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“Nice hotel; strange decor”
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Hotel Sonne
Ranked #1 of 40 Hotels in Fussen
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Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice hotel; strange decor”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We enjoyed our stay. The staff was friendly. The room was spacious. The location is great. They made reservations for our castle visits, which was helpful. The included breakfast was ample and delicious. They have a casual pub for outdoor dining as well. Their wonderful wellness center has three types of saunas - fun! It's just that they appear to have taken the mad gay king thing a bit far with the decor - we found it disquieting rather than pleasing - didn't work for us.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We attended a wedding in Salzburg and expanded the drive back to Munich to include two nights at Hotel Sonne in Fussen (and two in Starnberg). We pre-booked, which was essential as the hotel was full and, with potential guests turned away. The staff is enthusiastic and to a person, notably positive and helpful. It has a very friendly feel and that is enhanced by the open restaurant, Via, just off Hotel Reception. We ate two meals there and unless one is a big eater, requesting smaller portions is advised. Breakfast was excellent and one of the best anywhere. (Besides, who can resist a big pretzel?! And, Hotel Sonne's pretzels had a crunchy exterior and soft interior, making them my favorite while in Germany and Salzburg.) Whenever we needed directions, the staff took all the time needed to fully explain in detail how to reach our destination. Of course, we picked Fusen for its proximity to the Royal Castles. As for parking, the first night, we parked in their private lot (6 euros p/n), but with all the chestnut trees in bloom, our car was a sticky mess the next day. Reception fetched a bucket of water and paper towels so I could wash the windows. The next night, we parked in their underground lot (8 euros p/n), which is well worth the extra two euros to protect the car. Upon check-in, we were given a room on the main road with street view, but upon request, were switched to the room across the hall, which had scenic views of the mountain, fortress and historic sights. It also had a small balcony with table and two chairs. Everything in the room and bathroom was up to standard. Costumes from Sissi theatre productions are every few meters on all the floors and have printed descriptions citing the character and her/his relationship to Sissi or King Ludwig II. The only drawbacks to the hotel were unlined curtains, which gave an early wake-up call and just one English-language TV channel (Bloomberg). Wifi couldn't have been easier. Fussen is worth exploring and paths along the river are great for running, walking and cycling. There are also interesting stores, including one just opened that specializes in Murano jewellry. There is also a bakery famous for its "schneeballen", which are strips of pastry (pie shell) dough rolled up into a big ball. They come in many flavors, including variations dipped in either milk, pure or white chocolate, with or without nuts, and with fillings such as coconut, marzipan, cinnamon, caramel, etc. They average 3.90 euros each, and, amazingly, are edible up to 6-8 weeks after purchase (gift boxes available for 50 eurocents). If you are planning a visit to the area to visit the castles and gorgeous nature, Hotel Sonne is the place to stay.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Corona
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

My family of two adults and two small children stayed at the hotel son in December 2013. We stayed in the family suite which had two separate rooms with two bathrooms. It slept up to five and was absolutely gorgeous! The staff was very helpful, parking was incredibly reasonable at only five euro per day if parked outside, and the decor was stunning! All my daughters wanted to do was continue searching the hotel for more and more costumes. Breakfast was included parentheses as is standard for German hotels and parentheses, and was delicious! My only regret is that we stayed for just one night, but if we ever return to Füssen, this will definitely be where we stay.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Haddonfield, NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

My wife and I were in town last fall for a memorable experience of a Wagner concert at Neuschwanstein and we picked Hotel Sonne in part based on Tripadvisor reviews. We are glad we did. The hotel is right in the center of historic Füssen, across the street from the bus that took us to the concert, and also a very short drive. Parking is available within a block. Rooms were very nice, staff friendly and helpful. We had a nice light dinner in Via before the concert and a wonderful breakfast the next morning.

If you are visiting the castles or just passing through this part of Bavaria you will not go wrong staying at Hotel Sonne. We hope to have the opportunity to return some day.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Location is excellent, right at the town square and within an easy walk to trains and buses for day trips to the castles or neighboring towns. The streets are rather busy, and if you are a light sleeper, this may be a problem.

The hotel is very modern and clean with a rather unique decor. Pictures on the hotel's website will give you an idea of what to expect.

The breakfast buffet was excellent, much more than expected at most European hotels. Very friendly staff who obviously take pride in their hotel and their town.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Akron, Ohio
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2014

We stayed here to visit the castles. The location was great. We were able to tour around the quaint city and visit the castles the next day. Mannequin's in hallways with traditional era outfits were a nice touch. Parking was tight. The breakfast was the best we had on our trip but unfortunately we had to cut it short to get to our castle tours on time.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014

This was a nice hotel but I was a little surprised that it was rated the number one hotel in Fussen.
Trying to check into the hotel was insane. No place to park (until after checking in) and lots
of traffic on a busy corner. The front desk was unoccupied, so the waiter/bartender tried to
help us until the clerk returned while my daughter circled the block with the car. The staff was
a little underwhelming but we didn't require much. Do your research on the area and how to
get to the Castles for tickets, etc. because the instructions were short and not much help.
Room was nice (we had a triple) and large enough for the three of us and the beds were
very comfortable (almost like a tempurpedic mattress). Breakfast was great. Location great.
Decor is a little strange and quirkly, but added to the experience.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Sonne
Address: Prinzregentenplatz 1, 87629, Fussen, Bavaria, Germany
Region: Germany > Bavaria > Swabia > Fussen
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Fussen
#1 Luxury Hotel in Fussen
#4 Romantic Hotel in Fussen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Sonne 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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