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“Great location in very quiet village”
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Hotel Helmerhof
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Schwangau
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Montreal, Canada
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48 reviews
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“Great location in very quiet village”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

We had an amazing time here. The hotel is located in a quiet village, if we compared it to Fussen. The room and bathroom was very clean and the bed was really comfy. Great location to go to the castles, even for hikers like us. Good food and really nice staff. They were very helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Traditional family run establishment with staff wearing traditional bavarian dresses.
Really nice location about 2km outside Fussen between the Forggensee and the Alps.
We got a very good room, with a balcony overlooking the castles and mountains.
Really nice to be situated in the scenic countryside.

Abount 10 minutes walk on small country roads to the Königliche Kristall-Therme which was very nice - we used this rather than the Sauna facilities in the hotel, because of the larger scale of activities.

Breakfast was very good - some intersting regional produce.

We had intended eating in Fussen but ended up eating at the hotel dining room each night for convenience. Hearty german food - good quality. Reasonably priced.

Castles are theoretically within walking distance but we drove to save time. Had to walk up to Neuschwanstein from car park anyway as buses do not run when it is snowing. (20 mins fast walk)

Overally very pleasant and relaxing and very good value for money.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2013

We needed an interesting pleasant place to stay enroute from the Dolomiti to Frankfurt and this hotel in this location fitted our needs. We had a view of the Neuschwanstein castle from our balcony and enjoyed a very tasty meal at the restaurant in the Hotel Helmerhof. We were able to park our car at the back door to unload our luggage before parking in the free hotel car park across the road. The wifi worked well and only had to enter the password on our initial login. After dinner, the receptionist who spoke English better than our German, showed us on the map how to walk into Fussen. It was a pleasant 20 minute walk there and we found a lovely heritage village to walk around.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2013

The Hotel Helmerhof is in distance of one mile from the castles. The Hotel can be conveniently reached by car, but it is difficult to reach by public transport. It is situated in a calm area. Free parking is available.
Some of the rooms offer a view on Castle Neuschwanstein which is very far away, probably not worth the extra money. For the price of well over € 100.- for deluxe room on BB, more could be expected. The room is comfortable and clean, equipped with good bedding, a small desk which is totally obstructed by the LCD TV. A settee with a small table is placed near the window. The bathroom with shower cabin and toilet was inacceptable and claustrophobic small, in addition with inefficient ventilation. The Wi-Fi connection was unstable and slow making it useless.
The food in the restaurant was good and it seems to be popular also with local guests. The selection of smaller meals typical to the Bavaria cuisine is limited. The breakfast buffet was richly garnished. Scrambled and soft boiled eggs are kept in a food warmer. When we asked for fried eggs with bacon, our request was taken rather discontently.
Considering the entire stay, the hotel is well appointed, but I was rather unimpressed about the value for money ratio. Worse is the cruel lack of the factor of well being and warnth of hospitaly that we generally experience in Bavaria.

Room Tip: Some of the bath rooms are uncomfotably small.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Roswell, Georgia, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2013

Just by my subject line, you know we had the best stay of our lives . The first time at the Helmerhof was the summer of 1999. We simply booked here, due to the location and proximity to the Neuschwanstein and Schwangau castles. It was a stab in the dark, but our family certainly enjoyed every single second and it offered up not only a good home base, so we could visit Fuessen, but also Oberammergau, too. The hotel is sort of situated in a country setting just outside of Fuessen, but the impressive castles are in view from the hotel.

Our second trip to this area was the summer of 2006. This time our children were older with one married who came along to show her husband Germany, plus our favorite hotel in the entire country of Germany. Again, it was no dissappointment. The staff is friendly and very helpful in every way possible to assure you of a good and pleasurable time not only at their hotel, but to offer up suggestions of the best way to see the sights. Each time we stayed we got a little apartment that offered a two bedrooms, one good-size bathroom, and a nice little living room (plus TV) area complete with a little stove and refrigerator should you wish to have lunch in the room. The balcony was a plus, because you want to be a part of this magnificent place and to sit and just enjoy. It is certainly to me the closest I can get to heaven when I look out and see the towering mountains and also a view of the castles. The restaurant offers up some of the BEST food of which, my husband is still talking about to this day. His goulash put a smile on his face that I will never forget and my son-in-law still reminds me of our delicious meal of Wiener schnitzel with delicious white asparagus.

While staying here we felt like we were a part of the locals. Hard to describe, but it was such an accommodating place you just feel like you are part of the family. It's not a city hotel, but a country one and that was what we wanted. It's our own little secret place that we love to stay at and we will ALWAYS come back when we book our next trip to Germany. I promise.

P.S. I had to select May 2012 as the time I traveled, but as I wrote it was both in 1999 and 2006...hmmm...seems like another trip is due for us.

Room Tip: We chose the apartment for a bit more room and place where our children could move about and enjoyed...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Annapolis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2012

We were on a 21 day motorcycle trip through Bavaria and Salzburg, Austria. We made no reservations and had good luck with all of our hotels. Hotel Helmhof had beautiful views of Neuschwanstein castle and beautiful sunrises in the morning. Clean, friendly attmosphere and great food. They also offer massages and hot stone therepy. The room was spacious and the bed was soft and comfortable. The balcony was lined with red flowers. I had to pick a date below but our trip was actually in August 2007.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2012

Book an upper floor (2nd or 3rd) with view toward castle (Neuschwanstein). Very good value, excellent breakfast included, very clean, spacious rooms. Center of town, very convenient for castle touring.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Helmerhof
Address: Frauenbergstr. 9, 87645 Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany
Region: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Schwangau
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Schwangau
#7 Romantic Hotel in Schwangau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Helmerhof 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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