What a discovery: Lindau and the Hotel Reutemann und Seegarten, spectacular and wonderful!
Arrived from London via Zurich Airport and a train from there to Lindau where the station is a short walk from the hotel. Reception friendly and helpful, first impressions good. Nice room on the corner at the front of the Reutemann (213) and, as everyone says, worth paying extra for the view of the harbour, lake and mountains in the distance. The room had plenty of space and good storage, the bathroom was bright and clean. Minor niggles: lack of air conditioning (and I know it's not always hot in Linau but it was when we stayed) and no mirror in the main room. Otherwise perfect: and did I mention the view? Also quiet at night as there is only a promenade between you and the harbour. And we were not disturbed by the building work mentioned elsewhere.
Breakfast 7.00 to 10.30 was delicious and plentiful. Good selection of cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit, bread, cheeses etc and some hot food. A good selection of teas (with tea pots) and coffees. Service was friendly and the dining room was lovely, being at the front of the hotel. You could also sit outside but you had to be careful of the birds!
We loved exploring Lindau with its ancient buildings and narrow streets (mostly pedestrianised), parks and quirky shops. A walk round the island is a must and you can get a map from the Tourist Information opposite the station. Other trips from Lindau must include the ferry service which takes you to all the main towns on the lakeside although I wouldn't use it to get to the far end of the lake unless you don't mind spending 3+ hours on board.
Bregenz (by ferry) is a must and a ride on the cable car (Phanderbahn) up the nearby mountain. Konstanz and Mainau Island (at the other end of the lake) is also a must see - the gardens at Mainau are beautiful. A small mention of the School Museum in Friedrichshafen which is more interesting and less crowded than the Zeppelin Museum in that town. Use the train to get there and the catamaran to get from there to Konstanz.
We stayed for a week at this hotel and would readily return for a repeat experience! .
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