little of a pain to do that. But the room itself (junior suite) is just wonderful. a great view and as far as i can say it was really clean. our housekeeping lady did a GREAT job (room 3017).
The breakfast was ok. i do not like the fact that the breakfast is not included but the buffet was pretty good. I would have loved to have a bit more "international" breakfast since we are in the middle of Bavaria but the all american breakfast was great too.
I love the hotel and it's surrounding a lot.
The only real bad thing was, that from the second day on we had a smoker in the room below us and all the smoke went into our room. even at 0530 in the morning they smoked and i got awakened by all the smoke and bad smell in our room since we had the door open. Even my cloth and hair started to smell then. Isn't it possible to have smokers and non smokers a little bit seperated? like one part of the hotel more for the smokers and the other for non smokers? it is so annoying to get all the smoke in the room and i couldn't do much about it. or put the smokers on the top level. then the smoke goes over the hotel and not over the next balcony into the other room.
But besides that it was a wonderful vacation. Thanks for providing a real great service. And once more, our housekeeping service was AWESOME. Didn't even find one hair in the bathroom as we arrived:D
We for sure will be back before we PCS. Thanks!

Room Tip: Get a room in the 3rd floor for an even nicer view
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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EdelweissResort, Manager at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2011

Thank you for your feedback. We are happy that overall your stay was very positive and we are glad we will see you again during your PCS. We will take your comments into account as we continue to monitor our smoking policy on the balconies so that no guest is inconvenienced. Auf Wiedersehen!

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Reviewed 31 May 2011

We have been lucky enough to be able to stay at Edelweiss with military relatives several times. We are an expat family living outside Munich, and don't have the chance to get back to the US very often. So we have always enjoyed the hotel, resort and restaurants. However, we can understand that military personnel with more possibilities to compare Edelweiss's offerings with competitors' can better judge the quality.

Room Tip: Go for a conference.
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Stayed: November 2010, travelled with family
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EdelweissResort, Manager at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2011

Thank you for your review and recommended tip to attend a conference. For many, a conference is the first time they stay with us. Afterwards, they bring their family back to vacation at the Resort. We are glad we can be your home away from home while living in Munich and hope to see you again this summer!

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Additional Information about Edelweiss Lodge and Resort

Address: St.-Martin-Str. 120, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
Region: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Number of rooms: 330
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Long revered as one of the most desirable destinations in the Bavarian Alps, the Garmisch-Partenkirchen area is an idyllic location nestled at the foot of sweeping Alpine vistas and home to the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort. Just 56 miles from Munich, 34 miles from Innsbruck, the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is located in the heart of Europe. ... more   less 
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Edelweiss Lodge And Resort Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany - Bavaria

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